10433NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

giving you a firm foundation

This course is designed to give Christians inspiring and foundational training in Christian Ministry and Theology. Students will leave with the ability to identify, interpret and compare information related to basic Christian beliefs, as well as the skills in communicating Christian beliefs and understandings to both Christian and non-Christian audiences.


Course duration

1 year part-time


Classroom and work-based learning (Brisbane)


There are no pre-requisites for enrolment in the Certificate IV. You will however, need a high level of motivation to complete the course.
You must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa.


  • Letter of recommendation from your pastor (must include pastor’s contact details).

Course description

This course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills perform the following functions in a Christian ministry context:
  • Identify, interpret and compare information related to basic Christian beliefs
  • Provide information related to Christian beliefs and understandings to some Christian and some non-Christian audiences
  • Propose what actions are appropriate in a range of life and ministry situations based on interpretations about Christian beliefs

Subjects/Units of Competency

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

CORE (6)
CMTTHE401A Discuss the nature of the Bible and present day Christian life and practice
CMTTHE402A Interpret theological data
CMTTHE403A Investigate information within a theological theme or issue
CMTTHE404A Gain new personal revelation
CMTMIN401A Explore ideas about God in relation to the way we live as Christians
CMTMIN402A Communicate theological information

CHCPRP003  Reflect on and improve own professional practice
BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
SBCMM101   Apply basic communication skills


Total cost over one year: $700
Course fees are due in full by the census date unless an alternative arrangement for payment has been agreed to prior to that date. 

Payment plan options are not available for this course, although consideration will be given to payments per unit of competency. For further assistance, please contact our head office.

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 Monday 20 February, ends Thursday 22 June
Session 2: Begins Monday 24 July, ends Thursday 7 December

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.