Diploma of Theology (Pathway 1) (DipTh(P1))

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


The DipTh(P1) will suit anyone who is looking to be better equipped to serve in a local church as a Bible study leader, youth or children’s leader, or lay preacher. This course is only available to part-time students. It provides a broad understanding of the Bible, church history and theology as well as the option of choosing a couple of ministry and missions units.


This is a part-time course 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(P1) requires the completion of 48 credit points at 200 level (12 undergraduate level units).

Part-Time Course Structure

Unit (Subject) Codes and Descriptions

For more detailed information on this course see the ACT course outline (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