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CHOOSING YOUR COURSE

You can study full or part-time at SCMOI, online from wherever you live in Australia and New Zealand.

    Undergraduate courses
Entry to undergraduate courses requires an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of at least 60. Students may be admitted also on the basis of prior TAFE or tertiary education or Mature Age entry provisions.

Diploma of Ministry and Theology
 
Eight units, equivalent to one year of full-time study for the Bachelor of Theology. The course provides foundational      knowledge and skills in Holy Scripture; Orthodox belief; contemporary issues; discipleship and self-management.

             Bachelor of Theology

Twenty-four units, equivalent to three years full-time study. The course provides a strong foundation across the full range of theological disciplines with opportunities to apply knowledge in practical situations. 

                                                                              Postgraduate courses

The entry requirement for the Graduate Diploma in Divinity is an undergraduate degree in any field or approved equivalent. Master of Divinity applicants require to have successfully completed a three-year Bachelor’s degree in any field other than ministry or theology. Applicants should be aware that postgraduate courses are academically more rigorous than the corresponding undergraduate courses.

         Graduate Diploma in Divinity

Eight units,  equivalent to one year of full-time study, aimed at developing advanced knowledge and skills for innovative Christian leadership in a range of ordained and lay ministry settings and that prepares students for advanced research. On completion of three core units and one other unit, students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Divinit
y. 

What is your goal in studying at  SCMOI?

If it is to

  • learn more  about the Orthodox Faith and life of the Church

  • be equipped as a leader, advocate, communicator or Christian educator

  • complete an "all round" tertiary diploma or degree as a basis for further study

  • be  better qualified to help in the work of a local parish

If it is to

  • prepare for ordination in the Orthodox Church

Then you should start with the Bachelor of Theology degree. CLERGY TRACK 

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