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

Jesus and the Gospels

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 15 – Friday 19 April 2024

​NT001-512i/612i/812i

Being a Christian involves ‘following’ the Lord Jesus, not around Galilee and Judea, but in the course of our daily lives. The four Gospels provide four different records of what Jesus said and did. They are the foundation for knowing and understanding what he has done for us, as well as what he said about God and his will. If we really want to ‘follow’ Jesus, if we really want to be salt and light in our world, then the Gospels need to be our regular reading matter.

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1 & 2 Chronicles

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 15 – Friday 19 April 2024

OT073-612i/712i/812i (English) + OT074-612i/712i/812i (Hebrew) + OT206-912i (Specialised Studies English) + OT207-912i (Specialised Studies Hebrew)

Why bother studying Chronicles? Isn’t it mostly just a list of names? Doesn’t it just rehash history already covered in Samuel and Kings?..

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Self-Care and Resilience in Ministry

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 8/9 hybrid, Prerequisites: PC073-912i = 48cps Level 8

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 8 - Friday 12 July 2024

PC073-812/912 + PC205-912

Christian ministry is hard work and stressful at the best of times, even when it is a joy and blessing. Following in the way of Jesus necessarily involves suffering and sacrifice. Caring for God’s people is demanding and costly. Unresolved conflict can demotivate us. Criticisms can hurt. The challenge is to keep holy, healthy and maturing in the midst of the ups and downs of Christian ministry. A vibrant spiritual relationship with the living God is vital. We are to attend to our physical, emotional and mental health. Loving relationships with family and friends are crucial aspects of our being and well-being...

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Evangelistic Preaching

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 26 – Friday 30 August 2024

PC160-612i/712i/812i + PC206-912i (Specialised Studies)

We live in a post-Christian, post-churched, post-everything world! It’s a new landscape to witness and preach in. New generations need new ways of communicating. But thankfully some things don’t change, especially the power of the gospel to save and radically transform lives. Wherever we are, the urgency of sharing the good news about Jesus before his return remains...

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Early New Testament Church

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October 2024

NT002-512i/612i/812i

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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The Knowledge of God

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 30 September – Friday 4 October 2024

TH001-612i/712i/812i + TH206-912i

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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