Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology is a nationally recognised course which 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.

This Qualification consists of 6 core units and 3 elective units. We have listed all the units below to help you to make an informed choice if you decide to apply for this course.

You will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy mini test prior to enrolment to demonstrate that you can apply yourself to this level of study.  NTS also requires for this course that you be currently involved in your local church.

CMTTHE401 Interpret and discuss Christian Scripture and Theology
CMTTHE402 Interpret theological data
CMTTHE403 Compare and present information on a theological theme or issue
CMTTHE404 Compare and apply new theological insights
CMTMIN401 Explain the application of Christian ethics to contemporary life issues
CMTMIN402 Communicate theological information


CHCADV001 Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCCCS003 Increase the safety of individuals at risk of suicide
CHCCCS004 Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs
CHCCCS017 Provide loss and grief support
CHCCCS019 Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
CHCCSL001 Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCCSL003 Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
CHCCSL007 Support counselling clients in decision-making processes
CHCCSM005 Develop, facilitate and review all aspects of case management
CHCDFV001 Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
CHCGRP002 Plan and conduct group activities
CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically
CHCMHS001 Work with people with mental health issues
CHCPAS001 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care

CHCPAS002 Provide pastoral and spiritual care (REQUIRED 100 hours Chaplaincy/Pastoral Care Work. Please complete the ‘Chaplain/Spiritual Care Worker details’ table)

CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk
CHCYTH001 Engage respectfully with young people
CHCYTH002 Work effectively with young people in the youth work context
CHCYTH003 Support young people to create opportunities in their lives
CHCYTH010 Provide services for young people appropriate to their needs and circumstances

If you select CHCPAS002 Provide pastoral and spiritual care
You will be required to complete 100 hours of pastoral work within your local church.

The 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology is studied over a 12-month period. Your individualised Training and Assessment Plan will include assessment submission deadlines to assist you to keep on track within the time frame allocated. Should you have challenges completing within the allocated time frames, extensions are available on request. You will find this information in the Student Handbook.

Your training and assessment resources are stored in our online platform called ‘Cloud Assess’ and can be accessed when you are connected to the internet. This flexibility helps to fit your study around your work and family commitments whilst remaining within your allocated time frame. You can also print the online resources if you prefer a hard copy learning guide.

You will have access to our online resource library which includes articles and video links to enhance your learning experience and assist you in your research on the topics you are studying.

Our training and assessment has been designed for learners who are employed or who volunteer in their local church. You can also apply for Recognition of your Prior Learning (RPL) or request a Credit Transfer if you have completed a specific unit previously. This is explained in depth in the Student Handbook.

For each unit of competency, you will be asked to complete a range of assessment tasks that will demonstrate your knowledge and skills on the topic being assessed. These tasks may include questions, written reports, case study analysis, workplace examples and practical demonstrations of your skills. The practical demonstration of your skills will often involve you role playing a scenario that simulates a particular role in the workplace.

On submission of your assessment tasks, we aim to provide you with feedback within 5 working days. This time frame may be extended during school holiday periods. If your work requires more input or extra content, you will be given extra time to submit.

On enrolment, you will be allocated a qualified trainer with current experience in Christian Ministry. Although this course is delivered online, we offer a range of opportunities for you to engage with your allocated trainer. You can ask questions and gain clarification around the content of the course or the assessment tasks. You can also request further training on challenging concepts and how they apply in real life situations. This support can be through a phone call, face to face (depending on your location) or via video link up.

In addition, each learner has the opportunity during the application process to identify any learning barriers or challenges hindering their successful completion of the course and discuss further support options with a member of the training staff.

You will need to have a device to access the internet and a camera for videoing your roleplay assessments. You will also need an email address where we can send you instructions and updates on your studies. Further information about this is in the Student Handbook.


Full Fee  $1490
Payment Options are available and can be selected on application.

If you are applying to enrol in the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology as an online student, we can accept your application any time throughout the school year. If you are enrolling into face to face training, the commencement dates will be provided to you on application.

Yes, you can call National Training Solutions on ​1300 161 844, Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm. Our staff will be on hand to take your call and may also refer you to an industry trainer who can answer questions on the course content.

How can I apply?

To apply for this course please click on the Apply Now button and you will be emailed the Application Form, Student Handbook and the Course Guide. You may also apply over the phone by calling NTS on 1300 161 844.

Please read the course information in conjunction with the Application Form and Student Handbook.


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10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology is nationally recognised in Australia.