What is CareyLocal?
Learn, grow, and be transformed – wherever you are!
CareyLocal is an exciting initiative designed to build biblical foundations for church volunteers, ministry and mission leaders, and anyone wanting to grow in their discipleship.
Courses include theology, biblical studies, pastoral care, and mission. Students will spend one evening a week in a cohort, learning with a Carey lecturer in a Level 5 course for credit. This way of learning allows students to participate in the learning together as a cohort, and engage with their teacher online. The teacher will guide students through material, provide opportunities for discussion and reflection, and facilitate wider conversations across the cohorts around the country.
Students completing the course for credit will be required to submit assignments. They will spend two hours a week at the evening session and can expect to commit a further seven hours a week to reading and preparing for lectures and assignments. Students can choose to go on to complete a Certificate, Diploma, or even a Bachelors degree!
There are some limited places available for students to audit the course. They will spend two hours a week at the evening session and will be expected to commit time to reading and preparing for lectures. They will not be required to submit assignments and will not receive any NZQA credits for completing the course.
Studying with Carey will transform students from the inside out, deepen their understanding of the gospel, widen their perspective, and energise them to make a difference in their own community, as they engage in God’s mission.
What is study for credit?
Studying for credit is completing an NZQA-accredited course including all assessments. The course can then be credited towards an approved NZQA qualification. Students will spend two hours a week at the evening session, and can expect to commit a further seven hours a week to reading and preparing for lectures and assignments. In each course students will normally be given three assessment tasks. These can be a combination of online tasks, online forum participation, and/or written tasks and essays. These assessments are spread over the 17-week semester and are uploaded via our online learning portal—Carey Online. Students will be given resources to use and are also expected to access our library resources.
What does auditing a course involve?
Auditing a course allows you to attend class with your cohort and gain access to course materials via CareyOnline. You are not required to complete any assessment items. If you wish to access Library resources you must pay for a subscription.
How much does it cost?
Stepping Stone Financial Assistance Scholarships are available for up to 50% of the course fee*
*See Scholarships for details
2024 CareyLocal Course
Introduction to the Old Testament
Intro to the Old Testament has been an elightening course. It brought clarity and life to the whole of scripture, making it much easier to read, understand, and connect with. If you want to grow more in your relationship with our God, then enrol and enjoy!
I think the Old Testament is absolutely mesmerising, and I love wrestling with it together with others. So the opportunity to join students in reading the Bible as God’s address summoning us to an intimate relationship with God and a life of kingdom engagement in the world is just incredible.
Lecturer – Old Testament
What Carey will provide
- Great discipleship training
- Engaged lecturers
- Promotional materials
- Support and advice from our CareyLocal team
- Academic support
Terms and conditions
A cohort can consist of a minimum of six students from one or more churches. Students must meet the requirements for admission, formally enrol in the course through Carey, and form a class at one church or site for the duration of the course.
If you have further questions, or your church would like to form a cohort, please contact CareyLocal Lead Nicola Mountfort.
09 526 0345