New Zealand Certificate in Christian Ministry—Internship Strand (Level 4):
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Christian churches and their agencies with individuals who can sup-port and enhance the experience of their communities and who have attained the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to obtain employment or work in a voluntary capacity as pastoral leaders and/or support staff associated with a variety of pastoral work. Graduates with the Internship strand will be able to engage with and support their faith communities as guides, mentors and leaders in a local church or workplace under limited super-vision. This strand combines theory and practical experience and will benefit graduates by enabling them to experience a real life practical context.