Bachelor of Christian Studies


The Bachelor of Christian Studies comprises 24 units of study (288 credit points).

The core units in the RTC’s Bachelor of Theology program are:

  • Old Testament Introduction—24 cps, OT001-512, OT002-512
  • New Testament Introduction—24 cps, NT001-512, NT002-512
  • Christianity in History, Theology, or Philosophy & Ethics—48 cps (inc. 8cps CH, 8cps TH)
  • OT/NT Set Books – 36 cps (with a minimum of 12 cps from Old Testament and New Testament each)
  • Independent study project that relates to the student’s non-theological area of study to the Christian faith – IN200-712

In addition students must complete:

  • 60 cps electives from any unit field

Non-Theological Study
At least one year F/T equivalent of degree level study at an Australian University in a non-theological field of which at least 75% must form a coherent area of study: applied as 96cps.

Certain advanced level units may only be taken when the pre-requisite units have been completed or when co-requisite units are taken concurrently. Individual unit syllabi should be consulted for further information.

Units in this course are completed at Level 5 and above, including 96cps advanced standing from another qualification in another discipline. Units studied in the ACT in religious studies for this qualification are 192cps, including at least 72cps at Level 7 or above.


  • Students may not enrol in more than 60 cps per semester
  • Greek or Hebrew exegesis units require the completion of the relevant 24 cp of Hebrew or Greek language units

The Bachelor of Christian Studies is a course of the Australian College of Theology.


ATAR: Completion of Year 12 in the last two years, 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.


Each semester the RTC will offer a range of units that are taught on campus, online, or through a combination of both. Bachelor of Christian Studies students may complete the requirements for their award through any combination of these.


A schedule of fees can be found here.


For a listing of units available at the RTC that may count toward the BChrStuds, please consult the RTC Registrar.