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.

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: 5 February 2021 - 9 May 2021. Census Date: 3 March 2021
Trimester 2: 24 May 2021 - 15 August 2021. Census Date: 9 June 2021
Trimester 3: 30 August 2021 - 21 November 2021. Census Date: 15 September 2021
Winter Intensive 2021: 30 July 2021 - 24 October 2021. Census Date: 16 August 2021
Summer Intensive 2021 - 22: 15 October 2021 - 9 January 2022. Census Date: 1 November 2021

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 may vary for research and other non standard units.
Fees are for 2021.
FEE-HELP is available for eligible students
Registrar Mrs Pam Reed
Contact the Registrar for admission, study and student support enquiries

Units Offered


  • A7130 Introduction to Biblical Languages
  • B7120 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B7130 Introduction to the New Testament
  • B7203 Hermeneutics
  • B7273 The Four Gospels
  • C7146 Introduction to Pastoral Counselling
  • H7100 Introduction to the Study of Christian History
  • M7340 Christian Perspectives on World Religions
  • P7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry
  • P7129 Introduction to Pastoral Preaching
  • P7263 Distinctives of Church Movements
  • P7271 Supervised Ministry 1
  • P7365 The Transformational Leader
  • P7371 Supervised Ministry 2
  • P7372 Personal Growth for Ministry
  • T7105 Introduction to Christian Doctrines
  • T7234 The Self-Revealing God
  • T7235 Spirit and Church
  • T7338 Doctrine of Sanctification
  • X7391 Research Project
  • X7392 Research Project
  • X7393 Independent Guided Study


  • A8530 Introduction to Biblical Languages
  • B8520 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B8530 Introduction to the New Testament
  • B9603 Interpretation of the Bible
  • C8546 Pastoral Counselling in Ministry
  • C8565 Pastoral Counselling: Grief, Loss and Trauma
  • H8501 Introduction to the Study of Christian History
  • P8501 Introduction to Pastoral and Practical Theology
  • P8529 Foundations of Pastoral Preaching
  • P8563 Denominational Distinctives
  • P8582 Theory and Practice of Ministry 1
  • P9665 Transformational Leadership in Ministry
  • P9667 Personal Growth for Leadership
  • P9682 Theory and Practice of Ministry 2
  • T8505 Basic Christian Doctrines
  • T8534 The Triune God and Revelation
  • T8535 Pneumatology and Ecclesiology
  • T9638 Doctrine of Sanctification
  • X8500 Research Methodology
  • X9690 Research Essay
  • X9691 Research Project
  • X9692 Research Project
  • X9693 Independent Guided Study
  • X9696 Research Essay


The below units delivered at NTC provide an opportunity for all SCD students to explore an area within a discipline or subdiscipline that is not available elsewhere in the curriculum.

  • B7397   Seminar: Irony and Hope in the Books of Amos
  • B9695   ISS: The Four Gospels
  • B9697   Seminar: Irony and Hope in the Books of Amos
  • C7295   Studies in Pastoral Counselling: Grief, Loss and Trauma
  • M8596   Studies in Missions: World Religions
  • T7395    ISS: Means of Grace
  • T9695    ISS: Means of Grace


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
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

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.

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.

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