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ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF THEOLOGY

INTRODUCING STUDENTS TO THE SOURCES AND CONTENT OF THE CHRISTIAN STORY

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Associate Degree of Theology

Course description

The Associate Degree in Theology grounds students in foundational theological disciplines and provides an opportunity for advanced level study of more specific unit areas within a chosen field of study. A student’s specialisation is referred to as a “major”.

The two-year Associate Degree of Theology requires students to complete foundational Bible and Christian Thought units before undertaking units in a chosen specialisedfield of study. Specialisations include: Biblical and Language Studies; Christian Thought and History; and Practical Ministry Studies.

Entry Requirements

Open to persons who have achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score of no less than 65 or equivalent; or by demonstrated academic suitability for the course.

Study Pathways

This course provides a smooth pathway from a two-year course to a bachelor degree, should a student wish to articulate.

Career Options

The course provides functional knowledge and skills appropriate to Christian ministry, but not to the depth required for leaders and teachers in congregations, for which vocations the Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry, the Master of Ministry, and the Master of Divinity have been devised.

Credit Points

16 units (192 credit points) at AQF level 5 and above, including at least 4 units (48 credit points) at level 6 or above.

Course Duration

Minimum 2 years, maximum 6 years.

Study Modes

Units are available both on-campus and online.

Course Structure

ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF THEOLOGY
CODE DESCRIPTION CP
OT001 & OT002 Old Testament Introduction 24
NT001 & NT002 New Testament Introduction 24
CH/TH/PE Christian Thought 24
OT/NT Biblical Exegesis units 24
LA/BB/NT/OT/CH/TH/PE     Bible & Languages, Christian Thought    48*
Any AQF level 5 or above  Electives from any field 48

16 units (192 credit points) at AQF level 5 and above, * including at least 4 units (48 credit points) at level 6 or above.

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.        

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