Undergraduate Certificate in Discipline Studies

The Undergraduate Certificate in Discipline Studies is a four-subject award consisting of subjects chosen from a particular study area. This Certificate can be completed in a single semester.

Course Description

This short flexible course allows students to complete an Undergraduate Certificate in a study area of their choice. There are no core subjects and students can choose four subjects from one study discipline (with matching subject codes).

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Course Structure

The course structure is based on one semester (13 weeks duration). 

  • 40 credit points of electives in discipline studies

To qualify for award of Undergraduate Certificate in Discipline studies, a student shall accrue an aggregate of at least 40 credit points.

Admission Criteria

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

Applicants with recent high school education only will demonstrate completion of the NSW Higher School Certificate, or the completion of the interstate or overseas equivalent qualification.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification will demonstrate the completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification awarded by an authorised institution or registered training organisation (RTO).

The Program Director will conduct a pre-admission interview (either face-to-face or phone or via Zoom) with all applicants seeking entry into the course on the basis of a Certificate III qualification. This interview aims to assess academic suitability and preparedness of the applicant for undergraduate level study.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion of an AQF Level 5 Higher Education Diploma (or higher) by an authorised institution for admission into this course.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

If you are over the age of 21 at the time of commencement, you can apply for admission into this course on the basis of provisional entry, and complete the provisional entry qualifying period to become a full candidate.


If English is not the applicant’s first language or if their first degree was awarded in a non English speaking nation, they will be required to show proficiency in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (or equivalent) with an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of at least 6.0 and no score below 5.5 in any of the four skill areas, or equivalent.

Study Modes

Delivery Mode*: Face-to-Face (Campus class), Online Live (Zoom class), Online Recorded
Locations**: Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide, Online
Duration: One semester full-time, or part-time with completion by December 2025.
Intakes: Semester 2

* Our study modes are flexible so you can mix-and-match different modes throughout your course to fit your needs. For example, a face-to-face student can choose to attend some classes online or an online student may choose to take some subjects face-to-face.

** Some subjects may only be available in certain study modes each semester. Please check the timetable for the most up-to-date information. Face-to-face classes can be delivered weekly or via intensives, where the subject is delivered in a block over consecutive weekdays and/or weekends. Some subjects must be completed face-to-face to meet professional accreditation requirements.

Fees & Timetable

Fee-Help information and a complete Fee Schedule for all Alphacrucis courses can be found in our Fees Information section.

For a full list of course dates for new and continuing students, please see our Timetables.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students to assist you in financing your studies. For more information and other options, please visit the Financing Your Study page. For students who cannot access government loans, an alternative option is Study Loans, a private student loan provider. To learn more about loans provided by Study Loans, click here.

Course Learning Outcomes


  • a broad and coherent knowledge of Christian doctrine, tradition and history as a foundation for development of a Christian worldview;
  • knowledge of key issues and practices in the discipline area;
  • a general knowledge of scholarship and recent developments in the discipline area.

Demonstrated ability to:

  • identify and critically evaluate new developments of research and scholarship in the discipline area;
  • communicate effectively ideas and proposed solutions to peers and general audiences in diverse contexts.

Demonstrated ability to:

  • articulate new questions or issues and apply the knowledge and skills developed within the discipline area to develop appropriate solutions;
  • work independently and responsibly.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of these courses of study may find employment in business and professional organisations; chaplaincy positions; ministry or church-based organisations; community health positions; music positions; not-for-profit and mission-focused organisations; as well as educational institutions that require skills in research and critical thinking.

Student Stories

“My study at Alphacrucis College is more than just attending classes, research in the library, meeting with supervisors or obtaining a degree. It’s a life transformation: physically, mentality and spiritually. My time at AC these past few years have been the greatest experience. This is the best theological college in which to train to be a better servant of God and to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. This Christ-centred College has motivated me to make the most of my study… and the friendly staff have given me joy and happiness, too! To God be the Glory.”

Makalofi Kakala


Student Services

For more information on the suite of student support services available, please see our Student Services section.

This course is not available to International Students