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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 2021 close on Friday 12 February 2021. Admissions for second semester 2021 close on Friday 16 July 2021.

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 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

  • BA1791B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BN3796B A Narrative Study of the Gospel of Mark

  • CT1722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT2797B The Triune God

  • CT3749B Humanity 3.0: Theological Responses to Trans-, Post- and Antihumanism

  • CT3797B The Triune God

  • DL1798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM1113B Mission Foundations

  • DP2795B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP3746B Transformational Leadership in Ministry

  • DS1793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester 2

  • BN1701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN2744B Lukan Literature

  • CH1291B Introduction to Christian History

  • CT1701B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT3739B Imagined Futures in Popular Culture

  • DM2193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DP1704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP2147B Reflective Practice for Vocational Formation

  • DP3715B Pastoral and Spiritual Care of Older People

  • DP8147B Reflective Practice for Vocational Formation

  • XX3735B Capstone Integrative Project

Semester: 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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