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Study for Personal Enrichment

St Barnabas College can offer limited Personal Enrichment Places (PEPs) in its entry level classes for those who want to learn more about their faith but don’t want to enrol in a degree.

PEPs are:

  • About learning for its own sake – you will not be awarded any certification
  • Low Cost – $100 per subject per semester
  • Degree level but not assessed
  • Not assessable for academic credit

Free positions

We offer PEPs in select classes to lay people for free. However, these positions are limited.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements – you don’t need to have matriculated and you don’t need any formal qualifications to attend subjects for personal enrichment. However, these are University level subjects and there is an expectation that you enjoy reading, analysing material and discussing your views.


It is expected that, in order to maximise the benefit of the subject, those enrolling this way will attend each class at the required time, complete the required reading and participate in discussion. PEP students are required to observe the same college behavioural rules as full fee paying students.

Reading materials

No reading materials are provided, and it will be necessary to purchase the set text books. Furthermore, you will not be eligible for access to online CSU resources. Alternatively, students can borrow the set texts from the St Barnabas College Library, having borrowing privileges of up to four texts for 28 days. Likewise, one of the other local Theological Libraries (Adelaide Theological Library, Brooklyn Park or the Australian Lutheran College, North Adelaide) could provide the necessary resources, though you will need to pay additional fees and register as a community borrower.

Check out the 2020 timetables to see which subjects are on offer this year.

To register for a PEP in any of the above classes, please fill out an enrolment form and send it to our  academic administrator, Damian Szepessy, by email. If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to call on 8305 9309.