Associate Degree in Theological Studies

Avondale College of Higher Education

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $32,320
International: $43,952

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


16 units (96 credit points) of study over 4 semesters.

Subjects you can Study:

Biblical Languages and Biblical Studies; Church Ministry and Pastoral Psychology; Systematic and Historical Theology

Study Pathways:

Units completed can be credited towards a Bachelor of Theology or a Bachelor of Ministry and Theology if further study is desired.

Further information:

Alternative entry pathways are available.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 02731D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Lake Macquarie No info Yes Full time 2 years
Lake Macquarie No info Yes Part time 4 years
Avondale 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 two residential halls on-campus, where students can take advantage of the social, intellectual, sporting and spiritual activities available.

Provider CRICOS: 02731D

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