NRT.logo.colourCertificate  III in Christian Ministry and Theology 10741NAT 

The Cert III program is delivered in distance mode via our online training platform (Moodle). It is designed for those seeking to grow and develop in their understanding of Scripture and practical ministry applications.  It is ideally suited for people who may not have done any tertiary study, or who are not looking for a “heavier” academic program. It is a self-paced program and people can commence at any time.  The Cert III is a comfortable entry point for busy people who are looking to carve out some intentional time for their personal spiritual development.  Recognition of prior learning is available in part or full depending on prior training and experience.  People are welcome to enrol in individual modules without completing the full qualification if there are specific areas of interest to them.

Course Detail

Duration of the course: The full qualification will take between 400 and 470 hours  of structured/supervised study plus additional unsupervised hours to complete (depending on electives chosen).  Of these hours, 360 hours are in core units of the study, with the remainder being in elective units.

Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Students will need a satisfactory grasp of English skills (reading and writing).

Core Skills acquired:  The subjects engaged in will equip people to –

  • Identify how the Bible, Christian life and practice are understood today
  • Identify theological information within themes and issues
  • Relate this theological information to a Christian way of life
  • Communicate theology in everyday language.

Modules, Course Fees and start dates:  There are no specified start dates for this course.  As it is in online program, students can commence on confirmation of their enrolment when provided with access to our online learning platform.

You can download the list of modules and fees, including the hours it should take to complete each module here


Your modules will be selected in consultation with your assigned trainer, who will talk through the course requirements and your particular areas of interest.

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