Bachelor of Theology [BTheol]

CRICOS code: 011489A (Accredited through UD)


BTheolThe Bachelor of Theology critically examines life and faith through the study of scriptures, theological traditions and historical contexts. It aims to broaden self-understanding and facilitate cultural engagement.  The Bachelor of Theology assists students to develop knowledge across broad areas of theology and depth in particular areas of interest. It develops research and communication skills, and prepares graduates for further theological study. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology:

  • have a broad, coherent and critical knowledge of Christian theological traditions and methodologies, with focused knowledge in at least one area
  • can articulate the knowledge they have acquired to generate insights and communicate them through clear reasoned argument
  • are able to engage theological traditions and contemporary culture
  • have a theologically informed basis for engagement and service in community and world.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Theology consists of 432 points comprised of:

  • 72 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) which must include at least 18 points in each Testament
  • 36 points in the discipline of Church History
  • 72 points in the discipline of Systematic Theology
  • 36 points in a discipline or disciplines in Field D (Theology: Mission and Ministry)
  • a further 216 points

Each course of study for the Bachelor of Theology:

  • must not include more than 216 points at level 1
  • must include at least 108 points at level 3 including 36 points at level 3 in either a discipline or disciplines in Field B (Biblical Studies) or in the discipline of Systematic Theology.

Additional unit information:

Students cross-crediting into a Bachelor of Education as part of the undergraduate Lutheran Strand program will complete the following units:

See Lutheran Strand: undergraduate entry

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent.

Where the first language is other than English, please see the English language proficiency requirements in the Admissions Policy.

For published information specific to this course, including the associated regulation, go to the Bachelor of Theology.

ALC operates with a policy of credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL); see the Credit Policy.

Completion of admission includes a conversation with a course advisor.

Students enrolling in the pastoral program follow a set sequence of study. Refer to the course planners available on the planning your enrolment page.


  • 3 years full-time
  • Up to 9 years part-time

Study modes

  • ALC offers units in a variety of study modes (also referred to as delivery modes).

Please see ALC study modes. For off campus study options see Off campus study.

Course updated: 11/02/2019 9:52am