Undergraduate Certificate in Christian Music
The Undergraduate Certificate in Christian Music is a four-subject award introducing students to the study of Music and Worship. This Certificate can be completed in a single semester.
This course is overseen by Program Director David Holmes.
In this short flexible course, students choose four subjects from a range of electives in areas such as music history, songwriting, theology and worship in a contemporary context.
Delivered online, this course is suitable for all people at all levels of musicianship, even if you have no previous formal vocal or instrumental training.
Upon completion, students can apply to undertake further studies in Christian music at AC.
course structure is based on one semester (13 weeks duration).
qualify for award of Undergraduate Certificate in Christian Music a candidate
shall accrue an aggregate of at least 40 credit points.
Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the
past 2 years)
Applicants with recent high school education only will demonstrate completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate, or the completion of the interstate or overseas equivalent qualification.
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 authorised institution or registered training organisation (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 enrolment since leaving secondary education is a higher education qualification will demonstrate the completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree (or higher) by an authorised 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.
If English is not the applicant’s first language or if their first degree was awarded in a non English speaking nation, they will be required to show proficiency in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (or equivalent) with an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of at least 6.5, with a score of not less than 6.0 in any of the four skill areas, or equivalent.
Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: One semester full-time, or part-time with completion by December 2021.
Intakes: Semester 2
Course Learning Outcomes
- knowledge of key issues and practices within the discipline area;
- knowledge of the general research principles and methods used in the discipline area;
Demonstrated ability to:
- design and execute a research project which examines a problem or issue using appropriate methodologies and theories from the discipline area;
- identify and critically evaluate new developments of research and scholarship in the discipline area;
- communicate effectively ideas and proposed solutions to peers and general audiences in diverse contexts;
Demonstrated ability to:
- articulate new questions or issues and apply the knowledge and skills developed within the discipline area of to develop appropriate solutions;
- work independently, responsibly and with the level of professionalism expected in the discipline area;
- design and implement a research project in the discipline area to advance personal and professional development.
I chose to study music at AC because I wanted my passion to be aligned with my faith. Studying at AC has given me hands on, practical experience.
Graduates of these courses of study may find employment in business and professional organisations; ministry or church-based organisations; music positions; not-for-profit and mission-focused organisations; as well as educational institutions that require skills in research and critical thinking.
For more information on the suite of student support services available, please see our Student Services section.
This course is not available to International Students.