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DipTheol Diploma in Theology

The Diploma in Theology introduces students to the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History.

This may be extended by further study in those disciplines or by electives in the area of practical ministry studies. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

The Diploma in Theology consists of 144 points comprising of:
- 36 points of study in Biblical Studies (Field B)
- 36 points of study in Christian Thought and History (Field C)
- a further 72 points of study.

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  • DurationOne year full-time or up to four years part-time
  • Structure8 standard undergraduate units
  • Fees$1,704 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed Year 12.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2020 close on Friday 14 February 2020. Admissions for second semester 2020 close on Friday 17 July 2020.

The Diploma in Theology is an AQF Level 5 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance 
- available to overseas students (CRICOS Code 075250F)

COURSE PLANNER Diploma in Theology

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Diploma in Theology
- have sound foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts.
- have skills to articulate foundational theological and scriptural knowledge and reflection.
- have developed clear analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments.
- apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions.
- apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as conversation.

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Diploma in Theology summary information (opens to the external University of Divinity site)

Application for the Diploma in Theology is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 3 9847 5432 and by email at

Semester 1

  • AL2509T New Testament Greek B

  • BA1391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA2724B Pentateuch

  • BN2794B New Testament: Life in the Early Church

  • CH3125B Christianity in Australian History

  • CT1301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT1722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT2296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • CT3795B Salvation Today

  • DA2106B Vocational Formation in Social and Community Services

  • DL1798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM3714B Community Engagement in a Globalised Environment

  • DP1304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP1704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Semester 2

  • BA3134B The Psalms: songs for all times

  • BA3734B The Psalms: songs for all times

  • BN1301B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN1701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN3397B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • BN3797B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • CH1791B Introduction to Christian History

  • CT1722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT2728B Futurism and Theology: key issues

  • DA1108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DA2108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DM1713B Mission Foundations

  • DM2193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DM3720B Youth Ministry: Mission to Youth in a 21st Century Australian Context

  • DP2195B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP3145B Developing and Leading Healthy Team Work in Ministry

  • DS1793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester: Full Year

  • DA2121B Supervised Theological Field Education

  • DA3121B Supervised Theological Field Education

Graduates may proceed to an Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry, an Advanced Diploma in Philosophy, or to the Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology.

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