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Diploma level 2020 courses

Mary Andrews College is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology and offers its accredited diploma (AQF Level 5) courses. (AQF is the Australian Qualifications Framework.)

From 2020, each unit is worth either 8 credit points (cps) or 12 credit points (cps).
* Each 8cp unit (AQF Level 5) requires 100 demand hours (including 24 hours of class time) and the completion of 3,000 words of assessment.
* Each 12cp unit (AQF Level 5) requires 150 demand hours (including 36 hours of class time) and the completion of 4,000 words of assessment.
(The demand hours per unit are made up of face-to-face class time, readings and work on assessments.)

The diploma courses are open to suitable students with an ATAR of 65.00 or higher, or a previously completed higher education course at AQF Level 5 (diploma) or higher. Otherwise, a satisfactorily completed admissions test is required.

Diploma Of Christian Studies

ThisACT logo colour with writing is a course of the Australian College of Theology. The Diploma of Christian Studies (DipChrStuds) an AQF Level 5 course and it requires the completion of 96 credit points (cps) across 10-12 units, all at AQF Level 5 or above. From 2020, each unit is worth 8cps or 12cps.

The Diploma of Christian Studies may be completed in a minimum of one year of full-time study, or up to 6 years of part-time study. Full-time study is 48cps (4-6 units) per semester. (No students will be allowed to enrol in more than 60cps of units in any one semester.)

The Diploma of Christian Studies allows for a broader spread of units.

Diploma of Christian Studies

The Diploma of Christian Studies requires the following primary course discipline units:

  • Up to 3 units (at least 24cps) from the Bible field of study (BB, OT or NT) and the Christian Thought and History field of study (TH, CH or PE), including at least 1 unit from each field
  • Up to 2 units (at least 12cps) from the Ministry and Practice field of study (EM, PC or DM)

and the following elective units:

  • Up to 7 units (at least 52cps) of Elective units from any field of study
    (Note: The actual number of elective units that are required for completion will differ from student to student according to the other units already completed and the number of credit points already gained.)

Total = 10-12 units (96 credit points)

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Diploma of Theology

ThisACT logo colour with writing is a course of the Australian College of Theology. The Diploma of Theology (DipTh) is an AQF Level 5 course and it requires the completion of 96 credit points (cps) across 10-11 units, all at AQF Level 5 or above. From 2020, each unit is worth 8cps or 12cps.

The Diploma of Theology may be completed in a minimum of one year of full-time study, or up to 5.5 years of part-time study. Full-time study is 48cps (4-6 units) per semester. (No students will be allowed to enrol in more than 60cps of units in any one semester.)

The Diploma of Theology provides a foundation in theology as a basis for ministry.

Diploma of Theology

The Diploma of Theology requires the following core (common ministry/theology stream) units:

  • Old Testament Overview (OT003-512) (12cps)
  • New Testament Overview (NT003-512) (12cps)
  • 1 unit (at least 8cps) from the following: Early Church History (30-451AD) (CH005-512), The Reformation (CH015-508)Rise of Christianity: Acts to the Reformation (CH040-512), God and the Person and Work of Christ (TH020-508), or Christian Worldview (PE010-512)

and the following primary course discipline units:

and the following elective units:

  • At least 36cps of elective units (typically up to 5 units) from any field of study
    (Note: The actual number of elective units that are required for completion will differ from student to student according to the other units already completed and the number of credit points already gained.)

Total = 10-11 units (96 credit points)

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Diploma of Ministry

ThisACT logo colour with writing is a course of the Australian College of Theology. The Diploma of Ministry (DipMin) an AQF Level 5 course and it requires the completion of 96 credit points (cps) across 10-11 units, all at AQF Level 5 or above. From 2020, each unit is worth 8cps or 12cps.

The Diploma of Ministry may be completed in a minimum of one year of full-time study, or up to 5.5 years of part-time study. Full-time study is 48cps (4-6 units) per semester. (No students will be allowed to enrol in more than 60cps of units in any one semester.)

The Diploma of Ministry integrates study of the Bible with a more practical focus on ministry.

Diploma of Ministry

The Diploma of Ministry requires the following core (common ministry/theology stream) units:

  • Old Testament Overview (OT003-512) (12cps)
  • New Testament Overview (NT003-512) (12cps)
  • 1 unit (at least 8cps) from the following: Early Church History (30-451AD) (CH005-512), The Reformation (CH015-508)Rise of Christianity: Acts to the Reformation (CH040-512), God and the Person and Work of Christ (TH020-508), or Christian Worldview (PE010-512)

and the following primary course discipline units:

and the following elective units:

  • At least 36cps of elective units (typically up to 5 units) from any field of study
    (Note: The actual number of elective units that are required for completion will differ from student to student according to the other units already completed and the number of credit points already gained.)

Total = 10-11 units (96 credit points)

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Combined Diploma of Theology/Diploma of Ministry

ThisACT logo colour with writing is a course of the Australian College of Theology. The combined Diploma of Theology/Diploma of Ministry (DipTh/DipMin) is an AQF Level 5 course. It requires the completion of 144 credit points (cps) across 12-17 units, all at AQF Level 5 or above. From 2020, each unit is worth 8cps or 12cps.

The Diploma of Theology/Diploma of Ministry may be completed in a minimum of 1.5 years of full-time study, or up to 7.5 years of part-time study. Full-time study is 48cps (4-6) units per semester. (No students will be allowed to enrol in more than 60cps of units in any one semester.)

Diploma of Theology/Diploma of Ministry

The Diploma of Theology/Diploma of Ministry requires the following core (common ministry/theology stream) units:

  • Old Testament Overview (OT003-512) (12cps)
  • New Testament Overview (NT003-512) (12cps)
  • 1 unit (at least 8cps) from the following: Early Church History (30-451AD) (CH005-512), The Reformation (CH015-508)Rise of Christianity: Acts to the Reformation (CH040-512), God and the Person and Work of Christ (TH020-508), or Christian Worldview (PE010-512)

and the following primary course discipline units:

and the following elective units:

  • At least 60cps of elective units (typically up to 8 units) from any field of study
    (Note: The actual number of elective units that are required for completion will differ from student to student according to the other units already completed and the number of credit points already gained.)

Total = 12-17 units (144 credit points)

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