New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies
Level 5

New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 5)

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  • Locations and dates

    Off Campus:

    8 February 2022
    25 July 2022
  • Length

    48 weeks full-time: 42 teaching weeks plus 6 holiday weeks

  • Total credits


  • Fees


    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


This programme builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministries. The leadership skills, ethics and attitudes gain are at a more involved level than the certificate. Spiritual growth is investigated with further insight and the ministry internship increases your practical skills.

Delivered in partnership with Annesbrook Leadership College

This programme is delivered in partnership with Annesbrook Leadership College (ALC), Apply Now or learn more about the delivery of this programme on their website(external link).

Key information for students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements Learn more

Academic requirements: NCEA L2 OR NZ Certificate in Christian Ministry (L4) with strand in Internship or equivalent. Note: A qualification or examination other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), will be assessed by NMIT for academic entry equivalency. Alternative requirements: Applicants unable to evidence that they meet Academic Entry Requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry by the Curriculum Manager (or delegate). English language requirements: Result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table: * IELTS 5.5 Academic (no lower than 5.0 in each band), Note: Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment. Applicants who have achieved NCEA L3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English language skills. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test. Other requirements: In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children's Act, 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all 'specified organisations' providing a 'regulated service', all candidates/students will be subjected to safety checks. These will include but are not limited to; i) A Formal Interview ii) Referee Checks iii) A Police Vet Check iv) A Risk Assessment Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study. Applicants must declare any pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period. A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in immediate withdrawal from the programme

Detailed requirements

Duration Learn more

1 Year

Tuition fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees Learn more $5,208 $5,208
Government tuition subsidy Learn more $6,408 $6,408
TOTAL Learn more $11,616 $11,616
Compulsory Student Services Fee
Student loan information Learn more StudyLink

Student success Learn more

Successful course completions 100%

National Graduate Outcomes Learn more

3 years after completion
Median earnings Learn more $33,865
Earnings range Learn more $22,470 - $40,396
In employment Learn more 55%
In further study Learn more 39%
On a benefit Learn more 1%

Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Learn more about Key Information for Students








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