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Bachelor of Divinity (BD)

Full-time: 4 years  | First year available part-time

Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

Full-time: 3 years  | First year available part-time

Advanced Diploma of Bible, Mission and Ministry

Full-time: 1 year  | Part-time study available

Undergraduate course admissions

The normal entry requirement for all undergraduate courses (except the Diploma of Biblical Theology, which requires secondary education) is a degree from an Australian university or its equivalent. Special provisions may apply for those who do not satisfy this requirement, depending upon age and secondary education. No exceptions are made for international applicants or for those for whom English is not their first language. References and an interview with the Principal or his delegate are also required as part of admission.

Credit transfer applications are dealt with in accordance with the College’s Academic Credit Policy.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants may apply for special provisions for admission.

Overseas qualifications are assessed with regard to the institution’s standing with recognised associations of theological colleges in the area or accredited status with their respective government accrediting authorities.

Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to sit an examination administered by the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Successful applicants must achieve a level of 7.0 or better in each category of the IELTS academic test or the TOEFL equivalent.

How to apply

Applicants should apply directly to Moore College. Once all documentation has been received, including references, the admission process takes approximately two – three weeks. Applicants are notified of the outcome by email with a letter of offer.



Students accept the letter of offer by signing and returning the letter to Moore College. Credit transfer applications are dealt with in accordance with the College’s Academic Credit Policy. Applicants wanting to defer should contact the College registrardept@moore.edu.au

Unit descriptions

The focus of teaching, learning, research and scholarship within the College is the knowledge and understanding of God. Theology is divided into three fields of study: Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and Christian Ministry.

The AdvDipBMiss&Min and Year 1 of the BD and BTh may be taken full-time or part-time. For more info email: RegistrarDept@moore.edu.au.


The units at Moore College are integrated within each year and across the years of each course. Full-time study provides the best way to reap the benefits of the integrated curriculum.

The ministry program within the College courses is designed to stimulate theological reflection in all areas of practical ministry, and to improve skills in pastoral relationships.

The ability to preach publicly is developed, competency in personal, small group and congregational relationships sharpened, and growth in personal holiness facilitated. Students are introduced to key concepts in learning, teaching and communication to help them begin to apply these in their ministry practice.

The ministry program forms the connections between, and supports the benefits derived from, theological reflection during the course, preaching workshops, the experience of congregational involvement as part of College chapel and opportunities arising from student ministry positions.

Student Profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Moore College. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study in 2018.

Student Profile – 2018 New Student Cohort (All undergraduate courses)

Applicant background

Semester 1 intake 2018

Number of students

Percentage of all new students

A. Past higher education study



B. Past vocational education and training study



C. Recent secondary education



D. Life experience (mature age provisions)



International students L/N N/P
All students 87 100%

For issues of privacy, the following notes apply.

Notes:  L/N – Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5

N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation.

Where to get further information

Ordination – Dept of Ministry Training and Development

TEQSA – National Register of Higher Education Providers

QILT – Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching

Student Grievances and Appeals – Moore Policy Library

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