Undergraduate Certificate of Ministry

Updates to Courses

Please note that the Australian College of Theology (ACT) has completed a curriculum redesign for 2020 courses. As a result, the courses, course structures, coding system and credit point values have changed. These changes are reflected in the details below. For an overview of the changes please view the details on the ACT website at: https://www.actheology.edu.au/our-courses/. For any questions related to ACT courses, please contact our Academic Registrar.

The Undergraduate Certificate of Ministry is a new course developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read below for more details


  • Introduces students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message and provides training which emphasises application and articulation of this story and message in the contemporary world including professional and vocational life.
  • Introduces students to specialist disciplines by which Knowledge of God is applied to guide Christian practice:
    • Evangelism & Missiology (EM) and/or
    • Pastoral & Church Focused Ministry (PC) and/or
    • Developmental Ministry (DM)
  • The course integrates studies in the Bible and Christian tradition with practical experience and include supervised practice-based learning where appropriate.
  • Through elective units students can:
    • Follow study tracks in Bible & Languages and in Christian Thought & History
    • Synthesise Christian understanding with particular occupational and/or life interest
    • Develop practical ministry skills

    Course Abbreviation UCMIN
    AQF Level Level 5 Certificate
    Course Length 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent (up to 2 years)
    Award Requirements 48 credit points at Level 5 or above
    Admission Requirements ATAR: Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above; OR
    Previous Qualifications: Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above; OR
    Demonstrate Academic Suitability for course: Test, Brief Essay, or Interview.
    NESB Requirements IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each subtest OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work.

    This is a course of the Australian College of Theology. For more information about this course, view the complete course outline on the ACT website or contact our friendly Academic Registrar.