Diploma of Christian Leadership

(CRICOS: 078747A)

The Diploma of Christian Leadership is our second year of study at ILC. In order to enrol in the Diploma you must have completed the Certificate IV in Christian Leadership. The course is broken down into core subjects, electives and ministry experience. The 12 month course covers advanced leadership, advanced biblical studies and further practical experience. This course is great for people who want to be involved in ministry in any capacity, and for those who want to apply their faith to contemporary living. Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to a paid or voluntary role as a team leader, small group leader, youth or children's leader/pastor, junior pastoral worker, or associate pastoral worker in a church or Christian organisation.

Due to the practical nature of the course, each student is required to have a mentor who will supervise their ministry experience component throughout the year. A mentor can be anyone who is a key leader or Pastor in your local church. The mentor should be someone who provides guidance and discipleship throughout the course of your study.

Click HERE to see the entry requirements and ministry experience requirements for the Diploma



Our Diploma offers study through two streams: Advanced Internship stream and Advanced Studies stream. Students get to decide which stream fits their schedule and goals and complete their studies within this stream. Read below for more information on each stream, and to help you make a decision about which one would be best for you. 

Internship Stream


More than just study, it's a lifestyle. The Intern stream involves more ministry experience hours and slightly less classroom time. This course can be completed full time on two days a week.
This stream is perfect for those who are looking to develop their leadership and ministry ability or play a key role in their local church.

Studies Stream

The Studies stream gives you access to a wider range of advanced subjects. The Studies stream involves more classroom time and less ministry experience hours. This course can be completed full time on two days a week.
This stream is perfect for those looking to broaden their knowledge of the bible and their foundations in God and is recommended for international students.


Click here to see individual subject prices for Diploma Subjects

Diploma Full Time


Internship: 7.5 hours of lectures per week
10 hours of ministry experience per week

Studies: 11 hours of lectures per week
3 hours of ministry experience per week

Diploma Part Time

Part time study for the Diploma is available. Simply choose any of our subjects and complete them either on or off campus.

Part Time Course Fees range from $100 to $340 per unit (depending on the size of the unit selected).

Assessed or Non-Assessed

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Recognition of prior learning is available at ILC. RPL is a grading that is allocated to a particular subject that you feel you have completed the sufficient prior academic learning for, or you have life experience in that area. If you meet the standard for completion of that particular subject then you will be given an "RPL" and you will not be required to complete it. Please contact the ILC staff for more information and about fees for RPL. 

Credit Transfer

Credit transfers are available for students who have already completed the identical course at another institute. Credit transfers do not incur any costs.