Applying for our courses is as easy as completing the application form and having a preliminary interview. Applications are now open.
Applications for most courses are made using the forms available from the University of Divinity. Your forms are then submitted through Trinity College for processing.
All students thinking about formal university studies at Trinity College Theological School should submit a completed application form (see below) and make an appointment to discuss their course or units with a member of the Faculty. You will need to supply certified copies of ID documents showing citizenship, and transcripts of any previous tertiary study.
Send completed forms along with all required documentation to "firstname.lastname@example.org" or by post to:
Trinity College Theological School
100 Royal Parade
PARKVILLE VIC 3052
For those considering a graduate research degree (MA or PhD), you will need to talk to the Research Co-ordinator at Trinity College Theological School before submitting your application.
Enrolment and Re-enrolment Forms
Please enrol using the University of Divinity forms, which are then submitted through Trinity College Theological School. We will confirm your enrolment and payment arrangements. These forms, and further information about enrolment and re-enrolment, can be found on the University of Divinity website.
Trinity College is fortunate in being able to offer financial assistance for studies in Theology. See the Scholarships page for details of Studentships and Scholarships and to download the application form.
Ministry Education Program
Applicants for the Trinity College Theological School Ministry Education Program will also need to arrange a short interview with the Director of the Ministry Education Centre. This program is administered separately from your University enrolment, although your formal subjects will be taken as part of your degree program.
Please note that there are special requirements for students who are not Australian citizens. The University of Divinity website explains these requirements and gives details of visas, fees and support. Trinity offers some assistance in essay-writing to students for whom English is not their first language. Please see the International Students page for further details. In general, note that we are not able to offer financial assistance toward course fees or living expenses.
The Course Handbook
For detailed information about Trinity College Theological School, and our courses and units, please download the full 2021 Handbook (2.1MB PDF). The handbook also gives you a complete guide to essay-writing, important policies and procedures (such as our student Code of Conduct), and contact details. Most information is also found on this website.
Units offered in 2021 and Timetable
The 2021 timetable (701KB PDF) is now available (but is subject to change). Please visit the Units page to see descriptions of each of the subjects being offered in 2021.
Important Dates for 2021
- Friday 19 February – TCTS ORIENTATION SESSION (from 2pm: all students to attend)
- Monday 22 February to Friday 28 May – Semester 1
- Tuesday 16 March – Census date (last date for enrolment changes without penalty)
- Saturday 27 March to Sunday 11 April – Non-teaching period
- Friday 28 May – Semester 1: Last day of teaching
- July – Winter Intensives (see timetable for dates)
- Monday 26 July to Friday 29 October – Semester 2
- Tuesday 17 August – Census date (last date for enrolment changes without penalty)
- Saturday 18 September to Sunday 3 October – Non-teaching period
With permission from the lecturer, you are welcome to sit in on a unit as an audit student. Those interested in attending any of our units on a not-for-credit basis, should complete the enrolment form. Audit units cost $400 each. While you may complete the assessment tasks yourself, they cannot be submitted or marked, and no feedback can be given on your work or progress. Ordinarily, audit participation will be limited to two units without further consultation with the College.
Assignment Extension Forms