11236NAT Certificate III Christian Ministry and Theology

Certificate III is the first step in an exciting journey of discovery into the word of God and preparation for ministry.
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The study and practical application of the Word of God can have a profound impact on one’s life. The 11236NAT Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology provides the start of a transformative journey that will deepen your relationship with God, the Church, and His people, and provide an exhilarating experience of study.
Moreover, eligible Australian students enrolling in this program can benefit from financial assistance such as Austudy, AbStudy, Youth Allowance, or the Pensioner Education Supplement. This Distance Education program allows for completion within one year, with flexible timelines based on each student’s individual capacity and circumstances.
While no formal academic qualifications are required to enrol in Certificate III, having an understanding of the English language sufficient to read your preferred version of the Bible enables you to engage with your studies.
Eligibility for the course may be determined through a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) test.

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11236NAT Certificate III Christian Ministry and Theology


The 11236NAT Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology holds a higher level of education than the School Leaving Certificate, positioning it as the initial year of formal Bible College study. This program focuses on selecting subjects that establish a strong biblical foundation and provide a secure base for ministry and is also useful for roles.

With a comprehensive curriculum that combines theology and elective skills, this program serves as an excellent starting point for students aiming to develop their abilities for ministry. It is specifically designed for those students who:

6 Types of Students Who Might Benefit From Certificate III


New To The Faith

Certificate III, a perfect choice for individuals new to the Christian Faith desiring to deepen their understanding of the Word of God.  This program is designed specifically for those who are just starting their spiritual journey


Austudy Requirement

Australian students seeking ministry studies but require financial assistance can find support needed for the Certificate III and the Certificate IV with Austudy, Abstudy, Youth Allowance or Pensioner Education Supplement


Ministry Training

The Certificate III is the perfect stepping stone for individuals who may have limited or no prior experience in life or ministry. It provides an excellent starting point for those looking to gain skills and knowledge in these areas.


Gap Year

Those seeking a “Gap Year” between high school and work or university can study with  our Cert III, serve their church and recieve income from Centrelink support and gain vital ministry experience.


Mature Age Students

Mature age individuals seeking to pursue further education, but requiring a foundational level of instruction to prepare them for advanced studies, will discover the Certificate III to be an optimal starting point


Personal Development

For individuals who undertake studies for personal development and the application of learned truth will find Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology an ideal and enriching option.

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

Certificate III Study Options

Vision College has carefully chosen subjects to fulfil the unit requirements for Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology.


The units are categorized into “Core Units” and “Elective Units”.  Elective units are identified as Theology or Ministry and Formation.


The student will complete the two Core Units plus six elective Units from the theology or ministry formation units.


Students may request an alternative subject for the unit provided the subject meets the unit requirements.  The Principal’s decision regarding substitution requests is final.


Students are encouraged to reach out for clarification or assistance in tailoring their courses to their individual goals.

11236NAT Certificate III in Christian Ministy and Theology Subject Options