Diploma in Intercultural Studies (Level 6)

Currently our 2nd Year students are studying our expiring Diploma of Intercultural Studies which will not be taught after December 2018.

The college has been approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to deliver a new programme: The Diploma in Intercultural Studies (Level 6) and it will be taught from February 2019. 'Level 6' qualifications in New Zealand are generally deemed to be equivalent to the second year of undergraduate study. It is 120 credits.

This diploma programme will normally be completed over two semesters (1 year full-time). The programme offers cross-cultural ministry experience together with academic subjects delivered in 7 courses. The programme is registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority [no. 2773].

The place of this level 6 programme in the college's study pathway is as follows:

  • The Diploma in Intercultural Studies (Level 5) programme leads to the Diploma in Intercultural Studies (Level 6). 
  • The Diploma in Intercultural Studies (Level 6) can be cross-credited towards undergraduate degrees in Theology or Christian Ministries at certain colleges both in New Zealand and overseas.

A summary of the curriculum of the level 6 programme can be found here.

For more details click on the individual course names below:

Subject Level Credits  
Biblical Interpretation
Ministry Leadership and Facilitation
Christian Theologies and Worldview
Contemporary and Historical Ministry
Personal Faith and Professional Development
Planting: Establish Christian Communities
eXCeL: Intercultural Leadership Skills Development