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GDTheol- Graduate Diploma in Theology

The Graduate Diploma in Theology allows students to explore areas of interest in theology.

It provides a substantial foundation for further study and a means of engaging Christian thought and traditions. Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian practice and identity.

The Graduate Diploma in Theology consists of 144 points comprised of:
- 72 points of Foundational units taken across three disciplines in at least two fields; and
- a further 72 points

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  • DurationOne year full-time or up to three years part-time
  • Structure6 standard postgraduate units
  • Fees$2,732 per unit
  • Admission CriteriaSuccessful completion of an undergraduate degree or a Graduate Certificate in Theology.
  • Admission DatesAdmissions for first semester 2022 close on Friday 11 February 2022. Admissions for second semester 2022 close on Friday 15 July 2022.

The Graduate Diploma in Theology is an AQF Level 8 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the University of Divinity
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance 
- available to overseas students (CRICOS Code 045446J)
- available online and on campus

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Course outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Theology
- have knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required for theological engagement
- have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to theological studies
- apply skills of interpretation to a range of texts with awareness of context, implications and application to historical and or contemporary issues
- apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills in clearly articulating insights into life, work and community.

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Graduate Diploma in Theology 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 registrar@ebc.edu.au

Semester: 1. Summer School

  • DL8198B Worship and Preaching: Essentials

  • DS8193B An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

Semester: 2. Semester 1

  • BA9392B Eighth Century Prophetic Voices

  • BN8301B Interpreting the New Testament

  • BN9397B Johannine Literature: Narratives and Perspectives

  • CT8128B Futurism and Theology: key issues

  • CT9126B Christ and Salvation

  • CT9296B Foundations of Wesleyan Theology

  • DM8113B Mission Foundations

  • DP8304B Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Semester: 3. Winter School

  • CT8301B Introduction to Christian Theology

  • DM9193B Social and Community Mission 1

Semester: 4. Semester 2

  • BA8391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

  • BA9123B Deutero-Isaiah

  • CH8291B Introduction to Christian History

  • CT9149B Humanity 3.0: Theological Responses to Trans-, Post- and Antihumanism

  • CT9298B The Theology of Catherine Booth in its Historical and Contemporary Contexts

  • DL9115B Preaching and Narrative

  • DM3118B Mission in an Ethnically and Culturally Diverse Australia

  • DP8147B Reflective Practice for Vocational Formation

  • DP8195B Introduction to Leadership in Ministry

  • DP9303B Children's Ministry

  • XX9135B Capstone Integrative Project

Semester: 5. Full Year

  • DP9121B Supervised Theological Field Education

Graduates may proceed to a Masters award. Graduates who have included a Minor Thesis (16,000 words) in their course may be eligible to apply for admission to a higher degree by research.

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