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Certificate in Theology (CertTh) & Academic Studies in Theology Certificate (ASTC)

A perfect introduction to theological study, the Certificate in Theology and ASTC are flexible, low-cost courses which give a deeper knowledge of scripture, and prepare students for tertiary studies in theology. 

Accredited by the ACT, the certificates are available to take online or mixed-delivery (combination of online and on-campus); in English or Cantonese.

 

We recommend the Certificate of Theology to students who simply wish to develop their biblical knowledge for personal development. 

For those wishing to pursue further theological studies at a tertiary level, the ASTC provides a more robust academic foundation, and allows for credit towards an ACT degree.

 

PREREQUISITES

Completion of year 10 or equivalent

 

Available to international students?

No

     

    TIME REQUIRED

    1 year full-time

    Up to 4 years part-time

     

    CREDIT

    Certificate in Theology - N/A

    ASTC - equivalent to two credit points in an undergraduate ACT degree

     

    ACT course listing

    Certificate in Theology

    Academic Studies in Theology Certificate

     

    Register online at cert.ptc.edu.au

    Course Structure

    3 core subjects

    + Old Testament Survey
    • This course gives an overview of the Old Testament.
    • Format: audio lectures, pdfs
    • Assessment: 2 essays (1,500 words each)
    • Lecturer: Rev Dr Jared Hood - Academic Dean & OT Lecturer at PTC
    + New Testament Survey
    • This course gives an overview of the New Testament.
    • Format: audio lectures, video, pdfs
    • Assessment: 2 essays (1,500 words each)
    • Lecturer: Rev Dr Tony Bird - NT lecturer at PTC
    + Christian Belief
    • An introduction to Christian theology, by looking at the Apostles' Creed.
    • Format: audio lectures, pdf notes
    • Assessment: 2 essays (1,500 words each)
    • Lecturer: Rev Dr Douglas Milne - Emeritus principal, theology lecturer at PTC

    Any 3 electives

    + Christian Political Ideas (on-campus, Semester 1 2018)
    • An overview of politics throughout history, and a study of what the Bible has to say about Christians and politics.
    • Format: 6 x 2 hour lectures on campus
    • Assessment: TBA
    • Lecturer: Mr Simon Kennedy, PhD Candidate and Politics lecturer at PTC
    + Early Chapters of Genesis
    • With focus on creation, the early chapters of Genesis are looked at.
    • Format: audio lectures, pdf notes
    • Assessment: 2 essays (1,500 words each).
    • Lecturer: Rev Dr Greg Goswell - Previous OT lecturer at PTC, current Academic Dean at Christ College
    + Book of Revelation
    • The book of Revelation is opened up and made understandable.
    • Format: audio lectures, pdf notes
    • Assessment: 2 essays (1,500 words each)
    • Lecturer: Rev Dr Tony Bird - NT lecturer at PTC
    + Church History Survey
    • An overview of Church History by looking at the significant figures.
    • Format: audio lectures, pdf notes
    • Assessment: 2 essays (1,500 words each)
    • Lecturer: Rev Dr John Wilson - Polity lecturer at PTC, Moderator of the GAA
    + Calvin and the Westminster Confession
    • Christian theology in the light of Calvin and the Westminster Confession.
    • Format: audio lectures, pdf notes
    • Assessment: 2 essays (1,500 words each)
    • Lecturer: Rev Dr Douglas Milne - Emeritus principal, theology lecturer at PTC
    + History of Covenant Theology
    • The history of Covenant Theology from the early Church to the modern day.
    • Format: audio lectures, pdf notes
    • Assessment: 2 essays (1,500 words each)
    • Lecturer: Rev Dr Jared Hood - Academic Dean & OT Lecturer at PTC
    + Basics of Biblical Counselling
    • Helping others through counselling. Theory and practice are considered.
    • Format: audio lectures, pdf notes
    • Assessment: 2 essays (1,500 words each)
    • Lecturer: Rev Dr Karl Hood - Pastoral care lecturer at PTC
    + Practical Ethics
    • This course gives an overview of Christian ethics.
    • Format: audio lectures, pdf notes
    • Assessment: 2 essays (1,500 words each)
    • Lecturer: Rev Dr Douglas Milne - Emeritus principal, theology lecturer at PTC
    + Diaconal Service
    • A range of lecturers look at practical service in the Church.
    • Format: audio lectures, video, pdfs
    • Assessment: 2 essays (1,500 words each)
    • Lecturer: Rev Dr John Wilson - Polity lecturer at PTC, Moderator of the GAA

    2 study skills subjects (ASTC only)

    + Introducing study skills
    • Currently not available online. Please contact the College for advice.
    + Developing study skills
    • Currently not available online. Please contact the College for advice.