Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

The Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology is for those continuing from the Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology or who enter into the course with advanced standing.
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Developing Inspiring Christian Ministry Programs in Vibrant Communities


Description: Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey of developing and implementing Christian ministry programs that make a difference? This engaging unit is designed to equip passionate students like you with the skills, knowledge, and expertise to create and lead impactful ministry programs within the vibrant settings of churches, parishes, or local communities.

Get ready to unleash your creativity as you learn how to craft program parameters, design innovative strategies, and bring your vision to life. From organizing captivating events to coordinating meaningful activities, you’ll gain hands-on experience in implementing and facilitating these programs that touch lives.

Be empowered to take charge of your own learning as you explore the diverse aspects of Christian ministry. This unit is perfect for students aspiring to work in Christian organizations, enabling you to plan and deliver ministry services with confidence and autonomy.  You’ll have the freedom to exercise your own judgment and creativity, making each program uniquely impactful.

What makes this unit even more appealing? No specific licensing, legislative, or certification requirements are currently associated with it, giving you the flexibility to dive deep into your passion without any constraints.

Join us in this exciting journey of developing Christian ministry programs that will leave a lasting impact on communities, as you ignite your own passion and potential along the way. Enroll now and be part of a community dedicated to making a positive difference through faith-based initiatives.
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Graduate CertificateDiploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology


The Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology is an excellent choice for individuals involved in, preparing for, or aspiring to work in senior pastoral roles. This program equips students to independently make important decisions and serve in leadership positions. It is specifically tailored to meet the needs of those who are passionate about deepening their Christian faith and serving others.

6 Types of Students Who Might Benefit From The Advanced Diploma



Pastors seeking to enhance their Ministry Skills can find professional development opportunities with Vision International College, providing pastors with the tools to excel in their roles, embark on an enriching journey of growth for your ministry.



This unit equips individuals with the skills, knowledge, for Christian leadership in diverse settings. Explore the complexities of spiritual guidance, inclusivity, and compassionate nurturing. Benefit from tailored learning  and valuable networking opportunities.


Evangelist and Preachers

Embrace and diligently strive to present yourself approved to God, a seasoned worker, confidently presenting the Word of Truth. Your commitment to studying and rightly interpreting the Scriptures be a testament to your maturity and growth in faith.


Deacon and Elder

Release your potential, embrace your purpose as a deacon or elder, a mature student seeking to make a significant impact. in Christian leadership.  Explore the complexities of spiritual guidance, inclusivity, and compassionate nurturing.


Department Heads or Leaders

Our programs are designed to equip department leaders or pastors with invaluable knowledge and skills that will further strengthen their impact within the local church and the surrounding community. Partner with us on this transformative journey.


Pursuing Higher Educaton

This program is perfectly suited for individuals seeking additional educational opportunities through the pursuit of the Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry and Theology at Vision International College. Embark on and exciting this academic journey of discovery.

The Word

And truly He gave some to be apostles, and some to be prophets, and some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. 

Ephesians 4:11-12 NKJV

Advanced Diploma Course Description

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare individuals for various Christian ministry roles, including pastors, deacons, lay preachers, chaplains, evangelists and department managers. Work in these roles may also require commissioning from a recognised religious institution.

The course will provide participants with

  • advanced knowledge of core Christian beliefs and practices;
  • skills to interpret, apply and teach Christian beliefs and practices;
  • opportunities for personal ethical formation;
  • practical ministry, leadership or teaching skills; and
  • skills for work or further vocational training.

About The Course

The purpose of this course is to:

  • Qualify individuals to lead in church groups and other ministry contexts within a broad and diverse range of specialised independent roles and in accordance with the values, procedures and practice guidelines of those church groups and Christian ministry contexts; or
  • Provide a pathway for further learning by progression to a higher level of qualifications developed in conjunction with this Course, particularly the Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry and Theology.

The graduates of this course will also have gained skills consistent with the Advanced Diploma AQF descriptor, such as the ability to:

  • Analyse and synthesise information related to various Christian beliefs into relevant forms.
  • Provide specialist advice, guidance and leadership in a broad range of life and ministry situations based on advanced interpretations of Christian theological and contextual beliefs, including providing solutions to unpredictable and complex problems.
  • Provide advanced knowledge of Christian beliefs and understandings to Christian and non-Christian audiences.
  • Fulfil formal leadership by attending to responsibilities, expectations and requirements within the Christian ministry sector.

Full List of Advanced Diploma Subject Options

At Vision International College, we offer students an enriching educational experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Our Theology subjects provide a profound journey of understanding, equipping you with invaluable knowledge and insights. Through comprehensive study units, you’ll immerse yourself in detailed written work, rigorous research, and the honing of vital ministry skills.
Designed specifically for individuals in senior-level ministry roles, such as Pastors, Department Heads, Senior Pastors, and those aspiring to reach a pastoral level, our Ministry Skills units are tailored to meet your specific needs. These units will empower you with the practical tools and abilities required to excel in your ministry roles.
The program comprises the completion of 8 units in Biblical Theology, delving into the depths of theological exploration, and 4 Ministry Skill units that focus on sharpening your practical ministry expertise.
We understand that every student is unique. That’s why we provide you with flexibility in choosing your subjects. You may select from the recommended list or request substitute options from the Principal, whose decision on substitution requests is final. This ensures that your learning journey aligns with your specific interests and goals.
To further support your educational pursuits, we offer a full list of subject options, allowing you to explore a wide range of topics that cater to your individual learning needs. At Vision International College, we are committed to empowering you every step of the way.
Unleash your potential, expand your theological knowledge, and cultivate your ministry skills like never before. Join us at Vision International College and embark on a transformative journey that will shape your future as a confident and capable leader in the ministry.

Award Recognition

Vision International College is an independent Bible college. Many Christian churches and denominations highly value our awards for ministry training purposes.


However, Vision International College cannot offer or guarantee any posting to any church or missions organisation due to the diverse requirements of differing denominations. While our awards are highly respected, applications and inquiries to such bodies must be made in person by the student/graduate.


Upon completing this award, learners should have acquired the necessary knowledge, attitudes, and skills to serve effectively as Christian workers, religious instructors in churches, parishes, para-church organisations, missionary organisations, and religious education.

Advanced Diploma: Biblical Theology Subjects

The recommended subjects for this course are listed below as “Biblical Theology Subjects”.


In keeping with our policy of allowing students to tailor the course to suit their training needs, we are providing a link to the full list of subject options available.


Students can use the recommended list or request a substitute from the link below.


Note: Students may be required to purchase study material to complete the subjects.

Strong Reasons

When The Trumpet Sounds

Treasures from Paul – Colossians

Emmanuel: Christology

Marriage and Family Life

My Brother's Keeper

Theology of an influential theologian

Ministry Skills

There are two options to complete the practical theology units.
1. Through our “Online Training Portal”. The portal provides students with a comprehensive and interactive learning and training program. Various assignments are presented to teach and determine competency in the units required. Detailed instructions and access are provided to students by VIC as they enter into the subject.  A preview of the Vision Colleges Online Training Portal is available to students and prospective students at the Online Portal Student Guide.
2. If a unit is not available online, or if a student cannot access the internet or is uncomfortable with online learning, the unit is available in hard copy as a workbook with written assignments.
Students may request alternative Ministry Skills units.  For a list of alternative options, contact the Principal at Vision Colleges.
It is helpful, but not required, for a student to be involved in a local church or community-based program under qualified leadership and document their work experience completed for each unit to assist in establishing competencies.

Build and Maintain Ministry Relationships

Manage ministry and operational plans

Developing and supporting ministry resources

Lead the ministry team