Bachelor

Bachelor of Theology

CRICOS:
060935M
[BTheol]
DURATION:
3 years full-time or
equivalent part-time
STUDY MODE:
In-Class
Online
Blended
INTAKE PERIOD:
February
July

Critically examine life and faith through the study of scriptures, theological traditions and historical contexts. Taught by world-class theologians, the Bachelor of Theology aims to broaden your self-understanding and facilitate cultural engagement, whilst giving you the opportunity to develop your particular areas of interest in-depth, including mission and ministry, pastoral care, leadership and more. 

What you will learn

  • A coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in at least one area.
  • Articulate the knowledge they have acquired to generate insights and communicate them through clear reasoned argument.
  • How to engage in theological traditions and contemporary culture.
  • To have a theologically informed basis for engagement and service.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Theology consists of 24 units (432 points):

  • Four (4) units in Field B: Biblical Studies (72 points)
  • Four (4) units in Field C: Systematic Theology (72 points)
  • Two (2) units in Field C: Church History (36 points)
  • Two (2) units in Field D: Theology: Mission & Ministry (36 points)
  • Twelve (12) units in any Field (216 points)

It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

Most standard units are delivered over one semester (15 weeks), with teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

View the Timetable for current units offered.
View all Stirling Units and Fields
Download the Bachelor of Theology Course Planner to map out your studies.


Entry Requirements and Admission

Successful completion of VCE or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed Year 12.

Prospective students apply by direct entry to a College of the University. The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is not used in selection at the University of Divinity.

It may be possible for students to receive credit into their course for prior post-secondary study in theology or ministry.

International students:
Please read the entry requirements and follow the admission process for international students here.

Have questions about the course or application process?
Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here
Apply for admission here


Course Cost

View unit fees and payment options here.
Students who are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP.


Further Opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates may proceed to:

  • Graduate Certificate in Theology
  • Graduate Diploma in Theology
  • Master of Theological Studies
    (This list is not exhaustive)

Credit

A maximum of eight (8) units may be obtained in credit for completed degree level units at other recognised tertiary institutions. Credit is limited to units completed less than 10 years ago.

Please note: Further credit terms and conditions apply.


Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University of Divinity, which is constituted by the University of Divinity Act 1910 of the Parliament of Victoria. View the regulations here.

Bachelor of Ministry

CRICOS:
077753M
[BMin]
DURATION:
3 years full-time or
equivalent part-time
STUDY MODE:
In-Class
Online
Blended
INTAKE PERIOD:
February
July

Prepare yourself for the practice of ministry. Taught by world-class theologians and experienced ministers, establish foundations for ministry through the study of scriptures, theological traditions, historical and contemporary contexts. In addition to understanding and articulating your own identity and place in the world, this course will prepare you for various areas of ministry in church and society.

What you will learn

  • A broad and integrated introduction to theology, becoming familiar with the literature, language and concepts of theology.
  • The academic skills and attributes necessary to research, comprehend, interpret and evaluate theology from a range of sources.
  • The ability to review, consolidate, extend and apply the knowledge and techniques learnt to the practice of ministry – this is supplemented by supervised field experience.
  • A foundation in theology for lifelong learning, or for further academic study in theology.
  • The skills appropriate for ministry in the church.

Course structure

The Diploma in Theology consists of 24 units (432 points):

  • Four (4) Field B: Biblical Studies units – must include at least one (1) unit in both the Old and New Testaments (72 points)
  • Four (4) units in Field C: Systematic Theology (72 points)
  • Two (2) units in Field C: Church History (36 points)
  • Two (2) units in a discipline or disciplines in Field C: Theology: Mission and Ministry (36 points)
  • Four (4) units of praxis units in Field C: Theology: Mission and Ministry (72 points)
  • a further 8 units any Field (144 points)

Most standard units are delivered over one semester (15 weeks), with teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

View the Timetable for current units offered.
View all Stirling Units and Fields.
Download the Bachelor of Ministry Course Planner to map out your studies.


Entry Requirements and Admission

Successful completion of VCE or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed Year 12.

Prospective students apply by direct entry to a College of the University. The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is not used in selection at the University of Divinity.

It may be possible for students to receive credit into their course for prior post-secondary study in theology or ministry.

International students:
Please read the entry requirements and follow the admission process for international students here.

Have questions about the course or application process?
Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here
Apply for admission here


Course Cost

View unit fees and payment options here.
Students who are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP.


Further Opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates may proceed to:

  • Graduate Certificate in Children and Family Ministry
  • Master of Theological Studies
  • Master of Pastoral Care
    (This list is not exhaustive)

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University of Divinity, which is constituted by the University of Divinity Act 1910 of the Parliament of Victoria. View the regulations here.

Bachelor of Counselling

CRICOS:
N/A
[BCouns]
DURATION:
3 years full-time or
equivalent part-time
STUDY MODE:
In-Class
Online
Blended
INTAKE PERIOD:
February
July

Become a counselling professional and make a difference in the life of others. Develop your counselling, pastoral and spiritual foundations with this unique pathway, and graduate with the practical experience to be a confident and job-ready counsellor. 

What you will learn

  • Specialised counselling skills to work with clients including those with high and complex needs.

  • How to apply client spirituality into the counselling experience from an ethical perspective with a critical understanding of Christian worldviews.

  • How to apply theological and professional reflection to organisational practice.

  • Innovative professional practice in counselling with diverse people in an unpredictable range of contexts.

  • Specialised skills for clients with relationship issues.


Course structure

The Bachelor of Counselling consists of 8 units (144 points):

DZ3076 Supervised Counselling Practicum (18 points)
DZ3077 Advanced Counselling Theories Processes and Strategies (18 points)
DZ3250 Relationship Counselling (18 points)
DZ3260 Abnormal Psychology (18 points)
Two (2) units in the discipline of Professional Counselling (36 points)
One (1) unit in a discipline or disciplines in Field B or Field C (18 points)
One (1) unit in any Field (18 points)

View all Stirling Units and Fields.
Download the Bachelor of Counselling Course Planner to map out your studies.


Entry Requirements and Admission

  • Has satisfactorily completed an eligible Advanced Diploma in Counselling;

For the purposes of admission, eligible Advanced Diplomas in Counselling are:

The Advanced Diploma in Counselling awarded by the University of Divinity
10487NAT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)
80884ACT Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (Christian)

  • Satisfactorily completes an interview with a designated Course Advisor;
  • Has the capacity to become an ensured member of a relevant professional body.

Have questions about the course or application process?
Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here
Apply for admission here


Course Cost

View unit fees and payment options here.
Students who are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP.


Further Opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates may proceed to:


Accreditation

The Bachelor of Counselling is accredited by The Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

View the regulations here.