|QTAC Code||Direct Entry to CHC|
|Entry Requirements||Bachelor degree in a field other than Ministry; English language and Personal suitability requirements apply|
|Mode||On Campus, External Studies|
|Starting Semesters||1 & 2 (The units able to be taken by Overseas Students will depend on the semester in which the course is started)|
The Graduate Certificate in Ministry is:
- accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and appears in the list of accredited CHC courses on the National Register of Higher Education Providers.
- approved for offering to overseas students and appears on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
- approved for FEE-HELP (personal eligibility requirements apply).
English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide certified documentary evidence that the language of instruction of their undergraduate degree was English or they have satisfactory results in an acceptable English Language Proficiency examination (see table below). Results are to be no more than two years old as at the commencement of the course of study.
|IELTS||6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all subtests|
|TOEFL||575 or better (pBT – paper-based); 90 or better with no subscore lower than 20 (iBT – internet-based)|
|STAT||156 or higher in the Verbal component|
Personal Suitability Requirements
Since scholastic achievement is not the sole requirement in ministry, additional factors are considered in assessing applicants’ suitability for entry into the course.
Applicants are asked to submit a personal statement outlining their Christian experience, their understanding of their call to ministry and reasons for seeking to enter the course. Information regarding the requirements of the Personal Statement and a list of topics to address are provided upon application.
Students are also expected to provide, through a pastoral and other reference, evidence of aptitude and potential for ministry service in terms of temperament, personal qualities, interests and attitude. The Pastoral Referee Report and interview questions are standardised for each applicant.
An interview with the Course Coordinator will also be conducted with individual applicants.
The criteria against which an applicant’s personal suitability for entry to the course is assessed are:
- Recommendation by the applicant’s local church Pastor/Minister;
- Personal alignment with the doctrinal values within the evangelical/charismatic tradition, as expressed in the Citipointe Ministry College Statement of Faith and Code of Ministry Ethics; and
- Agreement to adhere to the Citipointe Ministry College Code of Ministry Ethics.
These criteria are assessed through the triangulation of information collected through each applicant’s personal statement, pastoral referee report and interview.
Applicants are notified that the progress of their application is linked to this process. This process is designed to be open and transparent and to be equitable for all applicants.
Graduate Certificate in Ministry (MS43)
The Graduate Certificate in Ministry consists of 4 core units. These may be any four of the units available in the course, but with a maximum of 2 units in any one field.
CHC provides sample unit outlines for each unit offered in this course. Should you wish to view the latest version of a unit outline, please contact the Course Coordinator via the School of Ministries Administration Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In planning their courses, students must consult the relevant Courses Handbook for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.
|Unit Summary||Sample Unit Outline|
|JA401 Biblical Interpretation and Application||Download|
|JA402 Biblical Studies in the Old Testament||Download|
|JA403 Biblical Studies in the New Testament||Download|
|JB404 Spiritual transformation||Download|
|JB405 Theology of Ministry||Download|
|JC401 Introduction to Ministry Practice||Download|
|JC402 Communication for Ministry||Download|
|JC403 Leadership for Life and Ministry||Download|