10072NAT – Advanced Diploma of Ministerial Leadership can be studied:
- Full-time Day Student from 8:30am to 12:30pm Monday to Friday. Variations occur for Work-based Training
- Part Time Day Student – any subject or as many subjects as you like
- Non-accredited Student at a 15% discount and no assessments. Students receive a certificate of attendance not the 10072NAT – Advanced Diploma of Ministerial Leadership
- International Student – student visas require full time attendance
Course Structure and Rules for Completion
- To achieve the 10772NAT-Advanced Diploma of Ministerial Leadership, students must complete 16 core units. This course runs for 18 months. There are no pre-requisite units.
- Students will also need to complete unsupervised activities of approximately 1160 hours including any requirements of the course in terms of assignments and a mandatory 600 hours of work based training for the unit MNLMLD607A Develop and apply ministerial leadership.
- Completing written assignments including essays, written responses to questions, reports, journals, tests, sermon preparation, preparation for written or multimedia presentations, individual or group project work, and/or portfolios;
- Completing self-study to revise and reinforce areas of knowledge
- Conducting research to gain up to date industry information
We use churches or businesses to provide the Work based Training opportunities. Most often it is the student’s home church but that can vary. The process is to check with the WBT coordinator and the church Pastor to see if they are in agreement. An MOU will then be formulated.
Into the course…
Students who have completed the 10176NAT – Diploma of Christian Leadership or an AQF 5 level ministry courses at other Christian colleges or Registered Training. Organisations may consider enrolling in the 10772NAT – Advanced Diploma of Ministerial Leadership
Following course completion…
Completion of the 10772NAT-Advanced Diploma of Ministerial Leadership may lead to further studies in a Theological or Ministry Degree. Victory Life International Bible Training Centre has a formalised agreement with Alphacrucis College. Under the arrangement a student who has completed the Victory Life International Bible Training Centre Advanced Diploma of Ministerial Leadership is guaranteed admission and 120 credit points towards the 240 total credit points required for the completion of an Alphacrucis College Bachelor Degree: Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Ministry, or the Bachelor of Theology.
120 credit points toward the 320 total credit points required for the completion of an Alphacrucis College Bachelor Double-Degree: Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Ministry.
Victory Life International Bible Training Centre is currently in the process of formalising agreements with other Bible Colleges into their Degree. A student who has satisfactorily demonstrated competence in all units of competency (including RPL and credit transfer grants) pertaining to the 10772NAT – Advanced Diploma of Ministerial Leadership may seek employment in ministry related roles.
VOCATIONAL OR EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES
This course is suitable for Domestic and International Students desiring to study Ministry Training in vocations within the industry such as Pastors (Minister of Religion), Youth Workers, Church-Workers, Church Planters, Missionaries, Chaplains and Christian Educators.
The role of a ministry leader requires the application of specialised knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work and cognitive and communication skills to transfer knowledge and skills to others and to demonstrate understanding of specialised knowledge with depth in some areas.
Course graduates working in the role of ministerial leadership will make high level informed judgments using initiative in planning and designing ministry activities to achieve required outcomes for the Church community and those seeking help from the Church. They will apply a broad range of management functions, with some direction, within the church environment, with accountability for personal and team outputs. Graduates will adapt a range of fundamental principles to complex and changing situations?within various ministry settings.