Australian College of Theology

Undergraduate Certificate of Theology

Course code:UG CertTh
Type:Undergraduate Certificate
Credit Points:48
Length:6 months (Full Time) or up to 2 years (Part Time)
Pre-requisites:Completion of Year 12 and ATAR 65+.
Delivery Location:Online and Wantirna Campus (pending government restrictions)

Have you found that you have some time on your hands and would like to invest it in something worthwhile?

Would you like to learn how to navigate through God’s Word and become firmly grounded in the essential truths of Scripture?

Build a strong biblical understanding and explore MST’s unique philosophies stream, including apologetics, ethics, worldview, and Church history.

This short course offers the ultimate level of flexibility so that you can focus on your specific areas of interest and complete it in a way that meets your needs.

The Undergraduate Certificate of Theology is an ideal starting point for studying the Bible, theology. Whether you’re fresh out of school or haven’t studied in years, we have a dedicated team who will help you every step of the way.

This accredited short course is an excellent opportunity to upskill for your ministry. If you lead in church, bible study teaching, teaching in kids ministry, preaching, or other areas, this course will equip you with a great biblical and theological foundation.

This course offers you a huge amount of flexibility as it can be completed fully online or fully on-campus. On the other hand, you can also choose a mixture of online and on-campus units.

This study opportunity is being offered for a limited time and all these units can be accredited and transferred to other undergraduate courses.

FEE-HELP is also available for eligible Australian residents

Entry Requirements

Admission to the UG CertTh is normally on the basis of the applicant:

• having satisfactorily completed Year 12 in an Australian school system.
• having achieved an ATAR of at least 65, or successfully complete a Pre-Entrance Assessment Task.
• demonstrating English language skills appropriate to this level of study.

Course Structure

The Undergraduate Certificate of Theology is comprised of one semester of full-time study. It can also be taken at a slower pace as part-time study.

Credit points refer to the overall student effort including contact hours and time on assessment tasks. The UG CertTh requires the satisfactory completion of 48 credit points. Units are 12 credit points each.

The UG CertTh is comprised of four units at Level 5 or above:
• 1 unit of Biblical Studies (NT or OT)
• 1 unit of Christian Thought and History (CH, TH and/or PE)
• 1 unit of LA/ BB /NT/ OT/ CH/ TH/ PE
• 1 unit of an elective from any field

Learning Outcomes

• A developed overall knowledge of the Bible and major theological doctrines.
• A growing ability to interpret the Bible and apply its teachings to your life and ministry.

Unit Options

NT001-512 Jesus & the Gospels
NT002-512 Early New Testament Church
OT001-512 Old Testament Foundations
OT002-512 Old Testament Prophets & Writings

LA005-612 New Testament Greek A
LA006-612 New Testament Greek B
LA003-612 Biblical Hebrew A
LA004-612 Biblical Hebrew B

Christianity in History
CH001-512 Christianity in History to 1550
CH002-512 Christianity in History from 1550 to Modern Times

Christian Thought
PE013-512 Philosophy Essentials for Christian Thinkers
PE007-612 Christian Apologetics
PE010-512 Christian Worldview
PE001-512 Christian Ethics
PE005-612 Faith & the Arts

Biblical Studies
BB003-512 Principles of Hermeneutics

What options do I have after this course?

Further study – transition into a Diploma of Christian Studies, Bachelor of Ministry, Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Christian Studies (conditions apply; see the Enrolment Coordinator for details).

Workplace outreach and evangelism – develop a solid understanding of Christian faith and practice for work in any career or profession.

Mission or Ministry – gain further knowledge and skills for work in a local church or mission context.