Our undergraduate degree courses are excellent preparation for your ministry in a wide range of fields including ordination, youth work, children’s work, pastoral care, evangelism, church planting, AFES work, university and school chaplaincy, and mission work overseas. They provide three years’ training in the Bible, theology, church history, ethics, and practical ministry.

All undergraduate courses can be completed either full-time or part-time, on-campus or online. Subjects are taught at level 5-7.

Fields of Study

Ministry (Min)
Ministry courses provide a solid biblical and theological foundation for Christian ministry with an emphasis on applied ministry skills and practice. Depending on your subject choices you will be qualified to teach, preach and provide leadership in ministry and pastoral care. Ministry degrees do not require the study of biblical languages (Greek and/or Hebrew).

Courses available:

Theology (Th)
Theology courses provide a solid biblical and theological foundation for Christian ministry with an emphasis on theology and the Bible. Graduates will be equipped to play an important role in the life of the church through teaching and preaching as well as participating in wider debates in the church and society.

Courses available:

Courses can be combined to obtain a double degree in Ministry and Theology.

Levels of qualification

Time minimum Time maximum Credit points
Diploma of Ministry
Diploma of Theology 
1 year 5.5 years 96
Advanced Diploma 1.5 years 8 years 144
Associate Degree of Theology 
Associate Degree of Ministry
2 years 6 years 192 (maximum of 144 at level 5)
Bachelor of Theology
Bachelor of Ministry
3 years 9 years 288
Double Bachelor 4 years 12 years 384

The foundational units for both Ministry and Theology degrees are the same, so you are able to change your course up to the second year of study.

You can undertake these degrees within the context of a learning community.

As an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology, Ridley College is approved to deliver the following courses of the ACT (CRICOS 02650E)

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ridley College campus is built.
Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E.
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