Course Description

The Diploma of Christian Studies gives students an overview of the sources and content of the Christian story and message, and provides training that emphasises application of this story to life in the world. The course is based on disciplines by which knowledge of God is developed and articulated, and applied to guide Christian practice. It will also provide an approach to integrating this understanding with particular occupational and/or life interests. 

See the ACT website for the full list of course learning outcomes.

Entry Requirements
  • ATAR: Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above; OR
  • Previous Qualifications: Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above; OR
  • Demonstrate Academic Suitability for course: Test, Brief Essay, or Interview.
  • Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each subtest OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work.
Study Pathway

This course provides a smooth pathway into the Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree and Bachelor of Ministry/Theology awards, should a student wish to articulate.

Career Options:

The course provides foundational 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, Master of Ministry, and the Master of Divinity have been devised.

Credit Points

8 Units (96 credit points) at AQF level 5 and above.

Course Duration

Minimum 1 year, maximum 6 years.

Study Modes

Units are available both on-campus and online.

Campuses this course is delivered at:

Sydney Campus & Perth Campus

Course Structure

Diploma of Christian Studies
BB/OT/NT/LA Bible & Languages 12
TH/CH/PE Christian Thought 12
EM/PC/DM Ministry and Practice 12
Any AQF level 5 or 6 unit    Electives from any field    60

All units to be completed at AQF level 5 or 6

 This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.