Bachelor of Theology / Bachelor of Ministry

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For those who really want to get the best possible preparation for future ministry, we offer the option of studying four years full-time with QTC. The four-year course option is designed for those who would like to broaden and deepen their theological training beyond the level possible within a three-year MDiv. QTC has a wide range of electives that can be taken in the fourth year of study. 

Our Pastors’ Pathway, Mission Pathway, Women’s Ministry Pathway and General Pathway all provide for a fourth year of training for undergraduate students in the ACT double degree – the Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Ministry.

This course can be studied part time over a maximum of 12 years.

Full details of the ACT course can be found here. See the ACT Coursework Course Enrolment Policy for admission rules and processes.

At QTC full-time students follow an integrated course of study, designed to help them see the connections between different subjects, and between their subjects and ministry in the real world. Part-time BTh/BMin students at QTC complete the same units as full-time students, and choose their electives from the same options.

This course introduces students to the sources and content of the Christian story and message, and provides training which emphasises application, articulation 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 and include supervised practice based learning where appropriate.

Through elective units students can:

  • Follow study tracks in Bible & Languages and in Christian Thought & History
  • Develop particular ministry skills in the three areas of the field of Ministry & Practice

Those on the BTh/BMin Pastors’ Pathway take two 6cp Pastoral Ministry in Practice units in their final year, led by our Principal Gary Millar assisted by a range of pastors and other practitioners. These units focus on the practical skills and spiritual highs and lows involved in working as a pastor or in other kinds of full-time Word-ministry.


24cps Old Testament Introduction:

  • Two of OT001-512, OT002-512, OT003-512, OR
  • OT003-512 and one of BB001-512, BB002-512, BB003-512


24cps New Testament Introduction:

  • Two of NT001-512, NT002-512, NT003-512, OR
  • NT003-512 and one of BB001-512, BB002-512, BB003-512


60cps in Christian Thought (CH/TH/PE) including at least:

  • 24cps CH
  • 24cps TH
  • 12cps TH / PE


36cps Old / New testament set books, including at least:

  • 12cps OT set books
  • 12cps NT set books


72cps PC / EM / DE, including at least 24cps at Level 7 or above

72cps LA / BB / NT / OT / CH / TH / PE, including

  • at least 24cps LA; and
  • at least 24cps at Level 7 or above


At least 96cps elective units from any unit field

For course requirements, email

ATAR: Completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 65 or above (OP 14 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 6.0 in each subtest OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work.

The BTh/BMin is accredited by the Queensland Office of Higher Education and its interstate counterparts as an award of the Australian College of Theology, of which QTC is a member college along with around 20 other colleges nationally.  As such, it is a recognised course for the purposes of FEE-HELP, Austudy or Youth Allowance (provided you meet the government’s eligibility requirements). Current fee levels for units in the BTh/BMin can be found here.

Ready to take your next step?

Please contact the QTC Registrar for more details


QTC is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology.