The Diploma of Theology course aims to provide a foundation of biblical knowledge and ministry skills in order to prepare men and women for informed participation in the life of the church. It provides an excellent foundation for lay Christian ministry. The elective units offered reflect an emphasis on preparing people for lay ministry in the church and cross-cultural mission.
This Diploma is also available in the Chinese language and can be studied in full-time mode. All units are internally assessed. A section of the college library contains books in Chinese to support the program. Students with sufficient ability in English may study full-time by selecting some units in the English program while doing their assessment in Chinese.
Each student must be qualified for admission to a degree course in an Australian or New Zealand University with a minimum OP score of 12. Students who do not have matriculation and who have attained the age of 21 years and are approved by the College may be provisionally accepted as mature age students. Except for those students who have a tertiary qualification taught in English, international students whose first language is not English, must achieve an average score of 6.5, with no score under 6.00 in an IELTS test. Overseas students on a student visa must study full-time.
The course requires that 32 credit points (8 units) be earned for the award of the diploma. This is equivalent to one year (2 semesters) full-time study. Students may study part-time up to three years.
Students choose from a variety of Biblical and practical subjects covering such areas as:
This study plan is for full-time students commencing their studies in semester 1. Full-time students commencing in semester 2 would complete the units in semester 2 first. It is recommended for part-time students to complete the core units OT, NT and CH/TH first as advanced units (e.g. OT/NT exegesis) require them as a prerequisite.
Year 1, Semester 1
Year 1, Semester 2
PC or EM or PEor OT exegesisor NT exegesisor LA
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Students completing the Diploma of Theology can continue with an extra semester of study to complete an Advanced Diploma of Theology and academic credit may be obtained towards the Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Ministry
More detailed information about units offered, cross-accreditation of units and assessment procedures are provided in the ACT Undergraduate Manual which is available in the Library and on the ACT website at http://www.actheology.edu.au/.
Full and part time students may enrol for the DipTh by completing an application form available from the office. An interview with a member of the faculty is also required.
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Old Testament Foundations
Old Testament Prophets and Writings
Jesus and the Gospels
Early New Testament Church
The Church to 1550or a Theology unit
CH301 or TH
The Church from 1550or a Theology unit
PC or EM or PE
1 unit in either Mission, Pastoral Studies, Lay Ministry or Biblical Studies
PC or EM or PE