Bachelor of Theology

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Location:
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

ATAR/OP (2017):
  • Ballarat (58.50)
  • Brisbane (17/63)
  • Canberra (58.50)
  • Melbourne (65.50)
  • Strathfield (58.50)
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Framed by the Catholic intellectual tradition, this course introduces students to the richness and breadth of theological scholarship. Students can pursue an in-depth program of study in biblical studies, systematic theology, ministry, liturgy, ancient languages and philosophy. Students can also undertake units in other disciplines, such as in the liberal arts.

Through the community engagement component of this degree, students are offered the opportunity to explore Christian theology in a range of contemporary settings, including Indigenous and international.

Global experience is also encouraged as part of students’ learning, with study abroad opportunities available at the ACU Rome Centre, with one of our partner institutions in Europe or the United States, or in Israel with a study tour.

Students develop a wide range of adaptable skills, including an enhanced capacity to analyse, critically reflect, evaluate, and to bring ethical perspectives to life and work. Students also develop their communication skills; the capacity to evaluate and discriminate between multiple viewpoints, and to develop and articulate compelling arguments (both orally and in writing).

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Ballarat (Multi-mode)
  • Brisbane (Multi-mode)
  • Canberra (Multi-mode)
  • Melbourne (Multi-mode)
  • Strathfield (Multi-mode)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Domestic students will undertake units at both the Strathfield and North Sydney Campuses.

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

240

Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Diploma in Theology or the Certificate in Theology may exit from the course with the relevant qualification.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Ballarat
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Canberra
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - July
  • Average first year fee: $6344 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:

New South Wales

  • Assumed knowledge: Nil

Queensland

  • Prerequisites: English (4, SA)

Victoria

  • Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
Ballarat, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Brisbane, Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Canberra, ACT
Apply through UAC
Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
Apply through UAC

Graduates are prepared to succeed in a wide variety of professions such as chaplaincy, ministry, pastoral work and other church-related careers, teaching (with further study), youth and social work, research, journalism, or work with church-based and international development agencies.

An honours degree is available for high-achieving students.

Domestic Students

Framed by the Catholic intellectual tradition, this course introduces students to the richness and breadth of theological scholarship. Students can pursue an in-depth program of study in biblical studies, systematic theology, ministry, liturgy, ancient languages and philosophy. Students can also undertake units in other disciplines, such as in the liberal arts.

Through the community engagement component of this degree, students are offered the opportunity to explore Christian theology in a range of contemporary settings, including Indigenous and international.

Global experience is also encouraged as part of students’ learning, with study abroad opportunities available at the ACU Rome Centre, with one of our partner institutions in Europe or the United States, or in Israel with a study tour.

Students develop a wide range of adaptable skills, including an enhanced capacity to analyse, critically reflect, evaluate, and to bring ethical perspectives to life and work. Students also develop their communication skills; the capacity to evaluate and discriminate between multiple viewpoints, and to develop and articulate compelling arguments (both orally and in writing).

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Brisbane
  • 24-Jul-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 16-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019
Melbourne
  • 24-Jul-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 16-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019
Strathfield
  • 24-Jul-2017 , 12-Feb-2018 , 16-Jul-2018 , 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019

Domestic students will undertake units at both the Strathfield and North Sydney Campuses.

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

240

Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Diploma in Theology or the Certificate in Theology may exit from the course with the relevant qualification.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Unit Fee: $2625.00 (2017)
  • Average first year fee: $21000.00 (2017)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $63000.00 (2017)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

The equivalent of Australian Year 12 Certificate, plus an overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and speaking tests, and a minimum of 5.5 in listening and reading tests).

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.
International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Victoria
Apply through VTAC

Graduates are prepared to succeed in a wide variety of professions such as chaplaincy, ministry, pastoral work and other church-related careers, teaching (with further study), youth and social work, research, journalism, or work with church-based and international development agencies.

An honours degree is available for high-achieving students.

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