The Catholic Institute

New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 6)- Christian Leadership

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 Programme Structure
All eight courses (papers) below
TH601 The Sacraments Today
TH603 Renewing the Church
LD601 Values and Ethics in Leadership
LD602 Liturgical Leadership and Practice
LD604 Skills for Pastoral Leadership
TH609 He Turanga Whakaaro
LD603 Models of Biblical Leadership

LD605 Leadership and Ministry

This is a capstone paper and should be undertaken once all other papers have been completed.

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Gain a New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 6) - Christian Leadership

Acquire knowledge and pastoral skills that will equip you for leadership roles in parishes, chaplancies and other church settings

Entry Requirement

Students need to have completed a level 5 theological qualification, e.g. NZCCS-CM, to be accepted into this programme of study. 

Main Features

8 Courses in Theology, Scripture, Pastoral Ministry and Leadership including both academic and practical work.

Higher Study

If you wish to take your studies further, the NZDCS-CL carries credit points toward a Bachelor of Theology at:

  • Otago University
  • Good Shepherd College
  • Sydney College of Divinity

Career Opportunities

This qualification can lead to a range of careers.  Graduates work in parish leadership roles, chaplaincies, and Catholic agencies.


Further information

Contact the site co-ordinator in your area

To see when courses are on 

Check the timetables

To enrol 

Click here to go to enrolment forms

Launch Out Students

Launch Out students may be required to study additional courses that are not part of the NZDCS-CL. The Launch Out Coordinator will advise you.


Students have said: "I loved this course - it was exceptionally helpful in my work as an Adult Faith Educator and Sacramental Programme Co-ordinator.  A thoroughly enjoyable course.  Knowledgeable lecturer, use of humour by lecturer and willingness to take time to answer questions, lots covered but it didn't feel pressured - more a sense of being intrigued."