Our world needs people who can help others understand biblical truth.

Many people have questions about faith, spirituality, truth, the Bible, and Christianity. Sound biblical knowledge is essential to helping volunteers, ministers and leaders answer the questions that people are asking.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies comprises four (4) core units. It provides students with the opportunity to engage in introductory Biblical studies enabling them to gain the foundational knowledge, critical skills and abilities, and an understanding of Christian spiritual transformation, required in the integration, communication and presentation of sound biblical knowledge commensurate with entry level Christian service in diverse contexts such as church and para church organisations.

Foundational biblical knowledge, critical skills and abilities, and an understanding of Christian spiritual transformation, have the potential to transform practice in a wide range of areas such as:

  • Youth ministry
  • Childrens ministry
  • Creative ministry
  • Media team ministry
  • Small groups ministry
  • Pastoring
  • Education
  • Counselling

COURSE DETAILS

QTAC Code

093102


CRICOS Code

55.00/ N/A


Course Code

MS09


MODE

Mixed Mode


MINIMUM SELECTION THRESHOLD (ATAR)


N/A

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Admission Criteria

COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA

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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.

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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 5.0 are eligible for admission to this course.

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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.

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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.

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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.

In this course you will get a basic introduction to the Bible enabling you to serve within your field of choice, including the areas of preaching and teaching, youth and children’s ministry, mission, social and pastoral care, or church ministry engagement.

The course will also help you to gain a basic introduction to the Bible or upskill your knowledge, skills and abilities to integrate and communicate sound biblical knowledge with confidence.

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Course Structure

MS05 Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies

The units for the Undergraduate Certificate in Biblical Studies are:

  • JA401 Biblical Interpretation and Application
  • JA402 Biblical Studies in the Old Testament
  • JA403 Biblical Studies in the New Testament
  • JB404 Spiritual Transformation

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

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Fees & Scholarships

FEES

All courses at CHC have study costs that are determined by whether you are a domestic student or an international student, and whether you are in a fee-paying place or 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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CONTACT US

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

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GETTING STARTED AT CHC

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