Diploma of Ministry

Christian Heritage College

The Diploma of Ministry provides initial studies at degree level as preparation for further study or as foundational for students' ministry calling, and offers opportunity for students to begin preparing for evangelical/charismatic Christian ministry and leadership. It also prepares students for ancillary ministry and vocational roles which require the integration of biblical and theological knowledge with the practice of ministry. It will allow for people with life or ministry experience to gain formal qualifications for ministry in the church and the wider society. It also comprises the first year of the Bachelor of Ministry.

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,520
International: $18,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Sound Achievement (SA - QCAA) in English assumed; Personal statement, pastoral and other references and interview required; Applicants for whom English is not their first language must also satisfy English language requirements: documentary evidence of secondary schooling, or tertiary studies of at least one year, conducted in the English language, or an overall score of 6.5 with minimum scores of 6.0 in all subtests, in an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test which is no more than 2 years old at the time of commencement at CHC.


8 units (80 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Ministry may articulate into the Bachelor of Ministry. Students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Ministry may exit with the Diploma of Ministry, subject to the completion of course requirements.


Successful completion of this course fulfils the study requirements for ordination with International Network of Churches (INC).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01016F

Related Careers:

Youth Worker,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Carindale No info Yes Online
Carindale No info Yes Full time 1 year
Carindale No info Yes Part time 2 years

From smaller class sizes to the personal commitment of lecturers and strong community spirit, students will notice a distinctive difference between Christian Heritage College and larger tertiary institutions. The CHC mission is to ‘transform people to transform the world’, and the courses and community life are geared towards the development of the whole person for a calling, rather than simply gaining a degree.

CHC is a higher education provider which offers over 25 courses from diploma to masters level. Students can choose from a range of disciplines including business, education and humanities, liberal arts, social sciences and ministries.

CHC is renowned for producing teachers and workers in the ‘helping professions’. Students can specialise in primary or secondary teaching, counselling, youth work and more.

In 2017, 85 per cent of CHC education graduates were employed in teaching positions within their first term following graduation. This is well-above the industry average.

The recently launched Millis Institute is dedicated to the liberal arts. Students can study a diploma or bachelor degree in the liberal arts, and have the opportunity to undertake a five-week intensive at Oxford University in England.

Students can study full-time or part-time, on campus or externally, or a combination of both. Courses start in February and July each year at our convenient campus in Carindale, Brisbane, with plenty of free parking available.

All of CHC’s courses are fully accredited and HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP are available, subject to eligibility criteria, allowing students to defer their study costs.

Students interested in undergraduate courses (except the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts) can apply through QTAC (www.qtac.edu.au). Applications for the Bachelor of Arts in the Liberal Arts, postgraduate courses and overseas students are made directly to CHC at www.chc.edu.au.

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