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Certificate IV in Christian Ministry & Theology


10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology is a nationally recognised course and equips men and women for effective ministry and service in their local church and outreach to the local community.   Christian Ministry and Theology builds a foundation of Biblical teachings and principles for ministry coupled with practical application in the church and community.

There are nine units of competency in this course and you will develop the following skills and knowledge:

  • You will develop research skills and learn Biblical principles through researching Scripture and theology.
  • You will learn how to analyse and interpret Biblical principles within culture and contemporary environments.
  • You will gain an understanding of doctrine and traditions through researching your own denomination’s context.
  • You will develop your communication skills to communicate appropriately to those who you are in your care.
  • You will develop your knowledge and skills to be equipped to minister to others in a spiritual context.
  • You will develop your pastoral care/chaplaincy skills to support individuals and groups in the local community.


You are required to research a Christian tradition or practice. You may select one of the following traditions or practices:

                   Christmas           Easter           Water Baptism           Communion

Refer to the Old and New Testament surveys and any further research you might require to respond to the following criteria:

  • An overview of the Christian event or tradition
  • A time frame and context of which the tradition or practice was established
  • Research the ways this tradition is celebrated or practiced in  different denominations and religions
  • Outline your point of view and opinion of this tradition or practice.

Core Units
CMTTHE401A  Discuss the nature of the Bible and present day Christian life and practice
CMTTHE402A  Interpret Theological data
CMTTHE403A  Investigate information within a theological theme or issue
CMTTHE404A  Gain new personal revelation
CMTMIN401A  Explore ideas about God in relation to the way we live as Christians
CMTMIN402A  Communicates theological information

CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships


Study Options

Flexible commencement dates when enrolment process is completed.

Expected time frame for completion is 12 months and is also dependent on level of existing skills and experience.

RPL only using online Cloud Assess platform

We are currently delivering 10742NAT  Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology course in the following states:
NSW, Vic

Career Opportunities

Occupational names may include:

  • Pastors/Ministers
  • Small group Leadership
  • Church-Planters
  • Parish Workers
  • Religious Education Instructors

Payment Options

Payment Options have been designed to suit your budget. The payment options available are as follows:

  • Instalments - Equal payments divided over the agreed period of training
  • Payment plans – Made up of the first instalment plus admin fee and remainder divided into equal monthly payments.

Learner Support

National Training Solutions have an understanding of the different learning styles and learning needs of our enrolled learners. We offer individual and group learner support classes to ensure that each learner gains the required knowledge and develops the essential skills to be assessed as competent in each unit of competency the learner is enrolled in.

The trainer assigned to the individual or group is accessible in person, phone, email, and via our online discussion blog. In addition each learner has the opportunity to discuss any learning barriers or challenges that may hinder the successful completion of the course and receive quality support to meet these barriers and challenges.


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