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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.
**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
Lecture Week: Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 April 2022
'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?
Lecture Week: Monday 23 - Friday 27 May 2022
NT033-812i/912i + NT205-912i (Capstone)
"A curious record of the visions of a drug addict." That's how George Bernard Shaw once described the Book of Revelation. Amongst Christians, Revelation is sometimes ignored and sometimes obsessed about. But rarely is the book a positive influence on Christian life and practice. But the book of Revelation was given by God to form disciples for worship and witness. If it does not transform our discipleship, we haven't yet heard its message...
28 May 2022
The Bible is full of masterful storytelling. Deepen your reading of it and connect with the way people experience and understand their own lives in story forms...
Lecture Week: Monday 4 – Friday 8 July 2022
NT016-612i/712i/812i + NT206-912i (Specialised Studies)
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)...
Lecture Week: Monday 4 - Friday 8 July 2022
PC070-812i/912i + PC205-912i (Capstone)
All churches and Christian organisations are at the same moment human entities which need to be well organised and wisely led, and spiritual entities which need to be guided and empowered by the Holy Spirit as they serve the Lord Jesus. This means they need both the best of leadership and management practice, and the unique insights into leadership that come from Scripture and the mission of God’s kingdom...
Lecture Week: Monday 8 - Friday 12 August 2022
OT031-812i(Hebrew) + OT032-812i(English) + OT206-912i(Specialised Studies)
Why did God give us such a boring book? While many may have secretly asked that question when reading through Leviticus, in the end the problem lies more with us. Here is a part of Scripture that has a long history of being neglected, misunderstood, and misapplied. That is a great pity for Leviticus is a consummate work of literary artistry, it is theologically rich, and presents a vital word that God’s people need to hear today. In fact, it is impossible to fully grasp the significance of Jesus without understanding Leviticus...
13 August 2022
Should I share my opinion on vaccination? Is TikTok OK? How should I care for ageing parents? How can I witness at work? We want our answers to be thoroughly biblical. Deepen your skills in making the connections...
Lecture Week: Monday 26 – Friday 30 September 2022
EM025 -612i/712i/812i + EM205-912i(Capstone)
Jesus commissioned his disciples to ‘go and make disciples’ (Matthew 28:19); Peter exhorted, ‘Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have’ (1 Peter 3:15); and Paul lamented, ‘How can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?’ (Romans 10:14)...
Lecture Week: Monday 26 – Friday 30 September 2022
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...