Veritas College International Inc (Australia) has obtained accreditation for a Certificate and three Diplomas in the Australian VET sector. VET stands for Vocational Education and Training. The Australian VET sector is a government accreditation system for courses that lead to employment. VET-sector qualifications always address the skills that people need in employment, including Christian ministry.

Where can you do these qualifications?

There are two ways in which the Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Graduate Diploma can be done:

  1. Through assessment (Recognition of Prior Learning) in some of the countries where a member of the VCI network offers the grassroots training (four modules). RPL is not available in places where the VCI network has no training.
  2. Through training in Perth, Western Australia for local students only, where the students will also be assessed.

What is expected at each level?

What is a competency?

A competency is a course requirement that is expressed as something the student must be able to do. All VET qualifications and many university programs are defined as competencies. For example, at the end of a course, the student will be able to:

Each competency also has a set of criteria to determine how well the competency must be done. For example, if preaching is being assessed, we have criteria to differentiate between sermons that are acceptable and those that aren't.

Where can I go with this?

Australian qualifications are generally well-recognized around the world. The VCI Inc qualifications are specifically designed to suit Christian ministries in the VCI network of related denominations. Some are suited to ordained ministry. However, as denominations generally differ, you should check with your particular denomination in the VCI network.

If you want to transfer credit to another college or university, you will find that acceptability will depend on:

Do not expect to get full recognition; it is normal for transfer students in the higher education sector worldwide to lose some credit when transferring between institutions.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on tasks that match the competency. For example:

In many cases, the supervisor may ask questions to ensure that you understand what you have been doing.

You will be assessed in your own context. For example, if you minister to farmers in a village, the standards will be interpreted according to the needs of village ministry. If you serve highly educated city people, VCI Inc will use the same standards and interpret them in terms of the urban ministry context.

Most things need to be done either a number of times or over an extended period of time. One-time-only assessments are usually not reliable indicators of whether you have the required skills.

In each case, the supervisor will report whether tasks have been done successfully or unsuccessfully.

What are the entry requirements?

Please see each specific qualification for its entry requirements.