Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology – 11237NAT

This Cert IV course is the entry level program for people looking to exercise leadership in Christian ministry in either a voluntary or paid capacity.  It is an ideal program for anyone who is looking to ground themselves in a solid understanding of Scripture and grow and develop in the ministry stream in which they are gifted.  The Cert IV program has been designed so that it can sit within a church internship program.

From time to time some modules may be offered in an intensive or face to face format, but all are available via distance. Recognition of prior learning is also available in part or full and will be assessed on prior training and experience. People are welcome to enrol in individual modules without completing the full qualification if there are specific areas of interest to them.

The full qualification will take between 410 and 590 hours of structured/supervised study plus additional unsupervised hours to complete (depending on the stream and electives chosen). Of these hours, 300 hours are in core units of study, with the remainder being in elective units.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Learners will need a satisfactory grasp of English skills (reading, writing and speaking), which will be assessed at the time of applying for enrolment. Learners are also advised to have a mentor who can guide and support them in their study. This will usually be a ministry leader within the learner’s local church. Learners will also need to have basic word processing, email and web browsing skills and access to a reliable computer and internet connection

The subjects are designed to equip people to:

Discuss the nature of the Bible and how Christian life and practice is understood today
Interpret and investigate theological information within themes and issues
Relate this theological information to a Christian way of life
Gain new personal understandings about God and people
Communicate theology in everyday language.
Cert IV Christian Ministry

Your modules will be selected in consultation with your assigned trainer, who will talk through the course requirements and your areas of interest. In some instances, this qualification may be embedded into a church-based internship program.

Details of modules and fees can be found here: