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

40 Woodlands Drive, Thornlands Queensland 4164 Australia

533 Great South Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025 New Zealand

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Study Terms Semester 1 | 18 February - 31 May 2019
Semester 2 | 22 July - 01 November 2019
Fees Undergraduate | AUD$1775 per unit
Postgraduate coursework | AUD$2000 per unit
Rates are for 9 credit point units.
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


  • P7141 Introduction to Christian Education
  • P7180 Contextualising Pastoral Theology and Ministry
  • P7271 Supervised Ministry 1
  • P7387 The Transformational Leader in Context
  • T7105 Introduction to Christian Doctrines
  • T7231 The Person and Work of Christ
  • T7234 The Self-Revealing God
  • T7235 Spirit and Church
  • T7338 Doctrine of Sanctification


  • A8510 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
  • B8510 Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • H8501 Introduction to the Study of Christian History
  • L8501 Introducing Christian Worship
  • P8534 Foundations of Christian Education
  • T8505 Basic Christian Doctrines
  • T8531 Christology and Soteriology
  • T8534 The Triune God and Revelation
  • T8535 Pneumatology and Ecclesiology
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
Rev 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)
  • Master of Philosophy (CRICOS Code 082668K)
  • Doctor of Ministry (CRICOS Code 063714M)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (CRICOS Code 063715K)
  • Doctor of Theology (CRICOS Code 063716J)

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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