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 for domestic students


Diploma of Christian Studies  – 1 year, 32 credit points

Diploma of Ministry pathway 2  – 1 year, 32 credit points


Diploma of Ministry pathway 1  – 1.5 year, 48 credit points

Advanced Diploma of Ministry pathway 2  – 1.5 years, 48 credit points


Advanced Diploma of Ministry pathway 1  – 2 years, 64 credit points

Associate Degree of Ministry  – 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.

Course options available for overseas students

Worldview is approved  to deliver the following courses of the Australian College of Theology to overseas students.



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


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

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

What is Pathway 1 and Pathway 2?

Pathway 1 courses are normally made up of units (also known as subjects) studied at 200 level.  This level of study means that a student will experience 26 hours in the classroom (which is called “contact hours”) per unit and a total of 4,000 words as part of the unit’s assessments.  For example, a theology unit might have three assessments: one major 2,000 word essay, a 1,000 word assignment (which could also be a presentation) and another 1,000 word assessment in the form of weekly homework.

There are some exceptions where the pathway 1 Advance Diplomas include some 300-400 level units as well.

Pathway 2 courses are made up of units studied at 300-400 level.  This level of study means that units have 39 contact hours per unit and 4,000 to 5,000 words as part of 300 level unit assessments and 5,000 to 6,000 words for 400 level assessments.


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 spiritual formation, 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.