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Mary Andrews College Certificates

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In 2023, Mary Andrews College is launching 3 brand new in-house certificates:

  • Mary Andrews College Certificate in Bible and Ministry
  • Mary Andrews College Certificate in Pastoral Care
  • Mary Andrews College Certificate in Pastoral Care and Mental Health

Each of these three 3 certificates is designed to provide a students with a strong foundation in the Bible alongside developing practical ministry skills. These courses are specifically designed for women who have a desire to learn more about God’s word and how this learning shapes how we disciples and care for the people we engage with in life and ministry. These Certificates are ideal for anyone who has not done any previous theological study and is a popular option for students with no previous tertiary qualifications or whose qualifications were completed a long time ago. These Certificates are the perfect course for beginners to give you a solid introduction to the Bible in combination with some practical ministry skills.

These MAC Certificates are short courses may be studied as part of preparation for lay ministry or simply to help students grow in their knowledge, understanding and application of God’s word. Each course is made up of 6 subjects each with 12 hours of class content. All subjects can be studied in person at our campus in the Sydney or CBD or in live online lectures. For each subject, you will be expected to undertake up to 38 hours of work outside of the classroom doing set reading and assignment preparation.

This pathway is suitable for women who wish to be further equipped for discipling ministries in the local church, such as mentoring and small group leading, as well as serving in pastoral care in the local church and in community chaplaincy programs.

Rationale

The Mary Andrews College Certificate in Bible and Ministry is an introductory course designed for students who have a desire to learn more about God’s word and how this learning shapes how we minister to and care for people in the church, the community and the world. It is the perfect course for anyone who does not have any previous theological training providing students with an introductory knowledge of the Bible in combination with some practical ministry skills.

The Mary Andrews College Certificate in Pastoral Care is an introductory course designed to equip students with the basic knowledge and skills to offer compassionate Biblical pastoral care in their particular personal and ministry contexts. It is the perfect course for anyone who does not any previous theological training but is passionate about developing basic skills and understanding of the way God’s word calls us to pastorally care for people while also developing practical pastoral and ministry skills.

The Mary Andrews College Certificate in Pastoral Care and Mental Health is an introductory course designed to equip students with basic Biblical pastoral care skills. The course will help students understand better both how to support good mental health while also learning how to pastorally care for people living with mental health challenges. It is the perfect course for anyone who does not any previous theological training but is passionate about developing basic skills in the way God’s word calls us to pastorally care for people while also developing practical pastoral skills.

Course Delivery

Subjects will be taught in hybrid mode, i.e., students can attend class in-person on campus or attend online.

Course Structure

MAC Certificate in Bible and MinistryMAC Certificate in Pastoral CareMAC Certificate in Pastoral Care for Mental Health
Core Units4 Core units
- Introduction to the Old Testament
- Introduction to the New Testament
- Knowing God: Christian Theology
- Skills for Ministry
5 Core units
- Introduction to the Old Testament
- Introduction to the New Testament
- Knowing God: Christian Theology
- Pastoral Care Skills I
- Pastoral Care Skills II
6 Core units
- Introduction to the Old Testament
- Introduction to the New Testament
- Knowing God: Christian Theology
- Pastoral Care Skills I
- Pastoral Care Skills II
- Pastoral Care for Mental Health
Electives2 Elective Units1 Elective UnitNo Elective Units

2023 Electives

Disability Ministry
Early Church History
Pastoral Care for Mental Health
Christian Spirituality

For all three MAC Certificates, 2 additional elective units can be undertaken to complete an Advanced Certificate.

View the 2023 Timetable            View the 2023 Unit Descriptions

Admission requirements

Open to persons who have satisfactorily completed Year 10 in an Australian school system (or equivalent); or to such other persons approved by the MAC  Dean of Students.
Application Process

Cost

For 2023, the cost of each subject at Certificate level is $400 per subject. Auditing a Certificate subject (without completing the assignments) is $250. For any student who has previously graduated from another course at MAC, Certificate subjects can be audited for $150 per subject.

Students enrolled in the MAC Certificates are not eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan from the government.

MAC Certificate FAQs

For any further questions or clarification you might like to look at our Frequently Asked Questions regarding our new MAC Certificates.
MAC Certificate FAQs

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