NZ DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN STUDIES (L6) INTERCULTURAL STRAND – (LIBERAL ARTS TRACK)

NZ DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN STUDIES (LEVEL 6) INTERCULTURAL STRAND - (LIBERAL ARTS TRACK)
NZ DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN STUDIES (LEVEL 6) INTERCULTURAL STRAND - (LIBERAL ARTS TRACK)

KEY INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

NZ Government

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

  • Legal entitlement to study in New Zealand with appropriate immigration and/or refugee status, and;
  • A comparable prior tertiary qualification at level 5 or above;
  • When English is not the first language of the student – an academic score in IELTS or equivalent of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5

Note*- Recognition of Prior Learning from previous qualifications will be made at the discretion of EDENZ Colleges.

Duration

40 weeks

Tuition Fees

Student fees: $4,548
Government tuition subsidy: $5,099
Total: $9,647

Student loan information: StudyLink

Student Success

Successful course completions: 64%

National Graduate Outcomes
(3 years after completion)

Median earnings: $31,409

Earnings range: $22,835 – $39,738

In employment: 48%

In further study: 45%

On a benefit: 2%

Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

The New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 6) – Intercultural Strand – (Liberal Arts Track) encourages the development of ministry leadership through practical, hands-on ministry experience in one of our partner colleges. This allows students to build character, competence, and capability personally, spiritually and professionally. Students learn to flourish in the challenging context of contemporary church while building their faith.

 

Graduate Profile Outcomes met include:

  • Analyse and apply an in-depth understanding of theology and biblical foundations in operational or research contexts.
  • Evaluate, review and respond to the pastoral, specialised and ethical responsibilities required of defined church ministry settings.
  • Apply management or administrative capability and leadership in a Christian ministry environment to make strategic decisions in a specified context.
  • Critically reflect on personal faith journey and professional development to refine own practice.
  • Research and evaluate the application of diverse disciplines, intercultural issues and situations.
  • Apply intercultural competence to provide leadership in a context-appropriate manner.

The Internship Strand is composed of four ministry courses and two liberal arts courses and is ideal for students who want to do intercultural ministry. Students are required to complete:

Biblical Interpretation

This course aims to develop learner knowledge and skill in relation to the various hermeneutical approaches to Scripture, including the biblical exegesis and genre sensitive interpretation.

Christian Ethics

To equip students to develop, apply and reflect upon their own ethical decisions based upon Christian ethics and worldview; and understand historical and contemporary Christian ethics.

Ministry Leadership and Management

This course aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skill to apply management skills within a volunteer environment of Non-profit Organisations with specific focus on church and para-church contexts.

World Religions and the Christian Worldview

This course aims to explore Christian worldviews as well as the relationships (including cultural perspectives) to other Abrahamic and non-Abrahamic world religions.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

This course aims to enhance and develop research competencies using critical thinking and problem solving skills applied to humanities subjects.

Self & Others: Anthropology

This course aims to enhance and develop humanities-based research competencies using critical thinking and problem solving skills applied to a personal auto-ethnography study.

VOCATIONAL PATHWAYS

Industries and professions that benefit include:

  • Ministry and leadership positions within churches in NZ
  • Managerial and administration positions in para-church organisations or value-based organisations.
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