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CRICOS course code: 080051D
Level of study: Bachelor's Degrees
The Bachelor of Theology integrates a well-developed foundation in Christian Studies with a broad and coherent theoretical and practical knowledge in theology and biblical studies. This includes exploration of the Christian tradition as developed historically and within faith traditions. It also includes engagement in the study of the primary texts of the Christian faith (Old and New Testaments) with reflection on how those texts have been interpreted both historically and in contemporary readings.
You will also get to hone your skills in communication and problem solving, alongside developing specialist knowledge and expertise in your chosen specialization, like biblical studies, biblical languages and theology. Theories are applied and professional skills are developed through practical assessments and work-integrated learning.
The course structure is based on six semesters (each of 12 weeks duration, plus an exam week), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:
11 core subjects
8 specialization subjects
5 elective subjects
To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Theology a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 240 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
demonstrate a deep knowledge of Christian history, doctrine and tradition.
Graduates will demonstrate:
skills to analyze and interpret the biblical text, using sound hermeneutical methods, as a core document of the Christian faith with consideration for the contemporary application of the text;
skills to consolidate, synthesize and communicate a Christian worldview, with particular emphasis on the role of the gospel in providing an ethical framework for personal living;
cognitive and technical skills required for theological reflection, including depth within one of the fields of theological studies or biblical studies;
skills in critical thinking and self-directed research, using a range of sources and methods;
Application of Knowledge and Skills:
Graduates will demonstrate:
ability to discuss and analyze contemporaneous topics, issues and challenges impacting on Christian ministry and the Pentecostal community and create solutions to these challenges. This includes the ability to apply knowledge and skills to new and diverse contexts;
communication skills to present theological knowledge, ideas and arguments to specialist and non-specialist audiences using appropriately selected communication methods.
ability to collaborate with the broader community of Christian ministers and community leaders to provide appropriate collegial support;
ability to engage in the wider society regarding the role of Christianity in contemporary contexts;
self-reflection and evaluation of ministry and leadership performance for the purpose of vocational development.
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Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)
Applicants admitted on the basis of their recent secondary education must demonstrate the completion of NSW Higher School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 or higher (or the completion of the International Baccalaureate or interstate or overseas equivalent qualification and result) for admission into this course.
Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study
Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification will demonstrate the completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification awarded by an authorized institution or registered training organization (RTO).
The Program Director will conduct a pre-admission interview (either face-to-face or phone or via Zoom) with all applicants seeking entry into the course on the basis of a Certificate III qualification. This interview aims to assess academic suitability and preparedness of the applicant for undergraduate level study.
Applicants with Higher Education Study
Applicants whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a complete or partially complete higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion or partial completion of an AQF Level 5 Higher Education Diploma (or higher) by an authorized institution for admission into this course.
Applicants with Work and Life Experience
If you are over the age of 21 at the time of commencement, you can apply for admission into this course on the basis of provisional entry and complete the provisional entry qualifying period to become a full candidate.
Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.0 in any of the four skills areas).