Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry
The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry builds on the Diploma in Theology by enabling students to deepen their understanding in one or more of the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History and in Ministry. This is extended by further study in those disciplines and in the area of practical ministry studies. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.
Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry
- have significant foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts
- have skills to articulate and reflect upon foundational theological, scriptural knowledge and apply this to ministry practice
- have strong analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments, especially in relation to ministry tasks or worldview perspectives
- apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions through culturally relevant ministry practices
- apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as practical support ministries or cultural and philosophical analysis.
The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry consists of 16 standard units (288 points).
- 1 unit of Old Testament
- 1 unit of New Testament
- 1 unit of Church History
- 1 unit of Systematic Theology
- 2 units of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies
- 2 additional units from Field B (Biblical Studies) and/or Field C (Christian Thought and History)
- a further 144 points of study.
A student may undertake the AdvDipTheolMin subsequent to a Diploma in Theology. In this case the required number of units will be reduced accordingly.
Units available for this award:
- AL1001L Hebrew 1 (Offered alternate years)
- AL1003L New Testament Greek A (Offered alternate years)
- AL2002L Hebrew 2 (Offered alternate years)
- AL2004L New Testament Greek B (Offered alternate years)
- BA1001L Old Testament Introduction
- BA2006L The Pentateuch
- BN2002L New Testament Introduction
- BN3011L Pauline Letters
- BS1001L The Bible Today A
- BS1002L The Bible Today B
- BS1003L Exploring the Bible
- BS1005L Interpreting the Bible
- CH1002L Early and Medieval Church History
- CH2003L Reform of the Church
- CH1040L To the Ends of the Earth: The History of Lutheranism in Australia
- CH2006L Lutheranism and Australian Christianity
- CT1001L Prolegomena and the Triune God
- CT1002L The Christian Faith
- CT1041L Worldly Wisdom: Interactions between Philosophy and Theology in the West
- CT2005L Lutheran Confessions
- DP1008L Pastoral People 1
- DP1009L Foundations of Evangelism
- DP1013L Introduction to Teaching for Ministry
- DP1018L Survival Skills for Practical Ministry
- DP1027L Pastoral People 2
- DP1035L Pastoral People at Work
- DP1036L Foundations of Christian Worship and Spiritual Formation
- DP1040L The One Who Serves: Foundations of Worship and Spirituality
- DP1041L The Body of Christ: Foundations of Pastoral and Congregational Formation
- DP2001L Church in Mission in Australian Society
- DP2002L Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counselling
- DP2004L Foundations for Pastoral and Congregational Formation
- DP2015L Preparing the Sermon
Other units may be available for study in this award. For course advice contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Successful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school or the Diploma in Theology, or equivalent.
Where the first language is other than English, please see the English language proficiency requirements in the Admissions Policy.
ALC operates with a policy of credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL); see the Credit Policy.
- Yes—this course can be studied entirely online. Some units may be taught by other University of Divinity colleges. Not all required units for the pastoral studies stream can be accessed online.
- Yes—this course is registered for FEE-HELP.
- Yes—this course is available to overseas students.
- CRICOS code: 075251E