Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry and Theology



Vocational Graduate Certificate in
Christian Ministry and Theology

Pre-requisites: Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology, or equivalent, OR a recognised Australian undergraduate degree or higher, or equivalent overseas qualification.

The Vocational Graduate Certificate builds on skills and learning from the Advanced Diploma. Units are studied at greater depth, more detailed written work is required and there is a greater emphasis on ministry skills development. The Vocational Graduate Certificate is the pre-requisite for those who wish to advance to the Vocational Graduate Diploma 

This programme is ideally suited to those already involved in ministry or in Christian work and service, or who wish to enter into a pastoral level of ministry, or those who wish to enter into a deeper level of study to serve Christ and the church, this is an ideal option for interns who desire to further develop their ministry and professional skills.

The course includes a broad range of challenging, faith building, and biblically based studies relevant for personal, pastoral, church, and community life.

Upon completion of this qualification learners should have acquired the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to serve effectively as workers and pastors, missionaries in churches, parishes, para-church organisations, missionary organisations, and in religious education. Students will learn to apply biblical principles to their daily life, and understand how to explain and share those principles with others.

The student is required to complete a minimum of 6 units, which includes being involved in the development of practical skills within their local church or with a community based organization. The student will complete the units as indicated below −

3 Units of Biblical Theology, identified as “CMT” units.

3 Practical Ministry Skills units.

VIC has nominated the subjects for the “CMT” units and for the Practical Ministry Skills units; however, students may request alternative subjects if they are appropriate. The decision of the Principal on the substitution request is final.

Biblical Theology

CMT 025a     Emmanuel I
CMT 025b     Emmanuel II
CMT 026      Overcoming Darkness
CMT 027      Strong Reasons

PC500: Practical Skill Development:

The Student will complete three (3) subjects listed below. Each practical unit is strengthened with a subject from Vision as listed. To develop practical skills the student will be involved in a local church or community-based programme with qualified leadership, and will document the work experience as required in each unit.

              Practical Skill Development                              Required Vision Subject

          1. Conflict Management 60 hours........................... Conflict Management and Resolution

          2. Managing Ministry 72 hours............................... The Healing Community

          3. Establish Ministry Networks 30 hours................... Networking for Ministry

The minimal number of practical units to be undertaken for this award is 3 and the minimal nominal hours for the practicum must not be less than 160 hours regardless of the units selected.

Alternative Practical skill options may be available on request from Vision International College.

Fee and charges: Accredited Fees

Enrol Today:  download our application form:  Vision International College Application Form

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Undergraduate Studies

Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology

Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

Post  Graduate

Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry and Theology

Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry and Theology