Key Information

Mary Andrews College offers a number of courses designed to help you deepen your relationship with God, and improve your practical ministry skills in whatever contexts you serve. The following information will help you choose which course is best for you.

Diploma Level

The Diploma level of study is our most in-depth qualification option. Whilst there are no exams, each unit usually requires three assignments that are set by the lecturer. Assignments may include a wide variety of tasks that require thoughtful reflection on what you have learnt. A FEE-HELP loan may be available to help pay for your study.

Certificate Level

The Certificate level of study is our entry level qualification option. There are no exams, however each unit typically requires two assignments that are set by the lecturer. Assignments are shorter in length and are not as demanding as those set at Diploma level. The hours required to complete Certificate level study are significantly less than at Diploma level.


Auditing Level (Non-Assessment Study)

Non-assessment study (auditing) allows for students to attend lectures and participate fully in class life without having to complete assignments. All of our units are able to be audited and there are no limits as to the combination or number of units that a student can audit. If you audit a unit, it is important to remember that you do not receive credit for participation towards any kind of qualification, it is for your interest and enjoyment only.


Pathway to Pastoral Ministry/Chaplaincy

MAC specialises in pastoral care. If pastoral care is your passion, we have two suggested Pathways to Pastoral Ministry at either Diploma or Certificate level. These Pathways take the guesswork out of which units to choose. Completing one of these Pathways would equip you to be a Community Chaplain, or provide a qualification to pursue pastoral ministry in a variety of settings. Please click here for more information.


Course Booklet

The Course Booklet contains all the information you need to know about the courses offered at Mary Andrews College. There is also a list of all current units, plus descriptions of each unit to help you choose what to study.

Click here for the 2019 Course Booklet.



A timetable is released each October for the following year. The timetable includes dates, times and locations for offered units, as well as the latest information about fees. PLEASE NOTE: The timetable must be read in conjunction with the course booklet, in order to ensure that you understand which units you should choose to fulfil the requirements of your course.

Click here for the 2019 Timetable.


2019 FeesACT logo colour with writing

As an  affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology (ACT), Mary Andrews College is approved to deliver the courses of the ACT. The Australian College of Theology is a self-accrediting national Higher Education Provider (HEP), which operates as a consortium of independent affiliated colleges. The tuition fees are set by the ACT on an annual basis. More information about tuition fees is available at https://www.actheology.edu.au/tuition-fees.


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Course Information

Diploma Level Courses
Diploma Of Christian Studies

8-12 units (32 credit points)
1 year FT or no time limit PT

Diploma of Theology

10-12 units (48 credit points)
1.5 years FT or no time limit PT

Diploma of Ministry

10-12 units (48 credit points)
1.5 years FT or no time limit PT

Combined Diploma of Theology / Diploma of Ministry

16 units (64 credit points)
2 years FT or equivalent PT.

Advanced Diploma Of Theology

16 units (64 credit points)
2 years FT or equivalent PT

Advanced Diploma Of Ministry

16 units (64 credit points)
2 years FT or equivalent PT

Combined Advanced Diploma of Theology / Advanced Diploma of Ministry

24 units (96 credit points)
3 years FT or equivalent PT