Bachelor of Christian Studies

Bachelor of Christian Studies

Australian College of Theology (ACT) course
Course code: 050812E
CRICOS Provider Code for ACT (WA): 02558A


The degree aims to provide tertiary students with a coherent program of general theological study to enable them to apply a Christian perspective and commitment to their life in the world including their professional and vocational life.

Entry requirements

TER of 77.10+ or alternate entry.

Course length

A three-year program (max 9yrs part-time) The course involves two years (64 cps) of theological study at Vose and one year (32 cps) of transfer credit from university study in a non-theological field. Each unit is one semester, a normal full-time load being 4 units/semester.

Unit Lists (core/elective)

6 Foundational Units:

  • Old Testament Foundations
  • Old Testament Prophets and Writings
  • The Content and Setting of the Gospel Tradition
  • The Early New Testament Church
  • Introduction to Systematic Theology
  • At least 1 of Early Church History (30-451) or The Church from 1550 to Modern Times

5 Electives:

From any of the Advanced List or other units such as:

  • Chaplaincy in Education Settings
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Christian Faith in Society
  • Church Dynamics and Growth
  • Evangelism Principles
  • Field Education Unit
  • Foundations of Pastoral Care
  • Foundations for Youth Ministry
  • Introductory Preaching
  • Intro to Christian Ethics
  • Intro to Church based Children's Ministry
  • Issues in Children's Ministry
  • Living Faiths
  • Ministry Formation
  • Ministry Formation for Educational Chaplaincy
  • Mission in an Urban Context
  • Mission Perspectives
  • Pastoral Skills and Methods
  • Principles of Leadership & Management

An independent study project relating non-theological area of study to Christian faith

Minimum of 4-core foundation level units must be completed before attempting advanced level. A maximum of 8 foundation level units can be included in the degree.

5 Advanced Units: At least 2 biblical exegesis subjects:

  • The Pentateuch
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Former Prophets
  • The Fourth Gospel
  • Isaiah
  • Romans
  • Jeremiah
  • Paul and Corinthian Correspondence
  • The Psalter
  • The Epistle to the Hebrews
  • Wisdom Literature
  • General Epistles
  • The Doctrine of God and the Work of Christ

At least 1 of:

  • Doctrinesof Grace & Eschatology
  • Reformation Issues
  • Church, Sacraments and Ministry
  • Continental Reformation
  • Church History (if not taken above)