The Uniting Church is committed to an informed faith.
We believe the Spirit gifts everyone for ministry and that we all share in the ministry of Christ. So we offer a wide range of opportunities for people to explore their faith and develop the gifts that they have been given.
We offer a range of short courses and longer study options for:
These educational offerings are provided by the Commission for Education for Discipleship and Leadership (CEDAL). The overall aim of CEDAL is “to build an informed and integrated learning community directed to the mission of God”.
CEDAL is responsible for providing education to members to enable them to grow in faith, discipleship and leadership; oversight of theological education for the specified ministries of the Uniting Church (Lay Preacher, Pastor, Deacon and Minister of the Word) according to guidelines set by the Assembly.
If you want to undertake more formal studies in theology, you can study through the Perth Theological Hall (PTH). This is the Theological College established by the Synod and approved by the Assembly for providing training for ordained ministries.
PTH works collaboratively with Uniting Church theological colleges in other Synods to provide appropriate contextual theological education for candidates as well as for lay leaders seeking to undertake university-level studies.
10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry & Theology
We are pleased to offer the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry & Theology, a nationally recognised training. This course is delivered by our CEDAL educators in partnership with the accredited Adelaide College of Divinity (RTO code:4863).
The Certificate IV is for people looking to answer their unique call to Christian ministry and designed to
For further details, please access the 2020 VET Handbook.
Course duration and delivery
This course takes a minimum of one year when studying full-time or two years if studying part-time.
Students have the flexibility to study on campus or online.
To study full-time or part-time, students can attend classes which are conducted at:
Star Street Uniting Church, 43/45 Star Street, Carlisle WA 6101
For more information contact (08) 8416 8400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Units and Timetable
The Certificate IV consists of nine units:
CMTTHE402 Christian Scriptures
CHCGRP002 Plan and Conduct Group Activities
CMTTHE401 Christology and Trinity
CMTTHE403 Themes in Theology
CMTMIN402 Communicate the Gospel
To access the 2020 course timetable, please click here
Teaching is provided through CEDAL and the completed certification is issued by the Adelaide College of Divinity. To enrol, please click here.
In 2020, the cost of the Certificate IV is comprised of several components:
Lay Education Grant
We are pleased to offer a Lay Education Grant of $300 through CEDAL. To find out more on this opportunity, contact us at email@example.com.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Admissions and other questions
For RPL enquiries, admissions or other questions, please drop us a line or an email using the details provided below.
Dr Elaine Ledgerwood
Presbytery Minister (Education & Training)
Uniting Church Centre, Western Australia
(08) 9260 9811
Adelaide College of Divinity
We host a number of events such as training sessions, lectures and workshops throughout the year. To find out what events are coming up, please visit our Events page or sign up for our Seeds newsletter.
To keep up to date with what is happening you can subscribe to SEEDS, a monthly e-newsletter which outlines CEDAL updates and upcoming educational events in WA and interstate. To subscribe or for information on coming events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details about CEDAL or any form of education or training, please contact:
Rev Bev Fabb
Phone: (08) 9479 6378
Rev Dr Anne Wright
Director of Education and Formation
Mobile: 0434 578 015
Dr Kerry George
Personal Assistant to Director of Education and Formation
Phone: (08) 9260 9813