Undergraduate Certificate of Theology

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Course Description
The Undergraduate Certificate of Theology is a great introduction to the Bible and ministry.

Graduates will be equipped to serve in their churches and communities with a more informed approach to ministry and the Bible. If you are wanting to pursue full-time ministry, we encourage you to look into our Bachelor and Masters courses. *Eligibility criteria applies.

Please note that the Undergraduate Certificates are approved for delivery until 31/12/2021. The continuation of this qualification will be reviewed and considered in 2021, but we cannot guarantee that it will continue after this date. Students who aren’t able to complete their Undergraduate Certificate by 31/12/2021 will have their completed units transferred to a Diploma.

Course Details

Duration 6 months full-time
Part-time (maximum 4 years)
Mode On-campus, Online, Mixed-mode*

*May include intensives, online, on-campus and study tours

Course level Australian Qualifications Framework Level 5
Unit Level Delivered at Levels 5-7
Prerequisites Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above or
successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above
Graduates may complete further study in Diploma of Theology
Fee-Help Eligible for FEE-HELP and Centrelink allowances
Credit Points 48 credit points total (4 subjects)

Course Structure

The Undergraduate Certificate of Theology requires the completion of four subjects, each worth 12 credit points. The course has two core subjects (24 credit points) and two Christian Thought and History Electives (24 credit points).

Core Subjects: (36 credit points)

Additional Requirements: (12 credit points)
You may choose one subject from either the Biblical Studies and Languages or Christian Thought page. Please note the elective must be within the level of study you undertake for the Undergraduate Certificate.


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. © 2021 Copyright. All Rights Reserved.