The study program is conducted for almost all students on a study block basis, and students fly in from all over Australia six times a year for two weeks of classes each block. For eligible students, ABSTUDY covers most of the costs of travel, meals and accommodation for these study blocks. Diploma of Indigenous Studies (Ministry) students continue their studies via study blocks for the rest of their course, while Advanced Diploma of Indigneous Pastoral Ministry students may elect to move to Perth and attend classes on campus for their 2nd and 3rd years. The 4th year for Pastoral Ministry students is a hands-on year. Students are located in the field learning practical ministry skills under a minister in a church. Theory is learnt via regular sessions with the minister, home study, and study blocks on at the College.
The Diploma of Indigenous Studies (Lifestyle Health Promotion) course is conducted on a block study basis, and is made up of units in health, public presentations, life skills, and Bible. The college aims for students to not only learn the theory of health, but model what they learn in their own lives and communities.
Graduation is held at the end of each year, where students who have completed the necessary requirements are awarded a Certificate II up to Advanced Diploma according to achievement. This has proved to be a worthwhile incentive towards academic progress.