Course Outline: What You Will Cover

Take our Biblical Studies & Christian Ministry as stepping stone towards pastoral work or simply towards pursuing further learning interests. Students will complete the following units:

1 Introduction to the Bible
  • The meaning and books of the Bible
  • History of Authorship
  • History of the Old Testament
  • Inspiration of the New Testament
  • Development of the Canon of the New Testament
2 Major Religions in the World
  • Concepts of Comparative Religion
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Islam
  • Bahaism
3 Christian Ethics
  • Definition of Christian Ethics
  • The Sources of Christian Ethics
  • The Ethics of Jesus
  • Christian Character
  • The Nature of Sin
  • The Christian and the Family
  • The Ethics of Interpersonal Relations
  • The Christian Duties to SelfThe Christian
  • Duties to the Society
  • The Christian Family
  • The Christian and the Problem of Divorce
4 Christian Counselling
  • The Meaning of Counselling
  • The Importance of Counselling
  • The Ethics of Christian Counselling
  • The Counselling Process
  • Character of a Counsellor
  • The Need for Your Best Attention
  • The Value of Discussion
  • Accepting the Counsellee
  • Patience in Counselling
  • The Therapeutic Process
  • Addressing the Basic Problems in Counselling
  • Problems and their Settings
  • Tracing the Origin of Problems
  • Physical Causes of Problems
  • Motives and Perspectives for Discussion
  • Focusing on the Problem of Self Reliance
5 Christian Doctrines
  • Names and Attributes of God
  • Transcendence and Imminence of God
  • Theodicy: The Problem of Evil
  • God-head (Trinity)
  • The Doctrine of Humanity
  • The Doctrine of Sin
  • Various Conceptions of Salvation
  • Introduction to Ecclesiology
  • The Initiatory Rite of the Church
  • Government of the Church
  • Three Views on the Millennium
6 Old Testament Theology
  • Meaning, History and Methodology of Old Testament
  • God I – Existence and Nature
  • God II – Names and Manifestations
  • God III – Attributes
  • Divine Revelation
  • Creation, Providence and Theodicy
  • Humankind – Designation, Origin and Nature
  • Election and Covenant
  • Theocracy and The Law
  • Sacrifice and Worship
  • The Problem of Sin
  • Redemption and Mission
  • Human Destiny and Hope
7 The New Testament
  • Name
  • Description
  • Origin
  • Transmission of the Text
  • Contents, History, and Doctrine

How Will You Benefit?


  • Fast track your career as a pastoral work
  • Quickly develop skills in months not years!
  • Study a biblical studies / ministry course that was designed in conjunction with senior professionals
  • Free up valuable time, don’t waste time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor who will provide prompt and encouraging support
  • Easy interest free payment plans from as low as $49 per week

Start reaping the benefits by enrolling today!

Career Prospects

Many students take the ICI Biblical Studies & Christian Ministry course to simply better understand faith and religion at a personal level. Actual paid career roles that the course could steer you towards include:


  • Pastor / Priesthood
  • Preacher
  • Theologian
  • Teacher
  • Chaplain
  • Writer / Editor
  • Counsellor
  • Missionary
  • Evangelist
  • Non-profit and charity organizations

For many of us, it is important to get in touch with our inner faith, spirituality and beliefs. For some individuals, spreading the Good News of the Christian faith is more than a job, pastime or hobby—it is a calling. Many students completing this program have a passion and goal to help people lead more spiritual and rewarding lives. If you envision this calling or a need for understanding our Bible Studies & Christian Ministry course is for you. It has the ability to fast track your way into reaching out and helping others as a teacher, spiritual leader and educator.

Course Levels Explained


Executive Diploma

This course leads to the awarding of an Executive Diploma. This qualifications recognises the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.


There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into any course level. Students may enrol directly into the diploma or advanced diploma levels without completing lower ranked qualifications. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Course Length

The average time within which students complete studies is:

course-lenght-icon Certificate Level 14 weeks
Diploma Level 24 weeks
Advanced Diploma Level 31 weeks

ICI courses allow you to study at your own pace with no assignment deadlines. This means that you determine the pace of the course and within which time period you will ultimately complete your studies in.

  • Completing your course with ICI is flexible as you can fast-track and graduate in a matter of months. You complete activities and submit assignments whenever you are ready.
  • The maximum time given to complete a program is three years.

Study Mode: Online Learning

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you’ll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

Enrolments statistics reveal that students from the following categories are currently taking advantage of the distance learning experience at ICI:

  • Government, business & industry employers 32%
  • High school leavers 20%
  • Individuals looking to start a business or change career paths 18%
  • Individuals already in the industry looking to formalise and/or update knowledge and seek a promotion 11%
  • Military personal 11%
  • Stay at home mothers 8%

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very “hands on” approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the “theory” behind the industry – they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice.


ICI is an institutional member of the College of Teachers. This means it is an organisation with an educational interest which has agreed to follow The College’s Code of Professional Practice.

Various government departments and business’s have enrolled their own staff with ICI for further training and development and is a strong indicator of acceptance and recognition by employers and industry.

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Sports Centre, University of Kent
  • Department of Tourism, Regional Development & Industry
  • The Placement People
  • Skill Hire
  • Metcash Trading Ltd
  • Navman Technologies
  • The European Fund
  • Employment Directions Network
  • The Salvation Army
  • Calvin Klein
  • John Paul College
  • Legal Aid Commission
  • Melton Council
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • HSBC
  • American Express
  • Clayton UTZ
  • Hennikers Solicitors
  • Villari Lawyers
  • Prisoners Education Trust (HM Prison Service)
  • Uniting Care Institute of Family Practice
  • Workplace Authority
  • Centacare Employment Group
  • Employment Directions
  • MAX Employment
  • Gunnebo (Security)
  • Brookfield Multiplex
  • Coles Myer Ltd

Already in the Profession or Industry?

This course and qualification is a great way of consolidating existing knowledge via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), updating your industry skills and contributing towards your professional development. It is also one of the most practical steps you can take towards working towards gaining a promotion or better paid position.

Course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the course is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

What Do I Get?

All materials essential for course completion are included in the cost of the course fee. Upon enrolment, students receive:


  • All required study materials and course notes
  • Practical assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
  • Industry based tutor who will service all of your course and career questions and guidance needs
  • Student ID card giving students access to thousands of discounts both at home and overseas! Save on transport, accommodation, communications, food, shopping, movies and more!

On successful completion of the course you will receive:


  • A graduation certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications
  • Transcripts indicating units completed
  • Letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
  • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification. For example: John Smith, DipBStMin
  • Job search assistance: Graduate Career Services Program (Click to learn more).

Cut Off Date

is the next enrolment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course its at your own pace and you determine when you finish. Don’t miss out. Enrol today!

Course Investment & Payment Plans

How do I get started?

Click on one of the Enrol Now buttons below and you could be working on your first lesson – and towards a new career – in a matter of days!

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EXECUTIVE DIPLOMA $2450 10% Off = $2205 ENROL NOW $49 x 50 weeks ENROL NOW

Take the first step towards pursuing your ministry career or interests NOW.

Simply click on one of the Enrol Now buttons that corresponds with the course level and payment plan you wish to select (see above table).

How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1 The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2 Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3 Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4 Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%) Letter Equivalent Rating
100 - 80 A Outstanding level of achievement
79 - 60 B High level of achievement
59 - 50 C Satisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40 D Marginal level of achievement
0 - 39 F Failed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.

5 Graduation

Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.