Be Equipped at MAC

Mary Andrews College exists to equip women to serve Christ through pastoral care and discipleship. There are so many opportunities for women at MAC to be equipped from Certificate level study through to graduate study. At every level of study, we encourage every woman to integrate what she is learning from the Scriptures with her character, convictions, and skills, so that the whole of who we are and how we serve is being shaped by God’s word in the Bible.

Which course of study you might choose depends entirely on the depth you wish to gain in your study of the Bible and in Theology and how this learning integrates with pastoral practice in everyday life. Every level is a pathway into pastoral ministry, whether than be vocational or in a volunteer capacity, and each is designed to equip students with the skills to integrate what they are learning in the classroom with pastoral ministry practice.


MAC Certificate Courses (Introductory)

Certificate Course 


Diploma Level Courses (Foundational)

The Diploma level courses offer foundational groundwork in Bible, Theology, and Discipleship & Pastoral Ministry skills. Each Diploma or Advanced Diploma is made up of 8 credit point and 12 credit point units (36 hours face-to-face class time). The 8cp units include 24 hours face-to-face in a classroom and the 12cp units include 36 hours face-to-face class time; each unit can be undertaken online or on-campus. Assessment is broken down into two or three assignments where the cumulative word count will not exceed 4500 word. For more information about the Diploma level courses:


Diploma Courses 


Professional Development Course (Advanced)

The Graduate Certificate of Pastoral Care for Mental Health is a professional development course for ministry workers and healthcare professionals who wish to gain a theological framework for understanding mental health issues and wellbeing. This Graduate Certificate is made up of four 12cp units where each unit includes 36 hours of face-to-face classroom time. For more information about the Graduate Certificate course:



Graduate Certificate Course 


If you would like to speak to a faculty member about course options, please contact our admissions team at [email protected] and we will organise a time for you to speak to our Dean of Students.

Alternatively, you may wish to view our course units and download a 2022 timetable, or attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

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