For those who really want to get the best possible preparation for future ministry, we offer the option of studying four years full-time with QTC. Our Pastors’ Pathway, Missions Pathway, Women’s Ministry Pathway and General Pathway all provide for a fourth year of training. Students complete all of the requirements of the MDiv or the BTh, together with additional units and electives in their preferred areas of ministry and theology designed to set them up for their intended ministry. Those on the Pastors’ Pathway also take our full-year Ministry in Practice subject in their final year, led by our Principal Gary Millar assisted by a range of pastors and other practitioners. This subject focuses on the practical skills and spiritual highs and lows involved in working as a pastor or in other kinds of full-time Word-ministry, and is provided by QTC to fourth year Pastors’ pathway students free of charge.
Students completing four years at QTC normally enrol in a combined degree, either an ACT MDiv/GradDipDiv, an BTh/BMin or a BTh/DipMin. These courses are recognised for the purposes of Fee-Help, Austudy, and Youth Allowance (providing you meet the government’s eligibility requirements) and are open to Overseas students (ACT CRICOS provider number is 02650E).
It is also possible to enrol in an Honours year – BTh (Hons) or BMin (Hons) – as a fourth year of training extending the BTh or BMin through an additional year of advanced study in a particular area. Students completing the Honours year at a certain level, are eligible for direct entry to the research higher degrees of the ACT and some other providers.
Students studying four year courses at QTC follow one of our pathways for ministry. The course requirements for the Pathways are as follows: Pastor’s Pathway, Missions Pathway, Women’s Ministry Pathway and the General Pathway.
For more details please contact the QTC Registrar.