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FAQ

ARE YOU AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE?

Emmaus Bible College is a college of higher education. We are a member institution of Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) and teach their awards. SCD is accredited through the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TESQA) Australia. TEQSA is the national regulator for higher education.

Emmaus is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) registered through Australian Skills Quality Authority ( ASQA).

Emmaus is also a campus of the Australian College of Christian Studies (ACCS).

TELL ME MORE ABOUT EMMAUS BIBLE COLLEGE

Emmaus Bible College is an evangelical bible college offering Nationally accredited higher education courses in Ministry, Theology and Counselling. Our students are from different churches in different locations, with different callings, and are yet unified by the love of Jesus Christ and His people.

Emmaus exists to further the kingdom of God by equipping and empowering Christians through the Ministry, Theology and Counselling degrees we offer. Emmaus tertiary courses are known for their biblical depth and theological application. We also build into students' lives by guiding and counselling them as they prepare to share the Word wherever their ministry takes them.

Our graduates work as pastors, counsellors, youth workers and in a host of other ministry roles nationally and internationally. Emmaus Bible College awards are highly regarded and widely recognised.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You are encouraged to be a Christian, active in your local church and have a reference from your pastor or another suitable person. Academic requirements vary according to the course concerned. Students may be admitted on the basis of previous study or experience and mature-age entry is possible for applicants over 21 years. For full entry requirements, contact the college, and don't be discouraged from applying because you haven't studied previously, as we will work with you through your studies.

HOW IS THE PROGRAM ORGANISED?

Emmaus' programs are flexible. Classes are held during the day and in the evening. We also offer classes online. Intensive classes are also conducted during semester breaks. There is something for everyone. Regular classes are held on Monday through to Friday, during the teaching semester.

DO I NEED TO STUDY FULL-TIME?

Students are welcome to enrol as part time (one or two subjects per semester) or full-time (three to five subjects a semester). Classes are held over a 13-week semester.

A part time student averaging 2 subjects per semester per year would complete an Associate Degree in 4 years, or 2 years full time. A part time Bachelor Degree student would complete their study in 6 years, or 3 years full time.

Timetables are student friendly, with most full time students attending classes over two days of the week. This allows for part time work, and plenty of time for completing assessments and study.

WHAT ARE YOUR COLLEGE HOURS?

Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
Lecture times run from Monday to Friday, with some courses running at night time.

WHO DOES THE TEACHING?

Emmaus has a highly qualified faculty who have experience both in Christian service and the classroom. All faculty are required to have a good blend of practical experience in Christian ministry and strong academic qualifications.

CAN I STAY IN MY LOCAL CHURCH WHILE I STUDY?

You will be encouraged to be an active and committed member of your home church. If you come from outside Sydney, we can help you find a church of your choice where you can worship and serve the Lord. Emmaus is committed to help build up local churches in every possible way.

HOW DOES ONLINE LEARNING WORK?

Through the use of the Internet, Emmaus records its lectures and uploads them onto the College's website for students to watch and listen to at a later time. The College also uses a form of distant learning where class notes, reading etc. for each for each lesson and are posted onto the College website for reading.

Generally online learning uses Forums for group discussions.

WHAT FACILITIES ARE THERE?

Our facilities are constantly being developed. Currently they include:

  • Comprehensive combined library of approximately 46,000 books
  • Computers and printers for student use
  • Free WiFi and email access on campus
  • Photocopying available
  • Close to Macquarie University Train Station
  • Paid parking at Macquarie Park Shopping Centre
  • Student counselling service
  • Complimentary tea, coffee
  • Close to shopping centres

WHAT WILL IT COST?

Government FEE-HELP is available to Australian citizens (and some others) for Emmaus courses studied at Bachelor and Masters degree level. FEE-HELP pays your tuition and qualifying students may be able to claim Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy from the government. Alternately, you can just sit in and "audit" a subject for as little as $250. See more information here.

WHAT IS DISTINCTIVE ABOUT EMMAUS BIBLE COLLEGE?

  • We believe the Scriptures alone are the standard by which doctrine and faith are measured.
  • We have a strong emphasis on Biblical Studies.
  • Emmaus' flexible program suits almost everyone.
  • We offer an exciting and practical Counselling degree.

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE EMMAUS BIBLE COLLEGE?

Emmaus has over sixty years of established ministry in Australia.

  • Emmaus has a proven record of fine training, quality education and excellent productivity.
  • Emmaus has highly qualified faculty.
  • You will be encouraged to step out in faith but to keep your feet on the ground.

Hundreds of Emmaus graduates are serving God in many places - as teachers, pastors, chaplains, missionaries, counsellors, youth workers, children's workers, church-planters and lay workers. You also, can be one of them!

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