AQF Level 9 Master of Divinity
CRICOS Code #054685G

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 Master of Divinity (MDiv) provides a high level biblical and theological framework for communicating the Gospel faithfully. You will also gain appropriate skills for a range of ministry positions.

As a graduate course, units are assessed on a higher level than the equivalent units in the Bachelor of Theology and additional tasks may be assigned. Applicants must have a prior degree from an Australian University or equivalent in a non-theological field.

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

Who is it for?

This accredited course provides training for men and women who already hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, seeking to serve the Lord Jesus in vocational ministry, including:

  • 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?

Completion of the Master of Divinity will equip you to enter a range of vocational ministry positions, both in Australia and abroad. 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 Master of Divinity, students need to successfully complete the following AQF level 8 and 9 units, totalling 288 credit points:

YEAR 1 (At Level 8) YEARS 2&3* (At Level 8 and 9)
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

  • NT001 Jesus and the Gospels
  • NT002 The Early New Testament Church
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 Doctrines 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

* 96 credit points at Level 9, including one capstone experience, are taken as part of this course.

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

View more information about the Master of Divinity in the ACT website.

To be awarded both the Master of Divinity and Certificate of Ministry, you need to successfully complete the course structure for the Master of Divinity (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

  • 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
  • Reflection questions
  • 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.