St Marks National Theological Centre

Which pathway?

St Mark’s National Theological Centre delivers courses in theology, personal and relationship counselling, pastoral and clinical supervision, pastoral care, and Anglican ministry formation. It offers courses in higher education and in the VET sectors. Its courses in the higher education provision (HEP) sector are offered through its partnership with Charles Sturt University (CSU), and in the VET sector via St Mark’s own Registered Training Organisation (RTO). St Mark’s also has a historic commitment to public theology, which it seeks to strengthen.

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School of Theology Courses

St Mark’s has been a partner in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University (CSU) since 1996. Through this association, St Mark’s offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in theology, ministry, pastoral counselling, and ageing and pastoral studies.

Why study theology?

Interested in theology and not afraid to pursue it? Studying theology is part adventure, part discipline and part exploration. Learn more about studying theology.

About the school

The School has an established reputation for its emphasis on student learning, quality teaching and research. Learn more about the School of Theology.

Course options

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Bachelor of Theology 
Bachelor of Theology (Honours)


Graduate Diploma of Theology 
Master of Theology 
Master of Theology (Research) 
Doctor of Philosophy 

Master of Ministry 
Doctor of Ministry 

Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling
Master of Pastoral Counselling (with specialisation)

Graduate Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Studies
Master of Ageing and Pastoral Studies

Registered Training Organisation

St Mark's Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offers courses in Christian Counselling, Professional Supervision, Pastoral Counselling, and Ministry Training and Formation at Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels under the auspices of the Australian Skills Quality Framework for VET qualification. For full details check with the AQF site.

St Mark's RTO is an Approved Delegate of the Australian Skills Quality Authority. For details see ASQA.

Our courses

CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling
CHC81015 Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling
(available from 2018)

10433NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology
10434NAT Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology
10435NAT Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology

10348NAT Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (Clinical) (Pastoral)