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AQF 5 Diploma of Theology (Tuesday evening course structure)

The Diploma of Theology (DipTh) as run on Tuesday evenings will benefit any Christian who seeks to read and understand the Bible correctly and share the Gospel effectively. This course provides a solid foundation in God’s Word while equipping you for practical ministry in everyday life, church and other ministries.

Who is it for?

  • Bible study leaders
  • Sunday school teachers
  • Youth group leaders
  • Elders
  • Christian education teachers
  • Scripture teachers
  • Chaplains

Where will it take me? 

Completion of the Diploma of Theology will enable you to serve effectively through being clear about the Gospel, confident in the Bible, and more aware of what Christian service should look like. You will also be equipped with frameworks on how to approach serving in different ministries and how to handle current ethical challenges from a Christian perspective.

This course is equivalent to a one-year full-time course and is available on a part-time basis on Tuesday evenings. Students have up to 5.5 years to complete this course. On completion of the Diploma of Theology, eligible students can progress to the second year of the Bachelor of Theology with full credit.

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology. For more detailed information on this course including admission requirements,  see the ACT course overview and ACT Coursework Course Enrolment Policy.



OPEN TO: Domestic
DURATION: Up to 5.5 years PT
MODE OF STUDY: On Campus – Evening
STARTING DATE: January or July
COURSE FEES: See our Fees page


Course Structure

The Diploma of Theology as taught on Tuesday evenings, includes the following AQF level 5 and 6 units:

Old Testament

  • OT001 Old Testament Foundations
  • OT002 Old Testament Prophets and Writings

New Testament

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

Christianity in History

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


  • BB009* Biblical Theology: An Introduction
  • TH022* Foundations for Systematic Theology

Ministry and Missions

  • EM008 Cross-Cultural Communication

* A standard unit is 12 points (cps) BB009 and TH022 are half units of 6 credit points each.

More information on this course can be found on the Australian College of Theology website.

If you would like to Apply, please fill in our Prospective Student Form and our Registrar team will contact you.



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