Master of Arts (Ministry or Theology)

The Master of Arts (Ministry) – credit points must be completed at the 700 level in the areas of Ministry and Practice (that is, units coded EM, PC or DM).

This course is for those students who desire to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies as practitioners of Christian ministry.

Pathway 1: For AQF Level 7 graduates (e.g. BTh or BMin)

Duration: 1.5 years full-time and up to 6 years part-time

Workload: 6 units with a major project (equivalent to 2 units), or 7 units with a minor project (equivalent to 1 unit), or 8 units including 1 unit taken as a “capstone experience”.

Pathway 2: For AQF Level 8 graduates (e.g. GradDipDiv, MDiv or MMin)

Duration: 1 year full-time or up to 4 years part-time

Workload: 6 units with a major project (equivalent to 2 units), or 7 units with a minor project (equivalent to 1 unit), or 8 units including 1 unit taken as a “capstone experience”.

>> The Graduate Certificate of Ministry is completed in six months full time, or up to two years part time. Students are required to include one unit from the any of the Evangelism, Missiology, Pastoral or Ministry fields, and one elective from any field of theological study. Workload: 3 units.

>> The Graduate Diploma of Ministry is completed in one year full time, or up to four years part time. Students are required to include three units from the any of the Evangelism, Missiology, Pastoral or Ministry fields, and two electives from any field of theological study. Workload: 6 units.


The Master of Arts (Theology) – credit points must be completed at the 700 level in the areas of Language, Old Testament, New Testament Church History and/or Philosophy Ethics (that is, units coded LA, OT, NT, and/or PE).

This course is for those students who desire to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies as ministering theologians in pastoral and/or academic contexts.

Pathway 1: For AQF Level 7 graduates (e.g. BTh or BMin)

Duration: 1.5 years full-time and up to 6 years part-time

Workload: 6 units with a major project (equivalent to 2 units), or 7 units with a minor project (equivalent to 1 unit), or 8 units including 1 unit taken as a “capstone experience”.

Pathway 2: For AQF Level 8 graduates (e.g. GradDipDiv, MDiv or MMin)

Duration: 1 year full-time or up to 4 years part-time

Workload: 6 units with a major project (equivalent to 2 units), or 7 units with a minor project (equivalent to 1 unit), or 8 units including 1 unit taken as a “capstone experience”.

>> The Graduate Certificate of Theology is completed in six months full time, or up to two years part time. Students are required to include one unit from the any of the Languages, Bible, Theology, Church History or Philosophy & Ethics fields, and one elective from any field of theological study. Workload: 3 units.

>> The Graduate Diploma of Theology is completed in one year full time, or up to four years part time. Students are required to include three units from the any of the Languages, Bible, Theology, Church History or Philosophy & Ethics fields, and two electives from any field of theological study. Workload: 6 units.