Courses

ALC offers a range of tertiary courses in both vocational and higher education; including certificates, diplomas, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Although most students intend to complete the course of study in which they enrol, some students enrol in a course to complete only selected units (eg biblical languages) either for their own interest or to supplement studies in another institution. Part-time study is an option for all courses.

Undergraduate (VET)

ALC offers accredited vocational education & training courses and an ideal way to deepen your faith and learn practical skills for ministry. Courses contain nationally-endorsed competencies, and each qualification meets the requirements for national recognition.

Course Abbreviation Normal Duration
Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology (10432NAT) 2 years part-time
Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology (10433NAT) 1 year full-time
2-3 years part-time
Undergraduate (Higher Education)

ALC offers undergraduate Diploma and Bachelor courses. Students who are undertaking initial teacher training in another institution can supplement their studies with the Lutheran strand.

Course Abbreviation Normal Duration
Bachelor of Ministry BMin 3 years full-time
Up to 9 years part-time
Bachelor of Theology BTheol 3 years full-time
Up to 9 years part-time
Diploma in Theology DipTheol 1 year full-time
Not more than 4 years part-time
Postgraduate by Coursework

Postgraduate Coursework awards include Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Masters Degrees.

Course Abbreviation Normal Duration
Graduate Certificate in Leadership GradCertLead 6 months full-time
Not more than 2 years part-time
Graduate Certificate in Religious Education GradCertRE 6 months full-time
Not more than 2 years part-time
Graduate Certificate in Theology GradCertTheol 6 months full-time
Not more than 2 years part-time
Graduate Diploma in Theology GradDipTheol 1 year full-time
3 years part-time
Master of Arts (Theology) MA(Theol) 2 years full-time
Up to 6 years part-time
Master of Education and Theology MEdTheol 1 year full-time
3 years part-time
Master of Theological Studies MTS 2 years full-time
up to five years part-time
Higher Degrees by Research (HDR)

Postgraduate research courses involve in-depth study and commitment to understand existing information, to develop new data or ideas, and with the careful assistance of your supervisor, to produce a well-structured and insightful research thesis. Your thesis will then be examined by experts from around the world for the significance of your contribution to your field of study.

Course Abbreviation Normal Duration
Doctor of Philosophy PhD 2½ years full-time after admission
6 years part-time after admission
Doctor of Theology DTheol 2½ years full-time after admission
6 years part-time after admission
Master of Philosophy MPhil 3 years part-time
18 months full-time
Master of Theology MTheol 1 year full-time
3 years part-time