30 Cowper Street Sydney New South Wales 2150
CRICOS course code: 068422E
Level of study: Bachelor's Degrees
The Bachelor of Ministry prepares you for Christian ministry in today’s world. The Bachelor of Ministry provides a thorough foundation in theology and biblical studies, shaping a Christian worldview that directly connects with vocation, integrating a broad and coherent theoretical and practical knowledge in an area of specialized ministry.
You will also hone your skills in communication and problem solving, alongside developing specialist knowledge and expertise in your chosen specialization, like chaplaincy, humanities, and practical ministry. Theories are applied and professional skills are developed through practical assessments and work-integrated learning. There is a special emphasis on leadership to ensure that you are instilled with a sense of responsibility and the Christian ethic of caring for your neighbour.
The course structure is based on six semesters (each of 12 weeks duration, plus an exam week), with four subjects taught in each semester.
11 compulsory core subjects - 110 credit points
8 major (specialization) subjects - 80 credit points
5 electives subjects - 50 credit points.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of Christian history, doctrine and tradition as a foundation for ministry.
skills to analyze and interpret the biblical text, using sound hermeneutical methods, as a core document of the Christian faith with consideration for the contemporary application of the text;
skills to consolidate, synthesize and communicate appropriate elements of a Christian Worldview relating to situation, purpose, corporate need and personal spiritual praxis, with particular emphasis on the role of the gospel in providing an ethical framework for personal living;
ability to discuss and analyze contemporaneous topics, issues and challenges impacting on Christian ministry and the Pentecostal community, and create solutions to these challenges;
ability to collaborate with the broader community of Christian ministers and community leaders to provide appropriate collegial support.
Application of Knowledge and Skills:
skills in critical thinking and self-directed research, using a range of sources and methods;
self-reflection and evaluation of ministry and leadership performance for the purpose of vocational development;
cognitive and technical skills required for ministry functions, including depth within the field of specialization;
breadth and complexity of professional ministry skills pertinent to engagement with congregational communities. This includes the ability to apply knowledge and skills to new and diverse contexts.
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AC Brisbane Campus48 O'Keefe Street
Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)
Applicants admitted on the basis of their recent secondary education must demonstrate the completion of NSW Higher School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 or higher (or the completion of the International Baccalaureate or interstate or overseas equivalent qualification and result) for admission into this course.
Special admission is also available for Year 12 students whose ATAR (or equivalent) falls within 5 points of the published guaranteed ATAR but have done well in subjects relevant to the course of study.
Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study
Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification will demonstrate the completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification awarded by an authorized institution or registered training organization (RTO).
The Program Director will conduct a pre-admission interview (either face-to-face or phone or via Zoom) with all applicants seeking entry into the course on the basis of a Certificate III qualification. This interview aims to assess academic suitability and preparedness of the applicant for undergraduate level study.
Applicants with Higher Education Study
Applicants whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a complete or partially complete higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion or partial completion of an AQF Level 5 Higher Education Diploma (or higher) by an authorized institution for admission into this course.
Applicants with Work and Life Experience
If you are over the age of 21 at the time of commencement, you can apply for admission into this course on the basis of provisional entry and complete the provisional entry qualifying period to become a full candidate.
Overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.0 in any of the four skills areas)