Certificate of Christian Studies

NZQF Level: non NZQF
NZQF Credits: 0 credits
Duration: 1 Year (full-time)
Intakes: February & July
Study Options: Onsite, distance, part-time, full-time, block courses

Interested in study but just want to try one course first?

This qualification is perfect for anyone who does not want to complete a full NZQA accredited qualification, but who wishes to study one or more individual courses for personal interest. 

Individual courses can be taken for credit (when all of the assessments are completed) or as audit students (with no completed assessments).

When studying a course for credit for personal interest, please tick the “Certificate of Christian Studies” box on the Enrolment Form under choice of qualification.

Once students complete four courses Carey offers a Certificate in Christian Studies (non-NZQA).


Programme Summary

Carey’s Certificate of 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. It is not a formal qualification, although on completion of four courses (60 credits) a Carey Certificate may be awarded.

The Certificate of Christian Studies qualification is not accredited by NZQA and students are therefore not able to receive student loans and allowances when studying towards the qualification.

For a full list of courses view our  Academic Course Descriptions 2018

Have a look at our 2018 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 towards a formal Carey NZQA accredited qualification.

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