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Study for Interest Only

There is the opportunity to attend classes and participate in discussion. ‘Interest only’ enrolment direct with St Barnabas College is a great way to gain confidence and to ‘test the water’ to find out whether enrolling in the Bachelor of Theology is an option for you.

Interest-only study provides an ideal opportunity for people living in Adelaide to see what tertiary study of theology involves, without having to do the assignments!

Normally, there is no formal assessment and it is not possible to submit any work for assessment.  There are no formal requirements to write essays.

Attendance cannot be accepted as credit towards a degree at a later stage. Nothing will be recorded officially and no certificate will be issued.

A range of subjects are on offer each semester, but numbers are strictly limited.

Subjects on Offer

Check out the timetables for semester 1 and semester 2 to see what subjects we have on offer.

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 interest-only. 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.

Please contact the College for the costs of interest-only study.

Reading materials

No reading materials are provided, and it will be necessary to purchase the set text books. 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.

Enquiries:  Or ring 8305 9380.