Alphacrucis College

Associate Degree in Ministry

Alphacrucis College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 080056K

Level of study: Associate Degrees or Equivalent


Preparing you for Christian ministry in today's world, the Associate Degree in Ministry is designed to provide you with a broad theoretical knowledge of Christian Studies and practical knowledge of ministry. This course guides you to be able to minister effectively in Christian and community settings and respond intelligently to a wide variety of modern challenges and issues.

The Associate Degree in Ministry seeks to link academic reflection in Christian Studies and theology in meaningful ways to training needs which stem from increasing contemporary challenges that churches and other Christian communities are facing.


The course structure is based on four semesters (each of 12 weeks duration, plus an exam week), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:

9 core subjects (90 credit points)

Professional Practice (10 credit points)

6 electives (60 credit points)

To qualify for the award of Associate Degree in Ministry a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 160 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects.



Graduates will:

Demonstrate a broad knowledge of Christian history, doctrine and tradition as a foundation for ministry.


Graduates demonstrate:

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 comprehend, apply and communicate a Christian worldview, 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;

basic skills in critical thinking and self-directed research, using a range of sources and methods

Application of Knowledge and Skills:

Graduates demonstrate:

some ability in self-reflection and evaluation of ministry and leadership performance for the purpose of vocational development;

cognitive and technical skills required for ministry functions, including some depth within the field of Christian studies;

breadth and complexity of (para) professional ministry skills pertinent to engagement with congregational communities. This includes the ability to apply knowledge and skills to a range of contexts.

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Course opportunities

Start date: Expected August 2023
Duration: 2 years
Study mode: Full time

AC Brisbane Campus

48 O'Keefe Street
Brisbane Queensland 4102

Entry criteria

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.

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.

Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.0 in any of the four skills areas).


Alphacrucis College
Sydney Campus
30 Cowper Street Sydney New South Wales 2150