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 on +61 2 9747 4780 or email to have a conversation about what units might best suit your course.


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

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Undergraduate Intensive Units

Old Testament Prophets and Writings (OT302i/502i)

Australian College of Theology Unit Foundational Unit

2019 October Intensive Unit 1

'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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Foundational Christian Beliefs (TH305i/505i)

Australian College of Theology Unit Foundational Unit

2019 October Intensive Unit 2

"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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Knowledge of God

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8 Prerequisites: 2 x OT/NT foundational units + 1 x CH unit

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: 13 - 18 January 2020

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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Introduction to Christian Ethics

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/7

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: 13 - 17 January 2020

What does it mean to live a life worthy of the gospel? How can we discern what is ‘right’ and ‘good’ – and how should we seek to apply that understanding in our post-Christian world? The aim of this unit is to apply the Bible to develop a coherent theological framework for how we should think and act, live and love, do and desire as disciples of Christ...

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Chaplaincy in Educational Settings

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

SEMI-INTENSIVE
Lecture evenings: Mondays 9, 16, 23 March;  4, 11, 18 May 2020
Lecture days: Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 April 2020

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 recent 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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Christianity in History to 1550

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/7

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: 20 - 24 April 2020

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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Wisdom Literature (English)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8 Prerequisite: Old Testament Prophets and Writings

INTENSIVE
Lecture Week: 20 - 24 April 2020

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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The Bible in Context - Israel and Greece

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/6/7/8

This unit includes the SMBC 2020 Study Tour of Israel and Greece on 29 June - 18 July, 2020.

Join us as we visit some of the key archaeological sites relating to important events recorded in the Bible. Come to Caesarea on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea where Gentiles heard the good news from Peter, travel to Galilee to the Mount of Beatitudes and sail from Tiberius to Capernaum, enter Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives and explore the Garden of Gethsemane. Fly to Phillipi where the gospel first came to Europe and then enjoy the sights of Thessaloniki, Athens, and Corinth...

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Synoptic Gospels (English)

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 6/7/8 Prerequisite: Jesus and the Gospels

INTENSIVE
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...

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Christianity in History from 1550

Australian College of Theology Unit AQF: 5/7

INTENSIVE
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...

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