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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.
Opportunity – Lower Student Loan Fee:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the Higher Education relief package, the Australian federal government has proposed a six month exemption from FEE-HELP's 25% loan fee (census dates 1 April to 30 September 2020). If the legislation is passed, there is nothing that students or colleges need to do, and it will reflect a lower overall debt to undergraduate students than their Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) suggests. This is encouraging news if you're thinking about studying towards a diploma or degree at SMBC starting in July 2020 (Semester 2). Please chat with our registrar team for details.
Note: Due to COVID-19, Semester 2 2020 will be offered in 'off-campus mode', that is, a mix of online lectures, videos, activities and interaction with lecturers and fellow students.
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
Lecture Week: 13 - 17 July 2020
Luke was a doctor, a theologian, a careful historian and a follower of Jesus – the evangelist who recorded Jesus’ momentous words to Zacchaeus, “Today salvation has come to this house.” This unit studies the Gospel of Luke in its context as one of the three Synoptic Gospels, considering the question of what kind of writing the Gospels actually are...
Workshops: 13-16 July, 11 September, 20 October 2020
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...
Lecture Week: 10 - 14 August 2020
OT042-812i/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 of these stories, however, is God himself. And the goal of recounting Israel's history is made subordinate to the goal of presenting life-changing theology. Ultimately, God's choice of David as king becomes essential background for understanding Jesus as the messiah king...
Lecture Week: 7 - 11 September 2020
NT038-712i/812i/912i + NT205-912i(Capstone)
1 & 2 Thessalonians are the somewhat forgotten books of the New Testament. While many are familiar with Paul's letters written to the Romans, Galatians and the church at Corinth, the letters of 1 & 2 Thessalonians are often less familiar. When we examine these shorter letters, however, we quickly discover they are filled with deep truth that is both encouraging and practical...
Lecture Week: 28 September - 3 October 2020
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 we well we have grasped the rise of fundamentalism in the 19th Century...