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Bachelor of Ministry

Undergraduate Course

About this Course

The Bachelor of Ministry program at Tabor holistically prepares students for vocational and professional roles which bring glory to God through Christian work, in both word and deed.

Through the course, students explore the biblical and theological basis of Christian ministry, its purpose, nature and practice. One of the major strengths of the Bachelor qualification is the balanced program of biblical studies and Christian theology, along with studies of ministry contexts.  Students also have the opportunity to choose from a number of electives or specialise in a particular ministry area, including church leadership, pastoral care, contextual mission, or intercultural studies.

Ministry Studies have been offered at Tabor for more than 30 years, and were borne from a desire to practically equip graduates with the knowledge and skills they needed to undertake their ministry calling. In line with our focus on personal growth, a program of formation undergirds the degree, providing time and space for students to grow in their relationship with God.

Professional Outcomes

This qualification has been crafted for individuals who feel called, or who are exploring their call, to some form of Christian ministry vocation.  Graduates may find employment in a variety of roles both within and outside the church (pastors, chaplains, Christian pastoral support workers). Please speak to the course co-ordinator to discuss pathway options in preparation for application for ordination with your chosen denominational body.

Course Structure

24 Subjects total
16 Core
8 Electives


Introduction to the Old Testament
Introduction to the New Testament
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
Creative Living
Story of the Church
Foundations of Trinitarian Theology
Theological Reflection
Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God
Holy Spirit and the Church
Introduction to Christian Ministry
Christianity and Culture
Working with People and Groups
Supervised Ministry Field Education A
Supervised Ministry Field Education B
Introduction to Pastoral Care


Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3
Elective 4
Elective 5
Elective 6
Elective 7
Elective 8

What do I need for entry?

Qualify for mature age entry

How long does it take?

3 years (36 months) full-time or part-time equivalent.

Where can I study?

This course is available fully online, fully on campus in Adelaide, and a blend of online and on campus in Perth.

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Exit Points

Diploma in Theology after 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.

Course Codes

Tabor: TM714M
SATAC: 5A0410

Course Level

Make an Enquiry

Faculty of Ministry, Theology and Culture
Phone: 1300 482 267
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