How do I enrol in a subject?
Click on "Subjects" in the top right menu on this page to see what subjects are available. Choose one and enrol (or start a free trial) to start learning.
Am I able to download the lectures onto my iPod or USB stick to watch at home, or do I need to be online to watch the lectures?
You need to be online to access the videos. The videos are delivered in this way to ensure copies are not made and passed on. For this reason, the videos run for a maximum of 20 minutes — ideal for a lunch break or before or after work, if you have internet access at those times.
How long do I have to complete a subject, and the Ridley Certificate as a whole?
One of the great things about the Certificate is that it is not constrained by terms or semesters. You may start any time and finish any time. You have up to 15 weeks to complete each subject, but you may do it as quickly as you like.
The Ridley Certificate as a whole has no time limit. It is something you can dip into, and out of, as often as you choose.
I have finished all the videos but my subject still doesn't say 100% complete
Each item in a lesson needs to be marked as completed using the "MARK AS COMPLETE" button in the bottom right hand corner of the page. Items that are marked as complete will show a full green circle next to them in the subject overview, whereas items you have only viewed but not marked as complete will show an empty green circle.
How do I access my subjects?
Once you have signed in, subjects you are currently enrolled in will appear in My Enrolments, which is available on the menu at the top right of this page. Click on the subject to access the subject content, including videos and handouts.
After 15 weeks your enrolment will expire, and these subjects appear on the same page under Past Subjects. Once a subject has expired you can no longer access the subject content.
My subject expired before I finished it, how can I re-enrol?
Each subject you enrol in will be available for 15 weeks.
We are trialling a new model which lets you can extend access to subject materials on a month-by-month basis.
Head to My Enrolments, then find the expired subject under Past Subjects. There is an option to "Extend enrolment" for the subject.
Can I show the subjects in a group?
Yes! The Groups Licence is a yearly subscription which gives you access to every subject and permission to show it to a group.
I would like to explore using the Ridley Certificate for training in my school / prison ministry / diocese / network
We offer licensing solutions for all sorts of ministries. These can include (for example) single invoices, access for hundreds of users, offline solutions where Internet is not available, and customised study plans to fit in with school terms. If you're thinking of doing something get in touch via email@example.com.
Can my group watch the videos together via a streaming service?
If your group is unable to meet together in person, you are welcome to watch the videos together via Zoom or other similar video conferencing technology. This comes under the affordable yearly Group licence.
We just ask:
1) that the streaming be limited to members of your group (i.e. not publicly available),
2) that you have a current subscription appropriate for the size of the group, and
3) that none of the videos be downloadable or retained by the viewers once the video has stopped playing.
What type of qualification is the Ridley College Certificate of Bible and Ministry?
The Ridley College Certificate of Bible and Ministry may be studied as part of preparation for lay ministry, or as a discipleship program in individual churches. It is not an AQF qualification, and is not affiliated with the Australian College of Theology. It may assist applications for entry to accredited courses such as the Diploma of Theology/Ministry, but it is not formally recognised as prior learning.
For degree level accredited study you may be interested in the Undergraduate Certificate of Theology or Ministry.
When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed the required 4 core and 6 elective subjects you will receive an email congratulating you and letting you know that your certificate is available. In that email is a link to the page where you can view, download and print your certificate.
This email normally takes under an hour to arrive once your final subject is completed. If you haven't received this email, check your spam folder then contact us and we'll chase it down.
Where can I download my certificate?
Your previously viewed certificates are all stored on the My Enrolments page under the Certificates heading. You can view and download them at any time. If a certificate is missing, please contact us and we'll chase it down.
Can I get a hardcopy certificate or transcript of my marks?
To keep the cost of the Certificate of Bible and Ministry subjects low, your final certificate is sent via email. If you require a hard copy certificate or a signed transcript this can be arranged for a small administrative fee by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I see my final marks for each subject?
You can replay a subject and see your quiz results for as long as you are enrolled in that subject. Click on My Enrolments to see and replay your completed subjects.
Once the subject has expired you will no longer be able to replay videos or see the quiz results.
A detailed transcript including all your final quiz results can be arranged on completion of your Certificate of Bible and Ministry for a small administrative fee. Contact email@example.com.
How do I obtain an Advanced Certificate of Bible and Ministry?
The standard Ridley Certificate of Bible and Ministry is awarded for 4 core and 6 elective units (10 units total). Studying an additional 2 elective units qualifies for the Advanced Certificate of Bible and Ministry.
Where can I download individual subject completion certificates?
You can download a certificate of completion for an individual subject from the My Enrolments page under Certificates. Please note that subjects completed under the old website may not appear here (email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll chase them down for you).
Why are we changing?
We think you're going to really like the new website. It's been redesigned based on your feedback, with improvements like better support for mobile devices, smoother enrolments and payments, and a clearer way of seeing your subjects so you know what you have completed.
The goal is also to make things much more efficient for everyone: for example, certificates are automatically delivered straight to your inbox once you've finished 10 subjects.
What do I have to do to transfer my enrolment?
Not much! All your enrolment details have been transferred to this new site.
The first time you visit you'll need to choose a password. Enter the same email you used on the old website and you will be ready to go!
(We need you to set your password because, in line with security best practices, we never store passwords in a way that we can retrieve them.)
What if I'm in the middle of a subject on the old site?
If you are in the middle of a subject you may not want to transfer right now. That's fine.
You can still login to the old site at oldcertificate.ridley.edu.au.
The old site will remain active for the next few months to let you finish current subjects, but we encourage you to enrol in any new subjects on the new site.
Why can't I see my marks for my completed subjects?
Our new website stores the quiz results in a different way, so it isn't possible to see your marks from subjects completed on the old site. Subjects are shown as either complete or incomplete.
A full transcript can be prepared for you for a small administrative fee: email email@example.com.
I just finished a subject on the old site but it's not showing on the new site
Your enrolments and quiz grades are all safe, don't worry! The final few subjects finished on the old site may not show up straight away on the new site. Once everyone has completed their currently active enrolments on the old site we'll make sure everything is in sync before packing the old site down.
If you have just finished the last subject in your Ridley Certificate and you haven't received your Certificate, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see if we can speed things up.