10435NAT Advanced Diploma Christian Ministry and Theology

Helping you encourage and build up the body of Christ

This course aims to provide students with a range of knowledge and skills to provide ministry leadership in the Church. This course is also a prerequisite for ordained ministry in a number of diocese across the Anglican Church of Australia.


Course duration

2 years part-time


Work-based, classroom-based, and online learning


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, it is recommended that a learner holds the Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology 10434NAT or an acceptable equivalent qualification. 
You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa.


  • Certified copy of relevant diploma/testamur
  • Letter of recommendation from your pastor (must include pastor’s contact details). Letter must also indicate your pastor's intention to support you during on-the-job experience.

Course description

This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills to perform the following functions within a Christian ministry context:
  • Interpret, analyse and apply integrated concepts related to Christian beliefs
  • Provide considered information and ideas related to Christian beliefs and teachings to Christian and non-Christian audiences
  • Provide leadership to Christians based on demonstrated understanding of Christianity

Subjects/Units of Competency

This course requires that you complete ALL of the following units of compentency.

CORE (6)

CMTTHE601A Analyse and critique religious traditions in the light of current thinking
CMTTHE602A Analyse and critique theological data
CMTTHE603A Analyse and critique data within a theological theme or issue
CMTTHE604A Critique new insights on theological information
CMTMIN601A Synthesise theological ideas and the Christian way of life
CMTMIN602A Communicate theology in substantial depth

CHCORG529B Provide coaching and motivation
CHCORG611C Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCORG610B Manage change in a community sector organisation

Fees and payment options

Total cost over two years: $6,600.

This payment plan is subject to a $500 deposit. Regular payments to be made by either credit card or direct debit on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at a rate which will complete payment of fees by the end of each session of study. A discount of 5% will be applied where students pay for the full course in advance.

Course progression and graduation is conditional upon timely payment of fees. St Mark’s reserves the right to withdraw students who are in arrears.

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Key dates

We break up our academic year into two sessions.
Session 1: Begins the first week of February, ends last week of June
Session 2: Begins the week starting Monday 17 July, ends Friday 8 December

Bunbury: 23—25 June, 27—29 October
Canberra: 17—19 February, 21—23 July, 3—5 November
Gippsland: TBA
North Queensland: 16—18 June, 13—15 October

Application closing dates:

Session 1 application deadline: 15 February 2018
Session 1 late application deadline: 22 February 2018 (Late applications will incur a late fee.)

Session 2 application deadline: 15 July 2018
Session 2 late application deadline: 22 February 2018 (Late applications will incur a late fee.)
For applicants seeking Recognition of Prior Learning for 2018 intake, closing date for applications is 1 October 2017. 

How to apply

Applications for this course have now closed for 2017. For further enquiries, please contact our office.