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Undergraduate Courses

Through our proven mix of classroom teaching and hands-on ministry training, our undergraduate courses provide the optimal learning experience to prepare you for all that God has called you to. No matter which course and campus you choose, you’ll be equipped for a lifetime of loving God, loving people and utilising your gifts to build the Church.

Available Courses

Full-time
Achievement
1 Yr
Diploma of Ministry

Focusses:
Worship Music, Pastoral Leadership/Theology.


2 Yrs
Associate Degree in Ministry

Focusses:
Worship Music, Pastoral Leadership and Theology.


Duration: 1 year + Prerequisite of 1 year Diploma of Ministry or equivalent.


3 Yrs
Bachelor of Ministry

Focusses:
Worship Music and Pastoral Leadership.


Duration: 1 year + Prerequisite of 2 year Associate Degree of Ministry or equivalent.


Bachelor of Theology

Focusses:
Biblical Studies, Theology or Ancient Languages.


Duration: 1 year + Prerequisite of 2 year Associate Degree of Ministry or equivalent.

Undergraduate | 094096J

Diploma of Ministry

Preparing you to build the Church in today’s climate, this course provides you with a strong foundation in ministry and biblical studies, shaping a Christian worldview that will directly connect to your ministry work. In addition, you will find opportunities to gain the practical expertise required for ministry and to make a positive contribution to society.

Course Structure

The Diploma of Ministry is comprised of 8 subjects (80 credit points). Within our Diploma of Ministry course, you can choose a Focus that concentrates your studies to equip you with a specific skill set. See the available Focusses and required subjects below.

Course Structure: 6 Required Subjects + 2 Focus Elective Subjects

 

Worship Music

Preparing worship leaders and musicians for dynamic creative ministries.

  • Introduction to Worship Music
  • Music Performance
  • Write Songs
Pastoral Leadership / Theology

Preparing pastors and leaders for a lifetime of fruitful ministry.

  • Personal Leadership
  • Introduction to Theology
  • Preaching
Required Subjects
  • Faith & Purpose
  • Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
  • Old Testament Foundations
  • New Testament Foundations
  • Character Formation
  • Professional Practice

Fees & Financial Assistance

FEE-HELP and Financial Assistance are available for domestic Australian students. Learn more about your eligibility for financial assistance, entry requirements and the tuition prices for our Diploma of Ministry course below.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Entry Requirements

  • What are the entry requirements for Hillsong College?

    – Be a committed Christian (for at least the last 12 months).
    -Have a strong sense of the call of God on their life.
    -Be a regular and active member of a local church (for at least the last 12 months).
    -Be at least 18 years of age by the time they start College.
    -Be living a faithful Christian lifestyle consistent with our Student Code of Conduct.
    -Have successfully completed high school, or have equivalent post-school life and work experience.
    -Have access to sufficient financial resources to cover their fees, accommodation and living expenses.
    -Have the physical, emotional, psychological and intellectual health and capacity required to successfully undertake the demands of ministry training.
    -Be proficient in spoken and written English according to the minimum requirement of each course below.
    -Agree to the Terms and Conditions of any Offer of Place, and to conduct themselves according to the requirements of the Student Handbook, including the Student Code of Conduct, up to and during the period of their enrolment. 

  • What are the academic requirements?

    -Completed senior high school within last 2 years with NSW Higher School Certificate (or equivalent), or -Completion of an AQF level 3 Certificate III level VET qualification (interview required); -Completion of an AQF level 5 Higher Education Diploma; -Work and Life experience and Mature Age – 
    provisional entry. 

  • What are the english requirements?

    IELTS Academic (or equivalent) score 5.5, with no score below 5.0 in any of the four skill areas. 

  • Worship Music Entry Requirements

    Students who would like to study music subjects in the Worship Music Focus are required to go through our evaluation process. This process ensures students have the musical skill required to succeed at the level of these Undergraduate courses.

  • Credit Transfer & Recognised Prior Learning

    To qualify for credit transfer your studies will need to be: 
    -With an accredited or recognised institution providing high quality training and education that is recognised by regulators and/or other colleges. 
    -In a field equivalent or related to Hillsong College’s courses, streams or subjects. 
    -Delivered at an appropriate post-high school level. 
    Completed within the last 2 – 5 years. 

Study Options

Australia

Online

Part-time

Full-time

Academic Calendar

Australian Campuses

2022 | Semester 2

Enrolment/Orientation: July 27th
Start of Semester: August 1st
End of Semester: November 25th
Graduation Ceremony: November 29th

2023 | Semester 1

Enrolment/Orientation: February 1-3rd
Start of Semester: February 9th
Break: April 24 – May 8th
End of Semester: May 26th

2023 | Semester 2

Enrolment/Orientation: July 26-28th
Start of Semester: July 31st
Break: October 23-29th
End of Semester: November 24th
Graduation Ceremony: November 27th

Online Campus

2022 | Semester 2

Enrolment and Orientation: August 19th
Start of Semester: August 22nd
End of Semester: November 28th

2023 | Semester 1

Enrolment and Orientation: February 1st-3rd
Start of Semester: February 6th
End of Semester: June 2nd

2023 | Semester 2

Enrolment and Orientation: July 26th-28th
Start of Semester: July 31st
End of Semester (Graduation): November 28th

Undergraduate | 080056K

Associate Degree in Ministry

Preparing you for Christian ministry in today’s world, the Associate Degree in Ministry is designed to provide you with a broad theoretical knowledge of Christian Studies and practical knowledge of ministry. This course guides you to be able to minister effectively in Christian and community settings and respond intelligently to a wide variety of modern challenges and issues.

Course Structure

The Associates Degree in Ministry is a degree comprised of 16 subjects (160 credit points). Within our Associate Degree in Ministry course, you can choose a focus that concentrates your studies to equip you with a specific skill set. You will determine your focus by selecting 6 elective subject options within that focus. See the available pathways and core subjects below.

Course Structure: 10 Required Subjects + 6 Focus Elective Subjects

 

Worship Music

Preparing worship leaders and musicians for dynamic creative ministries.

  • Introduction to Worship Music
  • Music Performance
  • Worship Arts & Church History
  • Music Ensembles
  • Worship in Contemporary Context
  • Lyrics & Theology
  • Professional Practice
Pastoral Leadership

Preparing pastors and leaders for a lifetime of fruitful ministry.

  • Discipleship
  • Pentecostal Ministry Foundations
  • Communicating The Christian Faith
  • Preaching
  • Biblical interpretation
  • Pastoral Administration & Management
  • Professional Practice
Theology

Preparing preachers and teachers to be impactful communicators.

  • Pneumatology
  • The Pentateuch
  • Christ & Salvation
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • World of the New Testament
  • Trinity & Creation
  • Historical Books of the Bible
Required Subjects
  • Old Testament Foundations
  • New Testament Foundations
  • Church History Foundations
  • Leadership Principles
  • Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Introduction to Academic Research & Writing
  • Christian Worldview
  • Christian Ethics
  • Professional Practice

Fees & Financial Assistance

FEE-HELP and Financial Assistance are available for domestic Australian students. Learn more about your eligibility for financial assistance, entry requirements and the tuition prices for our Associates Degree in Ministry course below.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Entry Requirements

  • What are the entry requirements for Hillsong College?

    – Be a committed Christian (for at least the last 12 months). -Have a strong sense of the call of God on their life. -Be a regular and active member of a local church (for at least the last 12 months). -Be at least 18 years of age by the time they start College. -Be living a faithful Christian lifestyle consistent with our Student Code of Conduct. -Have successfully completed high school, or have equivalent post-school life and work experience. -Have access to sufficient financial resources to cover their fees, accommodation and living expenses. -Have the physical, emotional, psychological and intellectual health and capacity required to successfully undertake the demands of ministry training. -Be proficient in spoken and written English according to the minimum requirement of each course below. -Agree to the Terms and Conditions of any Offer of Place, and to conduct themselves according to the requirements of the Student Handbook, including the Student Code of Conduct, up to and during the period of their enrolment. 

  • What are the academic requirements?

    -Completed senior high school within last 2 years with NSW Higher School Certificate (or 
    equivalent), or -Completion of an AQF level 3 Certificate III level 
    VET qualification (interview required); 
    -Completion of an AQF level 5 Higher Education 
    Diploma; -Work and Life experience and Mature Age – provisional entry.

  • What are the English requirements?

    IELTS Academic (or equivalent) score 5.5, with no score below 5.0 in any of the four skill areas. 

  • Worship Music Requirements

    Students who would like to study music subjects in the Worship Music Focus are required to go through our evaluation process. This process ensures students have the musical skill required to succeed at the level of these Undergraduate courses.

  • Credit Transfer & Recognised Prior Learning

    To qualify for credit transfer your studies will need to be:  -With an accredited or recognised institution providing high quality training and education that is recognised by regulators and/or other colleges.  -In a field equivalent or related to Hillsong College’s courses, streams or subjects.  -Delivered at an appropriate post-high school level.  -Completed within the last 2 – 5 years. 

Study Options

Australia

Online

Part-time

Full-time

Academic Calendar

Australian Campuses

2022 | Semester 2

Enrolment/Orientation: July 27th
Start of Semester: August 1st
End of Semester: November 25th
Graduation Ceremony: November 29th

2023 | Semester 1

Enrolment/Orientation: February 1-3rd
Start of Semester: February 9th
Break: April 24 – May 8th
End of Semester: May 26th

2023 | Semester 2

Enrolment/Orientation: July 26-28th
Start of Semester: July 31st
Break: October 23-29th
End of Semester: November 24th
Graduation Ceremony: November 27th

Online Campus

2022 | Semester 2

Enrolment and Orientation: August 19th
Start of Semester: August 22nd
End of Semester: November 28th

2023 | Semester 1

Enrolment and Orientation: February 1st-3rd
Start of Semester: February 6th
End of Semester: June 2nd

2023 | Semester 2

Enrolment and Orientation: July 26th-28th
Start of Semester: July 31st
End of Semester (Graduation): November 28th

Undergraduate | 068422E

Bachelor of Ministry

Our Bachelor of Ministry course will equip you to be a leader and pastor within the Church! You’ll develop a deep foundation in theology and biblical studies, forming a Christian worldview that directly connects with purpose and passion for The Church. This course will prepare you for a lifetime of ministry, empowering communities and changing lives through Christ.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Ministry is a degree comprised of 24 subjects (240 credit points). Within our Bachelor of Ministry course, you can choose a focus that concentrates your studies to equip you with a specific skill set. See the available focusses and required subjects below.

Course Structure: 15 Required Subjects + 9 Focus Elective Subjects

 

Worship Music

Preparing worship leaders and musicians for dynamic creative ministries.

  • Introduction to Worship Music
  • Music Performance
  • Worship Arts & Church History
  • Music Ensembles
  • Lyrics & Theology
  • Worship in Contemporary Contexts
  • Worship Practicum
  • Introduction to Worship Ministry
  • Composition & Song Writing
Pastoral Leadership

Preparing pastors and leaders for a lifetime of fruitful ministry.

  • Discipleship
  • Pentacostal Ministry Foundations
  • Communicating The Christian Faith
  • Advanced Leadership & Decision Making
  • Church Planting
  • Strategy, Innovation & Change
  • Church & Society
  • Preaching
Required Subjects
  • Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
  • Old Testament Foundations
  • New Testament Foundations
  • Introduction to Academic Research & Writing
  • Christian Worldview
  • Professional Practice Subjects
  • Church History Foundations
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Pastoral Administration & Management
  • A BIB200-300 level subject
  • A THE200-300 level subject

Fees & Financial Assistance

FEE-HELP and Financial Assistance are available for domestic Australian students. Learn more about your eligibility for financial assistance, entry requirements and the tuition prices for our Bachelor of Ministry course below.

Fees & Financial Assistance

Entry Requirements

  • What are the entry requirements for Hillsong College?

    – Be a committed Christian (for at least the last 12 months). -Have a strong sense of the call of God on their life. -Be a regular and active member of a local church (for at least the last 12 months). -Be at least 18 years of age by the time they start College. -Be living a faithful Christian lifestyle consistent with our Student Code of Conduct. -Have successfully completed high school, or have equivalent post-school life and work experience. -Have access to sufficient financial resources to cover their fees, accommodation and living expenses. -Have the physical, emotional, psychological and intellectual health and capacity required to successfully undertake the demands of ministry training. -Be proficient in spoken and written English according to the minimum requirement of each course below. -Agree to the Terms and Conditions of any Offer of Place, and to conduct themselves according to the requirements of the Student Handbook, including the Student Code of Conduct, up to and during the period of their enrolment. 

  • What are the academic requirements?

    -Completed senior high school within last 2 years with NSW Higher School Certificate (or equivalent), or -Completion of an AQF level 3 Certificate III level 
    VET qualification (interview required); 
    -Completion of an AQF level 5 Higher Education 
    Diploma; -Work and Life experience and Mature Age – provisional entry.

  • What are the English requirements?

    IELTS Academic (or equivalent) score higher than 5.5, with no score below 5.0 in any of the four skill areas. 

  • Worship Music Requirements

    Students who would like to study music subjects in the Worship Music Focus are required to go through our evaluation process. This process ensures students have the musical skill required to succeed at the level of these Undergraduate courses.

  • Credit Transfer & Recognised Prior Learning

    To qualify for credit transfer your studies will need to be:  -With an accredited or recognised institution providing high quality training and education that is recognised by regulators and/or other colleges.  -In a field equivalent or related to Hillsong College’s courses, streams or subjects.  -Delivered at an appropriate post-high school level.  -Completed within the last 2 – 5 years. 

Study Options

Australia

Online

Part-time

Full-time

Academic Calendar

Australian Campuses

2022 | Semester 2

Enrolment/Orientation: July 27th
Start of Semester: August 1st
End of Semester: November 25th
Graduation Ceremony: November 29th

2023 | Semester 1

Enrolment/Orientation: February 1-3rd
Start of Semester: February 9th
Break: April 24 – May 8th
End of Semester: May 26th

2023 | Semester 2

Enrolment/Orientation: July 26-28th
Start of Semester: July 31st
Break: October 23-29th
End of Semester: November 24th
Graduation Ceremony: November 27th

Online Campus

2022 | Semester 2

Enrolment and Orientation: August 19th
Start of Semester: August 22nd
End of Semester: November 28th

2023 | Semester 1

Enrolment and Orientation: February 1st-3rd
Start of Semester: February 6th
End of Semester: June 2nd

2023 | Semester 2

Enrolment and Orientation: July 26th-28th
Start of Semester: July 31st
End of Semester (Graduation): November 28th

Undergraduate | 080051D

Bachelor of Theology

Our Bachelor of Theology course provides a thorough examination of theology, biblical studies, and Christian praxis while surrounding you with an uplifting community. You will be equipped to communicate complex theological ideas, participate in robust academic discussions and learn how to make biblical insight more accessible to varying levels of understanding.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Theology is a degree comprised of 24 subjects (240 credit points). Within our Bachelor of Theology course, you can choose a focus that concentrates your studies to equip you with a specific skill set. See the available focusses and required subjects below.

Course Structure: 14 Required Subjects + 10 Focus Elective Subjects

Required Subjects
  • Preaching
  • Old Testament Foundations
  • New Testament Foundations
  • Introduction to Academic Research & Writing
  • Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Church History Foundations
  • Leadership Principles
  • Professional Practice Subjects
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Worldview
  • BIB 200 level (or higher) subject
  • THE 200 level (or higher) subject
Focusses
  • ANCIENT LANGUAGES
  • BIBLICAL STUDIES
  • OR THEOLOGY

 

Within the BTh course, students can choose elective subjects from the focus options set by Hillsong College. The selected subjects will result in an official ‘specialization’ in New Testament Languages or Christian Studies, which will be apparent on your graduate certificate.

Fees & Requirements

FEE-HELP and Financial Assistance are available for domestic Australian students. Learn more about your eligibility for financial assistance, entry requirements and the tuition prices for our Bachelor of Theology course below.

Fees & Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the entry requirements for Hillsong College?

    – Be a committed Christian (for at least the last 12 months). -Have a strong sense of the call of God on their life. -Be a regular and active member of a local church (for at least the last 12 months). -Be at least 18 years of age by the time they start College. -Be living a faithful Christian lifestyle consistent with our Student Code of Conduct. -Have successfully completed high school, or have equivalent post-school life and work experience. -Have access to sufficient financial resources to cover their fees, accommodation and living expenses. -Have the physical, emotional, psychological and intellectual health and capacity required to successfully undertake the demands of ministry training. -Be proficient in spoken and written English according to the minimum requirement of each course below. -Agree to the Terms and Conditions of any Offer of Place, and to conduct themselves according to the requirements of the Student Handbook, including the Student Code of Conduct, up to and during the period of their enrolment. 

  • What are the academic requirements?

    -Completed senior high school within last 2 years with NSW Higher School Certificate (or equivalent), or -Completion of an AQF level 3 Certificate III level 
    VET qualification (interview required); 
    -Completion of an AQF level 5 Higher Education 
    Diploma; -Work and Life experience and Mature Age – provisional entry.

  • What are the English requirements?

    IELTS Academic (or equivalent) score higher than 5.5, with no score below 5.0 in any of the four skill areas.

  • Credit Transfer & Recognised Prior Learning

    To qualify for credit transfer your studies will need to be:  -With an accredited or recognised institution providing high quality training and education that is recognised by regulators and/or other colleges.  -In a field equivalent or related to Hillsong College’s courses, streams or subjects.  -Delivered at an appropriate post-high school level.  -Completed within the last 2 – 5 years. 

Study Options

Australia

Online

Part-time

Full-time

Academic Calendar

Australian Campuses

2022 | Semester 2

Enrolment/Orientation: July 27th
Start of Semester: August 1st
End of Semester: November 25th
Graduation Ceremony: November 29th

2023 | Semester 1

Enrolment/Orientation: February 1-3rd
Start of Semester: February 9th
Break: April 24 – May 8th
End of Semester: May 26th

2023 | Semester 2

Enrolment/Orientation: July 26-28th
Start of Semester: July 31st
Break: October 23-29th
End of Semester: November 24th
Graduation Ceremony: November 27th

Online Campus

2022 | Semester 2

Enrolment and Orientation: August 19th
Start of Semester: August 22nd
End of Semester: November 28th

2023 | Semester 1

Enrolment and Orientation: February 1st-3rd
Start of Semester: February 6th
End of Semester: June 2nd

2023 | Semester 2

Enrolment and Orientation: July 26th-28th
Start of Semester: July 31st
End of Semester (Graduation): November 28th

What can I learn next?

Upon graduating with your bachelor’s degree, you can take your learning to the next level and continue with your Postgraduate studies here at Hillsong College or at one of our partner universities.
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