Diploma in Christian
Missions Leadership

Grow in your leadership skills in a missions context

The Diploma in Christian Missions Leadership (CML) is a two-year course that gives you opportunity to develop your understanding of leadership within a mission’s context, and grow in your leadership skills and capacity.

You will be equipped with skills and knowledge to enable you to plan and lead others in a project; ministry activities; lead outreach groups in Australia and Papua New Guinea and develop your personal leadership skills all while being a part of the dynamic ministry here at YWAM Townsville.



March 24th 2019 – March 19th 2021

June 16th 2019 – June 11th 2021

September 22nd 2019 – September 17th 2021



January 5th 2020 – December 31st 2022

March 22nd 2020 – March 18th 2022

June 14th 2020 – June 10th 2022

September 27th 2020 – September 23rd 2022


$1,500 AUD* – this covers enrolment fee, and tuition.

*Does not include travel costs to and from Townsville, room and board, student visa, health insurance and other personal expenses.


10174NAT Diploma in Christian Missions Leadership

On completion of all 12 units of the course you will obtain a Diploma of Christian Missions Leadership.

Unit CMLDSD501 Direct the spiritual dynamics of ministry activities

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to direct the spiritual dynamics of a ministry activities thus ensuring ministry is spiritual in nature and achieves spiritual goals

Unit CMLDSF501 Direct the spiritual formation of a Christian missions team

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop the spiritual aspects of a ministry team.

Unit CMLDTM501 Disciple individual team members

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to is to disciple the individual members of the team they are leading.

Unit CMLFPW501 Facilitate and oversee ministry team prayer and worship

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to facilitate and oversee team prayer, intercession, spiritual warfare and worship as part of ministry activities.

Unit CMLMDS501 Manage ongoing personal spiritual development

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required for leaders of Christian missions teams to continuously develop their understanding and application of Biblical principles as they relate to their role.

Unit CMLDDR501 Supervise individual team members’ support raising

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to supervise a team member through their support raising process.

Unit BBLFBD401A Facilitate Bible discussion

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively facilitate a group discussion of Biblical content.

Unit BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence

This unit covers the development and use of emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the context of the workplace.

Unit BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to encourage and support the development of a learning environment in which work and learning come together. Particular emphasis is on the development of strategies to facilitate and promote learning and to monitor and improve learning performance.

Unit BSBPMG514 Manage project cost

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, analyse and refine project costs to produce a budget, and to use this budget as the principal mechanism to control project cost.

Unit BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.

Unit CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify networking and collaboration needs and develop formal and informal partnerships to enhance service delivery and improve professional practice.

Course Work
A range of strategies will be used to assess the outcome of the school. Journals, written reports, observation, interviews and supervisor feedback are all utilised as part of this. Our training programs are holistic in nature, and the topics are delivered concurrently enabling you to develop your skills, knowledge and character.

* for recognition of prior learning/course credit, please see the Staff and Student Handbook.

Austudy, Abstudy and Youth student allowance is available for Australian applicants.


Applicants need to have completed 10473NAT Certificate III in Discipleship (or DTS equivalent) and has a sense of call to Christian Missions prior to acceptance into this course. It is also recommended that entrants have successfully completed the Certificate IV in Christian Missions or have previous experience in full-time missions work.

International Students

When overseas students apply, proficiency in English will be specifically assessed. Offers of placement in a course will include any applicable requirements for English language proficiency. Copies of documents, or telephone interviews will be used to verify information provided by students on language proficiency. Bridging courses will be recommended where these are deemed necessary.

International students on student visas are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress and attendance to meet the requirements of the student visa.

YWAM Townsville is bound by the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students. The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations regulates the education and training sector’s involvement with overseas students studying in Australia on student visas. It does this through the Education Services for Overseas Students legislative framework. This protects Australia’s reputation for delivering quality education services and the interests of overseas students, by setting minimum standards and providing tuition and financial assurance.

The legislation mandates a nationally consistent approach to registering education providers so that the quality of the tuition, and care of students, remains high. The professionalism and integrity of the industry is further strengthened by the ESOS legislation’s interface with immigration law. This imposes visa related reporting requirements on both students and providers. A simple explanation of the framework is the Easy Guide to ESOS.

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