Bachelor of Ministry


Like the Bachelor of Theology, the Bachelor of Ministry 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—24 cps
  • Theology—24 cps
  • Theology or Philosophy and Ethics—12 cps
  • OT/NT Set Books – 36 cps (with a minimum of 12 cps from Old Testament and New Testament each)

In addition students must complete:

  • 72 cps in Pastoral and Church-Focussed Ministry, Evangelism and Missiology, or Development Ministry
  • 72 cps from any field of study

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 no more than 144cps at Level 5, and 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

Course design can be complicated and should be undertaken in consultation with the RTC registrar.

The Bachelor of Ministry a course of the Australian College of Theology


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


The Bachelor of Ministry degree is open as a first degree to persons who achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) score of no less than 65 in the last three years, or an AQF Level 5 Diploma. Consideration will be given to other factors in addition such as ministry involvement, a pastoral recommendation for theological study, and the likelihood of satisfactory completion of the academic requirements of the course.

Except for those candidates who have a tertiary qualification taught in English or have been an Australian resident with English being the language spoken at home for ten or more years, international candidates whose first language is not English will be required to sit an IELTS test. For candidates wishing to enrol in the BMin degree, an overall IELTS result of 6.5 is required with a minimum of 6.5 in each subtest.


A schedule of fees can be found here.