Preparation to meet the challenge, Passion to make a difference

We offer an education informed by the Wesleyan tradition, while being fully aware of, and committed to, the richness of the Christian heritage with its diversity of understandings

Nazarene Theological College

+61 (07) 3206 4177
40 Woodlands Drive, Thornlands Queensland 4164 Australia

Nazarene Theological College (NTC) is a Member Institution of the Sydney College of Divinity. It delivers the listed Sydney College of Divinity undergraduate and postgraduate coursework awards.

Nazarene Theological College is a community of scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through sound research, participation in scholarly dialogue, and effective teaching that encourages a Christian perspective of truth and life.

Nazarene Theological College was established in 1953 by the Church of the Nazarene, an evangelical denomination in the Wesleyan tradition. It is one of fifty-two tertiary level institutions worldwide operated by the church, serving both its own denomination and students from other Christian traditions. Its major focus is to prepare men and women for the challenges of Christian ministry (both ordained and lay) in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the world. NTC fosters within the students a passion to make a difference in the church and community through involvement in mission, discipleship and pastoral care.

NTC offers an education informed by the Wesleyan tradition, while being fully aware of, and committed to, the richness of the Christian heritage with its diversity of understandings. It encourages critical and creative thinking that fosters integration of faith, theory and practice. The educational philosophy of Nazarene Theological College is predicated upon the conviction that there is no contradiction between the best in education and the highest in spiritual development. Consequently, NTC is committed to offering a quality education which emphasises application in various Christian ministries in a way that is faithful to our ecclesiastical tradition.

Campus Locations

Australia: 40 Woodlands Drive, Thornlands Queensland 4164

New Zealand: 533 Great South Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025

Study Mode Online
Study Terms

Trimester 1: 17 February 2020 - 10 May 2020. Census Date: 10 March 2020
Trimester 2: 25 May 2020 - 16 August 2020. Census Date: 10 June 2020
Trimester 3: 31 August 2020 - 22 November 2020. Census Date: 16 September 2020
Winter Session: 6 July 2020 - 25 September 2020. Census Date: 22 July 2020
Summer Session: 9 October 2020 - 11 January 2021. Census Date: 27 October 2020

Fees Undergraduate | AUD$1,800 per unit
Postgraduate coursework | AUD$2,025 per unit
Fees listed are for a standard 9 credit point unit. Fees are double for an 18 credit point unit.
Fees may vary for research and other units.
Fees are for 2020.
FEE-HELP is available for eligible students
Registrar Mrs Pam Reed
[email protected]
Contact the Registrar for admission, study and student support enquiries

Units Offered


  • B7120 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B7130 Introduction to the New Testament
  • B7203 Hermeneutics
  • B7214 Pentateuch
  • B7262 Corinthian Correspondence
  • B7281 Pauline Literature in Context
  • E7100 Sources and Principles of Christian Ethics
  • H7363 History of the Wesleyan-Holiness Movement
  • M7340 Christian Perspectives on World Religions
  • P7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry
  • P7128 Principles and Practice of Christian Worship
  • P7129 Introduction to Pastoral Preaching
  • P7271 Supervised Ministry 1
  • P7330 Cultural Preaching
  • P7365 The Transformational Leader
  • P7371 Supervised Ministry 2
  • T7105 Introduction to Christian Doctrines
  • T7231 The Person and Work of Christ
  • T7235 Spirit and Church
  • T7338 Doctrine of Sanctification
  • X7391 Research Project
  • X7392 Research Project
  • X7393 Independent Guided Study
  • X7394 Independent Guided Study
  • X7395 Issues in [Topic]
  • X7396 Issues in [Topic]
  • X7398 Action Research Project
  • X7399 Capstone Unit


  • B8510 Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • B8520 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B8530 Introduction to the New Testament
  • B9260 Pauline Theology and Literature
  • B9603 Interpretation of the Bible
  • B9610 Israel’s Beginnings: the books of Genesis and Exodus
  • E8501 Principles of Christian Ethics
  • H8501 Introduction to the Study of Christian History
  • M9685 Cross-Cultural Mission
  • P8501 Introduction to Pastoral and Practical Theology
  • P8528 Foundations of Christian Worship
  • P8529 Foundations of Pastoral Preaching
  • P8582 Theory and Practice of Ministry 1
  • P9630 Preaching in a Contemporary Setting
  • P9665 Transformational Leadership in Ministry
  • P9682 Theory and Practice of Ministry 2
  • T8505 Basic Christian Doctrines
  • T8531 Christology and Soteriology
  • T8535 Pneumatology and Ecclesiology
  • T9638 Doctrine of Sanctification
  • X8500 Research Methodology
  • X8595 Issues in [Topic]
  • X8596 Studies in [Topic]
  • X9690 Research Essay
  • X9691 Research Project
  • X9692 Research Project
  • X9693 Independent Guided Study
  • X9694 Independent Guided Study
  • X9695 Issues in [Topic]
  • X9696 Research Essay
  • X9697 Advanced Seminar [Topic]
  • X9698 Action Research Project
  • X9699 Capstone Unit


The below units are taken from the generic (X) range of SCD units. Generic units provide students an opportunity to explore an area within a discipline or subdiscipline that is not available elsewhere in the curriculum.

B9695 ISS: Corinthian Correspondence
H9695 ISS: History of the Wesleyan-Holiness Movement
T7395/T8595 ISS: Theology and Science
T7396/T9695 ISS: Well-being and Social Justice

B8596 Studies in Pauline Literature

M9697 Seminar: The Major World Religions

In a climate of disciplined study, we seek to be people who pursue truth through Christian faith, academic excellence, service to humanity and life-long learning
Dr. Rob A. Fringer
Principal and Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Biblical Language

John D. Fulton Library

Librarian Ms Andrée Pursey
Email [email protected]
Phone +61 (07) 3206 4177
Opening Hours During academic semester:
Monday to Thursday | 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday | 8.30am - 4.00pm
Closed on weekends and public holidays.
Contact the office for library hours during term breaks.
Address 40 Woodlands Drive, Thornlands, Queensland 4164 Australia

The John D. Fulton Library is a vital part of Nazarene Theological College, providing resources for theological study and research. The library contains approximately 35,000 volumes, 65 academic journal titles, audio-visual kits, videos, and access to the Religion & Philosophy Collection and eBook Collection. The focus is to provide quality resources to support NTC’s curriculum, with a special emphasis on works by John and Charles Wesley and Wesleyanism. The library also houses a growing collection of Christian education materials and worship resources, including most of the current materials from the Nazarene Publishing House. The archives of the Church of the Nazarene in Australia are stored here and may be viewed by appointment. The Wesley materials, rare books and Nazarene archive materials are housed in the MacPherson Rare Book and Archive Room.

The specialist collection in Biblical Studies, Evangelical Theology, Wesleyan and Holiness Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Wesley Studies and its vast holdings is available to Sydney College of Divinity students and staff, NTC’s associate members and registered library members.

International Students

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

  • Diploma of Christian Studies (CRICOS Code 071257J)
  • Associates Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (CRICOS Code 071256K)
  • Bachelor of Theology (CRICOS Code 063703C)
  • Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (CRICOS Code 063704B)
  • Bachelor of Ministry (CRICOS Code 082719D)
  • Bachelor of Ministry (Honours) (CRICOS Code 082720M)
  • Graduate Certificate of Arts (CRICOS Code 082669J)
  • Graduate Diploma in Arts (CRICOS Code 063707K)
  • 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 the NTC Australian campus at Brisbane.

Choosing NTC

At NTC there are many options for study, whatever your educational background or academic goals. NTC strives to provide quality theological education and offer maximum flexibility in all of their courses. International students are also fully catered for through their partnership with the New-Horizons School of English (NSE). Students who would like to come and study in Australia but have hesitated due to a language barrier, can combine an English language course with their NTC study and learn theology and English at the same time.

This page provides basic information about NTC and the Sydney College of Divinity awards and units it offers. If you are interested in pursuing a Sydney College of Divinity award with NTC you are advised to contact NTC directly for up to date information to help you make an informed choice.


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