Bachelor of Ministry [BMin]

CRICOS code: 077753M (Accredited through UD)


The Bachelor of Ministry prepares students for the practice of ministry. It establishes foundations for ministry through the study of scriptures, theological traditions, historical and contemporary contexts. It requires concentrated study in ministry praxis. The Bachelor of Ministry provides a foundation for graduates to understand and articulate their identity and place in the world.

It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Ministry

  • have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in ministry studies
  • can articulate a coherent vision of ministry and communicate that vision through clear reasoned argument and demonstrated ability
  • are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture
  • have an informed basis for engagement, ministry and service
  • apply the skills of theological reflection to shape their practice of ministry.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Ministry consists of 432 points comprised of:

  • 72 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) which must include at least 15 points in each Testament
  • 36 points in the discipline of Church History
  • 72 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology
  • 36 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry)
  • 72 points of praxis units in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry)
  • A further 144 points

Each course of study for the Bachelor of Ministry:

  • must not include more than 216 points at level 1
  • must include at least 108 points at level 3 including 36 points at level 3 in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry)


Units available for this award:

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent.

Where the first language is other than English, please see the English language proficiency requirements in the Admissions Policy.

For published information specific to this course, including the associated regulation, go to the Bachelor of Ministry.

ALC operates with a policy of credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL); see the Credit Policy.

Completion of admission includes a conversation with a course advisor.


  • 3 years full-time
  • Up to 9 years part-time

Study modes

  • ALC offers units in a variety of study modes (also referred to as delivery modes).

Please see ALC study modes. For off campus study options see Off campus study.

Course updated: 04/02/2019 5:02pm