Diplomas & Advanced Diplomas

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 and provide training that emphasises application and articulation of this story and message 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. Information about course learning outcomes is available at the Australian College of Theology website.

COURSE CONTENT – DIPLOMA OF THEOLOGY

The Diploma of Theology consists of 96cps (typically 8 study units).

Diploma of Theology students must complete two core units from Old and New Testament introduction, with a further unit in Theology, Christianity in History, or Philosophy and Ethics.

In addition, students will complete two units from any of the above fields (or from Biblical Languages or Biblical Studies) and three other electives.

COURSE CONTENT – DIPLOMA OF MINISTRY

The Diplomas each consist of 96cps (typically 8 study units).

All Diploma students must complete two core units from Old and New Testament introduction, with a further unit in Theology, Church History, or Philosophy and Ethics.

In addition to the core units, Diploma of Ministry students are required to complete two units from Evangelism and Missiology, Pastoral & Church-Focussed Ministry, or Developmental & Educational Ministry, as well as three other electives.

Students should discuss their desired program and unit selection with the registrar before enrolling in a course.

REGULATIONS (DIPLOMA OF THEOLOGY & DIPLOMA OF MINISTRY)

  • Students may not enrol in more than 60 cps per semester.
  • A maximum of 48 cps may be studied in DSC mode, including no more than 24 cps in any one field of study.

The Diploma of Theology and Diploma of Ministry are courses of the Australian College of Theology

COURSE CONTENT – ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF THEOLOGY

The Advanced Diploma of Theology consists of 144cps (typically 12 units).

Advanced Diploma of Theology students are required to complete two core units each from Old or New Testament introduction.

Advanced Diploma of Theology students will complete a further unit in either Theology, Christianity in History, or Philosophy and Ethics, three further units from the fields above or else from Biblical Studies and Languages, and then four more electives.

COURSE CONTENT – ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF MINISTRY

The Advanced Diploma of Ministry consists of 144cps (typically 12 units).

All Advanced Diploma students are required to complete two core units each from Old or New Testament introduction.

In addition to the core OT/NT units, Advanced Diploma of Ministry students will complete a further unit in either Theology, Christianity in History, or Philosophy and Ethics, three more units from Evangelism and Missiology, Pastoral & Church-Focussed Ministry, or Developmental & Educational Ministry, and then four more electives.

Students should discuss their desired program and unit selection with the registrar before enrolling in any course.

REGULATIONS (ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF THEOLOGY & ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF MINISTRY)

  • Students may not enrol in more than 60 cps per semester.
  • A maximum of 48 cps may be studied in DSC mode, including no more than 24 cps in any one field of study.

The Advanced Diploma of Theology and Advanced Diploma of Ministry are courses that are accredited by the Australian College of Theology

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.


ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Entry to the Advanced/Diploma of Theology or Advanced/Ministry program requires the completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above or else an AQF Level 5 Diploma.

FEES AND FEE ASSISTANCE

A schedule of fees can be found here.

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