Diploma of Ministry

Preparing you for ministry and providing foundations in biblical and theological studies.


The Diploma of Ministry (DipMin) provides students with a foundation in Biblical and Theological knowledge in the context of a hands-on, experiential course which emphasises practical learning in a ministry context.
  • Course Structure
  • Course Load
  • Study Intensives
  • Fee-Help and Austudy
  • Pathways

The Diploma of Ministry has 8 units, including one elective which allows students to explore an area of ministry interest. Study is completed online and also includes face to face contact via camps.

  • This unit provides the student with an understanding of the formation and development of Australian Pentecostalism, as well as key contemporary issues facing the movement and the CRC.

  • Christianity is about transformed lives, and this year-long unit provides students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of Christian spirituality, and the disciplines and attitudes necessary for personal spiritual formation.

  • This unit introduces students to the Old Testament, the foundational documents of the Christian Faith. It is the first instance of God's self-revelation to humanity, it points forward to Jesus, and it provides glimpses of the Holy Spirit at work. The themes, theology, wisdom, history, and narrative form the basis for anything the New Testament has to teach us. Students will be equipped to uncover the significance and relevance of the Old Testament to being a disciple of Jesus.

  • This subject will introduce students to the purpose, content, and message of the New Testament books with particular focus on the historical and cultural implications of their setting, and how this broad diversity of literature presents an incredibly unified and coherent message

  • In this unit students will discover the foundations of a Christian worldview. They will also discover how worldview is important for personal spirituality and vocation.

  • In this unit students will explore a variety of topics that form the basis of pastoral care and be encouraged to creatively engage these topics with their own context.

  • Highly practical, in this unit students engage in 100 hours of practical placement in an area of specialisation.

Full Time: 1 year

Part Time: 2-4 years

You can change your enrolment status from full time to part time for any semester, however after census date, any withdrawals are counted as fails.

These training weeks incorporate in-depth discussion of the semester’s unit material, a safe environment for the practical application of spiritual gifts, and the chance to build life-long friendships

A FEE-HELP loan is available for eligible students enrolling in the online Higher Education Courses with Alphacrucis College*. Please note that FEE-HELP has a loan fee of 25%. Visit: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans/fee-help.

This course is Austudy approved subject to eligibility criteria.

Students can change course loads from Full Time to Part Time. Please be aware that a change to your enrolment status can affect your Austudy eligibility and benefits. Please consult with Centrelink for more details.

For more information about FEE-HELP eligibility visit https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans/fee-help

For more information about Abstudy & Austudy eligibility visit https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/

Associate Degree in Ministry For students who have successfully completed the Diploma of Ministry, there is an opportunity to complete an additional year of study to complete an Associate Degree in Ministry. This year of study builds upon the core foundations learnt during the Diploma and allows for streamlining study into one of the five main streams: Worship, Mission, Kids Ministry, Youth Ministry or Leadership. Successful completion of the Diploma of Ministry will also grant students a year of credit towards AC’s:

  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Bachelor of Ministry



Diploma of Ministry

“Going on a mission trip to Papua New Guinea with the College really opened my eyes to the bigger picture Jesus has for the world, and really challenged my heart to:

  • Reach the lost
  • Disciple and nurture young Christians  Send them out into the harvest fields for the Kingdom of Heaven.”
  • Reach – Disciple – Send.”