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
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
- apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills in clearly articulating insights into life, work and community.
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 email@example.com
Semester: 1. Summer School
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
Semester: 4. Semester 2
BA8391B Interpreting the Hebrew Bible
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.