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GCTheol Graduate Certificate in Theology

The Graduate Certificate in Theology qualifies students in theological study by developing or deepening their knowledge and skills in theological disciplines.

It serves as a foundation for further study and a means of critically engaging Christian thought and traditions. Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian life and social engagement.

The Graduate Certificate in Theology consists of 72 points of Foundational units taken across three Disciplines in at least two Fields.

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  • DurationOne semester full-time or up to three semesters part-time
  • Structure3 standard postgraduate units
  • Fees$2,448 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2020 close on Friday 14 February 2020. Admissions for second semester 2020 close on Friday 17 July 2020.

The Graduate Certificate in Theology is an AQF Level 8 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance 
- available to overseas students (CRICOS Code 053016J)
- available online and on campus

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Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Theology
- have knowledge of sources, terms and conceptual frameworks required for theological engagement
- have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to theological studies
- apply skills of interpretation to texts and traditions with awareness of context, implications and application to historical and or contemporary issues
- apply theological and hermeneutical skills in clearly articulating insights relevant to life, work and community settings.

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

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

Semester 1

  • AL8509T New Testament Greek B

  • BA8391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA9724B Pentateuch

  • CH9725B Christianity in Australian History

  • CT8301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT8701B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT8722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT9296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • DA8106B Vocational Formation in Social and Community Services

  • DA8108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DL8798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DP8304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP8704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Semester 2

  • BA9134B The Psalms: songs for all times

  • BA9734B The Psalms: songs for all times

  • BN8301B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN8701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN9397B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • BN9797B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • CH8291B Introduction to Christian History

  • CH8791B Introduction to Christian History

  • CT8728B Futurism and Theology: key issues

  • DM8713B Mission Foundations

  • DM9193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DP9145B Developing and Leading Healthy Team Work in Ministry

  • DS8793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester: Full Year

  • DA9121B Supervised Theological Field Education

Graduates may proceed to the Graduate Diploma in Theology or Master of Arts (Theology)

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