Bachelor of Ministry

Bachelor of Ministry

The Bachelor of Ministry course is a primary undergraduate award which provides a broad and coherent study of Christian Life and Ministry and related studies in Biblical Studies and Theology. This degree prepares candidates for professional and lay Christian ministry and for further learning beyond the degree.

Duration: Full Time (3 years), Part Time (6 years)
Study Mode:
Face to Face on campus only
Credit Points: 216 (24 units)
Award Level: AQF Level 7

Entry Requirements

An applicant for admission to candidature for a Bachelor of Ministry shall have:

An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 65, or its equivalent (e.g., OP ≤ 16); or

Mature Age and Special Entry Admissions for those who have reached the age of 21; or

Articulation from the Diploma of Ministry.

English Proficiency

Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in all bands of the test. A student can be admitted provisionally into the BMin when they have an IELTS result of 6.0 with no score less than 6.0 in all bands of the test.

International Students

Sparrows College is not currently registered for international students.

Exit Point

Diploma of Ministry (72 cps), providing requirements have been met. Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (144 cps), providing requirements have been met.


Post-graduate awards in ministry. 

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Structure & Units





Required Biblical Studies
(5 units, 45 cps)

B7110 Introduction to the Old Testament

B7150 Introduction to the New Testament

B7226 Psalms

B7253 The Four Gospels

B7260 Pauline Literature
Required Christian Life and Ministry (11 units, 99 cps)

E7100 Sources and Principles of Christian Ethics

M7240 Christian Perspectives on World Religions

P7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

P7105 Introduction to Ethical Ministry Practice

P7232 Cultural Analysis

P7245 Church and Ministry

P7271 Supervised Ministry

IP7272 Supervised Ministry II 

S7103 Introduction to Personal Transformation

S7263 Collective Spiritual Discernment

X7298 Minor Research Project (Capstone)
Required Christian History and Thought (5 units, 45 cps)

H7100 Introduction to Church History

T7105 Introduction to Christian Doctrines 

T7210 The Person and Work of Christ

T7213 The Self-Revealing God 

T7216 The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
An elective specialisation is available in either
Pastoral Theology (PT) or Pastoral Counselling (PC):
(3 units, 27 cps)

C7100 Introduction to Pastoral Counselling (PC)

C7203 Human Development and Pastoral Counselling (PC) 

C7245 Working with Trauma and Grief (PC)

L7210 Introduction to Preaching (PT)

M7109 Introduction to Discipleship (PT)

P7255 Principles of Pastoral Leadership (PT)