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 course.


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

Chaplaincy in Educational Settings

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

SEMI-INTENSIVE
Lecture evenings: Mondays 9, 16, 23 March;  4, 11, 18 May 2020
Lecture days: Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 April 2020
DM014-612i/712i/812i

Chaplains have played a significant role for many years in sharing and modelling the Christian faith in places of education in this country. With much recent media discussion about the role of chaplaincy, this unit will give you the opportunity to explore the practice and theology of chaplaincy...

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Fourth Gospel (English)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8 Corequisite: Jesus and the Gospels

SEMESTER 1 2020
Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre
NT016-612/712/812

**SPECIAL REDUCED AUDIT RATE ON THIS UNIT**
Ever wish you'd been there with Jesus, listening to him in action and even eavesdropping on his conversation with his Father? John was there, and left us his eyewitness record. The Gospel of John is unique: simple and accessible, but also complex and profound. Its purpose, according to John, is ‘that you may believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing you may have life in His name’ (John 20:31)...

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New Testament Greek A

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6

SEMESTER 1 2020
Monday Evening Unit

LA005-612

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...

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Early New Testament Church

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5

SEMESTER 1 2020
Tuesday Evening Unit

NT002-512

**SPECIAL REDUCED AUDIT RATE ON THIS UNIT**
The church is far from perfect; whether we have in mind the early church or the church today. How did the church get started? What issues did those first Christians struggle with? How did God use his people to spread the light of the gospel from its beginnings in Judea and Jerusalem to the very heart of the Roman Empire?..

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Pentateuch (English)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8 Corequisite: Old Testament Foundations

SEMESTER 1 2020
Tuesday Evening 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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SMBC Internal Unit

SEMESTER 1 2020
Wednesday Evening Unit

CU01

This series of 10 lectures is for all Christians who want to apply biblical wisdom as they confront life's complex issues...

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Early New Testament Church

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 7

SEMESTER 1 2020
Thursday Evening Unit

NT002-712

**SPECIAL REDUCED AUDIT RATE ON THIS UNIT**
The church is far from perfect; whether we have in mind the early church or the church today. How did the church get started? What issues did those first Christians struggle with? How did God use his people to spread the light of the gospel from its beginnings in Judea and Jerusalem to the very heart of the Roman Empire?..

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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

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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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

This is a unit of learning and practical skills related to the planning and conduct of effective children’s ministry. Areas of study include: skills and techniques for communicating with children; pastoral care of children and families; children and worship; children’s ministry teams; training children for ministry; group management of children; duty of care requirements...

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