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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Intensive Units

Foundational Christian Beliefs

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 16 – Friday 20 January 2023

TH005-512i/812i

For many people the idea of "theology" conjures up images of dry and deathly boring concepts that are completely detached from real life. Sadly, sometimes that reputation is well-deserved. But theology should not be like that. The puritan theologian William Ames described theology as "the knowledge of how to live in the presence of God." Another theologian, Petrus van Mastricht, that it is "the doctrine of living for God through Christ." Fundamentally, theology is about knowing God so that we can love him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength...

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The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 16 – Friday 20 January 2023

TH002-612i/712i/812i + EM206-912i (Specialised Studies)

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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Early New Testament Church

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 17 – Friday 21 April 2023

NT002-512i/612i

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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Advanced Preaching Workshop C: Bible Teaching and Character Formation

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 8, hybrid

WORKSHOP
17 May 2022

PC117-803

Biblical preaching is instrumental in growth in character. Deepen your grasp of the processes involved in this divine-human project...

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Church Planting

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 10 – Friday 14 July 2023

EM026-612i/712i/812i + EM205-912i (Capstone)

As we read Paul's missionary journeys in the book of Acts, we see that his ministry trips to cities resulted not just in people coming to faith, but in local churches being established.  Much of the New Testament consists of Paul writing to these churches. This dynamic has led many to agree with Tom Hale, a medical missionary to Nepal, who wrote, "The essential core ministry in missions is the winning of people to Christ and forming them into congregations—that is, evangelism and church planting"...

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Conflict Management for Ministry Workers

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

INTENSIVE
Seminar Week: Monday 10 – Friday 14 July 2023

PC204-7/8/912

The purpose of this unit is to enable Christian leaders to develop insight into the dynamics of conflict within church communities and to acquire skills in prevention, management and the recovery from conflicted situations...

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Christian Mentoring: Foundations and Dynamics

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

INTENSIVE
Workshop 1: Wednesday 12 – Friday 14 July 2023

PC043-824i

We live in an era when Christian leadership is intensely challenging. It is more important than ever for leaders to find competent support for effective ministry and personal development. Christian mentoring is an intentional 1 to 1 ministry that helps good leaders flourish as thoughtful and secure Christian disciples in the midst of the challenges of ministry and life.

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Interpreting Samuel for Today

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 4 – Friday 8 September 2023

OT042-712i/812i/912i + OT205-912i (Capstone)

1 & 2 Samuel are often seen as the most literarily sophisticated books of the Bible. Gripping stories of Samuel, Saul and David combine to describe the dawn of Israel's monarchy. The central character, however, is God himself. And the obvious focus on history is actually made subordinate to communicating life-changing theology. Ultimately, God's choice of David forms an essential backdrop for understanding Jesus as messiah and king...

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Preaching I

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 25 – Friday 29 September 2023

PC047-612i/712i/812i

There are not many more important responsibilities in the life of the church than the task of preaching God's word. Whether it is speaking to children, youth, at evangelistic outreaches, or to a Sunday congregation, communicating God's timeless truth in the Bible with accuracy, pastoral warmth, and relevance is a challenging task that requires diligence, prayer, and hard work. But where do you start? What is the process of moving from the ancient text to the modern world?..

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Advanced Preaching Workshop D: Bible Teaching, Culture and Meaning

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 8, hybrid

WORKSHOP
25 October 2022

PC118-803

We teach the Bible to people who watch TV, stream movies, share YouTube clips, visit galleries and discuss books with their friends. How do we bring the Bible into the conversation with integrity and insight?..

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