Courses

From undergraduate diplomas through to postgraduate research degrees, whether full-time, part-time or by intensive mode study, SMBC offers academic depth with flexibility.  All our courses have solid Biblical foundations and preparation for ministry, but each course has different requirements and emphasis.

All courses are Australian College of Theology (ACT) courses, except for the Certificate in Bible and Mission (CBM) and the Introductory Certificate in Christian Studies (ICCS), which are SMBC awards.

Note: Other courses, than those listed below, that SMBC is accredited by the ACT to offer are: Diploma of Ministry, Diploma of Christian Studies, Advanced Diploma of Ministry, Advanced Diploma of Theology, Associate Degree of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry (Hons), Bachelor of Theology (Hons), Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Ministry, Graduate Certificate of Divinity, Master of Arts (Christian Studies), Master of Ministry and Master of Divinity/Graduate Diploma of Divinity. 

Please go to Units for information on our individual units (subject) available via daytime, evening and intensive mode study.

We encourage you to contact our registrars to start a conversation about what course might best suit your needs.


*Opportunity – Lower Student Loan Fee:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the Higher Education relief package, the Australian federal government has proposed a six month exemption from FEE-HELP's 25% loan fee (census dates 1 April to 30 September 2020). If the legislation is passed, there is nothing that students or colleges need to do, and it will reflect a lower overall debt to undergraduate students than their Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) suggests. This is encouraging news if you're thinking about studying towards a diploma or degree at SMBC starting in July 2020 (Semester 2). Please chat with our registrar team for details.*

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Part-Time Courses

Introductory Certificate in Christian Studies (ICCS)

SMBC Internal Award Admission requirements: No prior study required

The ICCS is awarded to part-time students who have successfully completed a total of 192 hours of study at Certificate level. This internal SMBC certificate is available to part-time students and does not require concurrent enrolment in an Australian College of Theology (ACT) course. 

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Undergraduate Certificate of Ministry (UCMin)

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: ATAR of 65+ or evidence of academic suitability

The SMBC Undergraduate Certificate of Ministry is a great introduction to theological studies. At AQF level 5, it’s ideal for those without an undergraduate degree. With just four units of study required, it also suits those with limited time to study. It can be studied full-time or part-time. The Certificate will give you a foundational understanding...

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Undergraduate Certificate of Theology (UCTh)

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: ATAR of 65+ or evidence of academic suitability

The SMBC Undergraduate Certificate of Theology is a great introduction to theological studies. At AQF level 5, it’s ideal for those without an undergraduate degree. With just four units of study required it also suits those with limited time to study. It can be studied full-time or part-time. The Certificate will give you a foundational understanding...

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Diploma of Theology (DipTh)

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: ATAR of 65+ or evidence of academic suitability

The SMBC Diploma of Theology is a great place to begin your theological studies and start testing where God might be preparing you to serve. At AQF level 5, it’s ideal for those without an undergraduate degree. It can be studied full-time or part-time. The Diploma will give you solid biblical foundations...

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Associate Degree of Ministry (AssocDegMin)

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: ATAR of 65+ or evidence of academic suitability

The SMBC Associate Degree of Ministry is offered through the SMBC Centre for Cross-Cultural Mission. At AQF level 6, it’s ideal for those without an undergraduate degree. It can be studied full-time or part-time. The course is uniquely tailored for those with an interest in missions...

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Bachelor of Ministry (BMin)

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: ATAR of 65+ or evidence of academic suitability

The SMBC Bachelor of Ministry is designed to prepare you for full-time vocational ministry. At AQF level 7, it’s ideal for those without an undergraduate degree. It can be studied full-time or part-time. The Bachelor will give you comprehensive biblical foundations...

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Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: ATAR of 65+ or evidence of academic suitability

The SMBC Bachelor of Theology is designed to prepare you for full-time vocational ministry. At AQF level 7, it’s ideal for those without an undergraduate degree. It can be studied full-time or part-time. The Bachelor will give you comprehensive biblical foundations...

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Graduate Diploma of Divinity (GradDipDiv)

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: A bachelor degree or equivalent

The SMBC Graduate Diploma of Divinity is a great place to begin your theological studies and start testing where God might be preparing you to serve. At AQF level 8, it’s ideal for those who already have a non-theological undergraduate degree. It can be studied full-time or part-time. The Graduate Diploma will give you solid biblical foundations...

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Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: A bachelor degree or equivalent

The SMBC Master of Divinity is designed to prepare you for full-time vocational ministry. At AQF level 9, it’s ideal for those who already have a non-theological undergraduate degree. It can be studied full-time or part-time. The Master of Divinity will give you comprehensive biblical foundations...

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Master of Intercultural Studies (MICS)

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: A 3 year bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline

The MICS is a unique and completely online offering with a focus on the specialised knowledge and research skills needed for expert intercultural ministry practice. This postgraduate course is for those currently serving among people from a different culture than their own, and who are wanting to enhance or sharpen their ministry...

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Master of Theology (MTh)

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: A theological degree + additional prerequisites

The MTh is a research degree with study and research to be undertaken normally in one field of specialisation within the departments of Bible and Languages, Christian Thought, or Ministry and Practice. The MTh is for theology graduates who are already engaged in ministry and aspire to be teachers in universities and theological colleges in Australia and overseas. Graduates of the course may articulate to the ACT's Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Theology...

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Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: A theological degree + additional prerequisites

If you are experienced in ministry and keen to make a thoughtful contribution to the field, you may be interested in a Doctor of Ministry (DMin). The form of the DMin is currently being revised by the ACT and is likely to be available from 2020 comprising both coursework and thesis components...

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