Introduction to Biblical Studies and Ministry has been designed to equip Christians to read the Bible for themselves and help others follow Jesus. Some subjects will help you deepen your understanding of God and his Word, others will equip you with skills to teach others.

There are 9 subjects in the Vocational Bible College Introduction to Biblical Studies and Ministry Certificate. Each subject runs over 19 weeks and requires approximately 3 hours a week to complete training activities. 1.5 hours will be spent in a small group discussion and another 1.5 hours doing readings, ministry activities and assessments.

Attaining the Introduction to Biblical Studies and Ministry Certificate is one pre-requisite to entering our Diploma in Christian Ministry and Theology (10743NAT) program.

Certificate Requirements

To enrol in this certificate it is recommended that persons:

  • Have completed year 10 (Completion of Higher School Certificate or a Trade Certificate preferred)

  • Be part of a local church where they can put their learning into practice.

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


  1. Seeing Jesus in the whole Bible

  2. Talking to others about Jesus

  3. Reading Mark’s Gospel

  4. Growing new Christians

  5. Reading the Law (Genesis - Deuteronomy)

  6. Goals, priorities and looking after yourself

  7. God’s plan for Family

  8. Leading a Growth Group

  9. Learning from the Early Church


$100-200 per subject. This includes the set text and all other learning materials.

Additional Information

Additional information about each of the above subjects can be found in the Introduction to Biblical Studies and Ministry Certificate Booklet. The booklet also contains important information about VBC policies including privacy, grievances and disputes, exemptions and support services.