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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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**In ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the Higher Education relief package, the Australian federal government is continuing its exemption for undergraduate courses from FEE-HELP's 20% loan fee till 31 December 2022 (there is no loan fee for units of study in Postgraduate courses.). The loan fee exemption will reduce the total debt of students accessing FEE-HELP by 20% for units with a census date in 2022.**


Announcement: Vaccination requirement in place for on-campus attendance in Semester 1, 2022.  

In 2022 our lecturers will be continuing, as we have over the last couple of years, to offer off-campus study (live online classes) to ensure all people who want to study with us, can do so, and continue to do so.

Because of our context, being a residential and community-based college with numerous identified vulnerable to COVID people living onsite (infants, immunocompromised and older people), and to reduce the possibility of a widespread outbreak, the College Board has implemented a temporary requirement for people to be double COVID vaccinated (unless a person has an approved medical exemption) for our on-campus study option in Semester 1, 2022. Further details of SMBC's COVID-19 response can be found here


Evening Units

The Early New Testament Church

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/6/8, on-campus

SEMESTER 1 2022
Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre

NT002-512/612/812

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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New Testament Greek A

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
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...

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Chaplaincy in Educational Settings

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
Monday Evening Unit

DE014-612/712/812

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 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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Christianity in History to 1550

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
Tuesday Evening Unit

CH001-512/612/812

Who we are is very much a product of our personal history and experiences. The same can be said of families, people groups, even whole countries. As Christians, we have a shared collective history of thought and experiences that make up who the church is today. Christian History not only helps us to understand ourselves, but it also reminds us how God has sovereignly worked throughout the centuries...

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Leading and Developing a Music Ministry

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
Tuesday Evening Unit

DE041-512

Many local churches find music ministry beset with challenges – perhaps because of competing musical tastes or different views of the place and importance of singing in the congregation, or maybe just because of a lack of musical and technical resources and equipment.  Whatever the particular set of challenges facing your church, this unit aims to help you to gain the necessary biblical understanding, godly attitudes, practical insights, musical and ministerial skills for helping lead and develop effective music ministry in a local church context...

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Wisdom Literature

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
Thursday Evening Unit

OT016-612/712/812 (English) + OT017-612/712/812 (Hebrew) + OT206-912 (Specialised Studies)

There's something intriguing and appealing about books like Job, Ecclesiastes and Proverbs. But then they disorient us. The book of Job is sad, Ecclesiastes is sceptical and Proverbs is self-interested. And they don't seem to be about the gospel...

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Pauline Theology and Romans (English)

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre

NT018-612/712/812 + NT206-912 (Specialised 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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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 lectures will help you develop a toolkit of fresh ideas, approaches and skills for ministering with children...

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