Course Selection

Dear Applicant,

We believe ministry experience matters! As a result, we designed this course specifically for those who have developed ministry skills and knowledge over time as a Christian leader (we recommend a minimum of five years). Therefore, though some online training is provided, the focus of this course in on assisting students to achieve accredited recognition of their skills and knowledge developed through their ministry experience.

With this in mind, to ensure this course is right for you at this time we have prepared a Self-Assessment Checklist which you must complete before applying.

The checklist details:

  1. The skills and knowledge you will need to be able demonstrate, and
  2. The kinds of evidence you will need to be able to provide to demonstrate these skills and knowledge including amongst other things, a Detailed Curriculum Vitae and References.

If after completing the checklist you believe you can provide all the required evidence by the end of the course, then we encourage you to apply. However, if you think you will be unable to provide it all at this time, then we recommend you consider speaking to one of our Future Students representatives about the formal study options we have available or revisiting this course when you are in a stronger position to satisfy the requirements.

NB: You will ultimately have the length of the course to provide all the required evidence. So, in cases where the evidence you require from previous experience is unavailable, you may still be able to arrange to produce some new evidence in your current ministry position to be submitted within the course timeframe.

For those who do not currently possess a ministry credential or have not had 5 years of ministry leadership experience, you may still be eligible. Eligibility will be assessed via an interview with one of our staff.

Once you have been accepted into the course you will be given access to our online learning platform. On this platform you will be provided with the training resources and further information regarding submission requirements.

For more information on this RPL course, please click here.

This course gives you the opportunity to demonstrate the following essential skills and knowledge that you’ve acquired throughout your experience in professional ministry and prior academic study:

  • Ability to apply ethical decision-making principles;
  • Ability to interpret biblical passages and communicate their significance; 
  • Ability to identify and apply a Christian worldview and values;
  • Demonstration of general leadership skills in a ministry context;
  • Ability to execute pastoral ministry in a broad range of contexts;
  • General research skills, particularly the ability to gather, understand, evaluate and analyse information.

You will supply us with your current academic transcripts in order for us to determine which units we can grant you transfer of credit and which units you will need to complete via RPL. You will then apply for any remaining units via RPL. It is up to you whether you apply for all the remaining units in one term or whether you space them out over time. Things to consider when making this decision are:

  • There is a fee for each unit applied for.
  • You will only have until the end of the term to source and supply evidence from your real-world ministry experience that sufficiently demonstrates your competence in each unit applied for.

NB: Examples of the kinds of primary evidence that may be relevant are sermon recordings, strategic plans, meeting minutes and discipleship material you created or delivered etc.. This performance evidence can be supplemented by testimonial evidence from mentors and senior ministry staff outlining your ministry responsibilities and the skills they observed you demonstrating. Finally, you may wish to cover any small gaps in the evidence with personal reflections on your experience.

Dear Applicant,

To be successful in your application for RPL for the Diploma in Ministry you will need to:

  1. Provide all the evidence covered in the checklist (download GPLC DipMin RPL Evidence Submission and Grading Form from the General Documents page here) on the following pages, 
  2. Save the evidence into folders using the naming protocol below and in accordance with the checklist,
  3. Ensure your name is on each file name and each folder name,
  4. Save all the folders into one zipped folder,
  5. Upload the zipped folder to Onedrive, Google Drive, Dropbox or some other cloud-based storage application,
  6. Provide us with the link to the folder and that the settings allow us to access it, and
  7. Ensure that you have checked off all areas of the RPL document and signed the student declaration.

Folder naming protocol:

DipMinRPL Evidence <Insert Name>.zip

  • GPLC Transcripts <Insert Name>
  • Ethics <Insert Name>
  • Ministry & Leadership <Insert Name>
  • Pastoral Care <Insert Name>
  • Bible <Insert Name>
  • Preaching <Insert Name>
  • Spiritual Formation <Insert Name>
  • Theology <Insert Name>
  • Preaching <Insert Name>
  • Spiritual Formation <Insert Name>
  • Mentoring <Insert Name>

(additional for Creative Stream students only)

  • Preaching 2 <Insert Name>
  • Church History 2 <Insert Name>

Dear Applicant,

To be successful in your application for RPL for the Advanced Diploma in Ministry you will need to:

  1. Provide all the evidence covered in the checklist (download GPLC AdvDipMin RPL Evidence Submission and Grading Form from the General Documents page here) on the following pages, 
  2. Save the evidence into folders using the naming protocol below and in accordance with the checklist,
  3. Ensure your name is on each file name and each folder name,
  4. Save all the folders into one zipped folder,
  5. Upload the zipped folder to Onedrive, Google Drive, Dropbox or some other cloud-based storage application,
  6. Provide us with the link to the folder and that the settings allow us to access it, and
  7. Ensure that you have checked off all areas of the RPL document and signed the student declaration.

Folder naming protocol:

AdvDipMinRPL Evidence <Insert Name>.zip

  • GPLC Transcripts <Insert Name>
  • Church History <Insert Name>
  • Research <Insert Name>
  • WHS Care <Insert Name>
  • Pastoral Care <Insert Name>
  • Bible and Theology <Insert Name>
  • Leadership <Insert Name>

Application

2022 Course Dates
 
Intake 1: 31st of January - 8th of April (Census date: Monday, 21st of February) 
Application Closed: Monday, 24th of January COB, 5pm AEST. 
 
 
Intake 2: 26th of April - 1st of July (Census date: Monday, 16th of May)
Application Closed: Monday, 18th of April COB, 5pm AEST.
 
 
Intake 3: 18th of July - 23rd of September (Census date: Monday, 8th of August)
Application Close Date: Monday, 11th of July COB, 5pm AEST.
 
 
Intake 4: 10th of October - 16th of December (Census date: Monday, 31st of October)
Application Close Date: Monday, 3rd of October COB, 5pm.

Personal Details

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Please obtain a USI before continuing.
 
This program requires a government issued Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. See http://www.usi.gov.au/ for details and to secure your USI.

Contact Details (Semester Address)

Cultural Background

English Proficiency

Emergency Contact

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Education History

Current Employment

Disability

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Application Checklist

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Course Enrolment

PAYMENT OF TUITION FEES
 
Tuition Fees are required at the commencement of each Payment Period.
Full Course Flat Rate - $3,000
10648NAT Diploma of Ministry (Leadership)
 

Unit code

Unit title

MINTHE501

Apply Christian ethical principles

MINPAS501

Implement and evaluate a ministry activity

CHCPAS001

Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care

MINBIB501

Investigate and interpret biblical data

MINTHE401

Understand and apply a Christian theology

MINCOM501

Preach a sermon

LEDLED501

Acquire leadership skills

BSBLDR403 

Lead team effectiveness

BSBWOR502 

Lead and manage team effectiveness

MINPAS402

MINPAS402 Work in a ministry team

MINBIB401 

Effectively communicate the principles of the Old Testament

MINBIB402 

Effectively communicate the principles of the New Testament

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10648NAT Diploma of Ministry (Leadership)

Please see available units below:
 

Unit code

Unit title

MINTHE501

Apply Christian ethical principles

MINPAS501

Implement and evaluate a ministry activity

CHCPAS001

Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care

CHCPAS002

Provide pastoral and spiritual care

CHCFAM003

Support people to improve relationships

MINBIB501

Investigate and interpret biblical data

MINBIB502

Investigate and interpret the message of an Old Testament book

MINBIB503

Investigate and interpret the message of a New Testament book

MINTHE401

Investigate and apply a Christian theology

MINWLD501

Investigate and apply a Christian worldview

MINWLD502

Investigate and apply a Pentecostal worldview

LEDWLD501

Understand and develop a worldview

MINTHE601

Research and critique the relevance of the doctrine of Christ

MINCOM501

Preach a sermon

LEDCOM501

Deliver a public speech

CHCCOM002

Use communication to build relationships

CHCPAS001

Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care

CHCPAS002

Provide pastoral and spiritual care

CHCCCS016

Respond to client needs

CHCMHS001

Work with people with mental health issues

CHCCCS017

Provide loss and grief support

CHCFAM003

Support people to improve relationships

MINCHP501

Provide pastoral supervision in clinical practice

MINCHP502

Analyse the theology of chaplaincy practice

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

MINCHY401

Support ministry to children or young people

MINSRE401

Work within the school system to teach Scripture class

LEDCHY501

Lead ministry to children and young people

CHCLAH007

Conduct a program for children and young people with special needs

MINCPG501

Develop strategies for church planting

MINCPG502

Implement principles of church development

CHCCDE013

Establish and develop community organisations or social enterprises

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

CHCCDE003

Work within a community development framework

CHCCCS007

Develop and implement service programs

CHCCOM003

Develop workplace communication strategies

CHCCDE001

Support participative planning processes

CHCCDE013

Establish and develop community organisations or social enterprises

CHCCDE005

Develop and support relevant community resources

CHCCDE008

Support community action

CHCCDE009

Develop and support community leadership

HLTWHS003

Maintain work health and safety

MINACE501

Participate in community engagement

CUACMP301

Implement copyright arrangements

CUAMCP302

Write song lyrics

CUAMCP303

Develop simple musical pieces using electronic media

CUAMPF302

Prepare for performances

CUAMPF401

Rehearse music for group performances

CUAMPF507

Provide musical leadership in performance

CUACMP501

Manage copyright arrangements

CUAIND501

Apply music industry knowledge

CUAMPF404

Perform music as part of a group

CUAMPF505

Develop technical skills and expand repertoire

LEDLED501

Acquire leadership skills

BSBLDR403

Lead team effectiveness

BSBWHS401

Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

BSBWOR502

Lead and manage team effectiveness

LEDLED502

Identify leaders and develop leadership skills

LEDCOM501

Deliver a public speech

MINCPG501

Develop strategies for church planting

PSPGEN035

Provide workplace mentoring

PSPGEN036

Provide workplace coaching

CHCDIV001

Work with diverse people

MINCCM401

Prepare for cross-cultural ministry

MINCCM402

Perform a cross-cultural ministry

SITTGDE007

Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures

MINCCM501

Develop skills in cross cultural ministry

MINCCM502

Apply transition skills into another culture

MINCCM503

Develop personal life skills for cross-cultural ministry

MINCCM504

Research and analyse religions from around the world

MINCCM505

Develop a strategy for cross-cultural ministry

MINCCM506

Develop a sustainable cross-cultural ministry plan

MINDIS401

Develop spiritual disciplines for Christian living

MINPAS402

Work in a ministry team

MINPAS403

Apply effective evangelism principles

PSPGEN018

Work with a coach or mentor

LEDCOM501

Deliver a public speech

MINPAS501

Implement and evaluate a ministry activity

CHCVOL003

Recruit, induct and support volunteers

MINBIB504

Conduct biblical field observations

MINPAS502

Promote the empowerment of women using the Bible

MINHIS601

Apply lessons of church history

MINCHY401

Support ministry to children or young people

LEDCHY501

Lead ministry to children and young people

CHCYTH301E

Work effectively with young people

CHCYTH002

Work effectively with young people in the youth work context

CHCYTH011

Work effectively with young people and their families

CHCPRT001

Identify and respond to children and young people at risk

CHCVOL003

Recruit, induct and support volunteers

CHCYTH009

Support youth programs

 
10649NAT Advanced Diploma of Ministry

MINHIS601 Apply lessons of church history 

CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCFAM003 Support people to improve relationships
MINWLD501 Investigate and apply a Christian worldview
MINTHE602 Research and critique the relevance of the doctrine of Christ
MINBIB603 Research and teach the theme of a New Testament book
MINPAS601 Lead ministry teams in a church
MINPAS602 Design, implement and evaluate a ministry program
LEDLED502 Identify leaders and develop leadership skills 
BSBLDR811 Lead strategic transformation 
LEDCHA501 Develop personal character and relationship skills
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10648NAT Diploma of Ministry (Pastoral)

MINTHE501 Apply Christian ethical principles

MINPAS501 Implement and evaluate a ministry activity
MINPAS402 Work in a ministry team
LEDLED501 Acquire leadership skills
CHCFAM003 Support people to improve relationships
MINBIB501 Investigate and interpret biblical data
MINBIB402 Communicate the principles of the New Testament
MINTHE401 Investigate and apply a Christian theology
MINCOM501 Preach a sermon
MINDIS401 Develop spiritual disciplines for Christian living
LEDCHA501 - Develop personal character and relationship skills
PSPGEN018 Work with a coach or mentor *
Current Total:
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