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.

The course can be undertaking by a variety of modes including Face to Face (Due to commence in Semester 2, 2017), online and by correspondence with printed material.

College in the Community is where we bring the classes to you. It means that some of our VET units will be run at a church venue in your region. For details on where, when and what units you can access this way, please download the regional brochure that would fit your circumstances best:

Expression of interest to engage in face to face study in Semester 2, 2017

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   Christian Scriptures (Biblical genres and principles of interpretation)
CLMCHL401A   Christian Life (Develop personal practices of spirituality and encouraging it in others)
CLMCHB401A   Christian Beliefs (and applying them to life and ministry)
CLMCAM401A   Culturally appropriate mission (Evangelism in Australia)
CLMGOS401A   Gospels (and communicating there relevance today)
CLMMIP401A     Ministry Practice (Prepare, conduct and review lay ministry/leadership)
CHCCOM403A   Communication Skills (to build relationships)
CHCGROUP403D   Plan and Conduct group activities


CLMSIT401A  Christology (describing our faith and living as people of Christ)
BSBCMM401A  Make a presentation (Preaching)
CLMCHH401A   Christian Heritage (Brief church history and history of the Uniting Church)
CLMSIM401A     Worship
TAEDEL401A     Godly Play
CLMPMS401A    Psalms (and communicating its relevance today)
(Pastoral Care)

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

Enrol here

Each unit is charged at $430.

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 2017 we are also offering- 1st subject free

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