Associate Degree in Christian Thought & Practice

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT & PRACTICE (AssocDegChThPr)

AWARD SUMMARY

ENROLMENT

Course Title
Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice

AQF Level
AQF 6 – Associate Degree

Postnominals
AssocDegChThPr

Entrance Requirements
ATAR of 65 or Equivalent 
Mature Age Entry for 21+

Course Duration
2 years full-time or 6 years part-time

Course Structure
144 credit points (16 course units) at AQF 7 level (7100–7300 series)

  • at least two course units (18 credit points) in Biblical Studies
  • at least two course units (18 credit points) in Theology
  • one major (54 credit points) in Christian Thought or in Christian Practice

Christian Thought: Biblical Studies, Church History, Philosophy, Theology

Christian Practice: Christian Ethics, Christian Spirituality, Mission, Pastoral Counselling, Pastoral Theology, Worship and Liturgy

Graduate Rationale
The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice course is an undergraduate award that provides an opportunity to undertake some theological study with special focus on Christian Thought (including Biblical Studies, Theology, and Humanities in the Christian Tradition) or on Christian Practice (including Christian Life and Ministry).

Articulation to Other SCD Awards
The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice is both a stand-alone award and a nested award in the Bachelor of Theology. As a result it articulates directly into the Bachelor of Theology. On completion of the BTh the student would surrender their Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice. The exception would be if there was no credit granted into the BTh for the units in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice.

Official SCD Regulations for the AssocDegChThPr