Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies

Available to:
Domestic students only.
Location:
  • Melbourne
  • Online
Duration:

1 year part-time

Description

This course is for graduate teachers who need accreditation to teach religious education in Catholic schools.

The Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies specifically meets the religious education requirements set out in the CECV (Catholic Education Commission Victoria) Accreditation Policy.

On completing the course, students will:

  • know and understand the theological concepts fundamental to the Catholic tradition
  • understand the place and use of the scriptures in the Catholic tradition
  • understand the key principles and practices associated with teaching religious education in a Catholic school
  • know and understand the communal, sacramental, liturgical and moral dimensions of the Catholic tradition.

Course duration

1 year part-time

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Melbourne (Multi-mode)
  • Online

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Cohorts will need to check with their sponsoring body for approval to defer. Find out more about deferment.

Credit Points

40

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Online
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - July

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $7720 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree or accredited diploma or equivalent.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

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