The Bachelor of Ministry is a three-year course, and is available on both a full time and part time basis.
The Bachelor of Ministry is a three-year course (full time equivalent), and is available on both a full time and part time basis. The course provides an initial professional award for Christian ministry and leadership and aims to develop a broad understanding of ministry to allow students to fulfill a variety of ministry roles within local churches and wider society, as well as biblical, theological and ministry knowledge together with their fundamental principles and tenets. It develops students’ academic skills for lifelong learning and is designed to equip students with the practical skills to function effectively in a professional ministry context.
This course equips students with skills in critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, ethics and compliance, personal development practices, action and reflection processes, working within teams, self and spiritual disciplines and management, leadership, and organisational management.
The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Bachelor of Ministry is 10 years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.
Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Ministry may articulate into the Bachelor of Ministry. Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Ministry may exit with the Diploma of Ministry, subject to the completion of course requirements.
CHC regards the Bible as the final referent particularly as it applies to defining and shaping Christian Ministry. In the light of this distinctive orientation, the personal, theological, and ministry dimensions of the course are integrated under the authority of Scripture as the revelation of God developed within theological reflection arising from Scripture and applied in ministry and mission.
Course admission information, including the OP/selection rank, and student profile for the Bachelor of Ministry can be found here.
COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA
I am an applicant with:
RECENT SECONDARY EDUCATION
Applicants who have completed secondary education in the last two years and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (VET) STUDY
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study of at least a completed Certificate III (with a GPA of at least 4.0, where applicable) and who are aged 17 years or over, are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY
Applicants with completed higher education study, and applicants with higher education study of at least one semester (full-time equivalent) who wish to transfer to or within CHC, are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
WORK AND LIFE EXPERIENCE
Applicants with work and life experience who demonstrate readiness for higher education, including successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT), are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that their secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, was conducted in the English language or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)|
|PTE (Academic)||59 (at least 51 in all subtests)|
|TOEFL (IBT)||90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)|
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think creatively, be curious and innovate.
Choose a part-time or full-time program to suit your circumstance and lifestyle. Part-time student should note some classes my be scheduled during the day. Some lectures and tutorials may also have evening classes.
Diploma Of Ministry (MS07)
The Diploma of Ministry normally comprises the first two semesters of the Bachelor of Ministry. It requires 80 credit points for completion, where each unit normally equates to 10 credit points.
CHC provides sample unit outlines for each unit offered in this course. Should you wish to view the latest version of a unit outline, please contact the Course Coordinator via the School of Ministries Administration Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In planning their courses, students must consult the relevant Courses Handbook for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.
Personal Suitability Requirements
Since scholastic achievement is not the sole requirement in ministry, additional factors are considered in assessing applicants’ suitability for entry into the course.
Applicants are asked to submit a personal statement outlining their Christian experience, their understanding of their call to ministry and reasons for seeking to enter the course. Information regarding the requirements of the Personal Statement and a list of topics to address are provided upon application.
Students are also expected to provide, through a pastoral reference, evidence of aptitude and potential for ministry service in terms of temperament, personal qualities, interests and attitude. The Pastoral Referee Report and interview questions are standardised for each applicant.
An interview with the Course Coordinator will also be conducted with individual applicants.
The criteria against which an applicant’s personal suitability for entry to the course is assessed are: Recommendation by the applicant’s local church Pastor/Minister;Personal alignment with the doctrinal values within the evangelical/charismatic tradition, as expressed in the Citipointe Ministry College Statement of Faith and Code of Ministry Ethics; andAgreement to adhere to the Citipointe Ministry College Code of Ministry Ethics.
- These criteria are assessed through the triangulation of information collected through each applicant’s personal statement, pastoral referee report and interview.
- Applicants are notified that the progress of their application is linked to this process.
- This process is designed to be open and transparent and to be equitable for all applicants.
Fees & Scholarships
All courses at CHC have study costs associated with them, and these are determined by whether you are a domestic student or an international student, and whether you are in a fee-paying place or a Commonwealth supported place.
Different payment options are available, and eligible students can access the Commonwealth government’s HELP scheme to defer the payment of their study costs.
You can see what you study costs will be by clicking the link below.
CHC has a number of scholarships available in particular course areas to help students who are coming to CHC as school-leavers.
The Government also provides some financial assistance to students to help the transition into study.
Further information about scholarships and government financial assistance is available below.
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