Associate Degree of Theology (AssocDegTh)

Admission requirements: ATAR of 65+ or evidence of academic suitability


The AssocDegTh is offered to provide a great balance of study in Bible, Church History, Theology and Missions. For the AssocDegTh, SMBC requires you to study 8 biblical units (Old Testament and New Testament) with advanced study of the English text of the Old and New Testaments in the second year and includes the option of studying a Biblical language. The student will also study units in Christian Thought and History as well as practical ministry units.


This is a 2 year full-time or maximum 6 year part-time course. If you choose the part-time study option it is strongly recommended to factor a full-time component (at least 2 semesters) into your course of study.

Admission Requirements

The satisfactory completion of Year 12 (with an ATAR of at least 65) in an Australian school system or equivalent, is a prerequisite for entry into this course. However, if you have not completed Year 12, an alternate academic suitability exercise will be set to determine suitability to start. There may be English proficiency prerequisites if your first language is not English.

Credit Points

The AssocDegTh requires the completion of 64 credit points at 300-400 level (16 undergraduate level units).

Of Note

Credit gained from the AssocDegTh can be transferred towards the Bachelor of Theology within 10 years.

SMBC Full-Time Course Structure (text) or chart

Unit (Subject) Codes and Descriptions

For more detailed information on this course see the ACT course overview. (SMBC is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology (ACT))


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SMBC, PO Box 83
43 Badminton Road, Croydon NSW 2132
T +61 2 9747 4780
Sydney Missionary and Bible College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology
ACT Cricos Code Provider: 02650E
ABN: 11 000 047 950