Bachelor of Ministry

An undergraduate degree that covers a thorough grounding in the Bible, Christian Theology, Church History and Practical Ministry. Graduate to become a mission-ready pastor, cross-cultural missionary, or an informed Christian professional in the marketplace.

Bachelor of Ministry Course Overview

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.

The Bachelor of Ministry introduces students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message. It provides training which emphasises application and practice of this story and message in the contemporary world. The course will integrate studies in the Bible and Christian tradition with practical experience.

This course concentrates on the disciplines by which knowledge of God is developed and articulated:

  • Biblical Studies (BB)
  • Christian Thought & History (Theology (TH) , Church History (CH) , Philosophy & Ethics (PE))

Students can then choose electives that suit their future pathway from either the above units or;

  • Pastoral & Church Focused Ministry (PC) and/or
  • Developmental Ministry (DM)
  • Evangelism & Missiology (EM)

Through elective units students can develop particular ministry skills in the three fields of Ministry & Practice.

Key Information

Bachelor of Ministry

  • ATAR: Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above; or
  • Previous Qualifications: Successful completion of a qualification at AQF Level 5 or above; or
  • Demonstrate Academic Suitability for course: Test, Brief Essay, or Interview
  • Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.5 in each subtest OR 10 years English in country experience.


288 Credit Points Overall

24 x 12cps units, at Level 5 and above, no more than 144cps at Level 5, including at least 72 cps at Level 7 or above.

Common Core Units

48cps in New and Old Testament Introduction

60cps in Christian Thought (CH/TH/PE)

24cps CH
24cps TH
12cps TH or PE

36cps Old / New testament set books, including at least 12cps OT set books and 12cps NT set books

Please note that some units are offered in alternate years – check timetables or consult with Registrar

Primary Course Discipline & Elective Units

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology. For more information please visit the ACT course page.