Vocational Education Pathway for Commissioning

Commissioning Pathway 3: Vocational Education and Training

The completion of Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications consisting of a Certificate IV (500 hours) and Diploma (800 hours) in theological or ministry studies, from a Denominational or Partner College of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. It is expected that each VET qualification contain no more than nine individual subjects. Students taking the Vocational Education Pathway will complete more subjects than those required for Commissioning in order to fulfil the volume of learning requirement. The total demand in learning hours is approximately 1300 hours.

List of subjects to be completed at Vocational Education and Training level in Pathway 3

Bible (Minimum 185 hours)

  • Old Testament Introduction (Cert IV)
  • New Testament Introduction (Cert IV)
  • Biblical Interpretation/Exegesis (Diploma)

Church History (Minimum 100 hours)

  • Church History Survey (Cert IV)
  • Wesleyan History (Cert IV)

Theology (Minimum 100 hours)

  • Introduction to Theology (Cert IV)
  • Wesleyan Theology (Cert IV)

Practical Ministry (Minimum 540 hours)

  • Introductory to Preaching (Cert IV)
  • Theology and Practice of Worship (Cert IV)
  • Church Administration and Polity (Cert IV)
  • Evangelism (Cert IV)
  • Spiritual Formation (Diploma)
  • Christian Leadership (Diploma)
  • Pastoral Care and Counselling (Diploma)
  • Field Education Unit (Diploma)

Additional 375 Elective hours in any field of study

Required Denominational Modules

  • Wesleyan Methodist Handbook
  • Chairmanship