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.

Undergraduate studies require no previous degree; Graduate studies require a previous non-theological degree; Postgraduate studies require a previous theological degree.

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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Undergraduate Courses

Certificate in Bible and Mission (CBM)

SMBC Internal Award Admission requirements: Enrolled full-time in an ACT course at SMBC

The CBM is an internal SMBC program that all full-time SMBC students participate in concurrently with their ACT course. The program supplements and complements the accredited studies and is made up of a number of subjects and participation in the community life at College.

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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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Diploma of Christian Studies (DipChrStuds)

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

The DipChrStuds provides an overview of the Bible, Church History, Theology with some Ministry and Practice units.

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Diploma of Ministry (Pathway 2) (DipMin(P2))

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

The DipMin(P2) suits those requiring some foundational biblical and theological education to serve in a local church, or to use their existing profession or trade on the mission field. It contains units of study which provide an overview of the Bible, Church History and Theology, as well as Ministry and Practice electives.

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Diploma of Theology (Pathway 2) (DipTh(P2))

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

The DipTh(P2) suits those requiring some foundational biblical and theological education to serve in a local church, or to use their existing profession or trade on the mission field. It contains units of study which provide an overview of the Bible, Church History and Theology, as well as Ministry and Practice electives.

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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 AssocDegMin is offered through the SMBC Centre for Cross-Cultural Mission and provides a great balance of study in Bible, Church History, Theology and Missions. Cross-cultural fieldwork is a required component of this course, providing you with the opportunity to experience and reflect on ministry in a cultural context different to your own, either within Australia or overseas...

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Bachelor of Ministry (BMin)

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

The BMin aims to equip you for pastoral, evangelistic or Bible teaching ministry in Australia and overseas. It provides a broad knowledge of the Bible, a more detailed textual, exegetical and theological treatment along with missions and pastoral units.

For the BMin, SMBC requires you to study 12 biblical units (Old Testament and New Testament) with advanced study of the English text of the Old and New Testaments in the second and third year.  

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Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

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

The BTh aims to equip you for pastoral, evangelistic or Bible teaching ministry in Australia and overseas. It provides a broad knowledge of the Bible, as well as a more detailed textual, exegetical and theological treatment. It includes biblical languages as core units along with missions and pastoral units.

For the BTh, SMBC requires you to study 12 biblical units (Old Testament and New Testament) plus New Testament Greek, leading to study of the New Testament in Greek in second and third year. You have the option of studying Biblical Hebrew in your second year, leading to study of the Old Testament in Hebrew in your third year. If you wish to pursue this option, you will need to discuss your course program first with the degree course advisor.

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Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Ministry (BTh/BMin)

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

The BTh/BMin is aims to equip you for pastoral, evangelistic or Bible teaching ministry in Australia and overseas, with additional emphasis on a range of missions, pastoral and ministry skills. This combined degree includes the full Bachelor of Theology course which you will complete initially. Following this, the additional units leading to the award of the Bachelor of Ministry are chosen from a wide selection of ministry and practice areas: missions and cross-cultural studies, spiritual formation, evangelism and educational chaplaincy. You may also choose to include a research project or a Master of Arts level unit in your selection

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Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (BTh(Hons))

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: Bachelor of Theology with a GPA of at least 2.0 overall, and 2.8 in the designated field of study.

The BTh(Hons) program is designed for students who have graduated with a three year undergraduate degree in theology from the ACT and who have demonstrated high academic potential as a means of preparing you for advanced research in theology.

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