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Advanced/Diploma of Ministry & Advanced/Diploma of Theology

Students can enrol for either the Advanced/Diploma of Ministry or the Advanced/Diploma of Theology (conferred by the Australian College of Theology). These courses require 1-1.5 years of full time study or the equivalent part-time.

Diplomas introduce students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message, with a view to training them to apply it in the contemporary world. They provide a foundation of knowledge and skills for Christian ministry, but not necessarily of the breadth and depth required for ministry ordination.


Course Content - Diploma

  • The Diplomas each consist of 8 units.
  • All Diploma students must complete two core units within the fields of Biblical Studies, Old and New Testament, or Languages, with a further unit in Theology, Church History, or Philosophy and Ethics.
  • In addition, Diploma of Theology students are required to complete two units from any of the above fields and three other electives.
  • In addition to the core units, Diploma of Ministry students are required to complete two units in the field of Ministry and Practice, and three other electives.
  • Students should discuss their desired program and unit selection with the registrar before enrolling in a course.

Regulations

  • Students may not enrol in more than 20 cps per semester.
  • Advanced (400) level units may be taken only when the pre-requisite units have been completed or co-requisite units are taken concurrently

 

Course Content - Advanced Diploma

  • The Advanced Diplomas consist of 12 units (48 cps).
  • All Advanced Diploma students are required to completetwo core units each in Old and New Testament Studies.
  • Advanced Diploma of Theology students will complete a further unit in either Theology, Church History, or Philosophy and Ethics, three units from the fields above or from Biblical Studies and Languages, and four electives.
  • In addition to the core units, Advanced Diploma of Ministry students will complete a further unit in either Theology, Church History, or Philosophy and Ethics, three units in Ministry and Practice, and four electives.
  • Students should discuss their desired program and unit selection with the registrar before enrolling in any course.

Regulations

  • Students may not enrol in more than 20 cps per semester.
  • Advanced (400) level units may be taken only where the pre-requisite units have been completed or co-requisite units are taken concurrently.


Modes of Study

Each semester the RTC will offer a range of units that are taught on campus, online, or through a combination of both. Diploma and Advanced Diploma students may complete the requirements for their award through any combination of these.

Learn more about our flexible study options


Entrance requirements

Entry to the Advanced/Diploma of Theology or Advanced/Ministry program normally requires the completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent, however consideration will be given to other factors. Mature age entry is available for persons 20 years and older.


Fees and fee assistance

A schedule of fees can be found here.

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