Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

Description

The purpose of this course is to either:

  • qualify individuals to serve in church groups and other ministry contexts within a broad range of specialised roles and in accordance with the values, procedures and practice guidelines of those church groups and Christian ministry contexts

  • or to provide a pathway for further learning by progression to higher level of qualifications developed in conjunction with this Course, and in particular, to the Diploma in Christian Ministry and Theology

Graduates of this course will have acquired broad knowledge related to fundamental, basic beliefs of church groups and some knowledge of groups holding other views which are relevant to specific Christian ministry contexts.

The graduates of this course will also have gained skills consistent with the Certificate IV AQF descriptor such as the ability to:

  • identify, interpret and compare information related to basic Christian beliefs

  • propose what actions are appropriate in a range of life and ministry situations based on interpretations about Christian beliefs

  • provide information related to Christian beliefs and understandings to some Christian and some non-Christian audiences

  • fulfil informal roles, and more formal roles with some level of leadership, and increasing expectations and requirements, within the Christian ministry sector

Graduates of this Course will demonstrate the application of the knowledge and skills they have gained:

  • by using considered judgement when advising others on possible courses of action in a range of life or ministry related situations

  • by adapting approaches they have gained to the study of Christian concepts and beliefs to a range of subjects and topics

Delivery locations

Admission Criteria

  • General Entry Requirements for all courses at Eastern College Australia.
  • There are no academic entry requirements for this course.
This course is only available to domestic students (those not requiring a student visa).

English Language Requirement

An applicant for studies in this course will be deemed to have sufficient English proficiency if:

  • They were born in one of the following countries and have completed at least one qualification (secondary or tertiary) in one of those countries and the language in which the qualification was undertaken was English
    • American Samoa; Australia; Botswana; Canada; Fiji; Ghana; Guyana; Ireland; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Singapore; Solomon Islands; South Africa; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; USA; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
  • They were not born in one of the following countries but have completed senior secondary study or at least one year of full-time university study in one of these countries and the language in which the qualification was undertaken was English:
    • American Samoa; Australia; Botswana; Canada; Fiji; Ghana; Guyana; Ireland; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Singapore; Solomon Islands; South Africa; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom; USA; Zambia; Zimbabwe.
  • They have successfully completed a senior secondary qualification, a post secondary Diploma qualification of at least two years, an undergraduate program of three years or more, or a postgraduate program of two years or more FT or more, undertaken in a non-English speaking country provided the study:
    • was completed in an institution which is listed in the International Handbook of Universities, World Higher Education Database, UK Naric Database or AEI NOOSR guides or an institution accredited through one of ICETE’s registered accrediting bodies and is confirmed by the institution as having been conducted and examined solely in the English language.
  • They have attained results as listed in one of the following qualifications:

    Test Minimum Results
    IELTS Academic 5.5
    TOEFL (Paper based) 527+ Test of Writing English 4
    TOEFL (Internet) 46-59
    Pearson Test of English (Academic) 42-49
    Cambridge English Advanced 47 No less than Borderline in writing

Course Structure

  • The course has been developed as a one year full-time equivalent program.
  • Students must successfully complete 9 units of competency to complete the award - 6 core and 3 electives.

Pathways

Graduation from this award allows admittance into any Eastern College Australia Diploma award

Competencies attached to this course

Competency Hours Core
CMTMIN401A Explore ideas about God in relation to the way we live as Christians 50 Core
CMTMIN402A Communicate theological information 50 Core
CMTTHE401A Discuss the nature of the Bible and present day Christian life and practice 50 Core
CMTTHE402A Interpret theological data 50 Core
CMTTHE403A Investigate information within a theological theme or issue 50 Core
CMTTHE404A Gain new personal revelation 50 Core
CHCCD401E Support community participation 50 Elective
CHCCDE001 Support participative planning processes 0 Elective
CHCCDE002 Develop and implement community programs 125 Elective
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework 0 Elective
CHCCDE009 Develop and support community leadership 90 Elective
CHCCS422B Respond holistically to client issues and refer appropriately 75 Elective
CHCGROUP403D Plan and conduct group activities 50 Elective
CHCMH301C Work effectively in mental health 50 Elective
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues 80 Elective
CHCORG428A Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120 Elective
CHCPAS001 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care 45 Elective
CHCPAS002 Provide pastoral and spiritual care 60 Elective
CHCPAS401B Undertake pastoral care work 45 Elective
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120 Elective
CHCVOL001 Be an effective volunteer 25 Elective