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 Bible Introduction 1
- BA2006L The Pentateuch
- BA3008L Prophets
- BN2002L Bible Introduction 2
- BN3001L Gospel Studies: Matthew and Mark
- BN3003L Gospel Studies: Luke and John
- BN3011L Pauline Letters
- BS3020L Biblical Theology
- CH1002L Early and Medieval Church History
- CH2003L Reform of the Church
- CH2006L Lutheranism and Australian Christianity
- CT1001L Prolegomena and the Triune God
- CT2005L Lutheran Confessions
- CT3006L Formula of Concord
- CT3007L Apologetics and World Religions
- CT3009L Sanctification
- CT3010L Creation and Redemption
- CT3011L Moral Theology
- DM3007L Missiology and Evangelism
- DP1013L Introduction to Teaching for Ministry
- DP1036L Foundations of Christian Worship and Spiritual Formation
- DP2001L Church in Mission in Australian Society
- DP2002L Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counselling
- DP2004L Foundations for Pastoral and Congregational Formation
- DP2015L Preparing the Sermon
- DP3003L Parish Ministry
- DP3005L Parish Administration
- DP3006L Pastoral Care and Counselling
- DP3013L Liturgics
- DP3016L Preaching the Sermon
- DP3020L Spirituality
Enrolment planning guides
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.
See also Bachelor of Theology planner—PSS
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information about this stream.
- No—this course cannot be studied entirely online at this time. The first year (equivalent to a Diploma in Theology) of the pastoral studies stream can be completed online. Alternatively, the first two years (equivalent to an Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry) can be studied entirely online.
- Yes—this course is registered for FEE-HELP.
- Yes—this course is available to both domestic and overseas students.
- CRICOS code: 011489A