The Bachelor of Ministry (BMin) prepares students for the practice of ministry. It establishes foundations for ministry through the study of scriptures, theological traditions, historical and contemporary contexts. It requires concentrated study in ministry praxis. The Bachelor of Ministry provides a foundation for graduates to understand and articulate their identity and place in the world. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.
Course Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Bachelor of Ministry:
- have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in ministry studies.
- can articulate a coherent vision of ministry and communicate that vision through clear reasoned argument and demonstrated ability.
- are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture.
- have an informed basis for engagement, ministry and service.
- apply the skills of theological reflection to shape their practice of ministry.
The Bachelor of Ministry consists of 432 points comprised of:
- 72 points in a discipline or disciplines in Biblical Studies (Field B) which must include at least 18 points in each of:
- 36 points of Church History (Field CH)
- 72 points of Systematic Theology (Field CT)
- 36 points in a discipline or disciplines in Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D)
- 72 points in the discipline of Pastoral Theology and Ministry Studies (Field DP)
- An undergraduate Capstone unit worth at least 18 points; and
- a further 126 points
Each course of study for the Bachelor of Ministry:
- must not include more than 216 points at level 1; and
- must include at least 108 points at level 3 including 36 points at level 3 in a discipline or disciplines in Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D).
Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education in an Australian secondary school or the Diploma in Theology, or equivalent.
It may be possible for students to receive credit into their course for prior undergraduate study in related areas.
- Full-time: over 3 years
- Part-time: over 9 years
The 2024 Timetable will be available late October. Click here to view the 2024 timetable.
2024 Unit Fees
- $2,047 per 18-point unit
- FEE-HELP: This course is eligible for FEE-HELP
- Upfront Payment: If you are paying Upfront, via BPay or Credit Card, payment of fees is arranged at enrolment. An invoice will be emailed during the enrolment or reenrolment process