Certificate IV in Catholic Ministry Timetable and Subjects Outline

Day Classes – CERTIFICATE IV in Catholic Ministry

Term AM/PM Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
1* AM CCC1 Salvation History 1 Growing in the Spirit

 

Youth Ministry 1 (Legal Issues)

 

Work Health and Safety

PM Communications in Ministry 1

 

LSoP outreach Study Hall Study Hall
2 AM CCC2 Salvation History 2 Evangelisation Skills PD (W1 and W2)

Youth Ministry 2

PM Communications in Ministry 2 LSoP outreach Study Hall Study Hall
3 AM CCC3 Salvation History 3 Acts Events
PM Youth Ministry 3 LSoP outreach Study Hall Study Hall
4 AM CCC4 Salvation History 4 Liturgy Church History
Social Media LSoP outreach

 

Subject outlines – Certificate IV in Catholic Ministry

CM401: Salvation History 1 I (Genesis to Judges)

(CCMABR401)

Uses the narrative books of the Old Testament to explore the first part of the chronological story of salvation history.  Explains how God’s plan unfolded through the forging of a series of covenants with his chosen people—from Adam to the People of Israel. Introduces some practical approaches to reading the Old Testament.

CM405: Catechism 1: Doctrine

(CCMPCF405)

Examines core Catholic beliefs including the existence of God, the Holy Trinity, Jesus Christ as true God and true man, salvation, scripture and Tradition, the pope and the magisterium, and the last things (heaven, purgatory and hell). Delves into biblical basis for these beliefs, supported by the writings from the heart of the Church – magisterium, Church Fathers, saints.

CM003: Personal and Professional Leadership

(CYMDSL301, CHCPRP003)

Looks at personal and spiritual gifting and necessary life skills. Encourages students to examine strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to grow and improve.  Provides critical skills for both young adults and those working with them. Also examines these skills in a professional context – self-examination, receiving and giving feedback, mentoring. Students will participate in a life in the Spirit seminar within the first weeks of this unit.

CM200: Communicating in Ministry 1

(CHCCOM002, CHCDIV001, CHCGRP001)

Provides students with good communication skills, conflict management skills and handling of grievances. We will look at our diverse culture and the impact this has on our communications. We will also cover a range of communication strategies, including the development of key meeting skills. Small group skills are an integral part of ministry. This course will discuss various aspects of forming and running small groups.

CM002: Introduction to Youth Ministry 1

(CHCLEG001)

Knowing the legal and ethical requirements of ministry within any Catholic context is crucial. This unit explores State and Commonwealth requirements and their application in ministry.

Term 2

CM401: Salvation History 2

(CCMABR401)

Continuation of Salvation History from Term 1.

CM405: Catechism 2

(CCMPCF405)

Examines the Catechism’s teachings on Sacraments and prayer. Looks at the biblical basis for, and the liturgical aspects of, the seven Sacraments and examines the various types of prayer used within the Church.

CM003: Youth Ministry 2

(CHCYTH001)

Provides an understanding of youth culture and develops an appreciation of how to communicate and minister successfully to youth. This is an introductory unit that is built upon in term 3.

CM406: Evangelisation skills

(CCMPIE406)

Examines the basic principles of evangelisation, including how to effectively present a summary of the Christian message (four-point Gospel message) and how to share one’s personal experience of Christ. Explores a range of approaches to evangelising in a variety of contexts. Also explores and allows practice of techniques to convey the message of Jesus Christ to a variety of audiences in a variety of methods.

CM201: Communicating in Ministry 2

(CHCCOM002, CHCDIV001, CHCGRP001)

Provides students with good communication skills, conflict management skills and handling of grievances. We will look at our diverse culture and the impact this has on our communications. We will also cover a range of communication strategies, including the development of key meeting skills. Small group skills are an integral part of ministry. This course will discuss various aspects of forming and running small groups.

Term 3

CM401: Salvation History 3

(CCMABR401)

Uses the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles to explore the chronological development of the New Testament from John the Baptist through to the preaching of Saint Paul in Rome. Explains how God’s plan unfolds through His New Covenant in Jesus Christ with the Church, with concrete linking of the Old and New Testaments.  Briefly examines New Testament letters to gain insight for discipleship in today’s world. Introduces practical approaches to reading the New Testament.

CM004: Youth Ministry

(CHCYTH002)

Covers the five key aspects in ministering to young people today. Students discover strategies that help to evangelise youth, how to provide opportunities for fellowship & discipleship as well as how to lead young people into worship. We will also investigate how to engage young people in active ministry to their peers.

CM405: Catechism 3: The Moral Life

(CCMPCF405)

Introduces the moral life and the need for virtues in the Christian life, looks at personal and social sin, and the grace of salvation. Briefly examines Saint Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Works through the Ten Commandments as core to our moral life.

CYE301: Participating in a ministry event

(CYMPCE301)

Examines the logistics of presenting the Christian message in different ministry settings. Covers all aspects from planning, implementation through to review; including publicity, music, environment, drama, and liturgy. Also looks at requirements of copyright and Occupational Health & Safety legislation as applied in ministry situations.

CM409: Acts of the Apostles

(CCMASL402)

Explores the work of the Holy Spirit in early Church history through the study of the Book of Acts and extrapolates this power into the church today. The Holy Spirit continues to work in our lives and our Church.

CM401: Salvation History 3 (CCMABR401)

Uses the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles to explore the chronological development of the New Testament from John the Baptist through to the preaching of Saint Paul in Rome. Explains how God’s plan unfolds through His New Covenant in Jesus Christ with the Church, with concrete linking of the Old and New Testaments.  Briefly examines New Testament letters to gain insight for discipleship in today’s world. Introduces practical approaches to reading the New Testament.

CM407: Liturgy (CCMPLC407)

Examines various types of liturgy within the Catholic Church, giving attention to the Eucharist. It looks into the Biblical basis and historical development for liturgical practices. Practical activities will enable students to prepare and facilitate various liturgical celebrations they may encounter in ministry settings.

CM405: Catechism 4:  (CCMPCF405)

CM408: Movements of the Spirit throughout Church History (CCMPRH408)

Examines key actions of the Spirit or renewal movements in the history of the Church as a means of understanding how the Holy Spirit is also at work in our times renewing the Church. It also explores the call of each Christian to a life of holiness through the example of the Saints (men and women from every way of life and time) who lived heroic and holy lives.

CM408: Social Media (ICTWEB201)

We will explore various social media platforms and their application to ministry.