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Thank you for considering studying with us. For 65 years we have been helping people like you make a real difference in their communities with the power of the Gospel.

Join us and become part of the vibrant Pathways whānau. We would love to welcome you into our community.

Are you ready to apply?

Applications for Semester 2, 2024, are now open.

What can I study?

At Pathways College, we offer a thorough introduction to Biblical and Theological Studies. Click on the links below to learn more about each programme:

New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Theological Studies) (Level 5)

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

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

Worship Ministry Training

How to Enrol

As part of the enrolment process, you will need to arrange a placement organisation in which you will complete the practical components of your course. This can be with your church or a faith-based organisation like Christian Camping NZ (CCNZ), Word of Life, school, or charity. Need some ideas? Contact us if you are unsure how to do this or simply need more information.

Applicants must provide evidence that they have the support of a placement church or para-church or mission. This is necessary because without this support a student will not be able to meet the practical requirements of their study at Pathways Bible College. Typically completion of the ‘Internship Placement Form’ by the placement leader at the time of enrolment is sufficient evidence. We will contact you if further information is required.

If you don't have a potential placement organisation, please contact us. We have a lot of partner organisations with whom we may be able to connect you.

Ready to enrol?

If you are ready to start your enrolment process, click on the Enrol Now button below. While you can Save and Continue your enrolment, it is a good idea to have the following items ready before you apply:

  1. A placement in an organisation

  2. A primary form of identification. This could be:

    • A verified copy of your Passport, or
    • A verified copy of your Birth Certificate, or
    • A verified copy of your New Zealand Citizenship Certificate
    (Note that if you are an International Student, you are required to provide your passport as your primary form of ID, and the original must be sighted in person by a staff member of Pathways College before your study begins).

  3. A secondary form of identification. This could be:

    • A verified copy of your Driver's Licence, or

    • A verified copy of another form of photo ID (this can include your passport if you provided your birth certificate or NZ citizen certificate as your primary form of ID).

    To get your primary and secondary forms of identification verified, you will need to take the originals along with a colour photocopy to a Justice of the Peace. You can find a Justice of the Peace near you by visiting

    If you are unable to provide any of the listed forms of primary or secondary identification, please contact for a full list of alternate forms of ID that may be accepted.

  4. Your National Student Number (NSN), if you know it.

  5. Placement and Referee Forms:  This form can be used for both placements and referees.  Please share this link with your contacts to complete - Placement and Referee Forms  

    In addition to your NSN and two forms of identification, you may also need to provide:

  6. A copy of your NZQA Record of Achievement or your academic transcript(s) from any tertiary organisations you have studied at (note this is only needed for students who have previously completed a qualification at another tertiary organisation).

Selection Process

The decision on whether to offer a place in the programme is determined by the Academic Management Committee and takes into account all the evidence supplied to demonstrate the applicant’s ability to study at the required academic level. Once a decision is made the applicant will be advised in writing of the outcome.

If you're unsure about anything please contact

Ready to embark on this exciting journey? Click the button below to enrol now.

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