Become qualified in one of four main courses

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Studying at Pathways will help you become more and more like Christ, and way more useful to Him. 

Our key focus is true discipleship. You will see this through the combination of 50% academic study and 50% ministry in all of the courses.

We put an emphasis on you having several mentors throughout your study. You will have ongoing access to great pastoral care offered by the college. 

Study For Free?

The NZ Government announced on January 1, 2018 that tertiary education will be fees-free for eligible first time tertiary students – that could be you! To find out if you're eligible for a year of free tuition, visit


From early 2018 we have been offering subscription plans through Pathways College On Demand which will enable church groups to access our online course videos and use these in a variety of group contexts, such as life groups or Bible study groups, or even for one on one mentoring.


If you intend to apply for a student loan or allowance, visit the StudyLink website. 

You do not need to wait for your Pathways application to be approved, you can apply right now.

​ NZQA Statement:

  • Pathways College is "A private training establishment that has been granted registration by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under Part 18 of the Education Act 1989." 
  • NZQA awarded the College a category 3 result after completing its most recent External Evaluation and Review (EER) in 2019.
  • NZQA is Confident in the educational performance of Pathways College of Bible and Mission.
  • NZQA is Not Yet Confident in the capability in self-assessment of Pathways College of Bible and Mission.

For more information about Pathways' NZQA accreditation, click here.


My time at Pathways was amazing in so many ways. Not only did I become more confident in ministry, but I discovered a love of theological study and really deepened the foundations of my faith, through both practical and academic challenges.

Diploma of Ministry Leadership, 2016


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