Ministry demands a range of unique skills that are relevant for the vocational pastor, their key team members, and emerging leaders across all ministry areas. Our Cert IV introduces immediately applicable and transferable skills in understanding the bible, leading people, practical theology, self-management, and reaching and caring for people.
Some of the subjects you can study include: leadership, pastoral care and biblical studies. Join the AC community and you will get to learn from experienced and recognised ministry leaders who will equip you for greater ministry effectiveness.
This course comprises 11 units of competency:
- 5 mandatory core subjects
- 5 subjects from the Chaplaincy stream
- 1 subject from Group A
Essential Requirements: Nil.
Recommended Requirements: For prospective students from a non-English speaking background, an IELTS Score of 5.5 (or demonstrate equivalent English proficiency) is recommended.
Additional Requirements: This program requires a government issued Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. See http://www.usi.gov.au/ for details and to secure your USI.
Delivery Mode: Online and Intensives (on-campus or livestreamed)
Location: Sydney, Online
Duration: 1 year full-time/Up to 4 years part-time
Intakes: Terms 1, 2, 3 & 4 and six intakes online.
Fees and Timetables
A complete Fee Schedule for all Alphacrucis programs and courses can be found in our Fees Information section.
You can access the full list of AC’s timetables here. For chaplaincy units view the timesheet for Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care. For all other units, view the timetable for Certificate IV in Ministry (Leadership). If unsure, please contact student services.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Ability to apply spiritual disciplines
- Demonstration of a broad knowledge of the Old Testament and New Testament
- Ability to identify and apply Christian worldview and values
- Ability to apply knowledge of pastoral ministry to a broad range of contexts, and depth in the area of specialisation
- Demonstration of general research skills, particularly the ability to gather, understand and evaluate information
“This has been the best year of my life so far. You can come to class and study, but the great thing about this college is studying about God. One of the best things about this college is the friends you develop, not only students but lecturers and teachers. You get to meet new people who are open and sincere. Everyone is real, loves God and is one big family.”
VET Ministry Graduate
Ministry can take place within a variety of contexts, with potential careers in administration, chaplaincy, children’s ministry, church planting, community work, creative ministry, leadership, cross-cultural ministry, women’s ministry, or youth ministry. Potential vocational outcomes for graduates of this course will depend on your pre-existing qualifications and experience, as well as your chosen electives.
For more information on the suite of student support services available, please see our Student Services section.
Course Code: 10647NAT RTO National code: 90525 Legal name: Alphacrucis College Limited