Associate Degree of Theology



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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.

Theology, or can be extended by an honours year.

Duration 2 years full-time equivalent (maximum 6 years)
Location Parkville Campus, Online
Timing Full-time or Part-time
Semester or Intensive or Extensive Classes
Day or Evening Classes
Unit Level Delivered at 300-400 level
Early exit point Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Ministry or Theology
Articulates to Bachelor Degree
Prerequisites ATAR 65 or more or mature age admission
Fee Help Eligible for FEE- HELP and Centrelink allowances
Credit Points 64 (16 subjects)


I’m looking for something different…

Shorter Program | Diploma of Ministry  Diploma of Theology
Longer Program | Bachelor Degree
Academic Level
Higher Level | Graduate Diploma of Divinity
Ministry | Associate Degree of Ministry


Core subjects (32 credit points):



Additional Requirements

Students must choose an area of specialisation in which to complete their electives:

Bible and Language Specialisation:

Christian Thought Specialisation:

Ministry and Practice Specialisation:


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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. © 2019 Copyright. All Rights Reserved.