Even when you’re a world away!

Perth Bible College now offers some of its subjects by means of external studies. This means that students who are not able to study “on campus” have the opportunity to pursue their studies wherever they are. Except for the normal pre-requisites, all you need is a computer with an internet connection (preferably broadband).

Our external studies open up many new opportunities for students. Past students with incomplete awards will now be able to finish their studies. Current part-time students can enrol for an extra course or two, enabling you to finish your courses much quicker. For prospective students the opportunity now exists to be much more flexible in the way you want to pursue your studies.

Note that Australian students may apply for FEE-HELP.

What courses are available?

The PBC Diploma of Ministry and the Graduate Diploma of Ministry are available to be studied externally. Both of these courses provide a foundational introduction to ministry and theological studies. Each course requires the completion of eight units, all of which are available externally.

Diploma of Ministry

The Diploma of Ministry is designed to provide you with a solid Biblical foundation, basic communication skills and character development. The course has a solid Biblical core with flexibility of choosing a number of specialised practical subjects. Students who graduate from the course will be more confident and excited about their faith and be able to communicate it in whatever context God may be leading them. The Diploma of Ministry is ideal as a gap year plan, as an internship program, as a year out for personal growth, or for those seeking to be involved in ministry.

Course Duration and Structure

The course is 1 year full time and a maximum of 4 years part-time. The course structure is based on two semesters (each 15 week duration), with four units taught each semester. It comprises of 6 core units and 2 ministry units. Each unit carries 3 credit points and graduates require a total of 24 credit points to successfully complete the course.

Graduate Diploma of Ministry

The Graduate Diploma of Ministry course is designed to enable students who already have a Bachelor Degree in another field to study at postgraduate level and gain a solid theological and practical foundation for Christian service. The course also allows students to focus their training on any of the specialisation areas offered, enabling the student to tailor their Graduate Diploma in a direction to suit their particular vocational or ministry needs. As such it is ideal for professionals, who already have an undergraduate degree and require theological, Biblical, counselling, chaplaincy, pastoral, or other specialist training at post-graduate level.

Course Duration and Structure

The course is 1 year full time and a maximum of 4 years part-time. The course structure is based on two semesters (each 15 week duration), with four units taught in each semester. It comprises of 6 core units and 2 ministry elective units. Each unit carries 3 credit points and graduates require a total of 24 credit points to successfully complete the course.

For more information, see the requirements for each course and the college’s General Admission Requirements.

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