Diploma of Ministry (Korean)
The Diploma of Ministry (DipMin) (Korean) is an AQF Level 5 award. It provides the opportunity to study in practical ministry oriented disciplines. It is designed for those with less formal educational background than those undertaking the Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Ministry awards, or those seeking an award requiring less overall time and study commitment than a higher AQF level study.
The Diploma of Ministry (Korean) provides students with introductory study designed for Christians seeking a foundation for informed participation in the local church, para-church ministries, and in the wider community. It also provides some opportunity to gain knowledge and skills appropriate for practical Christian ministry but not necessarily of the breadth or depth required for professional ministry. The award requires completion of course units in Biblical Studies, Theology, and Christian Life and Ministry.
1.5 years full-time or 5 years part-time
An applicant for admission to candidature for a Diploma of Ministry (Korean) shall:
- have proof of satisfactory graduation from High School in Korea at a level that would gain admission into a university. This graduation is considered evidence of Korean language literacy sufficient to undertake the course; or
- articulation from other Sydney College of Divinity programs and proficiency in the Korean language equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test, or
- have proficiency in the Korean language equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test and have reached the age of 21 and so satisfy the requirements for Mature Age Entry; or
- have adequate grounds for Special Entry
No candidate for the Diploma of Christian Studies (Korean) may be concurrently enrolled in any other undergraduate or postgraduate course within the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) or any other tertiary institution, unless approval has been granted by the SCD Academic Board.
In this course all teaching is conducted in the Korean language. All teaching and support staff are native Korean-language speakers. The course materials are in the Korean language. Graduates are expected to work in a Korean language context.
Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where Korean is not the language of instruction must be fluent in the Korean language and have achieved Korean proficiency equivalent to level of 5 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test.
- Satisfactory completion of at least one year study of English as a subject in high school or in an English-only language school or other training centre, or
- Satisfactory completion of a post-school award of at least 6 months duration where teaching was in English, or
- Satisfactory completion of a test approved by the Sydney College of Divinity that demonstrates that the candidate can speak, write and read English.
The Diploma of Ministry (Korean) requires the completion of 108 credit points (12 units) which shall include:
- at least 18 credit points in Biblical Studies;
- at least 18 credit points in Theology;
- at least 36 credit points in Christian Life and Ministry of which at least 18 credit points are Supervised Ministry (or units with the equivalent focus of hands-on ministry practice);
- a further 36 credit points chosen from approved units.
All course units shall be taken from Sydney College of Divinity units coded within the 5000 series.
Graduates will have:
Technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts with introductory knowledge in Biblical Studies, Theology, and Christian Life and Ministry, and wider experience of practical ministry generally that will form the basis for further learning.
- Cognitive, communication, and technical skills in a ministry-related body of knowledge, so that they are able to:
- identify, analyse, synthesise, and act on ministry-oriented information from a range of foundational sources
- express ideas and perspectives related to Christian faith
- communicate ministry-related knowledge, skills and ideas to others
Applications of Knowledge and Skills
The ability to:
- demonstrate an understanding of theological knowledge by applying it in Christian ministry
- perform technical operations within Christian ministry that have some complexity, taking personal responsibility for them.
- organise, with initiative and judgment, the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams [within broad but generally well-defined parameters].
A candidate may seek credit up to a maximum of 54 credit points in the Diploma of Ministry.
Credit will be granted for units that are from an equivalent award or institution and have outcomes, content, demand hours, and assessment equivalent to that of units in the Diploma of Ministry.
Articulation to other awards
Students who complete the Diploma of Ministry and desire to undertake the Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology will receive a block credit of 72 credit points distributed according to the units completed in this Diploma of Ministry.
An application for enrolment for the Diploma of Ministry (Korean) must be made to the Registrar of the teaching institution. The registrar will be able to help you with all information regarding your study, including fees, units, mode of delivery and timetable.
A student at Sydney College of Divinity is designated as a full-time if enrolled in three units (27 credit points) or more in a semester or part-time if enrolled in less than three units (27 credit points) per semester. To complete a unit, a student must have been present for at least 80% of all prescribed activities, regardless of the mode of delivery.