Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry


2 year (full-time),
up to 8 years (part-time)


Classroom, Online, Mixed

Total cost

$28,224 (At 2022 fees)

Next intake

February, July

Course Overview.

The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry builds on the Diploma in Theology by enabling students to deepen their understanding of the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History and in Ministry. This is extended by further study in those disciplines and in the area of practical ministry studies. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

For more information on the Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry and it’s course regulation please follow this link.

Course outcomes.

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry:
  1. have significant foundational skills for the critical study of Christian texts.
  2. have skills to articulate and reflect upon foundational theological, scriptural knowledge and apply this to ministry practice.
  3. have strong analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments, especially in relation to ministry tasks or worldview perspectives.
  4. apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions through culturally relevant ministry practices.
  5. apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as practical support ministries or cultural and philosophical analysis.

Course structure.

The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry consists of 288 points of study:
  • 18 points in each of the disciplines of Old Testament, New Testament, Church History and Systematic Theology
  • 36 additional points from Field B (Biblical Studies) and/or Field C (Christian Thought and History)
  • 36 points from Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry)
  • A further 144 points

Admission criteria.

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education in an Australian secondary school or the Diploma in Theology, or equivalent. Prospective students apply by direct entry to a College of the University. The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is not used in selection at the University of Divinity. It may be possible for students to receive credit into their course for prior post-secondary study in theology or ministry. Graduates may proceed to the Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology.

Have questions about the course or application process?

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Applications close 30th January