New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies

NZQF Level: 5
NZQF Credits: 60 credits
Duration: One Semester (full-time)
Intakes: February & July
Study Options: Onsite, distance, part-time, full-time, block courses

Interested in study but just want to dip your toe in and try four courses first?

The New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies provides a smaller programme for learners who are wanting an initial theological qualification.

It replaces the previous (non-NZQA approved) CCS.

It is ideally suited to those who may be working within church or ministry settings and who also want to study part-time. Likewise, it is a good starting point for those without previous theological study who may want to continue on to further studies.

You can then staircase on to a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree.


Programme Summary

This Certificate in Christian Studies is for people pursuing theological study for personal interest, or for those exploring formal study with an eye to further study at a later date. It provides maximum flexibility. 

You can complete one or more courses chosen from those on offered and the Certificate will be awarded once you complete four courses. For a full list of courses view our  Academic Course Descriptions 2019

Have a look at our 2019 Timetable for courses being offered.


More Information

Students may select courses of interest to them but all normal entry and pre-requisite requirements must be met.

Transfer to other Carey Programmes
Any courses completed for credit while enrolled in the Certificate of Christian Studies may subsequently be transferred to another Carey NZQA accredited qualification.

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Study has given me a greater understanding of God’s mission in the world and given me tools to work out my own part of God’s mission right here in my job’s context in NZ using graphic design to serve him.