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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 PLANNER Graduate Diploma in Divinity

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

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

  • CT9726B Christ and Salvation

  • DA8108B Vocational Formation in Faith Communities

  • DL8798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM9193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DM9793B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DP8195B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP8795B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP9146B Transformational Leadership in 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 Minor Thesis (12,000 words) in their course may be eligible to apply for admission to a higher degree by research.

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