StudY at SPBC

Get details of our diploma programmes, and different study options.

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Understand our application requirements, process, timing, and how to get started.

What We Offer

Are you seeking a richer understanding of God? SPBC is the place to grow!

Our courses are designed to take you deeper in your study of Scripture, helping you understand God's will and be transformed by Him.

Get a firm biblical foundation for godly transformation, whether you're preparing for a future in ministry, or just want to enrich your daily Christian life. 

At SPBC, you will discover:

Download the SPBC Prospectus here

Graduate Testimonies

Here's how past graduates describe their time at SPBC. (Also read our Graduate Stories).

Study and Career Pathways

Career Pathways

Many potential employment pathways exist for SPBC graduates, including positions in Christian and church leadership, chaplaincy, missions, non-profit organisations, ministry, and religious education.

Alumni also describe the positive impact of their SPBC education on secular career paths. Their character development, ability to relate to others, and increased clarity about God's will for them, have provided opportunities for career progression and greater depth of purpose while working in roles as diverse as builders, lawyers, and many things besides! Likewise, they have been equipped to serve voluntarily in community services and/or ministry, alongside their careers.

Educational Pathways

SPBC diplomas staircase into further study, with some graduates going on to complete bachelors or masters level study in theology, ministry or related areas.

Graduates may apply to some universities and Private Training Establishments for credit against semester hours or units. Such institutions may include:

More information on potential pathways is available from the Dean of Academics, David Nelson: 

Accreditation, Codes of Practice, and Professional Affiliation


The South Pacific Bible College is registered as a Private Training Establishment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), pursuant to the Education Amendment Act 1990. All of our qualifications are accredited by NZQA.

We hold a Category 1 rating from NZQA, the highest rating possible from the New Zealand government, indicating our ability to deliver these qualifications. NZQA's latest External Evaluation Review (EER) found SPBC to be highlight confident in educational performance, and highly confident capability in self-assessment. Click here for NZQA's full EER report.

Code of Practice for the Wellbeing of Tertiary and International Learners

The South Pacific Bible College is a signatory to the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021. The code supports the wellbeing of tertiary and international learners enrolled with New Zealand education providers. 

You can read the code on the NZQA website, or ask us for a copy.

You can read SPBC's self-review report here. For more information on SPBC's commitment to the code, see our Prospectus.

Professional Affiliation

SPBC is a member of Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ) and the Christian Theological and Ministries Education Society (CTMES).