Associate Degree in Theological Studies
Avondale College of Higher Education
|Campus||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|Lake Macquarie||Yes||Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
Year 12 or equivalent
This program provides a two-year study of basic theology, the Bible, and church ministry for those who wish to serve as educated and skilled laypersons within a local congregation. It aims to provide students with a flexible program, a range of units, and field work, where students are placed and mentored in a local church.
Subjects you can Study
Biblical Languages and Biblical Studies; Church Ministry and Pastoral Psychology; Systematic and Historical Theology
About Avondale College of Higher EducationAvondale College of Higher Education is a self-accrediting private provider of Christian higher education, offering a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education (VET) courses. Avondale offers undergraduate degrees in Arts, Business, Science, Education, Nursing, and Theology. Postgraduate studies, from Masters coursework degrees to Doctoral research level, are available in Arts, Education, Philosophy, Leadership and Management, Nursing, Ministry and Theology.
Established in 1897, Avondale operates on two campuses: Lake Macquarie (NSW Central Coast) and Sydney (Wahroonga). Avondale is a member of the worldwide Adventist system of universities and colleges, and welcomes all students who desire higher education in a Christian context.
Students come from all states of Australia and from overseas. Avondale has three residential halls on-campus, where students can take advantage of the social, intellectual, sporting and spiritual activities available.
Provider CRICOS: 02731D
- Full-time internal = 2 years
- Part-time internal = 4 years
16 units (96 credit points) of study over 4 semesters.
Year 12 or equivalent
Units completed can be credited towards a Bachelor of Theology or a Bachelor of Ministry and Theology if further study is desired.
Alternative entry pathways are available.
Life after Study
Religious leaders are responsible for leading worship, and providing guidance and instruction to members of their faith, sect or tribe. They are also responsible for any associated administrative duties. The term 'religious leader' covers a range of titles and functions such as Aboriginal ceremonial celebrant, chaplain, imam, minister, missionary, monk, nun, pastor, priest, rabbi, religious brother/sister, religion teacher, religious counsellor and religious youth leader.