Bachelor of Theology
The Bachelor of Theology critically examines life and faith through the study of scriptures, theological traditions and historical contexts. It aims to broaden self-understanding and facilitate cultural engagement. The Bachelor of Theology assists students to develop knowledge across broad areas of theology and depth in particular areas of interest. It develops research and communication skills, and prepares graduates for further theological study. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology
- have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in at least one area
- can articulate the knowledge they have acquired to generate insights and communicate them through clear reasoned argument
- are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture
- have a theologically informed basis for engagement and service in community and world.
The Bachelor of Theology consists of 24 standard units (432 points). The structure of the award comprises:
- 4 units in the field of Biblical Studies (Field B) which must include at least 1 unit in each Testament
- 2 units in the discipline of Church History (CH)
- 4 units in the discipline of Systematic Theology (CT)
- 2 units in the field of Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D)
- a further 12 units
Each course of study for the Bachelor of Theology:
- must not include more than 12 units at Bachelor Level 1.
- must include at least 6 units at Bachelor Level 3, including 2 units in either the field of Biblical Studies (B) or the discipline of Systematic Theology (CT).
Units available for this award:
- AL1001L Hebrew 1 (Offered alternate years)
- AL1003L New Testament Greek A (Offered alternate years)
- AL2002L Hebrew 2 (Offered alternate years)
- AL2004L New Testament Greek B (Offered alternate years)
- BA1001L | BA2001L Old Testament Introduction
- BA3006L The Pentateuch
- BA3008L Prophets
- BN2001L Gospel Studies 1: Matthew and Mark
- BN2002L | BN1002L New Testament Introduction
- BN3003L Gospel Studies 2: Luke and John
- BN3011L Pauline Letters
- BS1003L Exploring the Bible
- BS2005L Interpreting the Bible
- BS3020L Biblical Theology
- CH1040L To the Ends of the Earth: The History of Lutheranism in Australia
- CH2002L Early and Medieval Church History
- CH3003L Reform of the Church
- CT1001L Prolegomena and the Triune God
- CT1002L The Christian Faith
- CT2005L Lutheran Confessions
- CT2041L Worldly Wisdom: Interactions between Philosophy and Theology in the West
- CT3006L Formula of Concord
- CT3007L Apologetics and World Religions
- CT3009L Sanctification
- CT3010L Creation and Redemption
- CT3011L Moral Theology
- CT3021L Christian Spirituality: A Lutheran Perspective
- DA1044L Chaplaincy: Spiritual Care in Public Places
- DM3007L Lutheran Perspectives in Missiology
- DP1008L Pastoral People 1
- DP1009L Foundations of Evangelism
- DP1013L Introduction to Teaching for Ministry
- DP1018L Survival Skills for Practical Ministry
- DP1027L Pastoral People 2
- DP1035L Pastoral People at Work
- DP1040L The One Who Serves: Foundations of Worship and Spirituality
- DP1041L The Body of Christ: Foundations of Pastoral and Congregational Formation
- DP2001L Church in Mission in Australian Society
- DP2002L Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counselling
- DP2012L | DP3012L Liturgics
- DP3003L Parish Ministry
- DP3005L Parish Administration
- DP3006L Pastoral Care and Counselling
- DP2015L | DP1015L Preparing the Sermon
- DP3016L Preaching the Sermon
- DP3021L Writing and Preaching a Sermon in Ministry Context
- DP3023L Teaching the Christian Faith in Ministry Context
- DP3022L Leading Worship and Pastoral Acts in Ministry Context
- DP3024L Pastoral Care and Visitation in Ministry Context
- DP3025L Administration and Leadership in Ministry Context
- DP3032L Supervised Theological Field Education
- XP3001L Undergraduate Integrative Capstone
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for course advice.
Students entering the Pastoral Studies Stream normally follow a set program. Consideration is given to eligible previous study. A modified program may be developed, normally on the advice from the LCA or the recommendation of the Director of Formation.
- Successful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent.
Where the first language is other than English, please see the English language proficiency requirements in the Admissions Policy.
ALC operates with a policy of credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL); see the Credit Policy.
Students enrolling in the pastoral studies stream follow a set sequence of study. Interested students should contact a course advisor email@example.com for further information about this stream.
- This course is generally accessible to remote students. Seek course advice about minimum face-to-face requirements.
- It is common for students to enrol first in the Diploma in Theology (equivalent to the first year of the BTheol) and/or the Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry (equivalent to the first two years of the BTheol) then transfer their studies to the BTheol.
- For those interested in Pastoral Studies, contact us for the specific requirements of the program.
- Yes—this course is registered for FEE-HELP.
- Yes—this course is available to both domestic and overseas students.
- CRICOS code: 011489A