Courses Overview

Accredited Programs

Worldview is in partnership with the Melbourne School of Theology (MST) to deliver courses accredited by the Australian College of Theology (ACT).  MST is an affiliated college of ACT (TEQSA Provider Number: PRV12010 and CRICOS Code: 02650E).  The courses aim to equip you for cross-cultural ministry giving you a foundation in bible, theology, mission and culture.  This preparation is just as relevant for service in multicultural Australia as it is overseas.

Take time to soak in God’s word, reflect on your spiritual journey, develop skills living and working across cultural differences, and learn to share God’s message of hope and life with others.

Studies may be completed over one year, one and a half years or two years depending on your own needs.  Courses registered on CRICOS are available to overseas students.

Course options available:

Diploma of Christian Studies (CRICOS Code: 088086F) – 1 year, 32 credit points

Diploma of Ministry pathway 2 (domestic students only) – 1 year, 32 credit points

Diploma of Ministry pathway 1 (domestic students only) – 1.5 year, 48 credit points

Advanced Diploma of Ministry pathway 2 (domestic students only) – 1.5 years, 48 credit points

Advanced Diploma of Ministry pathway 1 (CRICOS Code: 054667K) – 2 years, 64 credit points

Associate Degree of Ministry (CRICOS Code: 088087E) – 2 years, 64 credit points

Students who complete the two year Associate Degree of Ministry at Worldview may continue to the third year of the Bachelor of Ministry through the Melbourne School of Theology Wantirna campus.

Pathway 1 and 2 explained:

Pathway 1 courses are normally made up of units (subjects) studied at 200 level.

(The pathway 1 Advanced Diplomas include some 300-400 level units as well.)

200 level units have 26 contact hours per unit and 4,000 words of assessment

Pathway 2 courses are made up of units (subjects) studied at 300-400 level.

300-400 level units have 39 contact hours per unit and 4-5,000 words assessment (300 level) or 5-6,000 words assessment (400 level).

Timetable Structure:

Worldview follows the Tasmanian school calendar so that parents are on holiday when their school aged children are on holiday. The year is made up of 4 terms. Typically, universities and colleges teach units over a semester (half year).  A full time study load is 16 credit points (4 units) per semester.  Worldview has structured its timetable to teach two units per term, over a 7 week block. There are two terms per semester so students still complete 4 units over the semester.

This term based timetable enables students to concentrate on just two subjects at a time, rather than four, and lightens the pressure for the end of unit assessments.  Part time students have the advantage of completing a whole unit over 7 weeks, rather than 13 weeks.

Non-award program

We recognise that the classroom is not the only place you learn.  Worldview offers a well-rounded program to develop your spiritual life, interpersonal and ministry skills alongside the accredited courses taught through our partnership with MST.  Full time residential students will join a discipleship group called a huddle.  We use an intentional discipleship model which will enliven your own spiritual walk, helping you to listen to and respond to God, and give you tools which you can use to disciple others.

Topics not covered in accredited units are taught in the final one or two weeks of each term as part of an internal Worldview program. These include understanding your own SHAPE (spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, experiences), team ministry experience, spiritual warfare, finding meaning in making (visual arts program), introduction to linguistics and language learning.

Part time and non-residential students can negotiate the extent of their involvement in the non-award program with the Registrar.

Check out the timetable for dates.