Australian College of Christian Studies (Sydney and Perth Campuses)

+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

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Study Terms

Summer 2021-22: 22 November 2021 - 28 February 2022. Census Date: 17 December 2021
Trimester 1: 31 January 2022 - 7 May 2022. Census Date: 25 February 2022
Trimester 2: 23 May 2022 - 26 August 2022. Census Date: 17 June 2022
Semester 1: 14 February 2022 - 3 June 2022. Census Date: 11 March 2022
Autumn Semester: 14 March 2022 - 17 June 2022. Census Date: 8 April 2022
Winter Semester: 20 June 2022 - 5 August 2022. Census Date: 8 July 2022
Semester 2: 1 August 2022 - 18 November 2022. Census Date: 26 August 2022
Spring Semester: 29 August 2022 - 2 December 2022. Census Date: 23 September 2022
Summer 2022-23: 28 November 2022 - 4 February 2023. Census Date: 9 December 2022

Fees Fees are for one 9 credit point standard postgraduate unit
Trimester | AUD$2,550
Semester, and Autumn, Summer & Spring semesters | AUD$2,570
Fees vary for Winter Semester, research and non standard units.
Fees are for 2022.
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.


  • A8100 Critical Academic Skills in Theological Studies
  • A8122 New Testament Greek I
  • A8123 New Testament Greek II
  • B8101 Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • B8110 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B8150 Introduction to the New Testament
  • B9203 Hermeneutics of the Bible
  • B9206 New Testament Theology
  • B9213 Israel’s Beginnings: The books of Genesis and Exodus
  • M8128 Engaging in Intercultural Ministry
  • M9240 World Religions in Christian Perspective
  • P8163 Spiritual Leadership
  • P9276 Supervised Ministry Practicum
  • S8102 Christian Spirituality
  • T8101 Introducing Theology
  • T8105 Basic Christian Doctrines
  • T8128 Ecclesiology
  • T9210 Christology and Soteriology
  • T9251 Readings in Selected Theologians
  • X8190 Research Methodology
  • X8194 Fieldwork in [Discipline]
  • X9293 Minor Independent Guided Study
  • X9298 Minor Research Essay
  • X9299 Major 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.

  • H9291 Issues in Church History and Theology
  • M9291 Issues in the Local Church and Missions
  • B8194  Fieldwork in Biblical Studies
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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