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turningpoint School of Ministry 

10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

This course is for people who believe they have a calling to active service within the ministry of the church. Upon completion of this course the student will have also achieved their Chaplaincy qualification.


This course runs over one year. The format and subjects are as per the following: 

  • CMTTHE401 – Interpret and discuss Christian Scripture and Theology – Pastoral Leadership 

  • CMTTHE402 – Interpret theological data - Public Speaking and Hermeneutics

  • CMTTHE403 - Compare and present information on a theological theme or issue - Evangelism and Follow-up 

  • CMTTHE404 - Compare and apply new theological insights - Personal Management 

  • CMTMIN401 - Explain the application of Christian ethics to contemporary life issues - Every Believer Ministries & STEPPS 

  • CMTMIN402 - Communicate theological information - Church History and Cults & CRC Distinctives 

  • CHCMHS001 - Work with people with mental health issues - Provdies Mentoring Support 

  • CHCPAS001 - Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care - People Helping & We Care

  • CHCCDE002 - Develop and implement community programs - Small Group Dymanics & Connect Group Handbook



- stable Christian walk;

- active in service within a Christian church;

- paid enrolment and course fees as due

- An adequate understanding of the English language sufficient to read your preferred version of the Bible and an ability to demonstrate strong knowledge of the Word of God.

Course Requirements:


- to have completed or be undergoing the Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology



12 Months

Course Structure:

Course Structure

To achieve the Certificate in Christian Ministry and Theology qualification,
the learner must complete nine units made up of six core and a three
electives(see above).

Successful completion of this course will require learners to engage in
unsupervised activities including:

  • self-paced study

  • research and reading theological sources and other material related to

  • Christian ministry and theology

  • observing and interacting with experienced Christian ministry workers

  • periods of devotion and prayer

  • times of public and / or private worship

  • personal retreat and reflection

  • consulting with their organisation and community leaders

  • research and familiarisation with internet and other resources related

  • to the field of Christian Ministry and Theology

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