Bachelor of Theology

COURSE CONTENT

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.

REGULATIONS

  • 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.

MODES OF STUDY

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.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

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.

FEES AND FEE ASSISTANCE

A schedule of fees can be found here.

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