New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies

Eastwest College of Intercultural Studies

Subject area

Religious Studies

Qualification

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Entry requirements

Prerequisite:

New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies (Level 5) with strands in Christian Ministry and Religious Education [Ref:2771]

Or

New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5) with strands in Chaplaincy, Christian Leadership, Intercultural Studies, Performing Arts, Te Minita Taha Māori, and Theological Studies [Ref: 2793]

Or

Evidence of equivalent work experience and learning.

International students: A minimum English Language IELTS (Academic) 6 or equivalent is required.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Christian churches and their agencies with people who are able to operate as senior administrators and leaders, and/or as managers.

This qualification is stranded in order to recognise the specific knowledge and skills required in a variety of roles and contexts ranging from the administration of a parish, teaching Religious Education or holders of other roles of responsibility in integrated Christian schools as defined in the Private Schools Integration Act (1975), to managers of church organisations.

Graduates will benefit by having a qualification that recognises their advanced evaluation, research, leadership, administration and strategic management skills and knowledge; enhancing their employment opportunities, and/or ability work in a voluntary capacity in Christian churches and their agencies.

This qualification is targeted at individuals who are ready for positions of managerial and senior leadership positions in a variety of roles. This qualification is also targeted at those who want to further their theological studies at undergraduate level; or for current practitioners, such as teachers of Religious Education, who want to upskill in a particular area of Christian ministry.

Graduates will be able to apply in-depth theological and biblical skills and knowledge to inform managerial and strategic decisions; is responsible for leadership and may supervise others.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Philosophy and Religious Studies at this level can earn:

$30,000

Median earnings one year after study

$30,000

Median earnings two years after study

$36,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

47%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Rural Women New Zealand Education Fund

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand

Website:

https://ruralwomennz.nz/services/charitable-grants/

Value:

Up to $500.00

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Stewart Mackay Sanderson Scholarship

Provided by:

Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand - The Registrar

Website:

http://www.presbyterian.org.nz/

Value:

$2,000.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (07) 824 3417
Fax: (07) 824 3418
Email: office@eastwest.ac.nz
Web: http://www.eastwest.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

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