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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all teaching at Bible College SA is currently online. Our students are continuing to receive world-class, live and synchronous teaching from our faculty, and they are also still participating in the College’s community activities such as weekly chapel and formation classes. As soon as it is safe for us to do so, we will resume face-to-face training—a valued distinctive of Bible College SA.



There are many reasons to study at Bible College SA, including our:

  • Exclusive focus on biblical formation for Christian service
  • High value on learning in community
  • Unashamed and unambiguous orthodox evangelical convictions
  • Faith-to-faith teaching
  • Focus on personal formation
  • Pastor-teacher faculty
  • Academic rigour (we are the only provider of Australian College of Theology awards in South Australia)
  • Contextualised South Australian training
  • Interdenominational commitment
  • Full-time and part-time study options
  • Day and evening classes
  • FEE-HELP and Austudy approved courses – Credit and audit options
  • Cross-institutional crediting



We offer the academic awards of the Australian College of Theology, Australia’s oldest and largest provider of theological education.

All of our undergraduate and graduate courses are built around a core of classes in Bible, theology and ministry. Students can choose from a range of subjects including biblical Hebrew and Greek, Old Testament and New Testament overview and exegesis, Systematic Theology, Church History, Preaching, Evangelism, and more.

Our primary offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels are:




One Year
(or equivalent part-time)

Diploma of Theology
Diploma of Ministry

Graduate Diploma of Divinity


Three-Four Years
(or equivalent part-time)

Bachelor of Theology
Bachelor of Ministry

Master of Divinity
Master of Ministry

In addition to our formal academic program, we also offer our Ministry Formation Certificate which is free for all students. This runs over a three year cycle and focuses on personal character formation and practical equipping for ministry.


Character Formation

Practical Equipping

Year A                                   

Godly Households

Growing New Leaders
Other Faiths
Church Planting
Children’s Ministry

Year B


How to Run a Ministry
Dealing with Grief
The Missionary Mindset

Year C

Personal Maturity
Setting Priorities

Understanding Culture
Denominational Distinctives
Self Care in Ministry


For graduates who have already completed a first theological training—including those now working in vocational Christian ministry—we offer several options for continuing study.

Our Master of Arts in Theology or Ministry is delivered in intensive, or ‘punctuated intensive’ mode by leading scholars and practitioners from around the world. Units change from year to year. 

Students wishing to pursue research degrees can undertake either a Master of Theology, or a PhD under supervision from either the Bible College SA faculty, or our significant network of national and international scholars. These programs are tailored to individuals. If you would like to discuss the possibilities, please contact our Registrar on 08 8291 8188 or registrar@biblecollege.sa.edu.au


If you are an overseas student considering studying at the Bible College of South Australia, please visit https://www.actheology.edu.au/overseas-students/


Application forms are available here.

When we have received your application, we will be in touch to arrange an interview.
Following the interview, we will contact your referees and then be in touch to advise you of our advice.

To find out more about studying at Bible College SA, come along to our next Open Day / Night. Or, you can contact our Registrar anytime at registrar@biblecollege.sa.edu.au


Particular student resources are only accessible to enrolled students via the online learning Moodle platform and require a student login and password.