...Because People Matter



To Senior Pastors:

We have a responsibility to train people in our churches to be leaders who change their world.  One of the greatest joys I have is seeing the local church strengthened by people who understand and apply the word of God in a real way – no matter their vocation or life season. Healthy people help build strong, healthy churches and this is a great gift to every community. The strength of Hope Academy is having students remain an integral part of their local church whilst studying with us.  I invite you to partner with us in investing in your emerging leaders.

Wayne Alcorn
Senior Pastor of Hope Centre & Hope Academy

To Future Students:

Our passion and intention is to develop Biblically literate leaders who are the influencers, the innovators, and the strong pillars of our communities. When God’s Word comes to life, it has the power to change how we view and respond to the world – and our commitment is to see this change take place in you: in your leadership abilities and in the way you view your calling: whether it be market place or full time ministry.

Hope Academy’s brand new, purpose-built training facility offers flexible study options including our highly regarded internship program. I invite you to take the next step to further your leadership and ministry capacities.

Graham Forster
Principal, Hope Academy




Hope Academy’s brand new, purpose-built training facility offers highly regarded internship program and flexible study options.

10017NAT Diploma of Leadership*+ [Church Work] – First Year Internship

Suitable to anyone desiring a strong biblical foundation for their lives in a marketplace or church ministry. Strong focus on personal and leadership development, ethics in Christian ministry, preaching and teaching with practical experience through local church internship program.
To view the Hope Academy promotional video: Click Here.

10036NAT Diploma of Ministry*+ [Church Planting] – Second Year Internship

Suitable to anyone desiring to work in a church ministry setting including pastoral, creative, administrative, chaplaincy and community related work. Strong focus on advanced theological studies,  pastoral care with practical experience through local church internship program.

BSB50215 Diploma of Business – a marketplace ministry opportunity.

Suitable to anyone who would like a Christ-centred grounding in business or are open to alternative career paths: those with an inclination for social enterprise, or to fix a social injustice. Students will have an opportunity to start their own business, social enterprise or work in an existing church initiative during their study.
To view the Diploma of Business (Marketplace Ministry) promotional video: Click Here.

Bachelor of Ministy Pathway – Third Year Internship (by invitation only)

* Incorporates local church internship program.

10035NAT Certificate IV in Ministry  [Leadership] 

Suitable to anyone desiring to study the Bible for personal growth or ministry.  This is a study-only option (with no internship) and is delivered through a balance of face-to-face learning and online subjects.


In 2017, students have the option to choose from FOUR specialised elective streams to be able to graduate with a Diploma of Leadership or Ministry in a specialised ministry field.

Elective Streams include Youth Ministry, Church Ministry, Worship and Kid’s Ministry.


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When does it start?

  • Diploma of Leadership – 6 February 2017
  • Diploma of Ministry – 13 February 2017

Weekly Schedule:

An example of the weekly schedule for a full time, on campus student.

  • Monday to Wednesday – classes
  • Thursday or Friday – your intern day
  • Weekend Services

Classes are run at Hope Centre – Brisbane Campus, 35 Thompson St, Bowen Hills Q 4006.

How do I apply?

Chat to one of our Student Advisors on (07) 3253 1300 or enquirenow@hopeacademy.com.au


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Alphacrucis College

Students enrolling in these courses are enrolling with Alphacrucis College (AC) RTO 90525. AC is the awarding Registered Training Organisation and delivers this course in partnership with Hope Academy.

Who to contact

Graham Forster Hope Academy Principal
Mel Harris Coordinator & Applications



Designed for High School students in Grades 11 and 12 as part of their Youth program at Hope Centre.  Work your way through an unaccredited Certificate III in Discipleship whilst learning how to practically outwork ministry in your community.  Subjects include Leadership Training, Personal & Spiritual Development and Biblical Studies.

When does it start?

Classes will start February 2017 and will run at Hope Centre – Brisbane Campus, 35 Thompson St, Bowen Hills Q 4006.

How do I apply?

Chat to one of our Student Advisors on (07) 3253 1300 or enquirenow@hopeacademy.com.au

Who to contact

Mel Harris Hope Academy Coordinator