10174NAT Diploma of Christian Missions Leadership
The Diploma in Advanced Leadership Development is a hands-on, two-year course that gives you the opportunity to develop your understanding of leadership from a Biblical perspective.
During the course, you will work as a full-time volunteer staff member with us. While you may spend a portion of your two years in Papua New Guinea and other areas in North Queensland, your home base will be our campus in Townsville.
The course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need in order to lead others. Your training will include a combination of classroom-style learning, practical application, and mentoring. Your practical application could include leading a ministry area, leading an outreach team in Australia or Papua New Guinea, leading a project, facilitating training, or even pioneering a new initiative.
What you will learn
During the course you will have the opportunity to grow in the following areas:
- Understanding your unique leadership style
- Project management
- Financial management
- Coaching and mentoring
- Emotional intelligence
- Team building
- Strategic problem solving and decision making – using the Appreciation Process method
Develop strong friendships
Develop your leadership style
Build effective teams
Dates and cost
5 Jan 2020 – 31 Dec 2021
10 Jan 2021 – 6 Jan 2023
9 Jan 2022 – 5 Jan 2024
22 March 2020 – 18 March 2022
28 March 2021 – 24 March 2023
27 March 2022 – 22 March 2024
14 June 2020 – 10 June 2022
20 June 2021 – 16 June 2023
19 June 2022 – 14 June 2024
20 Sept 2020 – 16 Sept 2022
26 Sept 2021 – 22 Sept 2023
25 Sept 2022 – 20 Sept 2024
Course fee: $1,500 AUD
Accommodation: $250 AUD/month (standard dormitory room). You may have the option to upgrade your accommodation to a shared apartment for an additional cost.
Campus meals: $7.50 AUD/day. You will also have the option of purchasing and preparing your own meals.
Additional costs: Travel costs to and from Townsville, student visa, health insurance and other personal expenses.
10174NAT Diploma in Christian Missions Leadership
On completion of all 12 units of the course you will obtain a Diploma of Christian Missions Leadership.
Unit CMLDSD501 Direct the spiritual dynamics of ministry activities
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to direct the spiritual dynamics of ministry activities, thus ensuring ministry is spiritual in nature and achieves spiritual goals.
Unit CMLDSF501 Direct the spiritual formation of a Christian missions team
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop the spiritual aspects of a ministry team.
Unit CMLDTM501 Disciple individual team members
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to disciple the individual members of the team.
Unit CMLFPW501 Facilitate and oversee ministry team prayer and worship
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate and oversee team prayer, intercession, spiritual warfare, and worship as part of ministry activities.
Unit CMLMSD501 Manage ongoing personal spiritual development
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required for leaders of Christian missions teams to continuously develop their understanding and application of Biblical principles as they relate to their role.
Unit CMLSSR501 Supervise individual team members’ support raising
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to supervise a team member through their support raising process.
Unit BBLFBD401A Facilitate Bible discussion
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively facilitate a group discussion of Biblical content.
Unit BSBLDR511 Develop and use emotional intelligence
This unit covers the development and use of emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management in the context of the workplace.
Unit BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to encourage and support the development of a learning environment in which work and learning come together. Particular emphasis is on the development of strategies to facilitate and promote learning, and to monitor and improve learning performance.
Unit BSBPMG514 Manage project cost
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse, and refine project costs to produce a budget, and to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost.
Unit BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.
Unit CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.
A range of strategies will be used to assess the outcome of the school. Journals, written reports, observation, interviews and supervisor feedback are all utilised as part of this. Our training programs are holistic in nature, and the topics are delivered concurrently enabling you to develop your skills, knowledge and character.
*For recognition of prior learning/course credit, please see the Staff and Student Handbook.
Applicants need to have completed a Discipleship Training School (or DTS equivalent). It is also recommended that entrants have successfully completed the Certificate IV in Christian Missions (10173NAT – link to course page) or have previous experience in full-time missions work.
When overseas students apply, proficiency in English will be specifically assessed. Offers of placement in a course will include any applicable requirements for English language proficiency. Copies of documents, or telephone interviews will be used to verify information provided by students on language proficiency.
Bridging courses will be recommended where these are deemed necessary.
International students on student visas are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress and attendance to meet the requirements of the student visa.
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