Study Cert IV in mInistry leadership


Ministry demands a range of unique skills that are relevant for the vocational pastor, their key team members, and emerging leaders across all ministry areas. Our Cert IV introduces immediately applicable and transferable skills in understanding the bible, discipling others, personal leadership, and reaching and caring for people.

Some of the study units focus on:
understanding the Bible and how to apply it, how to be an effective ministry team player and leader, how to provide foundational pastoral care, how to introduce new believers into the beliefs and practices of the church and how to disciple established believers to grow in their relationship with God and capacity for ministry.
Join the Energise community and you will learn from experienced and recognised ministry leaders who will equip you for greater ministry effectiveness.

Course Duration

Full time: 1 year | Part time: 2-4 years


Course Structure

6 Core units , 2 Elective units


  • Proficiency in written and spoken English:

    • For prospective students from an English-speaking background, successful completion of the High School Certificate (HSC) or its equivalent (including articulation from other AQF programs), including demonstration of competency in English is recommended.
    • For prospective students from a non-English speaking background, an IELTS Score of 5.5 (or demonstrated equivalent English proficiency) is recommended.

    This program requires a government issued Unique Student Identifier (USI) number. See for details and to secure your USI.

  • 6-8 hours per week per unit (includes time for lectures, workshops, reading, and assessments)
  • Alphacrucis online lectures + Energise workshops (1.5 hrs/wk per unit) 
  • Energise College weekly workshops comprise of a 50-min lecture / teaching, a 10 min break, and a 30-min discussion / application time for each unit 

2024 – $700/unit; total $5,600  (Alphacrucis fee reduction!)

Note: $380/unit is paid directly to Alphacrucis College on enrolment. The remaining $320/unit is paid directly to Energise College.

Term 1  Term 2  Term 3  Term 4 
Personal Leadership Discipleship  1            Discipleship 2 Applying the Bible 
God’s Story Team Players  Introduction to      Pastoral Care Leading Teams


Why study at Energise College. a Bible College located in Perth WA


“All courses are accredited through Alphacrucis University College. Alphacrucis University College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO: 90525) registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and a Higher Education Provider (ID: PRV12006) recognised by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).”