Open studies

Open studies is a great place to start learning for life in the church and the world. Engage with theology at ALC either for your ministry role and employment or simply for personal enrichment.

Our courses prepare people for roles in congregations, schools, other institutions and the general community. These include:

  • parish workers
  • youth workers
  • chaplains
  • counsellors
  • directors of Christian education
  • family ministry coordinators.

Starting out

Skills and topics

For everyone: training and topics you can participate in without committing to a full course of study

Vocational education & training

For everyone: practical, skills-based study leading to a Certificate IV qualification

Undergraduate higher education

For new learners in theology: critical thinking about life and faith leading towards a degree qualification

Build your knowledge

Postgraduate coursework

For people with an undergraduate degree: think deeper about theological issues


For people with postgraduate qualifications: add to theological scholarship through original research

Further information

  • Special entry – Mature age? Didn’t complete year 12? It’s never too late to start studying
  • Fees and costs – How much does it cost to study?

For any queries about study at ALC, please email