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GCDiv Graduate Certificate in Divinity

The Graduate Certificate in Divinity allows students to explore areas of interest in divinity and its associated disciplines.

It serves as an introduction to the broad field of study of theology or philosophy and disciplines which are associated with them.

Every course of study for the Graduate Certificate in Divinity consists of 72 points of Foundational or Elective units.

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  • DurationOne semester full-time or up to three semesters part-time
  • Structure3 standard postgraduate units
  • Fees$2,640 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2021 close on Friday 12 February 2021. Admissions for second semester 2021 close on Friday 16 July 2021.

The Graduate Certificate 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 Certificate in Divinity

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Divinity
- have knowledge of key concepts in one or more areas of divinity and associated disciplines
- have basic research, analysis and communication skills applicable to postgraduate study
- apply skills of interpretation to texts or concepts.

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

Application for the Graduate Certificate in Divinity is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 3 9847 5432 and by email at

Semester 1

  • BA8791B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BN9796B A Narrative Study of the Gospel of Mark

  • CT8722B Critical Thinking for Theology

  • CT9749B Humanity 3.0: Theological Responses to Trans-, Post- and Antihumanism

  • CT9797B The Triune God

  • DL8798B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DM8113B Mission Foundations

  • DP8795B Leadership: Task and Challenge

  • DP9746B Transformational Leadership in Ministry

  • DS8793B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester 2

  • BN8701B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN9744B Lukan Literature

  • CH8291B Introduction to Christian History

  • CT8701B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • CT9739B Imagined Futures in Popular Culture

  • DM9193B Social and Community Mission 1

  • DP8704B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

  • DP9715B Pastoral and Spiritual Care of Older People

  • XX9735B Capstone Integrative Project

Semester: Full Year

  • DP9121B Supervised Theological Field Education

Graduates may proceed to a Graduate Diploma or Masters’ degree by coursework.

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