Australian College of Christian Studies

+61 (02) 8775 3129
Level 2, 29 George St, Burwood NSW 2134 Australia

Australian College of Christian Studies (ACCS) is a Member Institution of the Sydney College of Divinity. It delivers the listed Sydney College of Divinity postgraduate awards.

ACCS exists to further the kingdom of God by equipping and empowering Christians through the degrees offered. Its academic programs are designed for those who desire a biblical and theological foundation to equip them to be effective in the local church, community or mission field. The College aims to equip God’s people to be agents of change in the world by providing quality Christian education, which is Christ-centred, biblically grounded, ministry based, academically sound and career orientated.

Campus Locations

Perth Campus
(located within Perth Bible College)
1 College Court
Karrinyup WA 6018
P | +61 (08) 9243 2000

Sydney Campus
Level 2, 29 George St
Burwood NSW 2134

Study Mode Online
Study Terms

Trimester 1: 25 January 2021 - 7 May 2021. Census Date: 19 February 2021
Trimester 2: 17 May 2021 - 3 September 2021. Census Date: 11 June 2021
Trimester 3: 6 September 2021 - 10 December 2021. Census Date: 1 October 2021
Semester 1: 15 February 2021 - 11 June 2021. Census Date: 12 March 2021
Semester 2: 2 August 2021 - 26 November 2021. Census Date: 27 August 2021
Summer 2021: 22 November 2021 - 28 February 2022. Census Date: 17 December 2021

Fees Fees are for one 9 credit point standard postgraduate unit
Trimester | AUD$2,450
Semester & Summer 2021 | AUD$2,500
Fees vary for research and non standard units.
Fees are for 2021.
FEE-HELP is available for eligible students
Registrar Mr Winston Cole
Contact the Registrar for admission, study and student support enquiries

Units Offered


No undergraduate units are currently offered.


  • A8501 Critical Thinking and Writing
  • A8510 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
  • A8560 Biblical Hebrew
  • A8570 New Testament Greek
  • B8520 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B9603 Interpretation of the Bible
  • B9608 New Testament Theology
  • B9636 Isaiah
  • L9620 Preaching and Context
  • M8510 Evangelising Mission Today
  • M8586 Engaging in Inter-Cultural Ministry
  • M9625 Faith, Mission & Culture
  • P8501 Introduction to Pastoral and Practical Theology
  • P8572 Spiritual Leadership
  • P9601 Practical Theology and Future Church
  • P9684 Supervised Ministry Practicum
  • T8501 Introducing Theology
  • T8505 Basic Christian Doctrines
  • T8534 The Triune God and Revelation
  • T9631 Major Questions in Christology
  • T9638 Doctrine of Sanctification
  • T9666 Readings in Selected Theologians
  • X8500 Research Methodology
  • X8594 Field Work
  • X9690 Research Essay
  • X9693 Independent Guided Study
  • X9694 Independent Guided Study
  • X9696 Research Essay



The below unit delivered at ACCS, provides an opportunity for all SCD students to explore an area within a discipline or subdiscipline that is not available elsewhere in the curriculum.

  • T9695 Issues in Soteriology
Our role is to develop Christians from different backgrounds, ages and cultures, to deepen their relationships with God, to help them discover the purpose for their lives, and train them to fulfil those callings.
Dr Leonard Smith

The Emmaus Library

Librarian Ms Michelle Liu
Phone +61 (02) 9522 9300
Opening Hours Monday to Friday | 9.00am - 4.00pm
Closed on weekends and public holidays
Address Level 2, 29 George St, Burwood NSW 2134

The Emmaus Library collection has a focus in the following areas: Bible, Theology, Pastoral and Local Church Ministry, and Social Science for Counselling in Ministry. It has a specialist collection in Plymouth Brethren History and Plymouth Brethren Missionary Activities. The Library has over 15,000 holdings and is available to all Sydney College of Divinity students and staff, and its registered library members.

Resources can also be accessed from off-campus libraries and online database providers. The available databases are EBSCO, EMQ, INFED, Network for Strategic Mission, New Advent, Pandora, Questia, Theology on the Web and Trove. The Library has reciprocal borrowing arrangements with all the Sydney College of Divinity teaching colleges, Avondale Seventh Day Adventist Bible College, and Perth Bible College.

Urquhart Memorial Library

Librarian Ms Judy Smith
Phone +61 (08) 9243 2000
Opening Hours Monday to Friday | 8.30am – 4.30pm
Closed on weekends and public holidays
Address 1 College Court, Karrinyup Western Australia 6018

The Perth Bible College Urquhart Memorial Library currently holds around 25 000 books, journals, and media, with about 1,000 books being added annually. The College subscribes to over 50 journals, as well as having online access to many more, and regularly receives news from major missionary agencies and para-church organisations. The library is well stocked with commentaries on every book of the Bible, as well as volumes covering all areas of Christian doctrine. Christian biographies, Church Growth, Pastoral Ministry, Preaching, Counselling, Ethics, Church History and Missions are also included in the major classifications in the library. The Reference Collection contains, in addition to Bible Commentaries, various Bible versions, Concordances, Dictionaries,
Encyclopedias and other research tools.

Perth Bible College is a campus of the Australian College of Christian Studies and here students will find all the required material for in-depth study and research on all topics covered in the syllabus. A wide range of periodicals (over 120) and online databases keep students abreast of all the latest theological developments, biblical research and creative concepts for communicating the gospel more effectively. The library catalogue is fully electronic, allowing students to not only search for resources from home, but also to access the College’s electronic journal collection.

International Students

ACCS welcomes students from around the world for entry into the following Sydney College of Divinity postgraduate awards

  • Master of Arts (CRICOS Code 063708J)
  • Master of Divinity (CRICOS Code 063710D)
  • Master of Theology (CRICOS Code 063709G)

International students on an Australia Student Visa are required to study full-time (with at least two-thirds face-to-face) and can enrol to study at both the ACCS campus locations – Sydney and Perth.

Choosing ACCS

The College builds into students’ lives by guiding and counselling them as they prepare to share the Word of God wherever their ministry takes them. ACCS students come from different churches from different locations, each with a different calling, and are yet unified by the love of Jesus Christ and His people.

ACCS delivers

  • Impressive facilities,
  • Qualified and dedicated staff,
  • An exciting and God-centred curriculum,
  • Scripture-inspired instruction,
  • Admirable standards of academic and spiritual excellence,
  • Encouragement and support with community-based interaction.

Choosing a Bible college is a life shaping decision. A well-chosen course and college can set you on a pathway to a productive, rewarding and fulfilling vocational life. Even for those who are studying out of interest (rather than with ministry goals) the decision offers great reward.

Whatever your motivation, preferred delivery method or specific qualification goals, ACCS can help you reach your highest potential.

This page provides basic information about ACCS and the Sydney College of Divinity awards and units it offers. If you are interested in pursuing a Sydney College of Divinity award with ACCS, you are advised to contact ACCS directly.


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