Bachelor of Theology

Course Code 4871
Course duration /
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Course duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus with distance education available

Location Lake Macquarie

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Avondale's Bachelor of Theology (BTh) gives you the opportunity to study the theological disciplines for either personal interest or as a preparation for postgraduate study and a possible academic career in theology. 

The BTh will prepare you for work in a range of not-for-profit and church organisations as well as government and private organisations. With strong industry contacts and one-on-one support, you are provided the opportunity to be work-ready upon graduation. 


Career Opportunities


Avondale’s Bachelor of Theology provides the opportunity to study the theological disciplines for either personal interest or as a preparation for postgraduate study and a possible academic career in theology. The course covers areas such as biblical studies, biblical languages, theology, and Christian history. While the course does not provide a pathway into the employed ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, it does give students a theological foundation and an opportunity for spiritual development. The BTh also presents a possible pathway into a coursework masters degree.


Admission Criteria


ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12.
  • Minimum ATAR of 63.00 or equivalent (e.g. OP of 15 or less).
  • Applicants who do not have a high enough ATAR may be admitted if they have completed a Certificate III or Certificate IV level qualification.

Students who are enrolled in Bachelor of Theology course who choose to take CHMN or CHPL coded units must also meet the following requirements:

  • A National Police Check
  • A current Working with Children Check (this needs to be for the state in which they will undergo study)
  • A signed Acceptance of the Code of Professional Ethics for Avondale Seminary
  • AdSafe certificate of completion for Safer Churches Training

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Overseas applicants will have their qualifications assessed by Avondale Admissions in line with the Admission Policy for Undergraduate Higher Education Courses found at http://www.avondale.edu.au/about/policies/display/?s=MjQ=  Overseas applicants are also required to satisfy Australian Government visa requirements http://www.avondale.edu.au/about/policies/display/?s=Mzg3

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English as per the Admission to Higher Education undergraduate course http://www.avondale.edu.au/about/policies/display/?s=MjQ=


Course Structure


Course duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus with distance education available for some units
Maximum time to complete: Eight years.

24 units of 6 credit points spread over 3 years of full time study as follows:

  • 3 core units composed of two units of Biblical languages, and one introductory Psychology unit
  • 5 Theological studies units including one at 300 level
  • 5 Biblical studies units including one at 300 level
  • 3 additional Biblical studies units or theology units ( including at least 2 x 300 level units) to complete either a Biblical studies or theological studies major
  • 4 units that compose a minor
  • 4 elective units

The following units should be taken as early as possible in the program:

  • BBNT26110
  • THEO16110

 


Registration and Self-Disclosure


Students who elect to do Church Ministry units must meet requirements for placement including a police check and a Working with Children number.


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Phone: +61 2 4980 2377
Email: study@avondale.edu.au
Monday-Thursday, 9.00am-5pm
Friday, 9.00am-12.00noon

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Testimonials

"This course has exposed me to a wide range of belief systems and theology, as well as grounding me more firmly in my beliefs. My lecturers and classmates are a constant inspiration. My Avondale experience has left me loving God more and better equipped to serve Him." - Ministry and Theology graduate.