Units (Subjects)

Ministry in Culturally Diverse Teams

AQF: 9 online

MICS Online Unit


This unit will enable participants to investigate the principles of healthy multicultural teamwork, to reflect on their own and others’ experiences of serving in multicultural teams, and to more effectively work as part of a team composed of people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

To successfully complete this unit, participants will need to have had (or still have) experience working in a culturally diverse team. Assessments require participants to reflect on their personal experience of multicultural teams and also to interview people who have worked in a multicultural ministry team.

Lecturer: to be confirmed
AQF level: 9
Lecture Mode: online*
Start Date: to be confirmed
End Date: to be confirmed
Credit Points: 
AEM049-912 = 36hrs - Audit (no assessments)
EM049-912 = 12cp (1 unit) - MICS and other masters level courses
Tuition Fees:
Audit = $445
AQF unit levels 8-9 (12 credit points) = $2,976 (Overseas student = $3,426)
For further details see Costs

Note: This unit is part of the SMBC Master of Intercultural Studies (MICS) course run by the SMBC Centre for Cross-Cultural Mission. You can study either the whole MICS course or just single MICS units of study towards another ACT course. You can enrol in a single unit for credit or audit, even if you do not meet the requirements to enrol for the whole MICS course. Please note the ACT Coursework Course Enrolment Policy

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*Postgraduate online learning at SMBC

At SMBC we believe in Christian community and the importance of learning from each other. Our approach to online teaching and learning is highly interactive. There are a range of different interactive activities including collaborative reading, discussion, peer feedback, creative presentations and the use of a number of different interactive apps. Lecturers present material through written or audio-visual presentations that can be read or watched at times that are convenient for each participant. There are no set weekly times for meeting. Lecturers may occasionally arrange a video conference at a time that suits most participants.

One of the most important things for successful online study is to set aside dedicated time each week and to be disciplined in keeping up-to-date. We advise setting aside approximately 5 hours per week for reading and 3 hours each week to work through the activities online. Extra time should also be set aside for each assessment, budgeting approximately 12 hours for each 1000 words.

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