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Frequently Asked Questions

Current Students

What are ‘courses’ and ‘units’ – can you clarify?
BBI follows the latest preferred terminology from the Australian Quality Framework. The word ‘courses’ refers to degrees and ‘units’ refers to subjects. Other universities may call courses ‘programs or degrees’ and units ‘courses or subjects’.

Does BBI’s HEP status mean that my studies are recognised by other universities?
As a Higher Education Provider, BBI courses are effectively benchmarked across the Australian Higher Education sector. Therefore, BBI’s courses are comparable to the Australian University sector and have the same level of academic rigour as any other tertiary education provider.

What are my study options with BBI-TAITE?

DISCIPLINE COURSES UNITS
Leadership & Theology Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Theology 4
  Graduate Diploma in Leadership & Theology 8
  Master of Leadership & Theology *12-16
Religious Education Graduate Certificate in Religious Education 4
  Graduate Diploma in Religious Education 8
  Master of Religious Education *12
Theological Studies Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies 4
  Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies 8
  Master of Theological Studies *16
Governance & Canon Law Graduate Certificate in Governance & Canon Law 4
  Graduate Diploma in Governance & Canon Law 8
*Credit, RPL and experience may reduce the number of units required.

How many units will I need to do in a BBI-TAITE Master’s program?
Some Masters courses consist of 16 units and others 12 units (see below), however if you have prior postgraduate studies in theology, leadership, religious education, canon law or similar, you may be eligible for credit, for prior study or recognised prior learning (RPL), for work experience. Please contact BBI-TAITE’s Student Services team for further clarification and to discuss your individual case.

Master of Leadership & Theology *12-16
Master of Religious Education *12
Master of Theological Studies *16

 

Prospective Students & Alumni

I am a prospective student, how do I apply for a BBI-TAITE course?
All new applications will be submitted online. Applications for each trimester will be open throughout the year, to make it as easy as possible for prospective students to apply online. Commencement dates for each trimester will be published on the website.

How will BBI-TAITE deliver its new courses?
BBI-TAITE will continue to offer its courses via both online and seminar modes, ensuring maximum flexibility with a blended mode of study.

How many teaching periods will there be?
There will be three teaching periods, called trimesters and the dates are posted on our website.

What will the fees be?
BBI-TAITE is mindful of the cost of tertiary education in Australia and has positioned its fees as competitively and affordably as possible.

Will FEE-HELP be available for BBI's new courses?
BBI-TAITE offers FEE-HELP for all of its awards and courses. 

What are my options if I have completed postgraduate study up to ten years ago?
Credit or RPL will be granted for postgraduate study, up to ten years ago. The most credit you can receive into a course is 50% of that course. Extensive experience is also considered. This is usually taken on a case by case basis and subject to the BBI-TAITE Credit and RPL Policy.

General Queries

Does BBI-TAITE provide undergraduate degrees or higher research degrees?
BBI-TAITE is a specialist postgraduate provider in Theology, Religious Education, Leadership and Governance and Canon Law and has attained HEP accreditation to teach at a postgraduate coursework level. BBI-TAITE offers undergraduate units/subjects in Theology, Religious Education and more through the University of Wollongong and University of Tasmania. BBI-TAITE also supports student pathways into research higher degree courses through partner universities.

Does BBI-TAITE’s HEP status mean that my studies at BBI-TAITE are recognised by other universities?
As a Higher Education Provider, BBI-TAITE courses are effectively benchmarked across the Australian Higher Education sector. Therefore, BBI-TAITE’s courses are comparable to the Australian University sector and have the same level of academic rigour as any other tertiary education provider.

Why Study With Us?
When you study through BBI-TAITE, you will receive many benefits, click here to read them.

Does BBI-TAITE deliver non-degree courses, e.g. adult education?
Yes, BBI-TAITE provides short courses, such as Catholic Correspondence Courses, Adult Faith Online and Professional Development courses, such as the Governance & Canon Law Seminar Series and the eConference.

 

If I become a BBI-TAITE student and I want to mix my course up a little; is it possible to select some units from one of the other BBI courses?
Yes, subject to the course requirements, you are able to choose different units of study as electives. It is best to speak directly to BBI-TAITE for confirmation.

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