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Certificate Unit Descriptions

Introduction to the Old Testament (CIOT)This subject engages students with an introduction to key themes in the Old Testament: the Creator God of grace and mercy, the Redeemer God who promises forgiveness and hope, the faithful God who speaks through his prophets to give hope of a fresh start with the coming of God’s Messiah.
Introduction to the New Testament (CINT)This subject will provide students with an introduction to Jesus: his world, who he showed himself to be, and his mission to reach the world. Reflecting on Jesus and the early church will help students have greater confidence in their faith in today’s world.
Knowing God (CKG)
This subject will provide students with an introduction to key truths of the Christian faith: the character of God, the person and saving work of Jesus, the Holy Spirit’s transforming work in individuals and the church, and the believer’s hope which shapes life in the present.
Early Church History (CECH)This is an introduction to God at work in the first 1000 years of the Christian church and gives us encouragement, insights and more understanding about the church today.
Pastoral Care Skills 1 (CPCS1)This subject will help give students a biblical foundation for pastoral care as well as providing some practical skills in listening and caring well for others.
Pastoral Care Skills 2 (CPCS2)
This subject builds on Pastoral Skills 1 to further enhance pastoral listening and other pastoral skills especially through reflection on the students use of those skills in order to deepen the student’s capacity to care well for others.
Christian Spirituality (CCS)This subject will provide students with an introduction to classic Christian spiritual disciplines and give them the opportunity to practice those in a one day retreat.
Disability Ministry (CDM)This subject will give students a biblical foundation for disability inclusive ministries as well as providing some practical skills in how to make churches more disability inclusive.
Pastoral Care for Mental Health (CPCMH)Mental illness affects nearly one in four Australians. This subject will help students begin to learn about mental health issues from a Christian perspective. They’ll be introduced to some practical skills to pastorally care for those who struggle with mental ill-health.

 

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