Non-Profit Governance for Ministry

This postgraduate unit  will enable the student to understand and apply the foundational legal principles of good governance to effectively lead a religious non-profit organisation in Australia.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Theology

Credit Points




Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this unit the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the requirements of the Australian legal system in terms of their impact on the governance of religious non-profit organisations in Australia (or New Zealand);
  2. Articulate the ethical and legal responsibilities of leading or managing a religious non-profit in Australia (eg a local church, denomination, hospital, welfare agency, advocacy group, school etc);
  3. Analyse and synthesise information pertaining to specific governance issues that may be found in an ecclesial, missional, or social welfare setting;
  4. Evaluate the quality of governance practices in relation to religious non-profit organisations in Australia (or New Zealand);
  5. Develop risk mitigation strategies in a religious non-profit organisation.
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