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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$1,764 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of Year 12 education or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed the Victorian Certificate of Education.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2022 close on Friday 11 February 2022. Admissions for second semester 2022 close on Friday 15 July 2022.

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)

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Course 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. Summer School

  • DL1198B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DS1193B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester: 2. Semester 1

  • BA3392B Eighth Century Prophetic Voices

  • BN1301B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN2397B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • CT2126B Christ and Salvation

  • CT2296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • DM1113B Mission Foundations

  • DP1304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Semester: 3. Winter School

  • CT1301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • DM2193B Social and Community Mission 1

Semester: 4. Semester 2

  • BA1391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA3123B Deutero-Isaiah

  • CH1291B Introduction to Christian History

  • CT3149B Humanity 3.0: Theological Responses to Trans-, Post- and Antihumanism

  • CT3298B The Theology of Catherine Booth in its Historical and Contemporary Contexts

  • DL3115B Preaching and Narrative

  • DP2147B Reflective Practice for Vocational Formation

  • DP2195B Introduction to Leadership in Ministry

  • DP2303B Children's Ministry

  • DP3303B Children's Ministry

  • XX3135B Capstone Integrative Project

Semester: 5. Full Year

  • DP3121B 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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