QTC’s main three-year qualifications are the BTh and the MDiv.  However for a small number of students, the BMin may be a more suitable course.  The BMin is designed for those who wish to undertake a full three year course of theological training, but whose intented future ministry roles do not require quite as much advanced study of the Bible in its original languages, theology and church history as is offered through the BTh.  BMin students may instead take additional subjects in other areas, such as children’s and youth ministry or pastoral care.  We would not regard the BMin as suitable preparation to lead a church or ministry team, however it could be a good option for those wishing to work full-time in various associate roles in local churches, with missionary organizations, or in various para-church contexts.

Mode of Study: On Campus

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

Admission Requirements:

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.

Consideration will be given to other factors such as practical experience, maturity and motivation, and the likelihood of satisfactory completion of the academic requirements of the course.

Financial Support:

The BMin is accredited within Australia as an award of the Australian College of Theology, of which QTC is a member institution along with around 20 colleges nationally. As such, it is a recognised course for the purposes of Fee-Help, Austudy, Youth Allowance (provided you meet the government’s eligibility requirements), and for Overseas Students (ACT CRICOS provider number is 02650E). Current fee levels for units in the BMin can be found here.

Course Structure

The BMin is ideally taken as a three-year full-time course. This is the minimum time of candidature without advanced standing. The maximum time for candidature is nine years. You may study full-time or part-time, however part-time students may miss out on some of the benefits of studying in community and QTC’s integrated approach to its subject offerings.

Students enrolled in the BMin and interested in Youth and Children’s Ministry follow one of our pathways for ministry, the details of which can be found here.

Each unit is worth 12 credit points, except for two 6 credit point units studied in first year.

At QTC, all students must complete 288 credit points (24 units) including:

Prerequisites apply to some units:

No more than 144 cps of foundational level units can be counted in a student’s course of study.

QTC offers a wide range of electives in practical ministry which you can choose from to access the training you need to your ministry.

Your next step?

Contact the QTC Registrar for more information or to apply.

QTC is an affiliated college of the Australian College of TheologyThe CRICOS code for the ACT’s Bachelor of Ministry is 054670D.