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 evaluate and deliver ministry programmes within their specialist area(s), and lead a wide range of Christian operations.
This qualification is stranded in order to recognise the specific knowledge and skills required in a variety of occupations and contexts in Christian churches, the wider affiliated sectors, and in not-for profit organisations.
Graduates will benefit by having a qualification which recognises their broad understanding of theology and biblical foundations, evaluation, strategic thinking, and applied Christian leadership skills; enhancing their employment opportunities and/or ability to work in a voluntary capacity.
This qualification focuses on the application of the principles of theology, biblical foundations and ministry in a community of practice through the delivery of programmes; and is targeted at individuals who are ready for positions of leadership in a variety of roles. This qualification is also targeted at current practitioners who want to upskill in a particular area of management and/or leadership.
Graduates will be capable of working autonomously within established parameters with some responsibility for the management of learning and performance of others.
Key Information for Students
NZ Certificate in Christian Ministry (Level 4) or equivalent, or meet the criteria for recognition of prior learning. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. As this is an internship programme, entry will be dependent on having an approved supervisor and mentor and gaining approval from the lead pastor of the church where the internship will take place. International students: A minimum English Language IELTS (Academic) 5.5 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.
Examples of related scholarships
Stewart Mackay Sanderson Scholarship
Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand - The Registrar
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Where does this information come from?
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