Credit points


Minimum duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Ballarat
  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield

EFTSL value of units : All 20cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.250. Units with a credit point (CP) value of a multiple of 20 have corresponding EFTSL values  

Admission requirements

To be eligible for Admission to the course applicants must evidence:

An appropriate undergraduate degree with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average) (or equivalent), or;

A Master degree with appropriate research training in a relevant field, or;

An equivalent qualification and/or demonstrated research experience, with evidence of capacity to undertake independent research work (e.g. an authored publication);

Meeting the eligibility requirements for admission is not in itself a guarantee of admission. The candidate’s potential to undertake research, the quality and feasibility of the research proposal, the availability of appropriate supervision and the referee’s reports will all be taken into consideration (refer to regulations 5.2 of the Higher Degree Research Regulations).

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as published by the University (refer Appendix C of the Higher Degree Research Regulations ).

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

To complete the Doctor of Ministry, a student must complete 240 credit points consisting of: 

  1. 80 cp from Specified Units (Part A);
  2. 160cp from Research Units (Part B).

Other requirements

Advanced Standing 

Candidates will not be given advanced standing except in cases of institutional transfer between doctoral programs.

Progression requirements

Candidate progression requirements for Higher Degrees are outlined under Regulation 10 (Pursuance of Candidature) of the Higher Degree Research Regulations.

Part A : Specified Units

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
THDM700Pastoral Ministry and Care of the Person20
THDM701Ministry in the Church20
THDM702Power, Leadership and Authority20
THRM701Research Methods I (Introduction to Theological and Philosophical Research)5
THRM702Research Methods II (Discipline Specifics in Interpreting Literature)5
THRM703Research Methods III (Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods)5
THRM704Research Methods IV (Thesis Design and Candidature)5

Part B : Thesis Units

Complete exactly 160 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
DMIN701Thesis Full Time160
DMIN702Thesis Part Time160

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