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Learn why St Mark's is a destination educational institution for students of God.

Why choose St Mark's

St Mark's is an inclusive scholarly Christian theological community

We provide high-quality theological education, offering vocational education and training right through to undergraduate, postgraduate studies and research in theology and ministry-related studies

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St Mark's is an inclusive scholarly Christian theological community


Studying theology is part adventure, part discipline, and part exploration. Here are some pathways available to you.

World-class theological education to suit busy lives

Teaching Approach

World-class theological education to suit busy lives

Although all of our courses are delivered primarily online at St Mark’s, you can be assured of a quality and personal education by our Faculty. With over 20 years of teaching in the distance and online space, and with a strong partnership with Charles Sturt University, St Mark’s continues to be one of the leading Australian providers in flexible and online theological education.

From one-year part-time diplomas to three-year full-time degrees, you can set your own learning pace to suit your lifestyle. And if you want to take it real slow — or dip your toe in the water — you can enrol in a single subject, or turn up to classes as an auditor (no assignments!)

Charles Sturt University

St Mark’s has been a founding partner in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University (CSU) since 1995. Through this partnership, St Mark’s offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in theology, ministry, pastoral counselling, and ageing and pastoral studies, grounded in Judeo-Christian foundations.

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Vocational Education

St Mark’s is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and offers Nationally Recognised Training in counselling, professional supervision, and ministry and theology under the auspices of the Australian Skills Quality Authority Standards for VET qualifications. We also specialise in the formation and training of priests and deacons for the Anglican Church.

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Hear from our students & alumni

  • Studying theology is a unique discipline and participating in St Mark’s community activities such as daily morning prayer and morning tea was important to complement my academic studies. St Mark’s is a small community where the lecturers are caring, flexible and eager to see students succeed.

    Katherine Spackman, Graduate Diploma of Theology
  • This course not only helped my professional development, but I also gained an understanding of the personal ageing journey. The course is practical, covering a wide range of needs within ageing, societal attitudes to ageing and impact throughout communities globally.

    Mavis Salt, Master of Ageing and Pastoral Studies
  • I really enjoyed my lectures last year. Two of my lecturers, in particular, just some of the best lectures I’ve ever had — and I’ve been exposed to public speaking for a long time. I realise I don’t know much about the Bible, despite these years of being in church. It’s been a real pleasure taking a critical look of the Old and New Testament, and church history. I really enjoy it.

    Baden Williams, Currently doing Graduate Diploma of Theology from PNG
  • The staff at CSU and the lecturers at St Mark’s were cooperative, supportive, and encouraging through the entire degree. First rate professionalism displayed on each and every occasion by both organisations.

    Kelvin Harris, Bachelor of Theology
  • A couple of things that have really impressed me about St Mark’s is the breadth of experience and understanding and discussion that happens in the classrooms… It doesn’t matter if you hold a different opinion; there is room for discussion of even conflicting theological positions in the classroom. That, I think, creates a much more solid and enriching outcome.

    Byron Steele, Theological Student

Apply to study at St Mark’s

Start your adventure in St Mark’s in just 5 steps

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Step 1: Find a course

Simply browse through the courses on offer and pick the one you want! We offer both vocational and university-level education to suit all needs and levels. Be sure to look into the admission requirements as some courses would require prior academic qualifications.

Thinking of studying on-campus? You can also arrange a campus tour with us.

If you have any questions, feel free to drop us a line or call us on 02 6272 6252 during business hours.

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Step 2: Prepare your supporting documents

Depending on the course you choose, you will be required to provide proof of your education and/or professional experience. Some of these documents might take time to put together, so please factor that in before you apply with us.

As always, we’re on hand to help — feel free to drop us a line or call us on 02 6272 6252 during business hours.

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Step 3: Apply online

If you are applying for a course under Charles Sturt University’s School of Theology, you will eventually be directed to CSU’s website to complete your online course application. For all St Mark’s VET courses, simply complete the online application form on this website. Our form allows you to save at various stages of the process, so you can come back at a later date to complete your application if you need to.

Can’t apply online? We have other methods for course application available.

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Step 4: Indicate your interest in applying for credit

If you’ve studied in a similar field before, you may be able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (in the case of CSU and St Mark’s) or for a Credit Transfer (in the case of CSU only.)

If your application falls within the window for RPL or credits to be considered, your application form should prompt you to indicate the units you would like recognition or credit for.

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Step 5: Finish your enrolment

Once your application form has been received, verified, and approved by the Registrar, you will be notified by email to proceed to the Enrolment stage. If there are any errors or issues within your application form, the Registrar will get in touch with you via email to smooth those out.

Before you start the Enrolment process, be sure that you have obtained a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

The enrolment process includes the payment of fees. These fees will include units that you require RPL for.

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