Courses

Undergraduate (VET)

ALC offers the Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology (10433NAT) as an ideal way to deepen your faith and learn practical skills for ministry. This course contains nationally-endorsed competencies and meets the requirements for national recognition.

Course Abbreviation Normal Duration
Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology (10433NAT) Cert IV CMT 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 at 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
Bachelor of Theology and Bachelor of Ministry BTheol, BMin Four years full-time or up to nine 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. Students who are undertaking postgraduate level initial teacher training at another institution can supplement their studies with the Lutheran Strand.

Course Abbreviation Normal Duration
Graduate Certificate in Divinity GCDiv Not more than 2 years part-time
1 semester full-time
Graduate Certificate in Leadership GCL 6 months full-time
Not more than 2 years part-time
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education GCTRE Not more than 2 years part-time
1 semester full-time
Graduate Certificate in Theological Education GCTE 6 months full-time
Not more than 2 years part-time
Graduate Certificate in Theology GCTheol 6 months full-time
Not more than 2 years part-time
Graduate Diploma in Theology GDTheol 1 year full-time
Up to 3 years part-time
Master of Education and Theology MEdTheol 4.5 years part-time
1.5 years full-time
Master of Theological Studies MTS 2 years full-time
Up to 6 years part-time
Master of Theology (Coursework) MTh 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 supervisors, to produce a well-structured and insightful research thesis. Your thesis will then be examined by national and international experts 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