AQF 06
CRICOS 075251E

Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry

Overseas student type

You are an overseas student if you are:

  • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia,
  • a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand, or
  • a resident or citizen of any other country.

Conditions of study for this course

This course is available to overseas students residing in Australia and overseas students studying overseas.

  • If residing in Australia, you will require a visa that allows study and note any conditions specified.  These visas include;
      • You cannot study more than 1/3 of this course online.
  • If residing overseas, you will not require a visa to study this course.

Overview

The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry builds on the Diploma in Theology by enabling students to deepen their understanding of the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History and in Ministry.  This is extended by further study in those disciplines and in the area of practical ministry studies. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry

  1. have significant foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts.
  2. have skills to articulate and reflect upon foundational theological, scriptural knowledge and apply this to ministry practice.
  3. have strong analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments, especially in relation to ministry tasks or worldview perspectives.
  4. apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions through culturally relevant ministry practices.
  5. apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as practical support ministries or cultural and philosophical analysis.

Course structure

The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry consists of 288 points of study:

  • 18 points in each of the disciplines of Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Systematic Theology
  • 36 additional points from Field B (Biblical Studies) and/or Field C (Christian Thought and History)
  • 36 points from Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry)
  • A further 144 points

Colleges where this course is available

  • Australian Lutheran College

    Australian Lutheran College

    Lutheran
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College

    Catholic Theological College

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Eva Burrows College

    Eva Burrows College

    The Salvation Army
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College

    Pilgrim Theological College

    Uniting Church in Australia
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • St Athanasius College

    St Athanasius College

    Coptic Orthodox
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling Theological College

    Stirling Theological College

    Churches of Christ
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School

    Trinity College Theological School

    Anglican
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College

    Whitley College

    Baptist
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union

    Yarra Theological Union

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Box Hill VIC
  • Australian Lutheran College

    Australian Lutheran College

    Roman Catholic
    modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College

    Catholic Theological College

    Roman Catholic
    modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Eva Burrows College

    Eva Burrows College

    Roman Catholic
    modes
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Morling College

    Morling College

    Roman Catholic
    modes
    Macquarie Park NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College

    Pilgrim Theological College

    Roman Catholic
    modes
    Parkville VIC
  • St Athanasius College

    St Athanasius College

    Roman Catholic
    modes
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling Theological College

    Stirling Theological College

    Roman Catholic
    modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School

    Trinity College Theological School

    Roman Catholic
    modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College

    Whitley College

    Roman Catholic
    modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union

    Yarra Theological Union

    Roman Catholic
    modes
    Box Hill VIC

    Duration

    The standard full-time duration of the Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry is two years. The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry must be completed in not less than two years and not more than eight years from the date on which the course is commenced.

    Standard full-time 2 years
    Maximum part-time 8 years

    Pathways to future study

    Graduates may proceed to the Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology

    Admission criteria

    Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education in an Australian secondary school or the Diploma in Theology, or equivalent.

    Prospective students apply by direct entry to a College of the University. The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is not used in selection at the University of Divinity.

    It may be possible for students to receive credit into their course for prior post-secondary study in theology or ministry.Graduates may proceed to the Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology

    Fee summary

    The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry requires completion of 16 standard undergraduate units. Fees for 2022 are $1,764 per standard unit or $14,112 for a year of full-time study (8 units).

    Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

    Enquire about this course

    Apply