Advanced Diploma of Bible, Mission and Ministry

Full-time: 1 year | Part-time study available

CRICOS Code: 094331C   AQF Level: 6

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This Advanced Diploma replaces the previous Diploma of Bible and Mission and the Diploma of Bible and Ministry.

This change allows the College to give proper recognition for the advanced nature of the study undertaken by our students, and also provides the opportunity to include more specialised options in the program. Specialisations are in the areas of mission, lay ministry, women’s ministry and music ministry.

A current Working With Children Check is required of all Moore College students.

Opportunities

Where this diploma might take you

All specialisations of the Advanced Diploma share the same core biblical, theological and ministry foundations as is provided for the first year Bachelor’s degree students.  This is complemented by specialist units tailored to meet specific mission, lay ministry, women’s ministry or music ministry needs.

  • The Lay Ministry specialisation continues to prepare people to excel as key members of a local church and witnesses to Jesus in their workplace and community.
  • The Mission specialisation continues to focus on preparing people for cross-cultural and global mission.
  • The Women’s Ministry specialisation provides opportunities for women to engage with historical and social issues with particular relevance for women’s ministry.
  • The Music Ministry specialisation provides opportunities for those involved in music ministry to engage with theological and historical issues of church music and to develop skills in music leadership and worship.

Graduates with the Advanced Diploma may be eligible to proceed to the second year of the College’s BD or BTh programs.

Course Structure

Core Units
Missions
BS141 Biblical Theology
BS111 Old Testament 1
BS121 New Testament 1
CM102 Ministry and Mission 1
CT100 Doctrine 1
Lay Ministry
BS141 Biblical Theology
BS111 Old Testament 1
BS121 New Testament 1
CM102 Ministry and Mission 1
CT100 Doctrine 1
Women's Ministry
BS141 Biblical Theology
BS111 Old Testament 1
BS121 New Testament 1
CM102 Ministry and Mission 1
CT100 Doctrine 1
Music Ministry
BS141 Biblical Theology
BS111 Old Testament 1
BS121 New Testament 1
CM102 Ministry and Mission 1
CT100 Doctrine 1
Core Specialisation Units
CT122 History of Christian Missions
CM162 Understanding Buddhism & Islam
CM153 Cross-Cultural Christian Communication
CT120 Church History 1 (or other history unit)
CM105 Lay Ministry Foundations
CM153 Cross-Cultural Christian Communication
CT170 Women and Children in Church History
CM182 Influences on and Issues for Australian Christian Women
CM184 Ministries of Women
CT174 History of Christian Music Since the Reformation (not available in 2019)
CM172 Church, Music and Worship
CM132 Music Ministry Leadership (not available in 2019)
Electives
BS102 Greek 1A and BS103 Greek 1B
or
BS130 Biblical Exegesis & Exposition and CM130 Leadership in Ministry Contexts
BS102 Greek 1A and BS103 Greek 1B
or
BS130 Biblical Exegesis & Exposition and CM130 Leadership in Ministry Contexts
BS102 Greek 1A and BS103 Greek 1B
or
BS130 Biblical Exegesis & Exposition and CM130 Leadership in Ministry Contexts
BS102 Greek 1A and BS103 Greek 1B
or
BS130 Biblical Exegesis & Exposition and CM130 Leadership in Ministry Contexts

Some of the Year 1 units may be done at night. Generally, units with less than six people enrolled will not run. Completing Greek, in particular, may require daytime study.

Admission Requirements

Applicant Background

  • Higher Education. An undergraduate degree in any field from an Australian university or equivalent qualification
  • VET Study and Work and Life Experience. Enquiries are welcome from Australian residents without a university degree as mature age students may qualify by an entrance exam.
  • Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years). Normally not applicable

English Language Proficiency

For those without a university degree in English, a certified copy of an IELTS score of at least 6.5 in all categories of the academic test. TOEFL scores are also accepted. For more information on IELTS tests please visit https://www.ielts.org/

 

How to Apply

Applications for study should be sent directly to Moore College.

See Undergraduate Admissions Process for details and contact information.

Admission Process

 

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer may be available and is assessed in terms of the Academic Credit Policy, located on the Moore Policy website, and the Australian Qualifications Framework, Qualifications Pathways Policy.

Academic Credit Policy

Student Profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new Advanced Diploma students at Moore College. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study in 2018.

 

Student Profile – 2018 New Student Cohort (Advanced Diploma of Bible, Mission & Ministry)

Applicant background

Semester 1 intake 2018

Number of students

Percentage of all new students

A. Past higher education study

18

90%

B. Past vocational education and training study

L/N

N/P

C. Recent secondary education

0

0

D. Life experience (mature age provisions)

L/N

N/P

International students

0

0

All students

20

100%

For issues of privacy, the following notes apply.

Notes:  L/N – Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5

N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation.

 

Further Information

Further information is available in the Undergraduate section of our study site.

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