Advanced Diploma of Ministry

Explore Related Pages

This Advanced Diploma is designed for students who wish for more than just a foundational knowledge of the Bible, and who desire to be involved in Christian service at some level. Together with a thorough grounding in the Scriptures and a basic knowledge of theology, this course also equips students to be effective workers within the local church or other Christian ministries. Students may specialise in one of four Ministry Options offered.

Career Options

  • Chaplain
  • Preacher
  • Youth Leader
  • Ministry Leader
  • Associate Pastor
  • Cross Cultural Leader

Course Details

Course Specifications
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Every candidate must:

  • Be a Christian, 17 years or older
  • Overseas students must be 18 years or older.

All students will also be required to demonstrate English Proficiency, which is equivalent to an academic IELTS band of 6.0 overall and in reading and writing subset. This can be demonstrated by either:

  • Evidence of the completion of studies undertaken only in the English language
  • Evidence of the completion of English studies undertaken at TAFE or an equivalent institution
  • Completion of an external assessment of English language, for example an IELTS (Academic Version)
  • Completion of an onsite English evaluation. Candidates will be required to attend the PBC campus to complete the evaluation.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS: Every candidate must either:

  • have completed year 12 in the Australian school system or equivalent with an ATAR of 50 or equivalent,
  • have other acceptable post-secondary qualifications (e.g. PBC Diploma of Ministry), or
  • qualify for admission as a mature age student.
DURATION: 3 years full time, or a maximum of 10 years part-time.
STRUCTURE: The course structure is based on 6 semesters (each 15 week duration), with 4 units taught in each semester. It comprises of:

  • 8 first year core units
  • a study skills unit
  • 10 core second and third year units
  • 4 ministry specialisation units
  • 2 field placement capstone units
  • 2 elective units.

Each unit carries 3 credit points and graduates require a total of 72 credit points to successfully complete the course.

Work Integrated Learning

The Advanced Diploma course includes two compulsory Ministry Practicum (MP) units where students are involved in ministry projects. Students are primarily responsible for finding their own placement and developing their own projects. Additionally, the College has partnerships in place for students to secure placement with industry partners. All placements are approved by the MP lecturer, who can also assist students to find appropriate placements.

During the MPs, students are assessed at PBC via ministry project journals and project related assignments. As part of the units, PBC also provides one‑on‑one ministry coaching sessions with the student. For more information, please contact the College.

FURTHER PATHWAYS: Bachelor of Ministry Degree
(1 Year Additional on BMin Level)

Course Completion

Students may exit the course at any given moment, and will receive a Statement of Attainment with a list of all the completed Units. When a student has completed all the requirements of the 8 first year core units, a study skills unit, 10 core second and third year units, 4 ministry specialisation units, 2 field education capstone units and 2 elective units, they will be awarded with the Advanced Diploma of Ministry.

Want to know more?

Please feel free to contact us for any more information.

How to apply

If you are an Australian student, click here to apply to study at PBC today.

If you are an Overseas student, click here to apply to study at PBC today.

CRICOS Course Details
Course Name Advanced Diploma of Ministry
CRICOS Course Code 051855G (Course ID: 51855)
Course Sector HE (Higher Education)
CRICOS Provider Perth Bible College (Inc.)
(Trading as Perth Bible College)
CRICOS Provider Code 00986G
Institution Course Code ADDIPMIN