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 pathway 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.
The Certificate level pathway is an introduction to the Bible, Theology, and Discipleship & Pastoral Ministry Skills. The Certificate of Theology has six units with each being 12 hours face-to-face in a classroom, whether that classroom be online or in a physical classroom. Assessment is broken down into two or three assignments where cumulatively the word count will not exceed 2000 words. For more information about the Certificate level pathway, click here.
The Diploma level pathway offers foundational groundwork in Bible, Theology, and Discipleship & Pastoral Ministry skills. Each Diploma is made up of 8 credit point and 12 credit point units (36 hours face-to-fac 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 pathway, click here.
The Graduate Certificate of Pastoral Care for Mental Health is a professional development program 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 pathway, click here.
If you would like to speak to a faculty member about course options, please contact Anna at [email protected] and we will organise a time for you to speak to our Principal, Katy Smith, or Dean of Students, Louise Gosbell. Alternatively, you may wish to attend an information session and details for each information session can be found here. In the meantime, you can download a copy of our course brochure with the 2021 timetable here.