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.

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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.