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The Diploma of Theology is an entry-level course that provides an introduction to the Bible and Christian theology, with the opportunity to learn some basic ministry skills.
The diplomas are a great way for Christians to grow in their knowledge and faith and are suitable for some ministry vocations. They are generally not suited to full-time ministry which typically requires the completion of a three or four-year degree.
Part-time (maximum of 5.5 years)
|Mode||On-campus, Online, Mixed-mode*
*May include intensives, online, on-campus and study tours
|Course level||Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7|
|Unit Level||Delivered at Levels 5-7|
|Graduates may complete further study in||Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor|
|Prerequisites||Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above
Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above
Successful completion of Ridley’s Bridging Program or equivalent
|Fee Help||Eligible for FEE-HELP and Centrelink allowances|
|Credit Points||96 credit points total (8 subjects)|
The Diploma of Theology has eight subjects, each worth 12 credit points. The course has two core subjects (24 credit points) and three Bible Studies & Languages subjects (36 credit points).
Core subjects: (60 credit points)
Additional Requirements: (36 credit points)
You may choose two subjects from our Bible Studies & Languages page and Christian Thought & History page. You may also choose one subject from any field of study. Please note the elective must be within the level of study you undertake for the Diploma.
This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.