Sydney College of Divinity

Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice

Sydney College of Divinity

Course details

CRICOS course code: 071256K

Level of study: Associate Degrees or Equivalent

Summary

The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (AssocDegChThPr) is an AQF Level 7 award. It provides an opportunity to undertake theological study with special focus on Christian Thought (including Biblical Studies, Theology, and Humanities in the Christian Tradition) or on Christian Practice (including Christian Life and Ministry) by completing a major in the area of interest.

Outcomes:

Graduates will have:

Knowledge

A broad theoretical and technical knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in Christian Thought or in Christian Practice, with basic knowledge in Theology and Biblical Studies forming the basis for further learning.

Skills

Cognitive, thinking, and technical skills in a theologically-related body of knowledge, so that they are able independently to:

  • identify, analyse, and evaluate theological information and concepts from a range of sources;
  • identify and provide solutions to complex problems;
  • interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems in theology;
  • demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas, with some depth in theology;
  • communicate clearly and coherently theologically-related knowledge, and ideas.

Applications of Knowledge and Skills

The ability to:

  • use initiative and judgment to make plans, solve problems, and make decisions in para-professional ministry, demonstrating a broad understanding of knowledge by applying it creatively in ministry;
  • adapt knowledge and skills in a range of ministry settings and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines;
  • work in collaboration with others within broad parameters while exercising responsibility and accountability for own learning.

Credit:

A candidate may seek credit for up to a maximum of 72 credit points in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice.

Credit will be granted for units that are from an equivalent award or institution and have outcomes, content, demand hours, and assessment equivalent to that of units in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice.

Articulation to other awards

The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice is both a stand-alone award and a nested award in the Bachelor of Theology (BTh) and Bachelor of Ministry (BMin). As a result it articulates directly into the Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Ministry. On completion of the BTh or BMin the student would surrender their Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice. The exception would be if there was no credit granted into the BTh or BMin for the units in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice.

Exit points

Students enrolled in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice may exit with a Diploma of Christian Studies provided they have met the requirements of the Diploma award.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 14,400 Per Year Read more1,800 per unit
Start date: Expected August 2023
Duration: 2 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Nazarene Theological College

40 Woodlands Drive
Brisbane Queensland 4164
Australia

Entry criteria

  • Mature Age and Special Entry Admissions for those who have reached the age of 21; or
  • articulation from other Sydney College of Divinity programs.

English Proficiency

Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction may be admitted to the award providing they have achieved competency in English by

  • achieving an IELTS (or equivalent) result of 6.5 with no score below 6.0 in all bands of the test or
  • achieving an IELTS result of 6.0 with no score below 6.0 in all bands of the test providing they pass all course units in the first two semesters of the course

Address

Sydney College of Divinity
Unit 6B, 5 Talavera Road
Sydney New South Wales 2113
Australia