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Certificate IV in Ministry

Certificate IV in Ministry

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Make a difference
Our one year Certificate IV in Ministry programs is the perfect place to start your training adventure. By building a solid biblical foundation combined with exciting leadership and ministry training with lots of hands-on opportunities to put what you learn in to practice, this course sets you up to make a real difference in the ministry team of your local church.


Core Subjects: 260 hours
Stream Subjects: 220 hours
Practicum: 240 hours
Certificate IV in Ministry: 720 hours / 1 year

Core Subjects are done by all students and build a foundation of bible, doctrine personal leadership and ministry teamwork.

Everyone chooses a Stream that gives them focused training in their ministry of passion and calling.

Practicum is where each student gets to turn their classroom learning into real ministry skill through hands-on experience in an area of ministry in Hillsong Church.

General leadership and ministry skills are developed through our Core Subjects, which all students complete. In addition, students also choose one of our five streams, and complete all of their stream’s subjects, to develop their specialised ministry skills. The Core and Stream subjects deliver units of competence drawn from a range of Australian government and industry-recognised Training Packages and Courses.

One year (two semesters) full-time.

Ministry Training
Our first year program builds a basic foundation of biblical teaching and principles for ministry coupled with practical experience and market-place skills across streams. It trains you with the skills you need to work in a ministry team setting in a local church or Christian organisation, for example:

  • A small group leader
  • A youth team worker
  • A worship team vocalist or musician
  • An assistant leader in a kids or student team
  • A member of a Christian dance team
  • A camera operator
  • A sound desk operator

The course also trains you with the skills needed in marketplace careers in the same field as your Stream’s ministry specialisation.

Innovative Learning Environment
Our study program takes place in a variety of settings including lecture-style classes, group-work, presentation, self-directed learning activities, workshops, tutorials and work-based training. Assessment methods include written assignments, reports and journals, oral and written presentations, ministry observation, performances, portfolios, tests, and work-place feedback.

At the end of your first year
After successfully completing your first year of study you are eligible to receive a Certificate IV in Ministry. This gives you entry into the Diploma of Ministry course, the second year of our program.

Students are entitled to receive each award at the conclusion of each qualification. However most of our students elect to receive all of their awards together at our public graduation ceremony at the completion of all their studies.

Fees & Costs
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