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

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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The Early New Testament Church

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 8, hybrid

SEMESTER 2 2022
Monday Daytime Unit

NT002-812

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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New Testament Greek B

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Monday Evening Unit

LA006-612/812

In this unit we continue our introduction and experience in reading the language in which the New Testament was written. This prepares you to read straightforward parts of the Greek New Testament for yourself, be equipped for consulting New Testament commentaries based on the Greek text and reading books which discuss or refer to Greek words and expressions...

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The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Tuesday Daytime Unit

TH002-612/712/812

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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Christianity in History from 1550

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Tuesday Evening Unit

CH002-512/612/812

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 well we have grasped the rise of fundamentalism in the 19th Century...

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Old Testament Prophets and Writings

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Wednesday Daytime Unit

OT002-512/612/812

'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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Other Writings (English)

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Wednesday Daytime Unit

NT024-612/712/812  + NT205-912 (Capstone) + NT206-912 (Specialised Studies)

Want to explore in more depth the thorny issues raised in Paul's letter to the Corinthians and the theological depth of Hebrews? How did the values in 1st century Corinth impact the Corinthian church and their view of the Christian life and spiritual gifts? Why did the writer to the Hebrews warn them about falling away?..

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God’s Mission and the Local Church

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Wednesday Evening Unit
EM060-612/712/812 + EM205-912 (Capstone) + EM206-912 (Specialised Studies)

Our God is a God of mission. The gospel is for people of every nation, tribe and tongue, in Australia and to the ends of the earth. We all affirm it but how should it impact our lives and our churches here? Should we just focus on our own neighbourhood and let others work out the rest? What does it look like to faithfully serve God’s global mission at home? What is our role locally and further afield?...

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Other Writings (Greek)

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Thursday Daytime Unit

NT025-612/712/812  + NT205-912 (Capstone) + NT206-912 (Specialised Studies)

Want to explore in more depth the thorny issues raised in Paul's letter to the Corinthians and the theological depth of Hebrews? How did the values in 1st century Corinth impact the Corinthian church and their view of the Christian life and spiritual gifts? Why did the writer to the Hebrews warn them about falling away?..

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Church Planting (Cross-Cultural)

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Thursday Daytime Unit

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

Are you interested in helping a church, or cluster of churches, come into being where they don’t yet exist, and especially where Christ is not known? This unit will help you develop a biblical framework for church planting. We’ll wrestle with the whys, whats, and hows of starting churches from scratch...

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The Knowledge of God

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Thursday Evening Unit

TH001-612/712/812

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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Children’s Ministry Skills

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5, off-campus

SEMESTER 2 2022
Thursday Evening Unit

DE022-512

These 12 interactive, online classes will help you develop a toolkit of fresh ideas, approaches and skills for ministering with children...

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The Early New Testament Church

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Friday Daytime Unit

NT002-512/612

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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Leviticus Exegesis

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

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: Monday 8 - Friday 12 August 2022

OT032-812i(English) + OT031-812i(Hebrew) + 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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Advanced Preaching Workshop B: Bible Teaching and Everyday Dilemmas

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 8, hybrid

WORKSHOP
13 August 2022

PC116-803

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...

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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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New Testament Greek A

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

SEMESTER 1 2023
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, providing fresh insights and nuances that can deepen your love of God's Word, and enhance the faithfulness of your teaching and preaching. In this unit you are introduced to and given experience in reading the language in which the New Testament was written. This prepares you to read straightforward parts of the Greek New Testament for yourself, and to be equipped to consult New Testament commentaries based on the Greek text, and to read books that discuss or refer to Greek words, expressions, grammar and their meanings...

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Jesus and the Gospels

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

SEMESTER 1 2023
Tuesday Evening 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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Personal and Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry

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

SEMESTER 1 2023
Thursday Evening Unit

PC076-612/712/812 + PC206-912 (Specialised Studies)

Powerful cultural forces seek to form our desires and choices. A pivotal biblical text insists, “Do not be conformed … be transformed”. How are we formed? Counter-formed? Transformed … for faithful living, godly ministry, wise leadership?..

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