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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Evening Units

Pauline Theology and Romans (English)

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre

NT018-612/712/812

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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New Testament Greek B

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Monday Evening Unit

LA006-612/812

In this unit we continue our introduction and experience in reading the language in which the New Testament was written. This prepares you to read straightforward parts of the Greek New Testament for yourself, be equipped for consulting New Testament commentaries based on the Greek text and reading books which discuss or refer to Greek words and expressions...

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Christianity in History from 1550

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Tuesday Evening Unit

CH002-512/612/812

We can only properly make sense of our present if we understand our past. Our numerous Protestant denominations only make sense if we understand the Reformation of the 16th Century. Whether we identify ourselves as modern or post-modern, we are indebted to the Enlightenment of the 18th Century. Our ability to understand the American Presidential race depends in part on how well we have grasped the rise of fundamentalism in the 19th Century...

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God’s Mission and the Local Church

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Wednesday Evening Unit
EM060-612/712/812 + EM205-912 (Capstone) + EM206-912 (Specialised Studies)

Our God is a God of mission. The gospel is for people of every nation, tribe and tongue, in Australia and to the ends of the earth. We all affirm it but how should it impact our lives and our churches here? Should we just focus on our own neighbourhood and let others work out the rest? What does it look like to faithfully serve God’s global mission at home? What is our role locally and further afield?...

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The Knowledge of God

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Thursday Evening 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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Children’s Ministry Skills

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5, off-campus

SEMESTER 2 2022
Thursday Evening Unit

DE022-512

These 12 interactive, online classes will help you develop a toolkit of fresh ideas, approaches and skills for ministering with children...

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Jesus and the Gospels

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/8, on-campus

SEMESTER 1 2023
Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre

NT001-512/812

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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New Testament Greek A

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

SEMESTER 1 2023
Monday Evening Unit

LA005-612/812

Learning to read the New Testament in its original language opens up a richness of understanding of the text, providing fresh insights and nuances that can deepen your love of God's Word, and enhance the faithfulness of your teaching and preaching. In this unit you are introduced to and given experience in reading the language in which the New Testament was written. This prepares you to read straightforward parts of the Greek New Testament for yourself, and to be equipped to consult New Testament commentaries based on the Greek text, and to read books that discuss or refer to Greek words, expressions, grammar and their meanings...

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Jesus and the Gospels

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

SEMESTER 1 2023
Tuesday Evening 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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Personal and Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry

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

SEMESTER 1 2023
Thursday Evening Unit

PC076-612/712/812 + PC206-912 (Specialised Studies)

Powerful cultural forces seek to form our desires and choices. A pivotal biblical text insists, “Do not be conformed … be transformed”. How are we formed? Counter-formed? Transformed … for faithful living, godly ministry, wise leadership?..

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Christian Ethics

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/8, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2023
Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre

PE001-512/812

What does it mean to live a life worthy of the gospel? How can we properly discern what is ‘right’ and ‘good’ in our post-Christian world? How are we to apply our understanding of God’s will to the complex ethical questions facing Christians today? The aim of this unit is to engage with Scripture in order to develop a coherent ethical framework for thinking and acting, living and loving as faithful disciples of Christ in the 21st century. Our approach will be biblical, systematic and practical...

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