Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology (10741NAT) | Eastern College Australia

Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology (10741NAT)


This course is intended to provide participants with the following knowledge and skills to deepen their understanding of Christian theology and to perform limited functions associated with serving in a Christian church group or ministry context:

  • Knowledge of theological sources
  • Understanding of theological information
  • Understanding of Christian practice
  • Skills to identify theological insights
  • Ability to communicate theology effectively

In some locations, this course is offered face to face in conjunction with Youth Dimension.

Delivery locations

  • Online (Full)
  • Donvale Christian College (Full)
  • Heatherton Christian College (Full)
  • Belgrave Heights Christian School (Full)
  • Victory Christian College (Full)
  • Albany (Full)

Admission Criteria

This course is only available to domestic students (those not requiring a student visa).

English Language Requirement

An applicant for this course will be deemed to have sufficient LLN proficiency if they can demonstrate the following minimum ACSF levels:

  • Level 2 in learning, reading, writing, numeracy and oral communication.

Initial pre-training assessment will be conducted by reviewing the prospective student’s qualifications, on-line application and/or written application form. As a general guide the following will meet the minimum requirements:

  • The applicant was born in a country where the official language is English and they have completed at least one year of a senior secondary qualification or at least one year of full-time study at a minimum AQF level 2 (or equivalent).

  • They were not born in in a country where the official language is English, but have completed at least one year of a senior secondary study or at least one year of full-time study at a minimum AQF level 2 (or equivalent) in which the qualification was undertaken in English.

Further pre-training assessment shall be conducted during the mandatory face-to- face interview. Where pre-training assessment suggests ACSF levels are below the recommended level the prospective student may be directed to complete a foundation skills course (at their expense) prior to acceptance into the course.

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 6 core units and two electives.


Competencies attached to this course

Competency Hours Core
CMTMIN301 Apply theological knowledge to contemporary ethical issues 70 Core
CMTMIN302 Communicate theology in everyday language 70 Core
CMTTHE301 Research Christian Scripture and Theology 70 Core
CMTTHE302 Identify theological data 70 Core
CMTTHE303 Present information on a theological theme or issue 70 Core
CMTTHE304 Apply new theological insight 70 Core
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation 30 Elective
BSBCRT101 Apply critical thinking techniques 20 Elective
BSBCRT201 Develop and apply thinking and problem solving skills 30 Elective
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities 30 Elective
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development 30 Elective
CHCCDE004 Implement participation and engagement strategies 65 Elective
CHCECE006 Support behaviour of children and young people. 30 Elective
CHCGRP001 Support group activities 30 Elective

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