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 5, 6 and 7 units, totalling 288 credit points:

YEAR 1 YEARS 2&3* (At -612 or -712)
Old Testament

  • OT001-512 Old Testament Foundations
  • OT002-512 Old Testament Prophets and Writings
Old Testament (Set Books)

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

  • NT001-512 Jesus and the Gospels
  • NT002-512 The Early New Testament Church
New Testament (Set Books)

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

  • CH001-512 Christianity in History to 1550
  • CH002-512 Christianity in History from 1550

  • TH001 The Knowledge of God
  • TH002 The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ
  • TH003 The Doctrine of Grace and Eschatology
  • TH004 Church, Ministry and Sacraments

  • BB009-506 Biblical Theology: An Introduction
  • TH022-506 Foundations for Systematic Theology

(These two half units combine to form one full unit.)

Christianity in History

  • CH010 Reformation in Europe and Britain

Ministry and Ethics

  • PC047 Preaching I
  • PE002 Theological Ethics
  • PC002 Pastoral Care

  • LA005-612 New Testament Greek A
  • LA006-612 New Testament Greek B
Language (Optional)

  • LA003-612 Biblical Hebrew A
  • LA004-612 Biblical Hebrew B

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

View more information about the Bachelor of Theology in the ACT website

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

Application Closing Dates

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

Semester 1

  • *21 January (studies start in February)

Semester 2

  • *8 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
  • Reflection questions
  • IELTS results (if applicable)
  • 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.