Diploma of Ministry

The Diploma of Ministry, which is a course of the Australian College of Theology (ACT), is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 5 award. It requires the completion of 96 credit points across 10–11 units depending upon your chosen mix of 8 credit point or 12 credit point units.


Of the 96 credit points, there are three core units (36 credit points):

  • Old Testament Overview  (12cp)
  • New Testament Overview  (12cp)
  • One Christian Thought unit: either Rise of Christianity: Acts to the Reformation (12 cp) or Foundational Christian Beliefs (12cp)

The remaining 60 credit points can then be made up of:

  • Three units with Ministry & Practice unit codes (PC, DM, or EM)
  • Any five units at AQF level 5


A pathway through the Diploma of Ministry could look like the following:

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