Welcome to the Christ College New Zealand Campus!


Christ College launched a new campus for New Zealand, based in Auckland, in 2020. Our Campus allows New Zealand citizens to study part-time via intensive mode towards an Australian College of Theology (ACT) award. We are excited to continue this into 2022. For details about what is on offer and how to apply please keep reading!


Christ College’s vision is to see growth in Christ-centred leadership for God’s church to God’s world – a world that includes New Zealand!


A Message from our Principal


Christ College exists for the formation of Christ-centred leaders for God’s church to God’s world. From 2020 we’ll be doing this in an additional location — Auckland.

The venue will be different, but our vision and mission remains unchanged. We remain committed to the authority of the Bible, to Christ-centred Reformed Theology, and to transformative and applied theological education for adult learners.

Please join us in praying that this new venture will train up future leaders who are committed to the Christian gospel and that this will result in real kingdom growth in New Zealand and beyond.

Ian Smith, Principal


For more information about Christ College, visit www.christcollege.edu.au.


Courses/ Units

What Courses can I study?


As an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology (ACT), Christ College is approved to deliver the following courses of the ACT in New Zealand.

Initially we will be offering the ACT Diploma of Theology and Graduate Diploma of Divinity at the Christ College, New Zealand Campus in part-time study mode only. Students have an option to work towards a Bachelor of Theology or Master of Divinity at the Christ College, Sydney Campus.

Please note that the ACT is undergoing a curriculum redesign. In 2022 there are changes to the requirements to complete Graduate level courses (click the link in the table below for full details)

Overview of Courses

Diploma of Theology Graduate Diploma of Divinity
Level Undergraduate – Level 5+ Graduate – Level 8+
Credit Points 96 cps 96 cps
Length – min. 1 year 1 year
Length – max. 5.5 years 4 years
Admission Requirements Completion 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 Link Click here for ACT DipTh outline. Click here for ACT GradDipDiv outline.

* Click here to view NZQA information regarding NCEA and ATAR equivalence.

What Units Are Available?

2022 Unit Information

Unit Code LA005/LA006

Unit Summary: These units form the introduction to New Testament Greek.

Unit Code OT001-512/OT001-812
(formerly OT301/OT501)

Unit Summary: This unit enables students to gain an understanding of the contents, themes, theology and character of the Pentateuch & Historical Books. As a survey unit, OT001-512/OT001-812 is concerned with the first 5 books of the OT as well as Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 & 2 Kings.

Unit Code OT002-512/OT002-812
(formerly OT302/OT502)

Unit Summary: This unit enables students to gain an understanding of the contents, themes, theology and character of the Prophetic Books & Writings. As a survey unit, OT002-512/OT002-812 is concerned with both the former and latter Prophets as well as 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, The Psalms and Wisdom Literature.

Credit Points per unit: 12 cps

Delivery Mode: Intensive

Intensive Dates

Semester 1: 21st – 25th March 2022               Lecturer : Murray Smith

Semester 2: 26th – 30th September 2022       Lecturer: Greg Goswell


Semester 1 Semester 2
Unit Name Old Testament Foundations Old Testament Prophets & Writings
Unit Name New Testament Greek A New Testament Greek B

Got questions about courses or units?

Contact our friendly Registrar Karen Lee at registrar@christcollege.edu.au.


Student Support

Christ College has a variety of resources to support students through their study. For more information, visit our Student Support page. For more specific support services in NZ, contact our NZ Head of Campus, Geoff Macpherson.



How much does it cost?


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.

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

2022 Fee Information

NZ Citizen Tuition Fee – Unit of Study Level 5: AUD $1741.50

NZ Citizen Tuition Fee – Unit of Study Level 8: AUD $1782.00

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.

Got questions about fees or finances?

Contact our friendly Bursar Caron Balzer at accounts@christcollege.edu.au.


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Got questions about applying?

Contact our friendly Registrar Karen Lee at registrar@christcollege.edu.au.


Christ College Auckland Campus operates out of the Grace Theological College South Auckland Campus in Manurewa.

75 Rogers Road, Manurewa, Auckland 2102, NZ

Parking is available onsite and in the surrounding streets.


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Christ College is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology (CRICOS 02650E).