Diploma of Christian Studies

Engage in Tertiary studies with Melbourne School of Theology.

What it's all about.

Studying at tertiary level means embarking on a journey of discovery as you dive into a range of topics and themes about God, His mission and your role in it.

Alongside other students, you'll grapple with new ideas as you reflect on how these can impact your relationship with God and the world.

The beauty of Worldview's residential site is that learning doesn't stop once you leave the classroom. You get to talk to lecturers, staff and students informally around the dinner table or while doing duties together.

As a tertiary theological student you'll have plenty of sources to process and reflect on, culminating in assessments that include essay writing or group work.

Students often speak of new discoveries they've made about themselves and God as they've learned to manage time, energy and deadlines.

You too can be one of these students whose life has changed because God was at work and drew them closer to a deeper walk with Him, grasping His word and aware of their fit and place in His mission.

Discussions beyond the classroom
Discussions beyond the classroom
Face to face teaching
Face to face teaching

Worldview is an approved delivery location for Melbourne School of Theology (MST), an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology (CRICOS 02650E).

In order to engage in this study you will need to enrol with Melbourne School of Theology, choosing to conduct your studies at the Launceston Campus.

MST's Launceston Campus offers a one-year Diploma of Christian Studies in a residential context.

If you want to further your studies into a second or third year, there are options with MST worth exploring. Click here to view the suite of courses available.

Your MST studies run concurrent to our non-accredited Residential Program where you'll immerse yourself in the day-to-day living and community aspects of the campus, with opportunities to explore mission options, engage in daily prayer and worship rhythms and rub shoulders with cross-cultural workers.


Melbourne School of Theology is an Affiliated College of the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS: 02650E


In order to graduate with a Diploma of Christian Studies you will need to satisfactorily complete 8 units (96 credit points).

MST's Launceston Campus focuses on foundational units such as Old Testament Foundations, Jesus and the Gospels, Hermeneutics, and a Theology Overview, alongside a mission and cross-cultural emphasis with units such as The Personal Life of the Missionary, Cross-cultural Communication, and Church Planting.

Click here to view a list of units offered at MST.

Course Fees

MST's 2021 Fee Schedule for its Launceston Campus can be accessed here.

The estimated tuition fees for a domestic student completing the Diploma of Christian Studies is $11,408. Cost for an overseas student completing the same course is $12,888. Scholarships may be available.

Note that these costs do not include residential costs or any personal expense living in Tasmania. For more information on these visit our Residential Program page.


In 2022 the academic and residential program will begin on Monday 7 February and will conclude on Saturday 17 December (with graduation). Term breaks are 15 April–1 May; 9 July–25 July; 25 Sept–10 Oct.

There are other intakes possible throughout the academic year, depending on your needs. For options get in touch with our Campus Registrar here.

Diploma students will abide by all MST and ACT's policies and procedures, including complaints and grievances. The polices are available here and here.

2022 Launceston Timetable

Semester 1 Dates

Term 1

7-11 Feb: Orientation Week
14-18 Feb: Residential program short course
21 Feb - 8 April: Melbourne School of Theology or Eastern College Australia units
11-14 April: Residential program short course

15 April to 6 May: Holidays (including Easter and extra week holiday)

Term 2

9 May - 24 June: Melbourne School of Theology or Eastern College Australia units
27 June - 1 July: Residential program short course4-8 July: Residential program short course

11-22 July Holidays (mid-year orientation 18-22 July)

Semester 1 Dates

Term 3

25 July - 9 Sept: Melbourne School of Theology or Eastern College Australia units

12-30 Sept: Missions preparation and Missions

4-14 October Holidays

Term 4

17 Oct - 2 Dec: Melbourne School of Theology or Eastern College Australia units
5-9 Dec: Residential program short course

12-16 Dec: End of year program, graduation preparation
17 December (Saturday): Graduation

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