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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.

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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Off-Campus Units

The Doctrines of Grace and Eschatology

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 17 – Friday 21 January 2022​
TH103-612i/712i/812i + TH205-912i (Capstone) + TH206-912i (Specialised Studies)

There is no more important question in life than, “What must I do to be saved?” The doctrines of grace are concerned with God’s plan of salvation from election through to glorification, through which he brings about his eternal purposes for his creation, and in particular, for those he has chosen by grace to be his people. They also describe how the finished work of Jesus Christ is applied by the regenerating and sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit to the believer, who by virtue of their union with Christ, is justified, adopted and perfected to share in his glory...

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Christian Ethics

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 17 – Friday 21 January 2022

PE001-512i/812i

What does it mean to live a life worthy of the gospel? How can we properly discern what is ‘right’ and ‘good’ in our post-Christian world? How are we to apply our understanding of God’s will to the complex ethical questions facing Christians today?..

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Christian Mentoring: Foundations and Dynamics

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 8, hybrid

INTENSIVE
Workshops: 12–14 January, 8 April, 27 May, 12-14 July, 16 September, 28 October 2022

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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Jesus and the Gospels

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
Monday Daytime Unit

​NT001-512/612/812

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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The Church and its Ministry

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9 hybrid, Corequisites: 6cps TH/CH/PE + 24cps OT/NT/BB

SEMESTER 1 2022
Monday Daytime Unit

TH104-612/712/812 + TH205-912(Capstone) + TH206-912(Specialised Studies)

For Christians, church is a central part of life. But what, according to the Bible, is the church? What is it we are seeking to do when we gather? What is the church’s nature and essential marks?..

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New Testament Greek A

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
Monday Evening Unit

LA005-612/812

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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Chaplaincy in Educational Settings

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
Monday Evening Unit

DM014-612/712/812

Chaplains have played a significant role for many years in sharing and modelling the Christian faith in places of education in this country. With much media discussion about the role of chaplaincy, this unit will give you the opportunity to explore the practice and theology of chaplaincy...

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Pauline Theology and Romans (English)

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
Tuesday Daytime Unit

NT018-612/712/812 + NT206-912 (Specialised Studies)

The apostle Paul was one of the most zealous evangelists and clearest thinkers in the early church. What we know about him comes from the Acts of the Apostles and from the letters that make up a large part of our New Testament. Our world is fast becoming as pagan as it was in Paul’s time. With individual Christians and churches exhibiting many of the problems that he addressed, his letters are of crucial importance to the modern church. They enable us to respond to those issues in a godly and courageous way, and remain faithful to Christ and his gospel in our own age...

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Pauline Theology and Romans (Greek)

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
Tuesday Daytime Unit

NT019-612/712/812 + NT206-912 (Specialised Studies)

The apostle Paul was one of the most zealous evangelists and clearest thinkers in the early church. What we know about him comes from the Acts of the Apostles and from the letters that make up a large part of our New Testament. Our world is fast becoming as pagan as it was in Paul’s time. With individual Christians and churches exhibiting many of the problems that he addressed, his letters are of crucial importance to the modern church. They enable us to respond to those issues in a godly and courageous way, and remain faithful to Christ and his gospel in our own age...

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Foundational Christian Beliefs

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/8 hybrid

SEMESTER 1 2022
Tuesday Daytime Unit

TH005-512/812

‘Everyone is a theologian...they just don't know it!’ If that's so, then the real question is whether you're doing good or bad theology. Theology absolutely matters. That's because what lies at the heart of life, love and the universe is the reality of the Triune God and his plan to create, redeem and perfect the world he has made for his glory...

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Pentateuch (Hebrew)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8 hybrid, Prerequisite: LA004 Corequisite: OT001 or OT003

SEMESTER 1 2022
Tuesday + Wednesday Daytime Unit

OT009-612/712/812

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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Christianity in History to 1550

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
Tuesday Evening Unit

CH001-512/612/812

Who we are is very much a product of our personal history and experiences. The same can be said of families, people groups, even whole countries. As Christians, we have a shared collective history of thought and experiences that make up who the church is today. Christian History not only helps us to understand ourselves, but it also reminds us how God has sovereignly worked throughout the centuries...

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Leading and Developing a Music Ministry

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5, hybrid

SEMESTER 1 2022
Tuesday Evening Unit

DM041-512

Most local churches find music ministry beset with challenges – perhaps because of competing musical tastes or different views of the place and importance of singing in the congregation, or maybe just because of a lack of musical and technical resources and equipment.  Whatever the particular set of challenges facing your church, this unit aims to help you to gain the necessary biblical understanding, godly attitudes, practical insights, musical and ministerial skills for helping lead and develop effective music ministry in a local church context...

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Old Testament Foundations

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
Wednesday Daytime Unit

OT001-512/612/812

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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Pentateuch (English)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8 hybrid, Corequisite: OT001 or OT003

SEMESTER 1 2022
Wednesday Daytime Unit

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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Cross-Cultural Communication

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
Thursday Daytime 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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Wisdom Literature

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

SEMESTER 1 2022
Thursday Evening Unit

OT016-612/712/812 (English) + OT017-612/712/812 (Hebrew) + OT206-912 (Specialised Studies)

There's something intriguing and appealing about books like Job, Ecclesiastes and Proverbs. But then they disorient us. The book of Job is sad, Ecclesiastes is sceptical and Proverbs is self-interested. And they don't seem to be about the gospel...

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Old Testament Prophets and Writings

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 April 2022

OT002-512i/612i/812i

'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?

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Interpreting and Applying Revelation

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

INTENSIVE
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...

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Fourth Gospel (English)

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

INTENSIVE
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)...

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Empowering Leadership

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

INTENSIVE
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...

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Leviticus Exegesis

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF:8/9, Pre/Corequisites apply

INTENSIVE
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...

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Applied Evangelism

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

INTENSIVE
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)...

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Old Testament Foundations

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 26 – Friday 30 September 2022

OT001-512i/612i/812i

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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Introduction to Research Methods

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 9 hybrid, Prerequisites: 48 credit points at AQF level 8

SEMESTER 1 2022
Friday Seminars

AS001-912

The purpose of the unit is to assist you to plan and design a research project. You will be introduced to the discipline of research, become familiar with the research methods that you are likely to use in your research, analyse some examples of the research of others, and develop your own research proposal...

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