Vocational Graduate Diploma of
Christian Ministry and Theology
Pre-requisites: Vocational Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry and Theology, or equivalent, OR A recognized Australian undergraduate degree or higher, or equivalent overseas qualification.
The Vocational Graduate Diploma builds on skills and learning from the Vocational Graduate Certificate. Units are studied at greater depth, more detailed written work is required, and there is a greater emphasis on ministry skills development.
This programme is ideally suited to those already involved in ministry or in Christian work and service, or who wish to enter into a pastoral level of ministry, or those who wish to enter into a deeper level of study to serve Christ and the church.
The course includes a broad range of challenging, faith building, and biblically based studies relevant for personal, pastoral, church, and community life.
Upon completion of this qualification learners will have acquired the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to serve effectively as workers and pastors, missionaries in churches, parishes, para-church organisations, missionary organisations, and in religious education. Students will learn to apply biblical principles to their daily life, and understand how to explain and share those principles with others.
The student is required to complete a minimum of 6 units, which include being involved in the development of practical skills within their local church or with a community based organization. The Student will complete the units as indicated below:
3 Units of Biblical Theology, identified as “CMT” units.
3 Practical Ministry Skills units.
VIC has nominated the subjects for the “CMT” units and for the Practical Ministry Skills units, however students may request alternative subjects if they are appropriate. The decision of the Principal on the substitution request is final.
PC400: Practical Skill Development:
The Student will complete three (3) subjects listed below. Each practical unit is strengthened with a subject from Vision as listed.
To develop practical skills the student will be involved in a local church or community-based programme with qualified leadership, and will document the work experience as required in each unit.
Practical Skill Development Required Vision Subject
2. Team leadership and effectiveness 60 hours...... Leadership Vision for the City
3. Developing ministry partnerships 40 hours......... Leadership and Leaders
The minimal number of practical units to be undertaken for this award is 3 and the minimal nominal hours for the practicum must not be less than 160 hours regardless of the units selected.
Alternative Practical skill options may be available on request from Vision International College
Fee and charges: Accredited Fees
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