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When you study at Carey, you have a range of options and modes of engaging with your courses. Study on-site at our Auckland campus, or choose to study by distance. 

All undergraduate courses are semester-based, and are taught either through weekly classes (classroom or online), or in block mode. Block mode allows students to come on campus for smaller intensives (from two to five days). Some courses are practical field based education, meaning that you can learn “on-the-job” in your church or community-based ministry contexts.

Our postgraduate courses run for the whole year and are taught as block intensives over a few days. This means that, outside those short windows, you have flexibility as to when and where you study, fitting it in around the demands of your life, or your ministry calendar.

For most programmes, you can also choose to study full-time or part-time, taking one or more courses per semester depending on how much time you are able to commit. Choose the approach that best fits your situation.

Regardless of your mode of study, you will use a range of web-based learning platforms to enable interaction with other students. You will be part of a learning community that will support you in your studies, allowing relationships to develop and creating spaces for exploration, discussion and interaction. Carey is also committed to to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment and has systems and processes in place for addressing your concerns or complaints. As signatories of the Code of Practice laid out by NZQA, Carey discloses the outcomes of any formal complaints. 

Come to Carey and learn, grow, and be transformed, for the sake of Jesus and his ministry in this world.

What can I study?

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes

(NZQA ACCREDITED)

Carey currently delivers seven programmes from undergraduate level 4 through to postgraduate level 9 as outlined below. Almost all programmes can be studies full-time or part-time, and either on-campus or as a regional/distance student. Please note time restrictions for the different programmes if studying part-time. Feel free to talk to us about the specific options within each programme.

UNDERGRADUATE
L4
FULL-TIME
1 year


UNDERGRADUATE
L5
FULL-TIME
6 months
PART-TIME
2 years max.


UNDERGRADUATE
L5
FULL-TIME
1 year
PART-TIME
4 years max.


UNDERGRADUATE
L7
FULL-TIME
3 years
PART-TIME
6 years max.


UNDERGRADUATE
L7
FULL-TIME
1 year
PART-TIME
4 years max.

POSTGRADUATE
POSTGRADUATE
L8
L9
FULL-TIME
1 year
FULL-TIME
1-2 years
PART-TIME
4 years max.
PART-TIME
4 years max.

UNDERGRADUATE
L4
FULL-TIME
1 year
UNDERGRADUATE
L5
FULL-TIME
6 months
PART-TIME
2 years max.


UNDERGRADUATE
L5
FULL-TIME
1 year
PART-TIME
4 years max.


UNDERGRADUATE
L7
FULL-TIME
3 years
PART-TIME
6 years max.


UNDERGRADUATE
L7
FULL-TIME
1 year
PART-TIME
4 years max.
POSTGRADUATE
L8
FULL-TIME
1 year
PART-TIME
4 years max.

POSTGRADUATE
L9
MASTER OF APPLIED THEOLOGY
120, 180, 240 Credits
FULL-TIME
1-2 years
PART-TIME
4 years max.

INTAKE     February/March     June/July

Leadership and Ministry Formation Tracks

(NON NZQA ACCREDITED)

Carey offers a range of formation tracks which can be taken alongside our NZQA programmes. These formation tracks typically meet on Tuesday mornings and are designed to help you process what you ar learning, support you in your walk with Jesus, and link you with other students in a supportive cohort. Please feel free to talk with one of our Formation Track Leads as identified below.

INTERMISSION
1 year
Intermission students gather to learn, grow, and be transformed for authentic discipleship on the Jesus-Journey.
Intermission students gather to learn, grow, and be transformed for authentic discipleship on the Jesus-Journey.
DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL LEADERSHIP
3 YEARS
The Pastoral Leadership formation group is designed to form knowledge, skills, dispositions, and habits for leading in ministry and mission.
The Pastoral Leadership formation group is designed to form knowledge, skills, dispositions, and habits for leading in ministry and mission.
DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL LEADERSHIP
YOUTH
3 YEARS
The Youth Pastoral Leadership formation group is designed to form knowledge, skills, dispositions, and habits for leading in ministry and mission.
The Youth Pastoral Leadership formation group is designed to form knowledge, skills, dispositions, and habits for leading in ministry and mission.
DIPLOMA IN MĀORI LEADERSHIP
NGĀ POU AMORANGI
3 YEARS
Akonga (learners and teachers) support each other to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and character to share the gospel effectively within te āo Māori.
Akonga (learners and teachers) support each other to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and character to share the gospel effectively within te āo Māori.
CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA IN INTERCULTURAL PRACTICE
MISSION TRACK
1 YEAR/2 Years
Mission Track students support each other in their mission-learning and experience, practice missional Bible reading, and hear from experienced mission practitioners and leaders.
Mission Track students support each other in their mission-learning and experience, practice missional Bible reading, and hear from experienced mission practitioners and leaders.
RARANGA
OPEN FORMATION GROUP
Casual
Raranga is te reo for weave, and is a place where students and staff are woven together, while taking time to pause, reflect, pray, and have some fun as they navigate life and study. All students are welcome.
Raranga is te reo for weave, and is a place where students and staff are woven together, while taking time to pause, reflect, pray, and have some fun as they navigate life and study. All students are welcome.
INTERMISSION
1 year
INTERMISSION
1 year
Intermission students gather to learn, grow, and be transformed for authentic discipleship on the Jesus-Journey.
Intermission students gather to learn, grow, and be transformed for authentic discipleship on the Jesus-Journey.
DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL LEADERSHIP
3 YEARS
The Pastoral Leadership group is designed to form the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and habits for leading in ministry and mission.
DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL LEADERSHIP
YOUTH
3 YEARS
The Youth Pastoral Leadership group is designed to form the knowledge, skills, dispositions, and habits for leading in ministry and mission.
DIPLOMA IN MĀORI LEADERSHIP
NGĀ POU AMORANGI
3 YEARS
DIPLOMA IN MĀORI LEADERSHIP
NGĀ POU AMORANGI
3 YEARS
Akonga (learners and teachers) support each other to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and character to share the gospel effectively within te āo Māori
Akonga (learners and teachers) support each other to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and character to share the gospel effectively within te āo Māori
CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA IN INTERCULTURAL PRACTICE
MISSION TRACK
1 YEAR/2 Years
Mission Trach students support each other in their mission-learning and experience, practice missional Bible reading, and hear from experienced mission practitioners and leaders.
RARANGA
OPEN FORMATION GROUP
Casual
Raranga is te reo for weave, and is a place where students and staff are woven together, while taking time to pause, reflect, pray, and have some fun as they navigate life and study. All students are welcome.

Intakes for Leadership and Ministry Formation tracks are February/March and are completed alongside our NZQA accredited programmes.

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“At Carey we believe that the God of mission is at work in the world by the Spirit to renew people and places in Christ. Our calling is to equip Christian leaders with the convictions, competencies, and capacity to participate in that mission, bringing gospel renewal in churches and communities across Aotearoa and around the world.”

– John Tucker, Principal