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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. 

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

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

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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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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 Certificate of Christian Mentoring

Australian College  of Theology Award Admission requirements: A bachelor degree or equivalent + 1 year of theological study at AQF 5

The Graduate Certificate of Christian Mentoring is a coursework certificate supporting professional skills and practice and/or further study and scholarship. Its purpose is to provide advanced knowledge and skills for a professional ministry as a Christian mentor.

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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 Theological Studies (MTS)

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

The Master of Theological Studies (MTS) is designed to provide you with opportunities to develop your ministry skills and facilitate further theological contemplation. Based on coursework, a feature of the MTS is the opportunity to do assessments that have direct relevance to your current ministry involvement...

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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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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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