ATS Academic Programmes

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ATS Academic Programmes

ATS Academic Programmes

Vocational Certificates

Vocational Certificates are self-enrichment, in-house programs to assist those involved in ministry. There are no minimum admission requirements.
[*] These vocational certificates are non-registered, non-credit bearing and non-credit RPL (recognition of prior learning) may apply. Please contact ATS for more information.
Vocational certificates offered by ATS:

  • Christian Worker’s Certificate, Popular Recently revised
  • Small Group Leader Certificate, New
  • Entrepreneurship Certificate, New
  • Christian Counselling Certificate
  • Women in Ministry
  • Youth Work

Other Academic Programmes

ATS is undergoing major changes with the purpose of enhancing the teaching and learning experience of all our students.
These changes affect all the ATS sectors: our undergraduate programs as well as our post-graduate programs. It also affects a heightened improvement of the administration, whereby students will be able to access online important information such as assessment results access, financial statements, and many more. Our library service will also be expanded to be more accessible online. Learning material is made more user-friendly, especially with our distance learners in mind. Excellence is our mission, and this is the driving force behind the restructuring of ATS! For any inquiries regarding ATS or our study programs, please contact the registrar. A new ATS for a new generation of students!

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Theology (BTh)
Auckland Park Theological Seminary’s Bachelor of Theology is accredited and comprises the six theological disciplines plus one (or both) of the two Biblical languages, Hebrew or Greek.


Diploma in Theology
The diploma comprises six theological disciplines and is divided into first and second-semester modules.

Higher Certificates

A Higher Certificate differs from a Vocational Certificate in that the Higher Certificate is an NQF2 Level 5 program, registered by the Department of Higher Education and Training and by SAQA, and is presented on the Higher Education band.

The Higher Certificate carries a weight of 120 credits and leads to further academic studies (Diploma in Theology or Bachelor of Theology (BTh) degree) in the Higher Education band.


Vocational certificate programs are internal, self-improvement initiatives designed to help persons working in ministry. There are no minimal prerequisites for admission. These occupational certificate programs are therefore non-credit bearing, even though South Africa does allow for non-credit bearing recognition of prior learning (often known as “RPL” for short).

How to apply

Check the available occupational certificate programs to find the one that best suits your needs. But if you need additional details before choosing, you can get in touch with the administration department, where you’ll get help selecting wisely.

Fill out the online application. However, if you are unable to submit an online application, you may get in touch with the Administration Department and ask for a hard copy (paper) application form to be mailed to you.

An automatic email will be sent to applicants who use the online system to confirm their submission. Please be aware that submission confirmation does not equate to registration confirmation. When the administration department has finished processing your application, they will get in touch with you. They value your interest in ATS and await the receipt of your application.

ATS Academic Programmes

Online Theological Seminary‎

Contact us

Phone: (+27) 11 726 7029
Fax: (+27) 11 726 8366
or (+27) 11 482 1011
Physical Address
55 Richmond Avenue
Auckland Park
South Africa
Postal Address
ATS Administration
Private Bag X75
Auckland Park
South Africa


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