Course outline

The Diplomas of Theology and Ministry

The Timothy Partnership offers online  Diploma and Advanced Diploma awards in both Theology and Ministriy . For more information about the Advanced Diploma awards, please see the Advanced Diploma Course Outline.

These awards are Higher Education Diploma programs of the Australian College of Theology (ACTh). The Diplomas provide an introduction to Christian theology and aim to equip you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills appropriate to Christian ministry. Successful completion of Diploma units at Credit level can be easily transferred to a Pass in Degree units at other ACTh Colleges across Australia. Each unit of study in the Diploma is worth 4 credit points. A full-time load is 4 units per semester; To be eligible to access Centrelink benefits, a student needs to study a minimum 75% load, which equates to 3 full units (12 credit points) per semester.

(Note: PC249 is not a full unit, and only contributes 1 credit point, or 1/4 of a unit per semester)

Diploma of Theology

 

This is the primary award offered by the Timothy Partnership. It consists of 12 semester-long units.

To receive a Diploma of Theology from the Timothy Partnership, students will complete:

Old Testament Overview

OT240 Old Testament Overview
or

 Two units of Old Testament:

OT201 Beginnings to Exile
OT202 Old Testament Prophets and Writings

New Testament Overview

NT240 New Testament Overview
or

Two units of New Testament:

NT201 Content and Setting of the Gospel Tradition
NT202 Pentecost to Patmos

Two units of Biblical Exegesis:

OT205 Genesis, Deuteronomy, Samuel
NT207 The Book of Revelation

Two units of Systematic Theology:

TH210 The Doctrine of God and the Person and Work of Christ
TH211 The Holy Spirit, Grace and Hope

Two units of Church History:

CH201 The Church to 1550
CH202 The Church from 1550 to Modern Times

 

PC249 Guided Spiritual Formation studied over 4 semesters for 1/4 credit point per semester
or
1 to 3 ministry and practice electives depending on the selection of New and Old Testament overview units

Diploma of Ministry

This award provides more space for ministry and practice electives. It consists of 12 semester-long units.

To receive the Diploma of Ministry from the Timothy Partnership, students will complete:

Old Testament Overview

OT240 Old Testament Overview
or

 Two units of Old Testament:

OT201 Beginnings to Exile
OT202 Old Testament Prophets and Writings

New Testament Overview

NT240 New Testament Overview
or

Two units of New Testament:

NT201 Content and Setting of the Gospel Tradition
NT202 Pentecost to Patmos

Two units of Biblical Exegesis:

OT205 Genesis and Samuel
NT207 The Book of Revelation

One unit of Systematic Theology,

either
TH210 The Doctrine of God and the Person and Work of Christ
or
TH211 The Holy Spirit, Grace and Hope

One unit of Church History,

either
CH201 The Church to 1550
or
CH202 The Church from 1550 to Modern Times

PC249 Guided Spiritual Formation – studied over 4 semester for 1/4 credit point per semester

3 to 5 ministry and practice electives depending on the selection of New and Old Testament overview units

 

Combined Diplomas of Theology and Ministry

This award combines the best of both awards and allows students to take more ministry and practice electives and receive two Diplomas for only 4 units more work. It consists of 16 semester-long units.

To receive the Diplomas of Theology and Ministry from the Timothy Partnership, students will complete:

Old Testament Overview

OT240 Old Testament Overview
or

 Two units of Old Testament:

OT201 Beginnings to Exile
OT202 Old Testament Prophets and Writings

New Testament Overview

NT240 New Testament Overview
or

Two units of New Testament:

NT201 Content and Setting of the Gospel Tradition
NT202 Pentecost to Patmos

Two units of Biblical Exegesis:

OT205 Genesis and Samuel
NT207 The Book of Revelation

One unit of Systematic Theology,

either
TH210 The Doctrine of God and the Person and Work of Christ
or
TH211 The Holy Spirit, Grace and Hope

Two units of Church History:

CH201 The Church to 1550CH202
CH202 The Church from 1550 to Modern Times

PC249 Guided Spiritual Formation studied over 4 semesters for 1/4 credit point per semester

5 to 7 ministry and practice electives depending on the selection of New and Old Testament overview units

Advanced Diploma of Theology

Adv Dip of Theology requires the  successful completion of  Diploma of Theology (12 units at 200 level), then 4 units at 300/400 level.

Sample Course

Road test a Timothy Partnership course.