Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

Available to:
Domestic students only.
Location:
  • Adelaide
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Online
  • Strathfield
Duration:

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

Description

This course gives graduates in other disciplines a basic foundation in Christian theology, as well as allowing Theology graduates the opportunity to extend their knowledge in specific areas.

Completing the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies qualifies students for admission into the Master of Theological Studies.

Depending on their unit choices, graduates of this course will be able to:

  • interpret biblical texts using insights drawn from historical, cultural, literary, philosophical and theological analyses
  • use a variety of biblical and theological resources to explain the historical origins, development and interconnections of central Christian doctrines
  • know the sources of and methodological approaches to a range of theological studies
  • understand the implications of Christian belief for Christian practice.

Course duration

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Adelaide (Multi-mode)
  • Ballarat (Multi-mode)
  • Brisbane (Multi-mode)
  • Canberra (Multi-mode)
  • Melbourne (Multi-mode)
  • Online
  • Strathfield (Multi-mode)

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).

Please note: Units for this course may be offered On Campus, Online or by Flexible Delivery. Please refer to the Course Enrolment Guide for further information.

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

Adelaide
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Ballarat
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Canberra
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Online
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $8800 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 an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

*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.

Applying for admission

Professional recognition

Professional recognition may differ between dioceses. Teacher applicants are advised to contact the Catholic or State Education Office in the area in which they teach to ascertain the status of the course.

Students who wish to proceed to further study upon completion of the graduate certificate are eligible to enter the Master of Theological Studies course.

Teacher graduates of these two awards may be able to seek four-year trained teacher status with an employer. Applicants are advised to discuss these possibilities with their local Catholic or State Education Office.

Specialisations

Students may elect to complete the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies with a specialisation in:

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies provides entry into the Master of Theological Studies.

Contacts for future students

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