VET Unit Descriptions

Certificate IV in Ministry

 

New Testament Study (MINATB401A)

This unit describes the outcomes required to utilise New Testament writings in a Christian mentoring context.

Old Testament Study (MINATB402A)

This unit describes the outcomes required to analyse Old Testament writings and present them in ministry work.

Exploring Christian Theology (MINATB403A)

This unit describes the outcomes required to communicate major Christian doctrines in a Christian ministry context.

Spiritual Formation (MINSFM401A)

This unit describes the outcomes required to conduct spiritual formation in mentoring and group contexts. It looks at both the biblical and historical perspective regarding the use of spiritual formation as an exercise, and then focuses student on the task of both practicing and facilitating a spiritual formation exercise in their own context.

Chaplaincy 1 (CHCMHS001)

[This is 1 of 2 units required for work in the Chaplaincy field] This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish relationships, clarify needs, and then work collaboratively with people who are living with mental health issues. This unit applies to support workers in contexts outside the mental health sector, but who come into contact with people with mental health issues. The services and support provided are not mental health specific.

Chaplaincy 2 (CHCCCS016)

[This is 1 of 2 units required for work in the Chaplaincy field] This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to respond holistically to client needs. Clients may have a range of issues outside and in addition to the area of immediate focus or expertise of the worker and their organisation. The unit applies to workers in a range of community services contexts who provide person-centred support to clients.

Pastoral and Spiritual Care 1 (CHCPAS001)

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for pastoral and spiritual care work within a Christian theological framework. Work may be paid or in a volunteer capacity. This unit applies to workers who operate under professional supervision and mentoring by senior workers or under relevant lines of authority within the church.

Pastoral and Spiritual Care 2 (CHCPAS002)

This unit describes the skill and knowledge required to identify specific issues and provide appropriate pastoral and spiritual support to a range of clients. Work may be either in a paid or volunteer capacity, across a range of contexts. This unit applies to workers who operate under professional supervision and mentoring by senior workers and/or within the lines of authority of the Christian church.

Analyse Mission Agencies (MINCCM401A)

This unit describes the outcomes required to analyse and report on the principles, practices and impact of a Christian mission. It works on both comparing and benchmarking different organisations in order to make an informed recommendation regarding which organisations reflect the best biblical and organisational practices.

Cross Cultural Communication (MINCCM402A)

The unit describes the outcomes required to effectively communicate with individuals or groups from another culture in a variety of ministry contexts. It focuses on evaluating different cross-cultural theories with the purpose being to increase sensitivity to the demonstration of communicating across cultural barriers.

Generational Ministries: Youth (MINDSM401A)

This unit describes the outcomes required to implement and monitor a youth program in a Christian ministry context. It focuses on the various different tasks required to run a youth program, from organisation through to feedback, and the major assessment is done on-the-job.

Generational Ministries: Children (MINDSM402A)

This unit describes the outcomes required to minister safely and age appropriately to children in the context of church or parachurch ministry programs. Some of the key areas the unit covers relate to the various regulations and regulatory bodies involved in children’s safety, as well as some basic childhood development and how this all contributes to implementing a children’s ministry program.

Effective Team Ministry (MINFWP401A)

This unit describes the outcomes required for ministers to work, plan and contribute effectively in a team ministry context. It focuses on the various skills and attributes required to work well in a team environment including conflict resolution, problem solving, duty of care and general review.

Research and Writing (MINRAW401A)

This unit describes the outcomes required to research and write a theological essay. Students will need to plan for, research and then write an essay on their chosen theological topic.

History of the Church (MINRAW402A)

This unit describes the outcomes required to analyse significant historical events and leaders and present findings. It focuses on areas such as the emergence of the church, early church leaders, orthodoxy and heresy in the church as well as giving an overview of both the medieval and reformed church histories.

Workplace Development (BSBWOR301)

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to organise own work schedules, to monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and to maintain required levels of competence. IT evaluates personal workplace objectives and then helps develop a plan for continual workplace evaluation and performance.

Operational Planning (BSBMGT402)

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement the operational plan by monitoring and adjusting operational performance, planning and acquiring resources and providing reports on performance as required. It applies to individuals who plan activities to achieve the measurable, stated objectives of the team and the organisation. At this level work will normally be carried out within routine and non-routine methods and procedures which require planning, evaluation, leadership and guidance of others.

Continuous Improvement (BSBMGT403)

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement the organisation’s continuous improvement systems and processes. It covers using systems and strategies to actively encourage the team to participate in the process, monitoring and reviewing performance, and identifying opportunities for further improvements. It applies to managers who have an active role in implementing the continuous improvement process to achieve the organisation’s objectives. Their position is closely associated with the creation and delivery of products and services which means that they have an important role in influencing the ongoing development of the organisation.

Risk Management (BSBRSK401)

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the role. It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of risk analysis or project management who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.

Diploma of Ministry