1. Bring your Negative Covid Test Result
    All NTE delegates upon arrival must show evidence of a recent, negative COVID test (a PCR test performed at a testing clinic). We suggest that you get tested 48-72 hours prior to your intended arrival. Friday would be the best day to do this. You will not need to self-isolate while awaiting the test results (as long as you do not have symptoms or are a close contact etc). There is no cost for this test.

  2. Proof of full vaccination or exemption
    Before entering the conference, all delegates must show proof of vaccination or exemption, as per current NSW guidelines. Likewise, all delegates will be required to bring a mask to use if needed.

  3. Covid-19 symptoms before NTE
    Anyone with Covid symptoms must stay away from the conference site, get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative COVID-19 test.

  4. Close contact
    Anyone who is a close contact of a positive Covid case (either from exposure venues or their own social contacts) may not enter the conference site until they return a negative result from a testing clinic.


Carl Matthei currently leads the Campus Bible Study ministry team and Unichurch UNSW at the University of New South Wales as Senior Minister and Chaplain. He is also an Associate Senior Staff member of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students.

Carl hopes to see missionaries raised up from Campus Bible Study through Biblical training and the equipping of members and the many trainees at Campus Bible Study. He is married to Jenny, and they have four children: Caitlin, Laura, Rebecca and Joel.

Richard Chin serves as the National Director of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students. Richard migrated from Singapore as a child, grew up in Fairfield and graduated in Medicine, before training at Moore College for his work as a student evangelist.

Richard is married to Jeanette, and father to four young adult children. Based at Australian National University in Canberra, Richard also serves with Jeanette on an AFES staff team that proclaims Christ to both local and international students.


Registrations for in-person NTE Sydney/Illawarra at KCC are now closed.
Praise God we have had many registrations and there are now over 800 people registered! At the same time we are disappointed that not everyone who wants to come to Katoomba is able to.

The NTE online registration is still available.


We always want to host the best experience for all our friends and this year have decided to opt for a face-to-face NTE in regions to best prepare for any COVID lockdowns or border closures.

Check out the 9 NTEÔÇÖs taking place here.

If you are still unsure, ask your campus staff or email [email protected] for help.


Click here for an overview of Strands – email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Which Strand should I choose?

No worries! We can help you out. Please email┬á[email protected]┬áwith the purchase details.

We are able to offer refunds, however will charge a $50 administrative fee, until registrations close. If you are able to find someone to take your registration then the $50 administration fee will be waived.
After 9th November no refunds are available unless for COVID reasons.

Each regional NTE will make decisions based on the state government laws and will let you know of any changes to the program accordingly. We will offer full refunds for any registrations that are unusable due to COVID.

Strand Groups are seen as a 3-5 year program, generally we encourage those attending their first NTE to go to Strand 1, second NTE – Strand 2, and so on. There are also specialty strands.

Specialty Strands:
Strand 101 – Investigating Christianity
Strand 12 – exclusively for high school leavers about to start uni!

Regular Strands
Strand 1 – Exegesis of NT Passage
Strand 2 – Biblical Theology, how OT passage fits within the whole Bible
Strand 3 – Systematic Theology, Doctrine of a biblical theme
Strand 4 – Systematic Theology, Ethics for pastoral topic
Strand 5 – Pastoral Theology, Preparation to teach a book of the bible

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