Bachelor of Theology

The Bachelor of Theology gives students the opportunity to study the theological disciplines for either personal interest or as preparation for postgraduate study and a possible academic career. The Bachelor of Theology covers areas such as biblical studies, biblical languages, theology, history, spirituality, and pastoral psychology. 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 personal spiritual development.

At a Glance

Course Code



Three years full-time or equivalent part-time

Mode of Delivery

On campus (Lake Macquarie)


The Bachelor of Theology degree course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

The CRICOS registration number for the degree is:
Bachelor of Theology 059850D

Entry Requirements

General Admission Requirements apply to the Bachelor of Theology course.

Field Education Requirements

There is an intentional placement of and mentoring of students in a local church during the initial phases of their enrolment in the BTh degree. A number of specific requirements attached to several of the church ministry subjects need to be fulfilled in a local church. In order to be placed in a local church, students are required to sign a self-disclosure form (Prohibited Persons Declaration) and consent to a criminal records check. Further information is available in the Field Education Handbook.

Course Info

Course Information Booklet

For more details on the content of this course please download the following booklet:

Bachelor of Theology

Unit Synopsis

The Undergraduate Handbook contains detailed information on each unit.

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‘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’ ­— Emma Weslake



The Bachelor of Theology degree is for those who wish to study the theological disciplines for either personal interest or as a preparation for postgraduate study. The course also provides opportunities for a possible academic career in theology.


Financial Information

The information provided is a guide but will give you a rough idea as to the costs associated with studying at Avondale. Actual fee amounts vary on the enrolled course and the units that are taken. Please contact us if you have further questions.