Bachelor of Theology


The Bachelor of Theology 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
  • 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 Theology, Church History, Philosophy and Ethics, Biblical Studies, Exegesis, or Languages (inc. 24 cps in Languages and 24cps at Level 7 or above)
  • 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

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

Candidates for ministry in the Christian Reformed Churches of Australia (CRCA) or Reformed Church of New Zealand (RCNZ) typically complete the four-year double degree. Ministry candidates will arrange their study pathway in close consultation with the Faculty and the deputies of their denomination.


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


The Bachelor of Theology 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 who have attained an AQF Level 5 Diploma. Consideration will be given to other factors 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 BTh degrees, 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.