The Catholic Institute

Certificate in Pastoral Ministry

 | Level 5, 72 credits | Not NZQA approved

You are like living stones being built into a spiritual house... 

Gain a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry 

Acquire the knowledge and basic skills required for ministry roles in parishes and other church settings

Enrich your own understanding of faith

Main Features

6 Courses in Pastoral Ministry, Theology and Scripture; 1 Practical component in a pastoral setting

Higher Study

If you wish to take your studies further you can study towards the Diploma in Religious Studies, stream Pastoral Ministry or the Diploma in Pastoral Leadership

Career Opportunities

This qualification will enhance the work you can do in Catholic parishes either as a salaried worker or as a volunteer.

For further information

Contact the site co-ordinator in your area and check the timetables

To enrol in this programme

Click here to go to enrolment forms

Programme Structure

PM101 Church and Ministry
PM102 Introduction to Liturgy
PE101 Experience in Ministry
TH101 Introduction to Catholicism
TH102 Introduction to Theology
SC101 Introduction to the Old Testament
SC102 Introduction to the New Testament


Students have said: "this course has helped me personally and will strengthen my prayer life.  The quality of information and teaching was excellent.  Material given was informative and will lead to further study."