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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$1,861 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 2023 close on Friday 17 February 2023. Admissions for second semester 2023 close on Friday 21 July 2023.

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

Semester: 2. Semester 1

  • BA1391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA3134B The Psalms: songs for all times

Semester: 4. Semester 2

  • BN1301B Interpreting the New Testament

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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