COURSE DETAILS

QTAC Code

Direct Entry to CHC


CRICOS Code

045358J


Course Code

MS44


MODE

External/Online


MINIMUM SELECTION THRESHOLD (OP/RANK)

Not applicable to this course

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The Graduate Diploma in Ministry is a one-year course, and is available on both a full time and part time basis.

Many Christians choose care-based professions that they consider to be their ministry in society. As an introductory postgraduate award in Ministry, the course offers the Christian professional a biblical, theological and ministry foundation to support their professional vocation, and provides grounding in the disciplines of Ministry that undergird their personal and professional development while complementing their existing tertiary qualification in their chosen profession.

Further, the Graduate Diploma in Ministry offers students who are reassessing their profession an introduction to vocational knowledge and skills in a new professional area. The course provides opportunity for students to begin preparing for ministry in an evangelical/charismatic setting or leadership position.

The course fulfils the study requirements for ordination of the International Network of Churches (INC).

The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Graduate Diploma in Ministry is 5 years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Ministry may articulate into the Graduate Diploma in Ministry. Students who are enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Ministry may exit with the Graduate Certificate in 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.

  • Accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and appears in the list of accredited CHC courses on the National Register of Higher Education Providers.
  • Approved for offering to overseas students and appears on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
  • Approved for FEE-HELP (personal eligibility requirements apply).

Admission Criteria

COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA

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Applicants with recent secondary education ore not eligible for entry to this course.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are not eligible for admission to this course.

Applicants with a Bachelor degree (other than Ministry), or a Graduate Certificate in Ministry (or equivalent) are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.

Applicants with work and life experience are not eligible for admission to this course.

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.

EXAMINATION Minimum Requirement
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)
PTE (Academic) 59 (at least 51 in all subtests)
TOEFL (PBT) 577
TOEFL (IBT) 90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)
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WHAT TO EXPECT

Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think creatively, be curious and innovate.

Flexible delivery

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.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Graduate Diploma in Ministry consists of 8 core units.

In planning their courses, students must consult the Ministries Courses Guide for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.

REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that the language of instruction of their undergraduate degree was English 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.

EXAMINATION Minimum Requirement
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (at least 6.0 in all subtests)
PTE (Academic) 59 (at least 51 in all subtests)
TOEFL (PBT) 577
TOEFL (IBT) 90 (at least 16 in Listening, Reading; 21 in Writing; 18 in Speaking)

FEES

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.

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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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