AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Theology
CRICOS Code #054676J

Domestic and Overseas Students

Availability Full-time (FT) or Part-time (PT)
Std Duration 3 years FT or up to 9 years PT
Mode of Study On Campus
Starting Date January or July
Course Fees See our Fees page
International Students See our Overseas Students page

The Bachelor of Theology (BTh) better equips you to communicate the Gospel faithfully. It provides a grounding for ministry by establishing a strong foundation in theological knowledge and appropriate skills for a range of ministry positions.

All full-time students also enrol in the Certificate of Ministry  alongside their degree for further training in practical ministry skills. Part-time students are strongly encouraged to do so.

Who is it for?

This accredited course is aimed at men and women seeking to serve the Lord Jesus in vocational ministry, such as:

  • Pastors
  • Missionaries
  • Women’s workers
  • Children’s or youth ministers
  • Biblical studies teachers
  • University Christian workers
  • Leaders in other forms of Word-based ministry

Where will it take me?

The Bachelor of Theology prepares you for a range of vocational ministry positions. Feel free to have a look at Our Graduates  to get an idea of the type of ministry positions in which our graduates serve.

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.

For the Bachelor of Theology, students need to successfully complete the following AQF level 6 and 7 units, totalling 288 credit points:

style=”width: 378.767px;”>New Testament

  • NT001 Jesus and the Gospels
  • NT002 The Early New Testament Church
YEAR 1 (At Level 5 and 6) YEARS 2&3* (At Level 6 and 7)
Old Testament

  • OT001 Old Testament Foundations
  • OT002 Old Testament Prophets and Writings
Old Testament (Set Books)

  • OT008/009 Pentateuch (English or Hebrew)
  • OT020/021 Psalms (English or Hebrew)
  • OT022/023 Isaiah (English or Hebrew)
New Testament (Set Books)

  • NT011 Paul and Corinthian Christianity (Greek)
  • NT017 Fourth Gospel (Greek)
  • NT025 Other Writings, Hebrews and 1 Peter (Greek)
  • NT027 Romans (Greek)

  • CM01 Biblical Theology: An Introduction*
  • CM02 Foundations for Systematic Theology*

* CM01 and CM02 are non-accredited units that form part of the Trinity Certificate of Ministry Programme

Theology and Ethics

  • PE002 Theological Ethics
  • TH001 The Knowledge of God
  • TH002 The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ
  • TH103 The Doctrine of Grace and Eschatology
  • TH104 The Church and its Ministry
Christianity in History

  • CH001 Christianity in History to 1550
  • CH002 Christianity in History from 1550
Christianity in History

  • CH010 Reformation in Europe and Britain

Ministry and Mission

  • EM008 Cross-Cultural Communication
  • PC047 Preaching I
  • PC002 Pastoral Care

  • LA005 New Testament Greek A
  • LA006 New Testament Greek B
Language (Optional)

  • LA003 Biblical Hebrew A
  • LA004 Biblical Hebrew B

* Not all the set books above will be completed as part of the degree, for information contact the Registrar.

To be awarded both the Bachelor of Theology and Certificate of Ministry, you need to successfully complete the course structure for the Bachelor of Theology (above) as well as the Course Structure for the Certificate of Ministry

Information about this course including admission requirements can be found on the ACT website

Coursework Course Enrolment Policy

Application Closing Dates

These are the dates by which we need to receive your completed Application Form.

Semester 1

  • 17 January (studies start in February)

Semester 2

  • 4 July (studies start in July)

* No late applications will be accepted.

How to Apply


Contact our Registrar to discuss your interest in studying at Trinity Theological College or click on ‘Enquire Now’ and submit your enquiry online. Feel free to make an appointment to come and visit us at Trinity House in Leederville to have a look around and meet some of the community.


Once we’ve received your Enquiry by way of your completed Prospective Student Form, someone from our friendly Registrar’s Office will contact you to arrange an initial phone interview with a member of our academic staff.

During this interview we will make sure that the courses Trinity offers line up with your studying goals. We will also discuss your church and educational background to ascertain your suitability for our courses.

If what we offer meets your needs and you are considered a suitable candidate, you will be sent a formal Application Form.


Complete and submit the formal Application Form. Please ensure to include the following supporting documents when sending it to us:

  • Academic records
  • References from your Pastor, a leader in your church and from a mature Christian friend
  • Reflection questions, including on your Christian faith and service
  • IELTS results (if applicable)
  • Please read the Coursework Course Enrolment Policy to become familiar with the rules and processes for admission to a coursework course of study, and the various outcomes of enrolment in a unit.
  • For Overseas Students only: VISA, Passport and Medical Insurance Documents


Once we have contacted your referees, you (and your spouse if applicable) will be invited to a final interview where you will meet two of our Academic Staff.

What Happens Next?

Following the interview, your full application will be considered by our faculty. Once a decision has been reached, we will notify you in writing of your acceptance or otherwise.