10647NAT Certificate IV in Ministry (Leadership)
Students enrolling in this course are enrolling with Alphacrucis College.
The purpose of this course is to develop ministers. This course sets out the foundational skills necessary to minister, in particular within a Christian context. These include:
- Personal spiritual disciplines
- Biblical knowledge and interpretation
- Theological knowledge and interpretation
- Pastoral ministry skills
Ministry can take place within a variety of contexts; this includes Administration, Chaplaincy, Children’s ministry, Church planting, Community work, Creative ministry, Leadership, Cross cultural ministry, Women’s ministry and Youth ministry.
This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education 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
Please note: the following is a general guide to the course and units offered may vary depending on location
5 CORE Units
CHCPAS001 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care
MINBIB401 Effectively communicate the principles of the Old Testament
MINBIB402 Effectively communicate the principles of the New Testament
MINDIS401 Develop spiritual disciplines for Christian living
MINPAS401 Participate in Christian ministry
5 Elective Units
Group A - Theology and Worldview
MINTHE401 Investigate and apply a Christian theology
At LEAST 2 units from Leadership Stream Electives
LEDLED501 Aquire Leadership Skills (Christian Leadership)
LEDWLD501 Understand and develop a worldview
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
2 MORE electives from the above units or any other available unit including:
MINPAS403 Apply effective evangelism principles
MINPAS402 Work in a ministry team
PSPGEN018 Work with a coach or mentor
For a list of locations where the Certificate IV in Ministry (Leadership) is delivered, please see below;
AC Central, Parramatta, NSW
Flexible Online, Global Online Campus
Various Partner and Local Church Colleges around Australia
Fees will vary at different locations.
English ability will need to be at the IELTS 5.5 (International English Language Testing System) level or higher, since written and oral forms of communication are an important part of the course (http://www.ielts.org).
Academic Entry Requirements
Work Integrated Learning
Students must complete at least 2 placement units in a related work or ministry setting (related to the particular unit outcomes). More placement units may be required depending on unit availability and elective choices.
Local Students: AU$5200.00
Complete Fee Schedules and FEE-HELP information (where appropriate) for all Alphacrucis courses can be found in our Documents section, under the Fees and FEE-HELP Information link.
★Important: The total cost is based on students enrolling in the complete course or qualification for the standard delivery stream on offer. Fees are actually set on a per unit level, so that the total cost of an award is [number of units in award] x [cost of units]. Accordingly, the total cost of an award will vary depending on the units chosen. International students are required to enrol in the complete course or qualification. The fees are subject to change. Please contact Alphacrucis for an up to date fee schedule.
Australian Skills Quality Authority Information
- Legal name: Alphacrucis College Limited
- RTO National code: 90525
Chaplaincy Support (faculty profile)
Rev. Dr Daniel Thornton (faculty profile)
Daniel Thornton: accomplished and awarded songwriter, musician and worship leader, sought-after minister and educator. He is the world's leading expert on contemporary congregational songs. He is Director of Learning and Teaching and Head of Arts at Alphacrucis College, and serves local churches and their worship teams around the globe as well as being engaged as a professional composer and performer.
From 2007 - 2010, Daniel served as the Music Pastor at Paradise Community Church (Adelaide, South Australia) and previously as the Worship and Associate Pastor at North Shore Christian Centre in Sydney Australia for over 8 years.
He regularly produces/records and releases Worship CDs/DVDs including Christmas Presence, For Worshipers, from Worshipers, Daniel|Piano|Worship Classics 2, It is Well - Instrumentals (2011), Worship Classics (2010), Above All Else (2010), One Heart (2009), Worship Always (2009), Paradise(2008), It is Well - Vol 2(2007), It is Well - Vol 1(2006), Beyond Words (2004), and many more. Some of these recordings/performances are featured weekly on the NSCC TV show LifeSource and the Paradise TV shows.
His songs are sung in churches around the world including “Father”, “Come into the House” and “Presence Beautiful”. Daniel’s passion is to connect people with God and see the church rise to its fullest potential.
Daniel has performed a starring role on in an Off-Broadway premiere at the Duke Theatre on 42nd Street, New York of the new musical "Angels". His recent starring roles in musical theatre productions also include, Godspell, !Hero and The Prodigal.
Six years at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and a music scholarship to London provided much of Daniel's formal training. During that time, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and other prestigious ensembles performed his compositions. After completing his studies, Daniel was appointed Music Director for Penrith Christian Fellowship Centre, then Penrith City Church and later Worship Pastor at C3 Mt Annan.
Daniel is an ordained minister with the Australian Christian Churches. His formal qualifications include Ph.D., M.Music Technology (Distinction), A.Arts (Religious Studies), L.Mus.A. (Theory), Performers Certificate T.C.L. (Piano) and a Cert IV Training and Assessment.
He has owned and run two private music schools, and also lectured for many years at a number of colleges including Hillsong College and the Paradise College of Ministry.
Daniel and his wife Kris have been married for 23yrs and have 3 teenage children.
Units offered as part of this Award:
- BSBLDR403 - Lead team effectiveness
Description: Students will take part in a practical placement to lead a team and reflect on and apply skills and knowledge from the unit. Team leaders have an important leadership role in the development of efficient and effective teams both in work and ministry environments. They play a prominent part in team planning, supervising the performance of the team and developing team cohesion. They provide leadership for the team and bridge the gap between management of the organisation and the team members. As such, they must 'manage up' as well as manage their teams. Unit detail page >>
- BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Description: "WHS is boring" I hear you say? Well I won't try and tell you it's the most riveting unit you'll do... BUT if you ask the guitarist who had a lighting rig fall on his head during a rehearsal, or ask the veteren drummer about his substantial hearing loss... WHS suddenly seems a little more important. In fact, it's crucial, hence the reason it's a core unit! This unit will help you gain the knowledge and skills to function safely in the world of music, musical equipment and music performance. Unit detail page >>
- CHCPAS001 - Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for pastoral and spiritual care work either within a specific belief system or in a non-denominational context. Work may be paid or in a volunteer capacity. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMPF404 - Perform music as part of a group
Description: Following the personal and group rehearsals comes the performance. This unit addresses all of the issues that surround performance. From the relations-management to the organising of equipment, from effective sound-checks to de-briefing performances, if you play/sing in a band... this unit will help you. Unit detail page >>
- LEDLED501 - Acquire leadership skills
Description: This unit describes the skills necessary for exercising leadership and influence in various contexts. It recognises that organisational leadership begins with vision, is exercised utilising various styles, and entails the mentoring of individuals and groups. Unit detail page >>
- LEDWLD501 - Understand and develop a worldview
Description: This unit identifies and defines the concept of worldview in our contemporary society, and considers the implications for, and application of, worldview to organisations and leadership. Unit detail page >>
- MINBIB401 - Effectively communicate the principles of the Old Testament
Description: This unit provides ministers with the foundational skills of interpreting the Old Testament Scriptures, and communicating their content and values. Unit detail page >>
- MINBIB402 - Effectively communicate the principles of the New Testament
Description: This unit provides ministers with the foundational skills of interpreting the New Testament, and communicating their message, principles and values. Unit detail page >>
- MINDIS401 - Develop spiritual disciplines for Christian living
Description: This unit introduces students to contemporary Christian approaches to spiritual disciplines and spirituality. It focuses particularly on the way in which Pentecostal/charismatic movements have experienced God. Unit detail page >>
- MINPAS401 - Participate in Christian ministry
Description: This unit covers the skills necessary to identify and participate in the various areas and functions of ministry that facilitate the vision and mission of the church. Unit detail page >>
- MINPAS402 - Work in a ministry team
Description: This unit covers the skills necessary to work as a part of a ministry team in the church. Unit detail page >>
- MINPAS403 - Apply effective evangelism principles
Curriculum objective: Unit detail page >>
- MINTHE401 - Investigate and apply a Christian Theology
Description: This unit sets out the theological content of a Christian worldview, derived from the Scriptures and Christian tradition. It provides the basic skills necessary to model and teach this worldview to the church and society.The unit builds on and relates to MINBIB401 Effectively communicate the principles of the Old Testament and MINBIB402 Effectively communicate the principles of the New Testament. Unit detail page >>
- PSPGEN018 - Work with a coach or mentor
Description: This unit describes the skills required to work with a coach or mentor. It includes seeking out and arranging for coaching or mentoring, and maximising the value of the experience. It may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to. Those undertaking this unit would work independently performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts. Unit detail page >>
- SITTGDE007 - Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures
Description: This unit covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research and share information about Australian Indigenous societies in a culturally appropriate way. It focuses on information that is widely available to the general community. The unit recognises that there is no single Australian Indigenous culture and emphasises the importance of culturally appropriate behaviour and local community consultation. Unit detail page >>