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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On-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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The Psalter (English)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2022
Monday Daytime Unit

OT020-612/712/812 + OT205-912 (Capstone) + OT206-912 (Specialised Studies)

We live in beautiful but broken world, a world full of blessing and loss. In every circumstance, we are called to trust in a God who is sovereign and good, a God who has promised to save and protect his people. How do we respond when our prayers to God go unanswered? How do we live faithfully before God in times of blessing and in times of loss?..

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The Psalter (Hebrew)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2022
Monday Daytime Unit

OT021-612/712/812 + OT205-912 (Capstone) + OT206-912 (Specialised Studies)

We live in beautiful but broken world, a world full of blessing and loss. In every circumstance, we are called to trust in a God who is sovereign and good, a God who has promised to save and protect his people. How do we respond when our prayers to God go unanswered? How do we live faithfully before God in times of blessing and in times of loss?..

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Pauline Theology and Romans (English)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2022
Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre

NT018-612/712/812

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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Pastoral Skills and Methods

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2022
Tuesday Daytime Unit

PC003-612/712/812

Christian ministry is grounded in God’s love for people in the gospel of Jesus Christ. That means Christian ministry is necessarily about loving and caring for people, so that they love and trust Christ. Ministry to people can be challenging at the best of times, especially when people are faced with crises and tragedies...

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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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New Testament Greek B

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Tuesday + Thursday Daytime 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. New Testament Greek is a prerequisite for the study of degree New Testament units with Greek exegesis in the Bachelor of Theology and Master of Divinity...

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Teaching in Intercultural Settings

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2022
Tuesday Daytime Unit

EM014-612/712/812 + EM205-912 (Capstone) + EM206-912 (Specialised Studies)

Are you teaching, training, or discipling anyone from a different cultural background than your own? Or do you think you might be in the next few years? If so, this unit is designed to equip you to do this well...

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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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Living Faiths

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2022
Wednesday Daytime Unit

EM021-612/712/812 + EM205-912 (Capstone)

Over 4 billion people in the world follow traditional religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, or Islam. Perhaps God has given you an interest in helping people in these religions find Jesus? This unit will help you do that. In it, we explore the basic beliefs, practices, and some deeply held assumptions of Animists, Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims...

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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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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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The Doctrines of Grace and Eschatology

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8/9, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2022
Friday Daytime Unit

TH103-612/712/812 + TH205-912 (Capstone) + TH206-912 (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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Biblical Hebrew B

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

SEMESTER 2 2022
Friday Daytime Unit

LA004-612/812

This unit continues building a solid framework for engaging with Biblical Hebrew texts in their original language. By completing both Biblical Hebrew A (Semester 1) and B, students will be in a position to work directly with the Hebrew scriptures, and to continue translation and exegesis of Old Testament texts. After these units, students will be able to take Old Testament exegesis units in the Hebrew stream...

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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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Jesus and the Gospels

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/8, on-campus

SEMESTER 1 2023
Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre

NT001-512/812

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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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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Christian Ethics

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/8, on-campus

SEMESTER 2 2023
Monday Evening Unit - Northern Beaches Centre

PE001-512/812

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? The aim of this unit is to engage with Scripture in order to develop a coherent ethical framework for thinking and acting, living and loving as faithful disciples of Christ in the 21st century. Our approach will be biblical, systematic and practical...

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