11237NAT Certificate IV Christian Ministry and Theology

Certificate IV for those who continue to study from Certificate III or enter into the course with advanced standing
Certificate IV Study Stream

Are you ready to deepen your understanding of the Word of God and take your theological journey to new heights? Look no further than the 11237NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology!
Designed for those hungry for spiritual growth, whether you’re advancing from Certificate III or joining with advanced standing, this exceptional course is your gateway to a vibrant faith-building experience.
Picture yourself delving into the Scriptures, expanding your knowledge, and strengthening your relationship with God. With a curriculum crafted to nurture your faith journey, every lesson is a step closer to profound understanding and spiritual fulfilment.
And here’s the best part: eligible Australian students can enjoy financial support through Austudy, AbStudy, Youth Allowance, and the Pension Education Supplement, making your educational aspirations more accessible than ever.
With our flexible Distance Education program, you can complete Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology in just one year, tailored to fit your schedule and circumstances.
Don’t wait any longer to embark on this transformative journey. Enrol now and unlock the doors to a deeper connection with God and a brighter future in ministry. The Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology awaits you!
Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology OR a similar Bible college award OR verifiable ministry experience of at least 2 years.
Eligibility to enter the course may require an LLN test.

Certificate III

11237NAT Certificate IV Christian Ministry and Theology


The Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology stands as an ‘Advanced Standing Entry Level’ program, strategically positioned as a crucial stepping stone toward the Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology.

Tailored for individuals who have already embarked on their journey of formal Bible College studies with practical ministry experience, this course is meticulously crafted to equip and empower students for impactful service in Christian ministry or service roles, whether full-time or part-time or for those who are simply seeking a better understanding of the Word of God.

At the heart of our program lies a meticulously curated selection of subjects, carefully chosen to lay a firm biblical foundation and facilitate continuous growth. Seamlessly integrating theological teachings with practical Ministry Skills development, this course is the ideal choice for those seeking to elevate their formal Christian ministry competencies to new heights or for those who seek a deeper relationship with Jesus and the church.

It is particularly suited for students who:

11 Types of Students Who Might Benefit From Certificate IV


Austudy Requirement

Require Austudy or Youth allowance or other government funding


Ministry Seekers

Seeking ministerial qualifications



Seeking ordination qualifications


Pursuing Internship

Are entering into an Internship in their local church or denomination


Pursuing Pastoral Work

Desire to enter into formal pastoral or Christian work


Involved In Ministry

Are people involved in ministry or Christian work and service


Pursuing Truth

Desire to undertake studies for personal benefit and the application of learned truth


Diploma Entrance

Want to prepare for entrance to a diploma course, and above


Deeper Study

Wish to continue into deeper levels of study to serve Christ and the church better


Personal Growth

Are seeking personal growth and development in Christ


Personal Choice

Personal choice and preference



Unlock your potential with Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology, emphasising diverse options available through Vision International College.  Here, students can customise their learning journey, delving deep into the teachings of the Bible or specialising in various ministry fields.

We encourage students to shape their studies according to their interests and goals.  Whether expanding their theological knowledge or focusing on specialised areas such as Chaplaincy, Christian Counseling, or Youth Work, our program caters to the student’s needs and callings.

This Certificate comprises nine subjects, and our Cert IV Study Stream provides an array of options to tailor your learning experience.

For those aiming for specialisation, the program includes three mandatory core units, three biblical units, and three Ministry skills units, culminating in a robust qualification in Christian Ministry and Theology with a distinct emphasis.

We understand that individual circumstances vary; thus, students can explore alternative study options to align with their unique ministry needs.  It must be noted that the final approval of an alternative subject rests with the Principal to ensure coherence and suitability.

Join us in the noble pursuit of serving Christ and uplifting the church community through our adaptable Certificate IV program.  Unleash your potential today and leave a lasting impact through your ministry.

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

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.

Full List of Certificate IV Subject Options

Biblical Subjects


Theology students must complete three core units and select six others from the balance of subjects offered.
Students who seek to specialise must complete the three cores units plus any three others from the biblical subject options plus 3 units from the Ministry skills options.
For biblical units, the students are provided with a textbook, assignments and instructions to complete the subject satisfactorily.
Alternative subjects may be selected from the Study Streams, the final decision on a preferred alternative rests with the Principal of the College.

Dynamic Christian Foundations

Royal Priesthood

Authenticity & Authority of the Bible

Elective Units

Authenticity & Authority of the Bible

Highly Exalted

Equipped to Serve

Shades of Grey

Overcoming Darkness

The World's Greatest Story

Equipped to Serve

Walking in the Spirit

Pentecostal Pulpit

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.

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