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Units (Subjects)

See below for the individual units (subjects) currently available. Please go to Courses for information on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. We encourage you to contact our registrars to start a conversation about what units might best suit your needs.

Units are available in the following modes:

  • On-Campus: units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only.
  • Off-Campus: units in this mode are delivered live online only.
  • Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus and off-campus concurrently.

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Daytime Units

Jesus and the Gospels

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/6/8, hybrid

SEMESTER 1 2022
Monday Daytime Unit

​NT001-512/612/812

Being a Christian involves ‘following’ the Lord Jesus, not around Galilee and Judea, but in the course of our daily lives. The four Gospels provide four different records of what Jesus said and did. They are the foundation for knowing and understanding what he has done for us, as well as what he said about God and his will. If we really want to ‘follow’ Jesus, if we really want to be salt and light in our world, then the Gospels need to be our regular reading matter.

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The Church and its Ministry

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9 hybrid, Corequisites: 6cps TH/CH/PE + 24cps OT/NT/BB

SEMESTER 1 2022
Monday Daytime Unit

TH104-612/712/812 + TH205-912(Capstone) + TH206-912(Advanced Studies)

For Christians, church is a central part of life. But what, according to the Bible, is the church? What is it we are seeking to do when we gather? What is the church’s nature and essential marks?..

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New Testament Greek A

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/8 on-campus

SEMESTER 1 2022
Monday + Thursday Daytime Unit

LA005-612/812

Learning to read the New Testament in its original language opens up a richness of understanding of the text. There are fresh insights and nuances that can deepen your love of God's word. In this unit you are introduced to and given experience in reading the language in which the New Testament was written...

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Pauline Theology and Romans (English)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, hybrid

SEMESTER 1 2022
Tuesday Daytime Unit

NT018-612/712/812 + NT206-912 (Advanced Studies)

The apostle Paul was one of the most zealous evangelists and clearest thinkers in the early church. What we know about him comes from the Acts of the Apostles and from the letters that make up a large part of our New Testament. Our world is fast becoming as pagan as it was in Paul’s time. With individual Christians and churches exhibiting many of the problems that he addressed, his letters are of crucial importance to the modern church. They enable us to respond to those issues in a godly and courageous way, and remain faithful to Christ and his gospel in our own age...

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Pauline Theology and Romans (Greek)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, hybrid

SEMESTER 1 2022
Tuesday Daytime Unit

NT019-612/712/812 + NT206-912 (Advanced Studies)

The apostle Paul was one of the most zealous evangelists and clearest thinkers in the early church. What we know about him comes from the Acts of the Apostles and from the letters that make up a large part of our New Testament. Our world is fast becoming as pagan as it was in Paul’s time. With individual Christians and churches exhibiting many of the problems that he addressed, his letters are of crucial importance to the modern church. They enable us to respond to those issues in a godly and courageous way, and remain faithful to Christ and his gospel in our own age...

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Foundational Christian Beliefs

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/8 hybrid

SEMESTER 1 2022
Tuesday Daytime Unit

TH005-512/812

‘Everyone is a theologian...they just don't know it!’ If that's so, then the real question is whether you're doing good or bad theology. Theology absolutely matters. That's because what lies at the heart of life, love and the universe is the reality of the Triune God and his plan to create, redeem and perfect the world he has made for his glory...

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Pentateuch (Hebrew)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8 hybrid, Prerequisite: LA004 Corequisite: OT001 or OT003

SEMESTER 1 2022
Tuesday + Wednesday Daytime Unit

OT009-612/712/812

The Pentateuch is the foundation of all biblical revelation, and indeed, of the entire biblical worldview. How was this part of Scripture designed to impact the lives of ancient Israelites? And how does knowing this help us discern God’s enduring message for today?..

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Old Testament Foundations

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/6/8, hybrid

SEMESTER 1 2022
Wednesday Daytime Unit

OT001-512/612/812

As Christians, we want to affirm that the Old Testament is indeed the word of God and that it holds value for the contemporary church. Yet at times we struggle to know what to do with it. While some parts are familiar, there is much here that seems odd or strange. In fact, it can sometimes feel like we are travellers lost in a foreign country – and without a guidebook...

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Pentateuch (English)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8 hybrid, Corequisite: OT001 or OT003

SEMESTER 1 2022
Wednesday Daytime Unit

OT008-612/712/812

The Pentateuch is the foundation of all biblical revelation, and indeed, of the entire biblical worldview. How was this part of Scripture designed to impact the lives of ancient Israelites? And how does knowing this help us discern God’s enduring message for today?..

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Spiritual Formation for Professional Ministries

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, on-campus

SEMESTER 1 2022
Wednesday Daytime Unit

PC008-612/712/812 + PC206-912(Advanced Studies)

Competence and charisma often outstrip character in Christian leaders. However, what God primarily requires of Christian leaders in Scripture is character. That’s because leadership in God’s church is to be exercised by those who are first and foremost, followers of Jesus Christ. We can only serve as leaders if we are disciples of THE leader, Jesus Christ.

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Spiritual Formation for Cross-Cultural Settings

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, on-campus

SEMESTER 1 2022
Wednesday Daytime Unit

EM017-612/712/812 + EM205-912(Capstone) + EM206-912(Advanced Studies)

Cross-cultural ministry can shape us to be more like our Lord Jesus. Unfortunately, it can also be a difficult and discouraging journey. This is often due to the extra challenges of living and serving away from our normal supports of family, friends and church; being out of our comfort zone in unfamiliar cultures where we struggle as linguistic toddlers; and confronting entrenched spiritual forces that are dogged in opposing the discipling of the nations...

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Biblical Hebrew A

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/8, on-campus

SEMESTER 1 2022
Thursday Daytime Unit

LA003-612/812

This unit is the first step in building a solid framework for engaging with Biblical Hebrew texts in their original language. By completing both Biblical Hebrew A and B (Semester 2), students will be in a position to work directly with the Hebrew scriptures, and to continue translation and exegesis of Old Testament texts. After these units, students will be able to take Old Testament exegesis units in the Hebrew stream...

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Cross-Cultural Communication

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, hybrid

SEMESTER 1 2022
Thursday Daytime Unit

EM008-612/712/812 + EM205-912 (Capstone)

Would you like to get to know people from another culture, but are afraid of ‘treading on their cultural toes’? Do you want to learn how to share the gospel with people who are very different to you, in a way that resonates with their hearts?..

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Applied Evangelism

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, on-campus

SEMESTER 1 2022
Thursday Daytime Unit

EM025-6/7/812 +  + EM205-912(Capstone) + EM206-912(Advanced Studies)

Jesus commissioned his disciples to ‘go and make disciples’ (Matthew 28:19); Peter exhorted, ‘Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have’ (1 Peter 3:15); and Paul lamented, ‘How can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?’ (Romans 10:14). As Christians, we have a commission, exhortation and passion to evangelise, but do you ever get the feeling that our culture has changed, and methods of evangelism which once worked very well last century, no longer seem as effective?..

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The Knowledge of God

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8 on-campus, Corequisites: 6cps TH/CH/PE + 24cps OT/NT/BB

SEMESTER 1 2022
Friday Daytime Unit

​TH001-612/712/812

Can we know God? And if so, then how? Who wrote the Bible? Is it a divine book? Or a human book? How reliable and trustworthy is the Bible? Can we rely on it to tell us the truth about all things, or just some things? Does God foreknow the future? All of it, or just some of it? If everything happens according to God's will, why is there still suffering and evil in the world? What exactly does it mean to be created in God's image?..

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