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Bachelor of Ministry

Abbreviation: BMin CRICOS code: 077753M Accredited through UD
3 years full-timeUp to 9 years part-time
Available to domestic and overseas students

The Bachelor of Ministry prepares students for the practice of ministry. It establishes foundations for ministry through the study of scriptures, theological traditions, historical and contemporary contexts. It requires concentrated study in ministry praxis. The Bachelor of Ministry provides a foundation for graduates to understand and articulate their identity and place in the world.

It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Ministry

  • have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in ministry studies
  • can articulate a coherent vision of ministry and communicate that vision through clear reasoned argument and demonstrated ability
  • are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture
  • have an informed basis for engagement, ministry and service
  • apply the skills of theological reflection to shape their practice of ministry.

The Bachelor of Ministry consists of 24 standard units (432 points). The structure for this award comprises:

  • 4 units in the field of Biblical Studies (Field B) which must include at least 1 unit in each Testament
  • 2 units in the discipline of Church History (CH)
  • 4 units in the discipline of Systematic Theology (CT)
  • 2 units in the field of Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D)
  • 4 units in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies (DP) including at least 2 units of Supervised Theological Field Education or Clinical Pastoral Education
  • an undergraduate Capstone unit
  • a further 7 units

Each course of study for the Bachelor of Ministry:

  • must not include more than 12 units at Undergraduate Level 1.
  • must include at least 6 units at Undergraduate Level 3 including 2 units in the field of Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D).

View the units scheduled for delivery in 2024:

Enrolment planning

Contact for course advice.

Students in the Pastoral Studies Stream normally follow a set program incorporating the BMin and BTheol. Consideration is given to eligible previous study. A modified program may be developed, normally on advice from the LCA or the recommendation of the Director of Formation.

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, 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.

Students enrolling in the pastoral studies stream follow a set sequence of study. Interested students should contact a course advisor at for further information about this stream.


  • Yes—this course is registered for FEE-HELP.

Overseas students

  • Yes—this course is available to both domestic and overseas students.
  • CRICOS code: 077753M


  • The Bachelor of Ministry is an accredited AQF level 7 course of the University of Divinity (UD).
  • For further information, see UD course information for Bachelor of Ministry.