Course details

CRICOS course code: 088086F

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

Introduces students at a foundation level to the sources and content of the Christian story and message, and provides training which emphasises application of this story to life in the world, including professional and vocational life.

A course in Christian Studies will be based on the disciplines by which knowledge of God is developed and articulated (through units in the fields of Bible & Languages and Christian Thought & History), and on the disciplines by which knowledge of God is applied to guide Christian practice (through units in the field of Ministry & Practice).

Through elective units students can:

  • Develop foundational understanding in the Bible and Christian Thought & History
  • Develop particular practical ministry skills in the three areas of the field of Ministry & Practice
  • Synthesise Christian understanding with particular occupational and/or life interests

Course Structure

96 credit points over 1 year (F/T)

Units in this course are completed at Level 5 or above.

Learning Outcomes

Discipline knowledge and understanding

1. Demonstrate essential knowledge and understanding of ‘Christian Studies’ as an academic discipline

2. Identify the essential biblical and theological foundations of Christian Studies

3. Recognise the spiritual and ethical implications of Christian Studies

Inquiry and analysis

4. Collect, summarize, and analyse information from standard biblical, theological and social scientific sources and scholarship

Problem solving and integration

5. Construct evidence-based perspectives and responses to essential issues within Christian Studies by using standard source materials and methods

Communication

6. Present essential ideas, knowledge and principles within Christian Studies of Theology and Ministry and Practice to, and engage with, different audiences using a variety of formats

Teamwork and professional practice

7. Under supervision, apply essential ‘Christian Studies’ understanding in ministry contexts, professional and vocational life, and the wider community

Engagement with the world

8. Engage with the essential challenges of contemporary Christianity, society and the wider world

Continuous learning and professional development

9. Demonstrate a capacity for reflection and learning to sustain personal and professional development in Christian, professional and vocational life and ministry

Course Rules

Maximum concurrent enrolment load: 60 cps.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
Tuition fee: 231.75 per credit point; Non-refundable application fee: up...
Read moreTuition fee: 231.75 per credit point; Non-refundable application fee: up to 300
Expected Jun 2023 1 year
Self study / online (without attendance)
Ridley College
170 The Avenue
Melbourne Victoria 3052
Australia
Tuition fee: 231.75 per credit point; Non-refundable application fee: up...
Read moreTuition fee: 231.75 per credit point; Non-refundable application fee: up to 300
Expected Feb 2023
Expected Jul 2023
1 year
Self study / online (without attendance)
Melbourne School of Theology
5 Burwood Hwy
Melbourne Victoria 3152
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of Year 12 or equivalent

Previous Qualifications: Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above; OR

Demonstrate Academic Suitability for course: Test, Brief Essay, or Interview.

Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each subtest OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work.

Address

Australian College of Theology
Level 5, 33 York Street
Sydney New South Wales 2000
Australia
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