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Welcome to Carey. Come on a journey and explore more about Carey.



Haere mai! Welcome to Carey.  

We’re really excited you are exploring study and what Carey has to offer.

On this page you’ll find all you need to know about studying at Carey – from a welcome by our Principal, to meeting our lecturing staff to key academic information.

Help us discern with you God’s call on your life and whether Carey is the right place for you.

Welcome to Carey

Do you want to do more than just study?  Do you want to engage in a context where the Holy Spirit will transform you through community and scripture?

Imagine a place where your thoughts, feelings and actions are woven together through a deeper understanding of your faith; preparing and equipping you for your place in Aotearoa and the world.

Then nau mai, haere mai ki te kāreti iriiri ō carey!

Welcome from our Principal

Nau mai, haere mai. Ko John Tucker toku ingoa Ko ahau te tumuaki o Te Kareti Iriiri o Carey.

In this video our Principal, John Tucker explains why he is so excited you’re exploring the possibility of study at Carey. 

Watch a Mini Lecture from Dr Michael Rhodes

Our Lecturing staff

Our Lecturing staff are a community of faithful scholars who are at the cutting edge of Applied Theology research and teaching.

Not only are they highly qualified and internationally respected academics they take a genuine personal interest in you and your study.

Students Welcome

Jono and Rebecca are our Student Presidents for 2021. In this video they explain why they love studying at Carey.

Shania shares her story of study at Carey


Programme Options

New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies. This is a 4 course introductory programme.

New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies. Eight course programme designed for ministry leaders to gain a strong theological foundation.

Combining bible and theology and mission and ministry, our Bachelor of Applied Theology programme is a solid theological education giving you a thorough understanding and skills for an in-depth application of your faith 

Graduate Diploma of Applied Theology. If you have a previous tertiary qualification and want to deepen your faith and biblical understanding this eight course qualification is for you.

Postgraduate Studies. Postgraduate and Masters qualifications for those who want to delve deeper in a more robust account of Christian faith and practice.



2021 Timetable

Fees & Scholarships

Formation/Training Tracks

Alongside your formal academic studies, Carey offers a range of formation programmes that are designed to nurture and support your personal development.

Check the options below and watch the introductory videos from our formation leaders.


Pastoral Leadership

Do you have a call on your life to be a leader or Pastor?

Carey’s specialised Pastoral Leadership training programme is strategically designed to prepare you to be effective in your ministry.

Ngā Pou Amorangi

Ngā Pou Amorangi is our Māori leadership training programme. It is a space for Christians to fully explore what it means to be Māori and Christian – and in the process of exploration, to prepare to serve confidently in Māori contexts and beyond. 

Youth Ministry Training

Are you serious about immersing yourself in youth ministry?

At Carey we are passionate about training the best pastoral leaders for ministry with youth.

Foundations of Youth Ministry, Discovery Youth Internship or Youth Pastoral Leadership training; we have an option for you.

Mission Track

Mission Track is a learning and formation programme where you will journey with others as you grow in your understanding of God, the world, and the gospel and discern the way ahead for your participation in God’s mission.


This one year programme is an intentional faith formation year for young people who are just finishing high school.

Journeying in a cohort with other students it is a year to learn about God, about themselves and gain valuable skills for the next chapter in life.

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