Course details

CRICOS course code: 029061D

Level of study: Undergraduate


Framed by the Catholic intellectual tradition, this degree will introduce you to the richness and breadth of theological scholarship. By choosing theology, you will explore knowledge, identity and value, and uncover the meaning and significance of faith. You can pursue an in-depth program of study in Biblical studies, systematic theology, ministry, liturgy, ancient languages, biblical studies, and philosophy – with the flexibility to choose units from other disciplines, such as arts and social sciences.

Global experience is encouraged as part of your learning, with study abroad opportunities available at our Rome Campus, with one of our partner institutions in Europe or the United States, or in Israel with a study tour.

Graduate with a wide range of adaptable skills, including an enhanced capacity to analyse, critically reflect, evaluate, and bring ethical perspectives to life and work. You will also build your communication skills, grow your capacity to evaluate and discriminate between multiple viewpoints, and develop and articulate compelling arguments (both orally and in writing).

Professional experience

You will be required to complete a minimum of 70 hours of Community Engagement through the Christian Community Engagement unit.


Examples of professions taken up by our theology graduates include:

  • hospital, school and prison chaplaincy
  • ministry and other church-related careers (including lay ministry)
  • youth and social work
  • pastoral work
  • community work and advocacy
  • research and academia
  • journalism and writing
  • teaching and education (with further study)

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
23,400 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 70,200; Unit fee: 2,925
25 Jul 2022 3 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

The equivalent of Australian Year 12 Certificate

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.0; Individual score of: 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening

Test of English as a Foreign Language: Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 7 in listening and 8 in reading.

ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 169; Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading.


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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