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Certificate IV in Ministry


Our Certificate IV in Ministry course aims to develop your basic biblical foundations, principles for ministry, as well as general leadership and ministry skills. Through this course, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to make a meaningful contribution to ministry teams. In addition, you’ll get to choose a focus for your work integrated learning, in either Pastoral Leadership or Worship Music.

Study Options




Choosing this focus will start you on the journey towards ministering the Word of God, ministering to people and helping to build outstanding ministries in a local church. Your chosen Pathway will allow you to gain hands-on experience in pastoral ministry.


This focus gives you the opportunity to outwork your learning within the real life ministry and heartbeat of our church environment. You will be connected to a placement within the worship and creative teams allowing you to gain hands on experience.

Course Options & Financial Assistance

To find out more about our course options, please click the button below.

To find out more about tuition fess and entry requirements for our Vocational courses, please click the button below.

Academic Calendar

2024 | Semester 2

Enrolment/Orientation: July 24-26th
Start of Semester: July 29th
End of Semester (Graduation): November 26th

2025 | Semester 1

Enrolment/Orientation: January 29-30th
Start of Semester: February 5th
End of Semester: May 30th

2025 | Semester 2

Enrolment/Orientation: July 29-30th
Start of Semester: August 5th
End of Semester (Graduation): November 30th

Entry Requirements

  • What are the Hillsong College entry requirements?
    • Be at least 18 years of age by the time you start College
    • Have successfully completed high school, or have equivalent post-school life and work experience.
    • Be a committed Christian (for at least the last 12 months)
    • Be a regular and active member of a local church (for at least the last 12 months)
    • Be living a faithful Christian lifestyle consistent with our Student Code of Conduct.
    • 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.
  • 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.


“College has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have fallen more in love with Jesus, learned about the value and importance of community and I have become so much more solid in my identity.”



“Throughout my studies I have preached more than I ever had, understood messages and verses with fresh perspective, and have suddenly remembered prophecies spoken over me years ago. I feel peace, joy, energy and purpose. ”


Certificate IV Benefits


  • – Affordable Course
  • – 6 Months Full Time
  • – Live in Sydney
  • – International Students welcome
  • – Accommodation Available
  • – Provides opportunities for further study


Our Future Students team are happy to help and answer any questions you might have.