11237NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

Find the list of subjects, core units, elective units and alternative elective units for Certificate IV

The 112376NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology comprises nine units; this program features three mandatory core units. Beyond these, participants are free to select from six elective units, which can delve into biblical teachings exclusively or incorporate a blend of biblical and Ministry Skills Units.


The subjects can be taken in any order to suit the student’s learning needs.


A student must complete:

1.  Three core units.

2.  Up to six units from the elective options.

3.  Up to three units may be taken from the Ministry Skills Units.


The total number of units required for the Certificate IV is 9.

Vision Colleges offers subjects to fulfil Certificate IV; however, students are encouraged to tailor their study program to suit their specific ministry training needs and specialise in certain fields of ministry.


Students should inquire of Vision Colleges for information regarding alternative study options.  The principal ultimately approves of these alternatives, ensuring academic coherence and relevance.

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11237NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology Units

Certificate IV Christian Ministry and Theology Units

To satisfy the requirements of the Certificate IV a student must complete nine units

Core Units

NOTE: All of the core units must be completed.
Royal Priesthood satisfies:
NAT11237001 Apply knowledge of the Bible
Authenticity and Authority of the Bible satisfies:
NAT11237002 Interpret biblical texts
Dynamic Christian Foundations satisfies:
NAT11237003 Develop and apply knowledge of key Christian beliefs

Elective Units

Students must complete six units from the Elective Options.  At least three must come from the Biblical Options

Biblical Options

Highly Exalted satisfies:
NAT11237004 Discuss a topic from a Christian perspective
Shades of Grey satisfies:
NAT11237005 Apply Christian ethics to contemporary issues
Foundations of Faith satisfies:
NAT11237006  Explain Christian beliefs to a non-Christian audience
The World’s Greatest Story satisfies:
NAT11237007 Apply knowledge of Christian history and historical theology
Overcoming Darkness satisfies:
NAT11238006 Analyse and compare worldviews and world religions
Walking in the Spirit satisfies:
NAT11238008 Use Christian spiritual practices to support own personal development
Pentecostal Pulpit satisfies:
NAT11237011 Prepare and preach a sermon

Ministry Skills Options

Students may select a maximum of three units from this section below.  Note that Units 1 and 2 are required for a Chaplaincy emphasis.
The work for these units is completed through Vision Colleges’ online learning portal.
Alternative subjects may be requested from the college.  Any final decision on the approval of an alternative subject rests with the Principal.
1. CHCMHS001 – Work with people with mental health issues
2.  CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
3.  CHCPAS004 Provide Pastoral and Spiritual Care
4.  CHCPAS003 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care

This listing is correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change without notice.

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