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

Other courses, than those listed below,  that SMBC are 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, 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.

Note that from 2020 there will be some changes to our courses. We encourage you to contact our registrars on +61 2 9747 4780 or email to have a conversation about what course might best suit your needs.

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Postgraduate Courses

Graduate Certificate of Divinity (GradCertDiv)

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

This course introduces graduate students with a non-theology background to the sources and content of the Christian story and message at an advanced level, and provides training which combines articulation of this story and message with their application and practice in the contemporary world.

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Graduate Diploma of Divinity (GradDipDiv)

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

The GradDipDiv will suit anyone who is looking to be better equipped to serve in a local church or for those wishing to use their profession on the mission field and require some foundational theological education. It provides a broad understanding of the Bible, Church History, Theology with some Ministry and Practice units.

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Master of Arts (Christian Studies) (MA(ChrStuds))

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

The MA(ChrStuds) is designed for those wishing to think theologically about their profession. The course contains two phases: Phase One is at graduate level and Phase Two is at postgraduate level...

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Master of Divinity (MDiv)

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

The MDiv is a first theological degree which would suit any graduate wishing to prepare for full-time pastoral, evangelistic or Bible teaching ministry in Australia and overseas...

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Master of Theological Studies (MTS)

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

This new course, replacing the Master of Arts, will be available from 2020.

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Master of Intercultural Studies (MICS)

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: A BTh or MDiv or the equivalent of 3 years full-time study in Ministry or Theology

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. They may be serving in cross-cultural ministry overseas, or in Australia.

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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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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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

The degree can allow candidates whose academic background is in fields other than those traditionally related to theology, to pursue research in their primary field of research and integrate their research with knowledge from various Christian traditional theological disciplines...

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Doctor of Theology (ThD)

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

The ThD is a premier research degree for graduates who are already engaged in the ministerial profession as aspiring teachers in universities and theological colleges in Australia and overseas. The degree is designed to equip men and women as beginning researchers in the traditional fields of theology and provide a qualification recognised by theological and Bible colleges as well as universities for those who teach in these fields.

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