Diploma of Theology - Australian College of Christian Studies

In the Diploma of Theology course, students will study through 8 introduction subjects, covering the basics of reading and interpreting the Bible, as well as relating what you’ve learned to serving more efficiently in your current situation.


Two trimesters full-time study, or part-time equivalent


Study theology, Bible, and ministry


8 subjects


Introductory course


Available in-class, virtual or online


FEE-HELP eligible

Modes of Delivery

In-class, virtual or online

Entry Requirements
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 Higher School Certificate or its equivalent.
  • Mature age (aged 20 and over) entry into undergraduate courses.
  • Portfolio entry is open to school leavers. Portfolio entry is ideal if you are a:
      • school leaver who is not eligible for an ATAR
      • non-school leaver electing portfolio entry or who did not qualify through another pathway.
Course Load
  • 2 trimesters full-time study, or part-time equivalent
  • Must be completed within 3 years
  • Generally 6 hours per week per subject is required to do well, which includes lectures, readings and assignments.
Suggested Subject Progression

Critical Thinking and Writing Skills
Old Testament Introduction
New Testament Introduction
Introduction to Christian Theology
Biblical Interpretation: Theory and Practice
Spiritual Foundations for Christian Life
Christian History
Global Missions or Ministry Practicum