Combined Diplomas of Theology and Ministry (Pathway 1) (DipTh/DipMin(P1))

Admission requirements: Completion of Year 12 or Mature Age Entry (20yr+)


The purpose of the DipTh/DipMin(P1) is to prepare you for gospel ministry in your local environment or in cross-cultural settings in Australia or overseas. Graduates work in a wide variety of ministries including pastoral, youth, children’s, prison, church planting, evangelism, missions, and ‘tentmaking’. The course provides a broad understanding of the Bible, Church History and Theology as well as the option of choosing several Ministry and Missions units.


This is a 2 year full-time course or part-time with no maximum time limit.

Admission Requirements

The satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent, is a prerequisite for entry into this course. However, if you have not completed Year 12, mature age entry (20 and above) will be favourably considered. There may be English proficiency prerequisites if your first language is not English.

Credit Points

The DipTh/DipMin(P1) requires the completion of 64 credit points at 200 level (6 undergraduate level units).

SMBC Full-Time Course Structure

SMBC Part-Time Course Structure

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