Admission Information

Admission Criteria – Undergraduate Courses

For undergraduate courses, normal entry is determined on the basis of academic merit – a completed Higher School Certificate (HSC), or equivalent, and the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent (University Admission Index (UAI), Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER), Overall Position (OP), Grade Point Average (GPA), as well as an appropriate IELTS score for international students. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).

The entry requirements for the Sydney College of Divinity courses taught in English are set out in the following table. For detailed information look up the undergraduate courses.

Courses Entry Requirements
 

Diploma of Theology
AQF level 5

 

 

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in the Australian school system, or its equivalent, with English Proficiency;  or
  • Mature Age admission for those who have reached the age of  20, with English Proficiency,  or
  • Special Entry admission with English Proficiency.
  • In addition, international students must be at least 18 years of age, must have an IELTS (or equivalent) of 6.0 or greater and with no score less than 5.5 in each band of the test and may only enrol in full time courses and cannot complete such courses by more than 33.3% distance or online learning.
Diploma of Ministry
AQF level 5 
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in the Australian school system, or its equivalent, with English Proficiency;  or
  • Mature Age admission for those who have reached the age of  20, with English Proficiency,  or
  • Special Entry admission with English Proficiency.
  • In addition, international students must be at least 18 years of age, must have an IELTS (or equivalent) of 6.0 or greater and with no score less than 5.5 in each band of the test and may only enrol in full time courses and cannot complete such courses by more than 33.3% distance or online learning.
Diploma of Christian Studies
AQF level 7
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in the Australian school system, or its equivalent, with English Proficiency; or
  • Mature Age admission for those who have reached the age of  21, with English Proficiency, or
  • Special Entry admission with English Proficiency.
  • In addition, international students must be at least 18 years of age, must have an IELTS (or equivalent) of 6.5 or greater and with no score less than 6.0 in each band of the test and may only enrol in full time courses and cannot complete such courses by more than 33.3% distance or online learning.
Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice
AQF level 7
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in the Australian school system with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 65 or above, or its equivalent (eg, OP = or <16) , with English Proficiency; or
  • Mature Age admission for those who have reached the age of  21, with English Proficiency, or
  • Special Entry admission with English Proficiency.
  • In addition, international students must be at least 18 years of age, must have an IELTS (or equivalent) of 6.5 or greater and with no score less than 6.0 in each band of the test and may only enrol in full time courses and cannot complete such courses by more than 33.3% distance or online learning.
Bachelor of Ministry
AQF level 7 
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in the Australian school system with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 65 or above, or its equivalent (eg, OP = or <16) , with English Proficiency; or
  • Mature Age admission for those who have reached the age of  21, with English Proficiency, or
  • Special Entry admission, with English Proficiency.
  • In addition, international students must be at least 18 years of age, must have an IELTS (or equivalent) of 6.5 or greater and with no score less than 6.0 in each band of the test and may only enrol in full time courses and cannot complete such courses by more than 33.3% distance or online learning.
Bachelor of Theology
AQF level 7 
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in the Australian school system with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 65 or above, or its equivalent (eg, OP = or <16) , with English Proficiency; or
  • Mature Age admission for those who have reached the age of  21, with English Proficiency, or
  • Special Entry admission, with English Proficiency.
  • In addition, international students must be at least 18 years of age, must have an IELTS (or equivalent) of 6.5 or greater and with no score less than 6.0 in each band of the test and may only enrol in full time courses and cannot complete such courses by more than 33.3% distance or online learning.
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