New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies
Elim Leadership College
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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.
Key Information for Students
NZ Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5) or equivalent, or meet the criteria for recognition of prior learning. Entry will be dependent on having an approved supervisor and mentor and gaining approval from the lead pastor of the church where the major project will be undertaken. International students: A minimum English Language IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or equivalent is required.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$22,470 - $40,396|
|In further study||39%|
|On a benefit||1%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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