The SCD is committed to the ongoing development of distance education within its member institutions in order to be able to offer quality theological education to a diverse range of learners.
Students can complete a whole degree program by distance, or choose to include individual subjects in distance mode. Prospective students should contact the Member Institution directly to enquire about current offerings for distance students.
Most SCD Member Institutions offer some or all of their programs in distance or online learning modes, using a variety of technologies. Whether studying primarily on campus, or primarily off campus, students will find a variety of learning experiences, technologies and online learning materials are available to support their learning. Check the table below to find out which courses are offered by distance at our Member Institutions.
|Diploma of Theology||ACOM, Booth College|
|Diploma of Christian Studies||ACOM, Booth College, Emmaus Bible College, SAGOTC|
|Associate Degree in Christian Thought & Practice||ACOM, Booth College, Emmaus Bible College, SAGOTC|
|Bachelor of Theology||ACOM, Booth College, Emmaus Bible College, Good Shepherd College (NZ), SAGOTC, SCD Korean Program|
|Bachelor of Ministry||ACOM, Booth College|
|Graduate Certificate Arts||ACOM, Emmaus Bible College, SAGOTC|
|Graduate Diploma Arts||ACOM, Emmaus Bible College, SAGOTC|
|Master of Arts||ACOM, Emmaus Bible College, SAGOTC|
|Master of Theology||ACOM, Booth College|
|Master of Divinity||Booth College|
International students, that is students who are entering Australia to study on a student visa, may only enrol in full time courses and cannot complete such courses by more than 25% distance or online learning.
Students living in countries other than Australia are welcome to seek admission to complete courses by distance.
If students have undertaken their previous studies in an overseas country, they may have to provide proof of proficiency in English to gain entry into a SCD award.
Students must provide proof of proficiency in English if they have undertaken all their qualifications in a language other than English. Students do not have to provide proof of proficiency in English if they have at least one qualification completed in English, or have completed senior secondary study or at least one year of fulltime university study in English. Those students who have not completed previous studies in English may demonstrate proficiency in English by completing an IELTS test (or equivalent). See the SCD Handbook.