Associate Degree of Theology

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Course Description
This two-year degree gives you opportunities to engage in foundational studies and to develop these further with advanced subjects in theology, church history and ministry skills. The award is suitable for people who are preparing for ministry, but who do not need the biblical depth or advanced ministry skills of a three-year degree.

Course Details 

Duration 2 years full-time equivalent
Part-time (maximum 6 years)
Mode On-campus, Online, Multi-mode
Timing Full-time or Part-time
Semester or Intensive or Extensive Classes
Course Level Australian Qualifications Framework Level 6
Unit Level Delivered at Level 5-7
Early exit point Undergraduate Certificate of Theology
Diploma of Theology
Advanced Diploma of Theology
Associate Degree of Theology
Graduates may complete further study in Bachelor Degrees
  • ATAR: Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above; OR
  • Previous Qualifications: Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5
    or above; OR
  • Demonstrate Academic Suitability for Course: Successful completion of the Ridley Bridging Program or interview.
  • Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each subtest OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work.
Fee Help Eligible for FEE- HELP and Centrelink allowances
Credit Points 192 (16 subjects)
including at least 48 credit points at Level 6

Course Structure
The Associate Degree of Theology has 16 subjects total, each worth 12 credit points (unless otherwise stated).

Core subjects (96 credit points):

Additional Requirements: (96 credit points) 

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This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.

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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