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AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Theology

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.

 

CRICOS CODE: #054676J
OPEN TO: Domestic and Overseas Students
AVAILABILITY: Full-time (FT) or Part-time (PT)
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

 

Course Structure

For the Bachelor of Theology (BTh) students need to successfully complete the following AQF level 5, 6 and 7 units totalling 288 credit points.

FIRST YEAR
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

Theology

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

Language

  • LA005 New Testament Greek A
  • LA006 New Testament Greek B
SECOND/THIRD YEAR (Greek language only pathway)
Old Testament (Set Books)

  • OT008 Pentateuch (English text)
  • OT020 Psalter (English text)
  • OT022 Isaiah (English text)

New Testament (Set Books)

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

Christianity in History

  • CH010 Reformation in Europe and Britain
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 Church and its Ministry

Ministry and Mission

  • EM008 Cross Cultural Communication
  • PC002 Pastoral Care
  • PC047 Preaching 1
SECOND/THIRD YEAR (Greek and Hebrew language pathways)
Old Testament (Set Books*)

  • OT009 Pentateuch (Hebrew text)
  • OT021 Psalter (Hebrew text)
  • OT023 Isaiah (Hebrew text)

New Testament (Set Books*)

  • NT027 Romans (Greek text)
  • NT025 Other Writings 1 Peter (Greek text)
  • NT017 Fourth Gospel (Greek text)
  • NT011 Paul and Corinthian History (Greek text)

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 Church and its Ministry
Christianity in History

  • CH010 Reformation in Europe and Britain

Ministry and Mission

  • PC002 Pastoral Care
  • PC047 Preaching 1
  • CM06 Cross Cultural Communication

Language

  • LA003 Biblical Hebrew A
  • LA004 Biblical Hebrew B

* Not all the set books above will be completed as part of the degree. Please contact the Registrar for more informaton.

NB: A normal unit is 12 credit points (CPS). *CM01, CM02 & CM06 are non-accredited units and form part of the Trinity Certificate of Ministry programme. Please View please refer to the Australian College of Theology website for course rules.

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

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