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BTh Bachelor of Theology

The Bachelor of Theology critically examines life and faith through the study of scriptures, theological traditions and historical contexts. It aims to broaden self-understanding and facilitate cultural engagement.

The Bachelor of Theology assists students to develop knowledge across broad areas of theology and depth in particular areas of interest. It develops research and communication skills, and prepares graduates for further theological study. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

The Bachelor of Theology consists of 432 points comprised of:
a) 72 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) which must include at least 18 points in each Testament;
b) 36 points in the discipline of Church History;
c) 72 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology;
d) 36 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry); and
e) A further 216 points.

Each course of study for the Bachelor of Theology:
a) must not include more than 216 points at level 1; and
b) must include at least 108 points at level 3 including 36 points at level 3 in either a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) or in the discipline of Systematic Theology.

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  • DurationThree years full-time or nine years part-time
  • Structure24 standard undergraduate units
  • Fees$1,584 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2019 close on Friday 15 February 2019. Admissions for second semester 2019 close on Friday 19 July 2019.

The Bachelor of Theology is an AQF Level 7 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance
- available to overseas students (CRICOS Code 011489A)


Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology
- have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in at least one area.
- can articulate the knowledge they have acquired to generate insights and communicate them through clear reasoned argument.
- are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture.
- have a theologically informed basis for engagement and service in community and world.

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Application for the Bachelor of Theology is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 3 9847 5432 and by email at

Semester 1

  • AL2509T New Testament Greek B

  • BA1391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA2724B Pentateuch

  • BN2794B New Testament: Life in the Early Church

  • CH3125B Christianity in Australian History

  • CT1301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT1722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT2296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • CT3795B Salvation Today

  • DA2106B Vocational Formation in Social and Community Services

  • DL1798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM3714B Community Engagement in a Globalised Environment

  • DP1304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP1704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Semester 2

  • BA3134B The Psalms: songs for all times

  • BA3734B The Psalms: songs for all times

  • BN1301B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN1701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN3397B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • BN3797B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • CH1791B Introduction to Christian History

  • CT2728B Futurism and Theology: key issues

  • DA1108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DA2108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DM1713B Mission Foundations

  • DM2193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DM3720B Youth Ministry: Mission to Youth in a 21st Century Australian Context

  • DP2195B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP3145B Developing and Leading Healthy Team Work in Ministry

  • DS1793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester: Full Year

  • DA2121B Supervised Theological Field Education

  • DA3121B Supervised Theological Field Education

Graduates have access to a range of postgraduate courses at Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters levels.

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