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GDDiv Graduate Diploma in Divinity

The Graduate Diploma in Divinity allows students to explore multiple areas of interest in divinity and its associated disciplines or to engage with one or two areas in depth.

It serves as a foundation for study of theology or philosophy and disciplines which are associated with them.

The Graduate Diploma in Divinity consists of 144 points of Postgraduate Foundational or Postgraduate Elective units.

Note: This award may be used as an exit point from eligible students enrolled in a Masters degree who meet the admission requirements.

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  • DurationOne year full-time or up to three years part-time
  • Structure6 standard postgraduate units
  • Fees$2,448 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaTo be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Divinity, a candidate must have completed an undergraduate degree or a graduate certificate and either: a) completed the equivalent of 72 points of theological study at the University of Divinity or another higher education provider; or b) completed 144 points of study towards a Master’s award at the University of Divinity.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2019 close on Friday 15 February 2019. Admissions for second semester 2019 close on Friday 19 July 2019.

The Graduate Diploma in Divinity is an AQF Level 8 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance 
- available online and on campus

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Divinity
- have advanced knowledge in one or more areas of divinity and associated disciplines
- have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to postgraduate study
- apply skills of interpretation to texts or concepts
- apply judgement based on theory, practice and tradition to contemporary issues.

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

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

Semester 1

  • BA9724B Pentateuch

  • BN8301B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN8701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN9144B Lukan Literature

  • BN9744B Lukan Literature

  • CH9725B Christianity in Australian History

  • CT8701B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT8722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT9293B Reformation Theology

  • CT9296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • CT9297B The Triune God

  • CT9796B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • CT9797B The Triune God

  • DA8106B Vocational Formation in Social and Community Services

  • DL8198B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DL8798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM8113B Mission Foundations

  • DM8713B Mission Foundations

  • DP8304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP8704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP9145B Developing and Leading Healthy Team Work in Ministry

  • DP9746B Transformational Leadership in Ministry

  • DS9127B Insights from the Ages: Spirituality, Mission and Leadership

  • DS9727B Insights from the Ages: Spirituality, Mission and Leadership

Semester 2

  • AL8009T New Testament Greek A

  • BA8391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA8791B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA9143B Theologies of the Hebrew Bible

  • BA9743B Theologies of the Hebrew Bible

  • BN9302B The Gospels and Mission

  • BN9398B Picturing and Proclaiming the New Testament

  • BN9702B The Gospels and Mission

  • BN9798B Picturing and Proclaiming the New Testament

  • CT8301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT9126B Christ and Salvation

  • CT9726B Christ and Salvation

  • DA8108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DA9193B Social and Community Services 1

  • DA9793B Social and Community Services 1

  • DP8195B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP8795B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP9146B Transformational Leadership in Ministry

  • DP9303B Children's Ministry

  • DP9703B Children's Ministry

  • DS8193B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

  • DS8793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester: Full Year

  • DA9121B Supervised Theological Field Education

Graduates may be eligible to proceed to a Masters award. Graduates who have included a Research Essay (12000 words) in their course may be eligible to apply for admission to a higher degree by research.

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