Ministry & Theology


Avondale's Ministry and Theology courses are designed to prepare you for work in a range of church and not-for-profit organisations as well as government and private organisations. The ministry qualifications are designed to equip you with knowledge and skills needed to build a strong church and community.

Most courses are offered either on-campus or via distance education, allowing you to fit your study around work, social or family commitments. With practical experience opportunities, strong industry contacts and one-on-one support, you are provided the opportunity to be work-ready upon graduation.

Bachelor of Ministry and Theology (BMinTh)*

Avondale's BMinTh is designed to prepare you for employed ministry in Seventh-day Adventist churches and organisations, and other Christian denominational churches. An honours course is also available, providing you with advanced study and further pastoral and theological reflection.

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Bachelor of Theology (BTh)*

For those interested in the study and understanding of theology and the Bible, Avondale's Bachelor of Theology 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.

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Associate Degree in Theological Studies (AssocDegTheolStuds)

For those interested in studying theology, the Bible and improving practical ministry skills, Avondale's AssocDegTheolStuds provides a two-year study of basic theology, the Bible, and church ministry.

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*Majors are available in these courses. For more information contact Avondale Admissions.

Student Profile

These tables give an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in undergraduate ministry and theology courses at Avondale University.

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ATAR (OP in Qld) Profile

The ATAR (OP in Queensland) tables report the profile for those students offered places, wholly or partly on the basis of their ATAR or OP, in the ministry and theology courses.

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Postgraduate Study & Research

Further your studies in ministry and theology with Avondale’s Graduate Diploma of Ministry and Theology (GradDipMinTheol). Expand your horizons and develop a systematic and critical understanding of complex research fields with the internationally-recognised Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

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Master of Ministry (MMin)

The Master of Ministry is the new entry point for those who have a degree in another discipline and are interested in preparing for ministry. Avondale's Master of Ministry is a two-year graduate-entry degree designed specifically to prepare you for employed ministry in Seventh-day Adventist churches and organisations, or churches of other Christian denominations.

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Graduate Diploma of Ministry and Theology (GradDipMinTheol)

Not for new students

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Ministry Practicum Handbook

Ministry Practicum Handbook

Versatility in the ministry and theology courses can assist in balancing work, family and study commitments.


FEE-HELP is available for eligible students.

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Scholarships are available for Avondale Ministry & Theology students.

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“The course has equipped me and inspired me...I feel ready to go out and minister to people.” – Ministry and Theology graduate