Modes of Study

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PBC offers a number of different modes of study. To make our courses as available as possible classes operate both during the day and at night and some are available online.

Full Time

All of the courses offered by Perth Bible College can be undertaken on a full time basis as either a residential, or a non-residential student.

Full-time study is the best option for students who are looking to take some time out to spend in concentrated training. By enrolling in full-time studies students will gain the most out of the College community experience as they are able to dedicate themselves to the learning experience.

For Australian students full-time studies have an added financial advantage as students may be eligible for Austudy or Youth Allowance assistance.

Applications to study full-time can be received at any time up to the beginning of the relevant semester. The first semester begins in February and the second in July (see Academic Calendar).

Part Time

All subjects offered at Perth Bible College can be taken on a part-time basis.

Part-time study is the best option for students who cannot commit to a full-time study program but wish to work towards one of PBC’s awards. All subjects completed on a part-time basis carry credit towards our nationally-accredited awards. Part-time students are encouraged to experience as much of the College community as they are able to commit to – including lunches and growth groups.

Several subjects are offered at night (6:30-9:00pm) to cater for people who cannot attend units during normal working hours.


Studying externally at PBC is designed to provide you with a learning experience which is not dissimilar from those attending on-campus. This is achieved by providing you with video and/or audio recordings, reading resources, an online learning environment and easily accessible lecturers and student support services. Currently the subjects that comprise the Diploma of Ministry are available externally. Please contact the college for availability of other subjects.


Auditing a subject means that you may attend all the lectures for a particular subject, enjoy the class and the students’ interaction without the STRESS factor linked to assignments or exams.

Auditing is the best option for those who are interested in studying and just want to get a taste for what it is all about before you make a final decision or those who want to continue to learning, but aren’t wanting to work towards one of the PBC awards.  Auditing a subject will give you the opportunity to attend lectures and experience all aspects of the unit, except for assessment items.

Auditing a subject could be an excellent opportunity for your small group or homegroup to come and learn from lecturers who are experts in their fields.