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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.

Note: Due to COVID-19, Semester 1 2021 units will be available in one of the following modes:

  • On-Campus: units in this mode are delivered face-to-face in the classroom only, with a limit on numbers.
  • Off-Campus: units in this mode are delivered live online only, that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.
  • Hybrid: units in this mode are delivered both on-campus (limited face-to-face numbers) and off-campus (live online) concurrently.

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 Foundations

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/7 on-campus

SEMESTER 1 2021
Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre

OT001-512/712

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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Cross-Cultural Communication

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

SEMESTER 1 2021
Monday Evening 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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New Testament Greek A

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6 off-campus

SEMESTER 1 2021
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. 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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Old Testament Foundations

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/7 off-campus

SEMESTER 1 2021
Tuesday Evening Unit

OT001-512/712

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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The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9 hybrid, Prerequisites: 2x foundational NT/OT units + 1 x CH/TH/PE unit

SEMESTER 1 2021
Wednesday Evening Unit

TH002-612/712/812 + TH205-912 (Capstone)

Theology affects all of life. It is intensely practical. It answers the meaning of life questions such as, 'Who am I? What is my purpose? How can I live well?' – by stepping back to see the centrality of God himself to our lives and the universe. As Augustine said, 'You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.'...

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Spiritual Formation for Professional Ministries

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

SEMESTER 1 2021
Thursday Evening Unit

PC008-612/712/812

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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Pentateuch (English)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8 on-campus, Pre/Corequisites: OT001 or OT003

SEMESTER 2 2021
Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre

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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Old Testament Foundations

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/7 on-campus

SEMESTER 1 2021
Thursday Evening Unit

OT001-512/712

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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