Bachelor of Theology

Updates to Courses

Please note that the Australian College of Theology (ACT) has completed a curriculum redesign for 2020 courses. As a result, the courses, course structures, coding system and credit point values have changed. These changes are reflected in the details below. For an overview of the changes please view the details on the ACT website at: For any questions related to ACT courses, please contact our Academic Registrar.

The Bachelor of Theology is an ideal award to equip you for a lifetime of serving Jesus. It offers you the opportunity to deepen your love of God and his word as you engage in his world. The Bachelor of Theology provides you with an in depth focus on Biblical and Systematic Theology applied to everyday life and ministry.


  • Introduces students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message, and provides training which emphasises application and articulation of this story and message in the contemporary world.
  • The course will concentrate on the disciplines by which knowledge of God is developed and articulated in two main fields:
    • Bible & Languages (LA, OT, NT, BB)
    • Christian Thought & History (TH, CH, PE)
  • A course in theology provides a grounding for ministry by establishing a foundation in theological knowledge and reflection.
  • Through elective units students can:
    • Follow study tracks in Bible & Languages and in Christian Thought & History
    • Develop practical ministry skills (EM, PC, DM)

    Course Abbreviation BTH20
    AQF Level Level 7 Bachelor Degree
    Course Length 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent (up to 9 years)
    Award Requirements 288 credit points, all at Level 5 and above and including no more than 144 credit points at Level 5, and including at least 72 credit points at Level 7 or above
    Admission Requirements ATAR no less than 65 or its equivalent
    Mature age entry is available for candidates 21 years and older
    NESB Requirements IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a minimum 6.5 in each subtest OR 10 years English in country experience

    This is a course of the Australian College of Theology. For more information about this course, view the complete course outline on the ACT website or contact our friendly Academic Registrar.