Associate Degree in Ministry

Adelaide College of Divinity

The Associate Degree in Ministry provides an up-to-date understanding of the major ministry concepts and theories as well as the skills to apply them to life situations as effective practitioners. The program provides the same foundation as the ACD Bachelor of Ministry, through the 8 Level 1 core units, with some beginning specialisation in 2 areas (minor studies). The completion of these studies, and a selection of elective units from the bachelor degree ensure the professional character of the award as well as articulation between the courses. This includes the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the ministry professions. Study at this level also requires students to become critical and independent learners.

Course Fee:

Australian: $28,640

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


72 credit points comprising 16 units of 4.5 credit points each. Students are required to complete: 8 first year (level 1) core units, and 2 minors, selected from the range of minors available in the Bachelor of Ministry. Minors are available in: Biblical Studies; Christian Education and Discipleship; Leadership; Pastoral Care; Missiology; Innovation.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

The Associate Degree of Ministry is an exit award from the Bachelor of Ministry.

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Brooklyn Park No info Yes
Brooklyn Park No info Yes Online 4 years
Brooklyn Park No info Yes Part time 4 years
Brooklyn Park No info Yes Full time 2 years
Adelaide College of Divinity (ACD)'s students develop the willingness and the ability to examine critically the Christian theological tradition and bring that tradition into dialogue with the issues of contemporary society including: the plurality of Australian life and culture, especially the diversity of its spiritual and religious expressions, and of the opportunities for conversation and dialogue that this offers to Christian theology, ministry and mission; and the ethical and social justice issues engaging Church and society.

ACD offers tertiary theological education, and encourages students from a wide range of religious backgrounds to study at ACD. They provide professional and academic preparation for ministry, with strong integration of practice and theory. The ACD provides Higher Education and VET courses.

The ACD Campus is a place where people meet to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith, to develop skills in ministry or to pursue higher academic study within a lively research community.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students (Australian citizens).

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