Management of Church Organisations (Micro-credential)

Information on Management of Church Organisations (Micro-credential)

This micro-credential will provide specialised training and development for leaders and managers of faith-based organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is designed for those who wish to further develop their skills, as well as aspiring leaders who seek to gain the knowledge and competencies to lead faith-based organisations in the future including but not limited to parishes, dioceses, faith-based schools, healthcare facilities, and other related organisations and groups.

Graduates can expect to learn about effective leaderships practices, strategic planning, organisational development, governance, ethical considerations, and community engagement. You will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to sustain and develop faith-based organisations effectively, and be equipped with leadership and management skills that align with the values, principles, and unique challenges faced by these organisations.

This micro-credential aims to empower leaders and managers to make a positive impact within their faith-based communities and contribute to the overall well-being and growth of these organisations.

There are 6 modules:

  • Module 1: Management and Pastoral Leadership
  • Module 2a: People Management
  • Module 2b: Time Stewardship
  • Module 3: Financial Stewardship
  • Module 4: Pastoral Maintenance and Growth
  • Module 5: Legal Principles and Pastoral Issues
  • Module 6a: Cultural Considerations
  • Module 6b: Gospel of Work

This micro-credential is a Level 6 course of 9 credits over 6 weeks. Delivery includes weekly lectures, tutorials, workplace (practical) learning and self-directed learning.

Where can I study for this programme?

Students can study for this micro-credential from anywhere in New Zealand through distance/online learning.  Face-2-face classes are also offered on campus at St Columba Centre, Ponsonby Auckland.

What are the entry requirements?

Students will need a Level 5 qualification or evidence of equivalent work experience and learning in a relevant area and can demonstrate the necessary foundational knowledge and skills to succeed at this level.


$350 for nine-credit course.

What is the next step?

Now that you are ready to enrol in this micro-credential, all you have to do is apply online. Feel free to email Dr John Evangelista at for more information.

If you would like to check out further studies, see our Degree, Graduate Diploma,  Diploma or Certificate level qualifications.


“Good Shepherd College – Te Hepara Pai (Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College) is accredited to provide the Management of Church Organisations (Micro-credential) by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under section 446A of the Education and Training Act 2020.”

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Enrolment for Certificate and Diploma Programmes is on-going.
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