Study at Moore

Preliminary Theological Certificate

  • Abbreviation: PTC
  • Length: 1.5 years – each level (part-time)
  • AQF Level: The PTC is not accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework
  • CRICOS Code: Not applicable


The PTC is designed to help you grow in your personal knowledge of God’s word. The units of study will build your understanding and appreciation of the biblical, theological and historical foundations of the Christian faith. The award has a flexible choice of study options, offering units online or by correspondence, as well as the opportunity to join evening lectures or receive coaching to enrich your learning experience.

Course Structure

PTC Level OnePTC Level TwoPTC Level Three

Introduction to the Bible (BT1)
Promise to Fulfilment (BT2)
Pentateuch (OT1)
Mark (NT1)
Knowledge of God (Doctrine 1)

Former Prophets (OT2)
Acts (NT2)
Christ & His Work (Doctrine 2)
Early Church History
Elective 1
Elective 2

Latter Prophets (OT3)
Paul’s Letter (NT3)
The Church (Doctrine 3)
Reformation Church History
Elective 1
Elective 2


Wisdom & Exile (OT4)
Other NT Writings (NT4)
Prayer Book
Christian Worship

Admission requirements

Anyone can enrol in the PTC – there are no prior educational requirements.

Where this course might take you

The PTC is designed to equip laypeople for volunteer work in their local churches and communities, including Bible Study Leaders, Sunday School Teachers, Youth Group Leaders and Lay Preachers.

More info?

Check out our detailed distance study website, here