Andrew with eleven smiling students from a variety of cultural and educational backgrounds

The Diploma of Christian Ministry & Theology (10743NAT) is stage 2 of VBC training and takes one year to complete when enrolled as a full time learner.

You'll spend four days a week working in your chosen ministry area under the guidance of an approved gospel worker.

You'll also spend one day a week in face to face learning at VBC alongside other learners.

Over the year you will be equipped to serve as a ministry coordinator (Kids Church, Youth Group, Men’s or Women’s Ministry etc) within a local church community. We will dig deeper into God’s word and develop ministry skills to lead others.

This course is also available for part time study with day and evening classes available. Contact us for more information.

Entry Requirements

To enrol in this course learners must:

  • Have completed a Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology or equivalent

  • Have access to a suitable workplace or a good simulation thereof (e.g. working as an assistant in a Christian ministry)

In addition, all learners enrolling at VBC are required to be professing Christians and actively involved in a local church.


There are 10 subjects in this course:

  • Christian Leadership (CHCCDE009)

  • Doctrine 1 (CMTTHE503)

  • New Testament 2 (CMTTHE504)

  • Pastoral Ministry (CHCPAS001)

  • Reformation Church History (CMTTHE501)

  • Co-ordinating a Ministry Team (CHCVOL003)

  • Christian Ethics (CMTMIN501)

  • Old Testament 2 (CMTTHE502)

  • Preaching (CMTMIN502)

  • World Religions and Worldviews (BSBRES411)


This course costs $520 per subject for full time or part time study. This includes all course handbooks, notes and required learning materials. These fees are due at the start of each subject. The total cost for all 10 subjects is $5,200.

Additional Information

Additional information about each of the above topics can be found in the VBC Prospectus. The prospectus also contains important information about VBC policies including privacy, grievances and disputes, exemptions and support services.