Plunge Application & Fees

 The Dollars

Award (per unit)

Credit Points




Diploma of Christian Studies (Pathway 1) 32


Certificate in Theology (ThC)



*Please note: Students can choose to either pay for the Diploma upfront or defer $11,616 to FEE-HELP and pay $3,900 upfront. The deferred component consists of tuition-related expenses. The upfront component relates to incidental fees (transport, accommodation, food, visas, other misc.) and cannot be deferred to FEE-HELP.

These costs include the cross-cultural mission trip, lunch on campus twice a week, retreat, and other extras like first aid training. Anyone who does not pay the upfront fee of $3,900, will not be permitted on the cross-cultural mission trip.

Certificate in Theology (CertTheol)

The Certificate in Theology is an internal award of the Australian College of Theology.  It is open to persons who have satisfactorily completed Year 10 in an Australian school system (or equivalent). It is not recognised outside of the ACT, but it can be used for a small amount of credit towards a Diploma, if someone wants to follow on with a Diploma at a later stage. FEE-HELP is not available for those enrolled in the ThC.

The Certificate in Theology is a full fee-paying course, incorporating 8 units plus numerous activities and an overseas trip.

As a full-time student you may be eligible for Youth Allowance. We encourage students to raise the portion of fees that will go towards their cross-cultural trip through fundraising in their church. Many students find this a big help alongside working part-time jobs to pay their fees. A payment installment plan is available, allowing the course fees to be paid through regular payments each term. A fee of 2.5% of the outstanding sum is levied after each instalment date listed below.

Semester 1 Semester 2
1/3/17 1/8/17
15/3/17 15/8/17
31/3/17 31/8/17

How to Apply

The following must be completed:

  • An Application Form
  • Medical Clearance Form (completed by a medical practitioner)

These forms can be downloaded here.

Your Application Form must include the following:

  • A 300 word statement which addresses the following 4 areas:
  1. Describe how you became a Christian, and where you have gone to church.
  2. Describe some significant life experience which you have had eg: travel, family break-up, illness, death, exchange student etc and why you found those experiences significant.
  3. Why you want to do PLUNGE.
  4. Any other information about yourself you would like to share.
  • Two passport photos with your completed application. These are used for your student card and your file.


Once we have received your application form we will contact you to arrange an interview. This is a no-pressure conversation with the PLUNGE Directors or other appropriate people to discuss your application and give you further information about the year.

Please post your completed application to:
“PLUNGE” 122 Herring Rd, Macquarie Park 2113
or email  to:

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