The Diploma of Theology provides students with the opportunity to undertake pre-bachelor award level study in theological disciplines. It is designed for those who have a less formal educational background than those undertaking the BTh award, or those who are seeking an award requiring less overall commitment than the degree. The Diploma of Theology provides students with introductory study across a range of theological disciplines. It also provides some opportunity to gain knowledge and skills appropriate for Christian ministry but not necessarily of the breadth or depth required for professional ministry. It is designed for Christians seeking a sound foundation for informed participation in the local church, para-church ministries, and in the wider community. The course is offered in four main subject areas - Biblical Studies, Theology, Church History, Pastoral Theology and Practice.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; or mature age entry


16 subjects: 144 credit points

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Advanced standing of 96 credit points in the Bachelor of Theology

Further information:

This is a Sydney College of Divinity award.

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney No info Yes Online 5 years
Sydney No info Yes 5 weeks
Sydney No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Sydney No info Yes Part time 5 years
The Australian College of Ministries (ACOM) prepares students for a range of ministries, including the professional pastoral ministry, church leadership and ministry in other specialised fields. They conduct courses designed to equip men and women for service in local churches as more effective members of the Church.

In higher education, ACOM delivers:par Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry as well as Master of Arts, Master of Leadership Master of Divinity and Master of Theology programs.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students.

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