ACD Course

Cert IV in Christian Life and Ministry (Code 10496NAT)

This course is designed to help you deepen your relationship with God, grow spiritually and equip you for the adventure of Christian Life and Ministry.

It will help you:

  • Develop in your own discipleship journey
  • In understanding and applying the Bible to your life
  • Equip you with skills and competency to engage in ministry
  • Grow in your leadership

This course includes subjects that assist lay preachers and pastors to gain the necessary qualifications for these roles within the Uniting Church. It is run by the Adelaide College of Divinity through Uniting College.

Learn more about our College in the Community initiative under “Course Delivery” here below.

Please note that there has been a change in the dates for the Preaching unit (BSBCMM401A – Make a Presentation). 

This course will still run on Thursdays 24 May to 21 June as advertised. However, 28 June has been added as an additional assessment day.

The course can be undertaken by a variety of modes including Face to Face, online and by correspondence with printed material.

College in the Community is where we bring the classes to you (Face to Face). It means that some of our VET units will be run at a church venue in your region. Currently these classes are available on campus. Details on where, when and what units you can access this way will be made available during the course of the year. The list of units that is currently available on campus can be downloaded in PDF format here.

The course is made up of a total of 13 units. 8 core units and 5 electives. It can be completed in 12 months or spread out.


CLMCHS401A       Engage in the Christian Scriptures to contribute independently in Christian ministry
CLMCHL401A       Engage in the Christian life to contribute independently in Christian ministry
CLMCHB401A       Engage in Christian Belief to contribute independently in Christian ministry
CLMCAM401A       Engage in culturally appropriate mission to contribute independently in Christian ministry
CLMGOS401A       Engage in the Gospels to contribute independently in Christian ministry
CLMMIP401A         Engage in ministry practice to contribute independently in Christian ministry
CHCCOM403A       Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
CHCGROUP403D    Plan and Conduct group activities


CLMSIT401A         Engage in a special interest area of theology to contribute independently in Christian ministry (Christology)
BSBCMM401A       Make a presentation (Preaching)
CLMCHH401A       Engage in our Christian Heritage to contribute independently in Christian ministry
CLMSIM401A         Engage in a special interest area of ministry to contribute independently in Christian ministry (Worship)
TAEDEL401A          Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning (Godly Play)
CLMPMS401A        Engage in the Psalms to contribute independently in Christian ministry

CHCPAS001            Planning for Pastoral Care
CHCPAS002            Provide Spiritual Care
CHCGROUP403D   Plan and conduct group activities (Leadership)

Teaching is provided through the Uniting College of Leadership and Theology and the completed award is issued by Adelaide College of Divinity.

Enrol here

For 2018 the fees are as follows:

Each unit is charged at $430.

Audit price is $150 per unit.

Please note that there are scholarships available for new enrolments to the Cert IV course.

RH White Scholarships provide full or part fee scholarships for students planning to undertake the Certificate IV in Christian Life & Ministry course who require financial assistance in the payment of fees. RH White Scholarships may also be considered for students that are undertaking studies and undergraduate or post graduate courses who are not eligible for Fee Help.

In 2018 we are also offering- full scholarship available for your first subject

Click here for scholarship application form.

If you have completed relevant previous study you may apply for a credit transfer.
RPL can also be granted based on relevant life experience.

Download the RPL document.
Download the course outline (here) for more details OR Contact the VET coordinator.

Jessie Sanders
Course Coordinator
08 8416 8420