The Bachelor of Theology (BTh) better equips you to communicate the Gospel faithfully. It provides a grounding for ministry by establishing a strong foundation in theological knowledge and appropriate skills for a range of ministry positions.
All full-time students also enrol in the Certificate of Ministry alongside their degree for further training in practical ministry skills. Part-time students are strongly encouraged to do so.
Who is it for?
This accredited course is aimed at men and women seeking to serve the Lord Jesus in vocational ministry, such as:
- Women’s workers
- Children’s or youth ministers
- Biblical studies teachers
- University Christian workers
- Leaders in other forms of Word-based ministry
Where will it take me?
The Bachelor of Theology prepares you for a range of vocational ministry positions. Feel free to have a look at Our Graduates to get an idea of the type of ministry positions in which our graduates serve.
This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.
For the Bachelor of Theology, students need to successfully complete the following 300/400 level units:
- OT301 Old Testament Foundations
- OT302 Old Testament Prophets and Writings
|Old Testament (Exegesis Units)
- OT426/436 Psalms (English or Hebrew)
- OT420/430 Pentateuch (English or Hebrew)
- OT427/437 Isaiah (English or Hebrew)
- NT301 Jesus and the Gospels
- NT302 The Early New Testament Church
|New Testament (Exegesis Units)
- NT429/439 Romans (English or Greek)
- NT428/438 Other Writings, Hebrews and 1 Peter (English or Greek)
- NT424/434 Fourth Gospel (English or Greek)
- NT421/431 Paul and Corinthian Christianity (English or Greek)
|Christianity in History
- CH301 The Church to 1550
- CH302 The Church from 1550 to Modern Times
- TH401 The Knowledge of God
- TH402 The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ
- TH403 The Doctrine of Grace and Eschatology
- TH404 Church, Ministry and Sacraments
- TRB31 Introduction to Biblical Theology
- TRT32 Foundations for Systematic Theology
(These two half units combine to form one full unit.)
|Christianity in History
- CH424 Reformation in Europe and Britain
Ministry and Ethics
- PC447 Introductory Preaching
- PE301 Introduction to Christian Ethics
- PC403 Pastoral Skills and Methods
- LA004A New Testament Greek A
- LA004B New Testament Greek B
- LA003A Biblical Hebrew A
- LA003B Biblical Hebrew B
*Not all the exegesis units above will be completed as part of the degree, for information contact the Registrar.
View more information about the Bachelor of Theology in the ACT handbook
To be awarded both the Bachelor of Theology and Certificate of Ministry, you need to successfully complete the course structure for the Bachelor of Theology (above) as well as the Course Structure for the Certificate of Ministry
Application Closing Dates
These are the dates by which we need to receive your completed Application Form.
- Standard Application: 9 November (studies start in February)
- *Late Application: 9 January
- Standard Application: 1 June (studies start in July)
- *Late Application: 1 July
* Late applications will attract a Late Application Fee of $200. Late applicants must commit to return their Application Form within 1 week and be available for an interview. Their pastor must also be accessible to provide a reference by phone.
How to Apply
Contact our Registrar to discuss your interest in studying at Trinity Theological College and any questions you might have. Feel free to make an appointment to come and visit us at Trinity House in Leederville. Have a look around and meet some of the community.
Once we’ve received your Enquiry by way of your completed Prospective Student Form, someone from our friendly Registrar’s Office will contact you to arrange an initial phone interview with a member of our academic staff.
During this interview we will make sure that the courses Trinity offers line up with your studying goals. We will also discuss your church and educational background to ascertain your suitability for our courses.
If what we offer meets your needs and you are considered a suitable candidate, you will be sent a formal Application Form.
Complete and submit the formal Application Form. Please ensure to include the following supporting documents when sending it to us:
- Academic records
- IELTS results (if applicable)
- For Overseas Students only: VISA, Passport and Medical Insurance Documents
Once we have contacted your referees, you (and your spouse if applicable) will be invited to a final interview where you will meet two of our Academic Staff.
What Happens Next?
Following the interview, your full application will be considered by our faculty. Once a decision has been reached, we will notify you in writing of your acceptance or otherwise.