Study Pathways

At PBC, we offer various study options, designed to suit your ministry goals and personal growth, whilst also catering to your life stage and lifestyle.

Whether you want to study full-time on campus or part-time, PBC has you covered with our flexible course options.

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Pathway options

Higher Education Study
Find out how previous higher education studies can help you get into a PBC course.

Work & Life Experience
Find out how professional work and life experience can help you get into a PBC course.

Secondary Education
Recently finished high school? Find out your course options.

Vocational Education & Training
Find out more on your course options if you have completed a VET course.

Entry requirements

Typically, entrance into a course requires completion of a course one AQF level below the course a student is applying for. For example, to enter into the Graduate Diploma of Ministry (AQF 8) a student must have completed an Australian bachelor’s degree (AQF 7) or equivalent.

There are circumstances in which this is not the case.

For example:

  • Entrance into the Bachelor of Ministry (AQF 7) can be gained from the completion of the Diploma of Ministry (AQF 5) with a credit average.
  • Entry into the Master of Theology (AQF 9) can be gained through the completion of a Bachelor of Ministry (AQF 7) with a distinction average.

For specific course entry requirements, please see the page for that course.

Overseas qualifications

When a student applies with qualifications from another country, PBC will determine:

  • whether qualifications in the relevant country are recognised within Australia, and
  • the equivalent AQF level of the qualification.

For more information on admissions if applying with an overseas qualification, please consult PBC’s Admissions Policy.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) refers to the credit awarded to a student to go towards their chosen degree due to previous studies they have undertaken.

This can take the form of either credit awarded to specific units or block credit awarded to the course as in general.

To gain acknowledgement of RPL, a student must apply for it at the time of applying for their chosen course. This will then be assessed by PBC to determine the outcome of the RPL application.

For more information on PBC’s RPL processes, please see the Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

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