Christ College New Zealand 

Christ College New Zealand 

Our campus in Auckland gives the New Zealand church access to exceptional theological formation. Why? Because, we long to see God glorified in New Zealand. 

Christ College is located just south of the city centre, in Manurewa. Here, Christ College faculty, from both campuses, work with a small but diverse body of students.

I am convinced that New Zealand must have its own reformed theological college. We need a place where men and women who are concerned about the glory of God and the eternal destiny of their fellow Kiwis can be well trained to minister God’s word in our multicultural society. Christ College is such a college. Our firm foundation in historic Christianity and commitment to missional engagement make Christ College the best option for someone seeking fully accredited Reformed theological training in New Zealand

Geoff Macpherson, Head of Campus of Christ College New Zealand

The venue is different, but our vision and mission remains unchanged. We want to train future leaders who are committed to real kingdom growth in New Zealand

Ian Smith, Principal of Christ College

Our students say . . . 

Course Information

As an Australian College of Theology affiliated institution, our New Zealand campus offers a Diploma of Theology and a Graduate Diploma of Divinity. We also offer pathways for New Zealand Students to pursue a Bachelor of Theology or Master of Divinity at our Sydney Campus. 

LEVELUndergraduate – Level 5+Graduate – Level 8+
CREDIT POINTS96 cps96 cps
LENGTH – MIN.1 year1 year
LENGTH – MAX.5.5 years4 years
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSCompletion of Year 12 with ATAR 65 or above *; or
Successful completion of qualification at AQF Level 5 or above; or
Successful completion of Academic Suitability test.
Successful completion of 3 year bachelor degree or equivalent.
FULL COURSE LINKClick here for ACT DipTh outline.Click here for ACT GradDipDiv outline.

2024 Unit Information

UNIT NAMEFoundational Christian Beliefs (TH005)Early Church History (CH005)

Unit Code TH005-512/TH005-812

Unit Summary: This unit introduces students to essential beliefs of the Christian faith alongside one of its classic creeds, confessions, or catechisms. 

Unit Code CH005-512/CH005-812

Unit Summary: This unit helps students to understand how the identity, theology, mission and structure of today’s church was formed through the early centuries of the development of the great tradition.

Credit Points per unit: 12 cps

Delivery Mode: Intensive

Intensive Dates

Semester 1: 8th – 12th April 2024               Lecturer : John McClean

Semester 2: 9th – 13th September 2024     Lecturer: David Burke


New Zealand citizens studying at the New Zealand Campus will receive a special low rate on the tuition fee with unit fees as follows:

2024 Fee Information

NZ Citizen Tuition Fee – Unit of Study Level 5: AUD $1879.20

NZ Citizen Tuition Fee – Unit of Study Level 8: AUD $2008.80

NZ Citizen Audit Fee AUD $375.00

Students will be charged in $AUD – you will need to check the $NZD exchange rate at the time of transaction for the equivalent $NZD charge.

Tuition fees are set by the Australian College of Theology (ACT).
You can find out information about ACT fees here.
All prices are in $AUD.