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.


Opportunity – Lower Student Loan Fee:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the Higher Education relief package, the Australian federal government has proposed a six month exemption from FEE-HELP's 25% loan fee (census dates 1 April to 30 September 2020). If the legislation is passed, there is nothing that students or colleges need to do, and it will reflect a lower overall debt to undergraduate students than their Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) suggests. This is encouraging news if you're thinking about studying towards a diploma or degree at SMBC starting in July 2020 (Semester 2). Please chat with our registrar team for details.

Note: Due to COVID-19, Semester 2 2020 will be offered in 'off-campus mode', that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.


AQF levels (Australian Qualifications Framework) specify the standards for educational qualifications:
AQF 5 = Foundational undergraduate level
AQF 6 = Advanced undergraduate level
AQF 7 = Advanced undergraduate level + Foundational postgraduate level
AQF 8 = Advanced postgraduate level
AQF 9 = Advanced postgraduate level
AQF 10 = Doctorate postgraduate level
Here's a helpful chart with more AQF levels information

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Evening Units

Old Testament Prophets and Writings

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/7

SEMESTER 2 2020
Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre

OT002-512/OT002-712

**SPECIAL REDUCED AUDIT RATE ON THIS UNIT**
'Get Wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.’ (Proverbs 4:7). Would you like to grow in your understanding of the Old Testament’s wisdom and prophecy books? Would you like to deepen your knowledge of God, as well as be equipped with tools for doing your own study and teaching of some of the least read books of the Bible?..

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New Testament Greek B

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6, Prerequisite: New Testament Greek A

SEMESTER 2 2020
Monday Evening Unit

LA006-612

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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Jesus and The Gospels

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5

SEMESTER 2 2020
Tuesday Evening Unit

NT001-512

**SPECIAL REDUCED AUDIT RATE ON THIS UNIT**
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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Preaching II

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8, Prerequisite: Introduction to Preaching or Preaching I (or equivalent preaching experience)

SEMESTER 2 2020
Tuesday Evening Unit

PC048-612/712/812

In our churches every week there are people wrestling with life’s difficulties. The problems of death, disease, political unrest and terrorism create considerable angst and fear. In today’s church how do we address God’s people dealing with such turmoil? How do we communicate the timeless truths of the gospel and connect them with our broken world? How does Christ make a difference? In what ways do people best hear and understand these truths? How does the Bible speak to our deepest longings?..

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The Doctrines of Grace and Eschatology

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8, Prerequisites: 2x foundational NT/OT units + 1 x CH/TH/PE unit

SEMESTER 2 2020
Wednesday Evening Unit

TH003-612/712/812

There is no more important question in life than, “What must I do to be saved?” The doctrines of grace are concerned with God’s plan of salvation from election through to glorification, through which he brings about his eternal purposes for his creation, and in particular, for those he has chosen by grace to be his people. They also describe how the finished work of Jesus Christ is applied by the regenerating and sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit to the believer, who by virtue of their union with Christ, is justified, adopted and perfected to share in his glory...

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Jesus and The Gospels

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 7

SEMESTER 2 2020
Thursday Evening Unit

NT001-712

**SPECIAL REDUCED AUDIT RATE ON THIS UNIT**
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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Children’s Ministry Skills

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5

SEMESTER 2 2020
Thursday Evening Unit

DM022-512

*SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE FOR AUDIT - $180*
With some churches coming back to face-to-face ministry over the next few months, now is the time to reflect on what this might look like for children's ministry. What lessons can we learn from isolation? How could things be different from the way they were? What new skills are needed? How can you refresh your ideas?..

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