Diploma of Ministry

The Diploma of Ministry from the Australian College of Theology and delivered by SMBC is attainable within one year at The Journey and presents a pathway for future missionary service and/or advanced studies. We are excited to partner with SMBC in order to offer this degree path.
The Diploma of Ministry offers a comprehensive exploration of the Bible, missions, Christian philosophy, and ministry practice. With the help of SMBC, we aspire to facilitate an environment where students have the freedom to honestly reflect and explore their identity in Christ, fostering personal growth and spiritual maturity. Through communal living and cross-cultural experiences, we aim to equip our students with the necessary tools and skills to serve effectively in diverse ministry contexts.
Upon completing The Journey, if you wish to dive deeper into theological, ministry or biblical studies, you will have the option to return to SMBC or any other accredited Australian College of Theology College and earn an Associate Degree or even a third year for a Bachelor of Theology, Ministry, Divinity, etc. For more information, see the complete list of pathways at actheology.edu.au.
To be eligible for admission to the Diploma of Ministry Studies, you need an ATAR of 65 or higher (or equivalent) or successful completion of an academic suitability task such as an essay, interview, or academic assignment. If you haven't finished Year 12 (or its equivalent), please get in touch with Teen Missions to identify the details of academic suitability requirements. Furthermore, you may need to meet specific language prerequisites if English isn't your first language.
For Australian citizens aspiring to complete the Diploma, FEE-HELP is accessible.