Undergraduate Certificate of Ministry

Admission requirements: ATAR of 65+ or evidence of academic suitability

The SMBC Undergraduate Certificate of Ministry (UCMin)* is a great introduction to theological studies. At AQF level 5, it’s ideal for those without an undergraduate degree. With just four units of study required, it also suits those with limited time to study. It can be studied full-time or part-time.

The Certificate will give you basic biblical foundations (Old Testament and New Testament) plus allow you to study units (subjects) of your choice in the areas of ministry and missions.

It also opens up pathways to further study, for example, the Diploma of Theology, Associate Degree of Ministry, Bachelor of Ministry and Bachelor of Theology. It is the equivalent of the first half (full-time) of the Diploma.

The Certificate will give you a basic competency to serve in a local church or para-church ministry.

Course AQF level: 5
Full-time: 0.5 year
Maximum time: 2 years
Credit points: 48 (4 units)
Delivery mode: units that can credit towards this course are delivered in a variety of on-campus and off-campus, semester-length and intensive options
Available to overseas students: no
Admission Requirements: 
ATAR: Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above; OR Previous Qualifications: Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above; OR Demonstrate Academic Suitability for course: Test, Brief Essay, or Interview.
Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each subtest OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work.
Note: This course can be completed entirely by intensive-mode study and/or evening lectures.


If you are interested in this course, please feel free to contact our registrars for more information here

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology. For more detailed information on this course see the ACT course overview and ACT Coursework Course Enrolment Policy.
*The Undergraduate Certificate has been accredited by the Council of Australian Government (COAG) Education and Skills Council and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) until 30 June 2025. The qualification cannot be awarded after accreditation expires. Students are therefore only eligible to enrol in the course, where they plan to complete all course requirements by 30 June 2025. 


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