Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry

Duration

6 months (full-time),
up to 2 years (part-time)

Modes

Classroom, Online, Mixed

Total cost

$8,196 (At 2022 fees)

Next intake

February, July

Course Overview.

The Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry provides an academic qualification which can be used as an instrument for accrediting people who are engaged in ministry with children and their families. Safe practice and effective ministry with children demands practical expertise, pastoral awareness, and ethical depth. In the context of ministry with children and their families, the practical, spiritual, and pastoral disciplines are becoming increasingly important and recognised foci in the church and its associate agencies. This qualification will assist the church and associated agencies to build a cohort of professionals and enthusiasts; provide opportunities for growth in this ministry; grow expertise in the Children’s Ministry Network; improve skills and standards in the sector; and enhance community recognition for people engaged in ministry with children and their families.

For more information on the Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry and it’s course regulation please follow this link.

Course outcomes.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry
  1. have a broad knowledge of Biblical texts and the Christian tradition, particularly as these bear on ‘child theology,’ theologies of child, and child spirituality.
  2. apply a clearly articulated vision of mission to children and their families in various ministry contexts and contemporary culture.
  3. have a critical understanding of pastoral practices and theories of child development as these apply to ministry with children and their families.
  4. apply the skills of theological reflection personally and contextually resulting in a coherent practice of ministry with children and their families.
  5. have an understanding of ministry that recognises and values the spirituality and experiences of children.

Course structure.

The Graduate Certificate in Children and Families Ministry consists of 72 points comprised of:
  1. DA8015S or DA8000P Children and Families Ministry: Core Issues in Diverse Contexts;
  2. DS9019S or DS9719S or DS9030P or DS9039P The Nurture and Spiritual Guidance of Children; and
  3. Further units at postgraduate level.

Admission criteria.

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

Have questions about the course or application process?

Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here

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*These details relate to domestic students only. For information for overseas students, please contact the Registrar’s Office at info@stirling.edu.au

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2022 Intake!

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Applications close 30th January