Bachelor of Theology

Undergraduate Course
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About This Course

The primary goal of Tabor’s Bachelor of Theology course is to develop graduates who are creative theological thinkers, and nurture in them an ability to draw critically on the biblical witness and traditions of the church.

Throughout the course, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the Christian Scriptures, Christian theology and the history of the church. Students are also given an opportunity to deepen their knowledge in a specialised field by taking an eight unit major in biblical studies, theology studies or ministry.

The degree offers an intentional opportunity for personal growth and development through our unique program of formation. This strand of the course encourages students to see their studies as not only a time of academic challenge, but also a period of ongoing spiritual enrichment.

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Professional Outcomes

Graduates may find employment in local churches as congregational pastors with responsibility for preaching, teaching and leadership. Please speak to the course co-ordinator to discuss pathway options in preparation for application for ordination with your chosen denominational body. The degree also provides an ideal basis for post graduate study in the field of Theology, which may lead to employment within Australian Christian tertiary education institutions.

Course Outcomes

Graduates will be:

  • Lifelong learners whose critical thinking is enriched by the living Christian tradition.
  • Holistic individuals whose vocational competence is enriched by active Christian values.
  • Leading members of various communities whose strategic vision embraces the global context and whose contribution is expressed in multifaceted care and concern for others.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the biblical text and Christian theology, with depth in the underlying concepts and methods of biblical studies, theology proper, Christian philosophy or Christian ministry.
  • Demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills to interpret faithfully the biblical text, with a particular focus on one or more genres of Scripture, and to review critically the interpretations of others.
  • Demonstrate cognitive and creative skills to think theologically and synthesise theological knowledge, including an ability to draw critically from the biblical text and Christian tradition.
  • Communicate their thinking in a clear and coherent fashion to both theologically trained and non-theologically trained audiences.
  • Critically apply knowledge of the biblical text and exegetical skills to develop contextually appropriate interpretations and applications of biblical passages.
  • Critically engage theological and life issues in the light of their knowledge of Christian theological tradition and method.
  • Explain the relevance and influence of personal and cultural considerations on biblical interpretation and theological method.
  • Examine their spiritual, theological and ministerial formation and integration, and identify their vocational direction.
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Course Structure


Unit Totals






Where can I study?

This course is available fully online, fully on campus in Adelaide, and a blend of online and on campus in Perth.

Adelaide – Millswood SA

Perth – Forrestfield WA


How long does it take?

3 years (36 months) full-time or part-time equivalent.

What do I need for entry?

Completion of ‘Tabor Early Entry’ criteria (NOT dependent on ATAR)
Qualify for mature age entry

How much does it cost?

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fees and available payment options.

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information


Diploma in Theology after 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.

Tabor: TM714T
SATAC: 5A0408

Undergraduate Course

Faculty of Ministry Practice
Phone:1300 482 267