Certificate in Christian Ministry

The Certificate in Christian Ministry (Internship) (CertCM) provides Christian churches and their agencies with people who can support and enhance their communities and ministries. Students in the CertCM develop knowledge, skills and experience by connecting their own reflection on the Christian faith with real life practical contexts, equipping them for service in the church and wider contexts. The CertCM programme also provides a pathway into further study for further personal and professional development.

The CertCM (Internship) is a one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme. The programme is made up of a total of 120 credits.

Students can study in this programme only through one of our Partners located around the country.

Click here for information about admissions requirements for the CertCM.

Programme Summary

LEVEL 4, 120 credits
DURATION One year full-time, part-time options available
STARTS February
CAMPUS One of our Partners located around the country
TUITION FEE $4,404 plus Student Services Fee (120 credits)

Career Opportunities

  • Church leadership
  • Chaplaincy
  • Church-based ministries
  • Intercultural ministries
  • Mission support workers
  • Religious education
  • Intercultural ministries
  • Ministry with service agencies


On completion of the CertCM (Internship), students will have developed:

  • An understanding of the Bible’s development and its main themes
  • An introduction to the analysis of Biblical passages
  • Skills in composing and writing assignments and essays
  • Skills in verbal presentation of prepared work
  • Familiarity with the library system as a means of extracting and using information for assignments and essays
  • Competency in reading and listening comprehension, and written expression, pre-requisite to diploma or degree level studies

Upon completion graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate foundational knowledge of selected biblical principles and Christian beliefs and apply to specified communities, acknowledging bicultural or multicultural contexts.
  • Apply biblical and theological principles to own faith journey and to that of others.
  • Apply biblical, theological and ministry skills in a mentored practical ministry context to support the spiritual development of individuals and groups.
  • Organise and prioritise tasks and responsibilities in the provision of practical ministry to individuals and groups.
  • Set goals and make plans for providing practical ministry to individuals and groups.

Programme Requirements

The CertCM (Internship) programme is a one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) programme. Each programme is made up of a total of 120 credits respectively.

For more information

Sue Davidson: [email protected] or 09 837 9769

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