Australian Catholic University

Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

This course is for graduate teachers who need accreditation to teach religious education in Catholic schools. The Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies specifically meets the religious education requirements set out in the CECV (Catholic Education Commission Victoria) Accreditation Policy. On completing the course, students will: know and understand the theological concepts fundamental to the Catholic tradition; understand the place and use of the scriptures in the Catholic tradition; understand the key principles and practices associated with teaching religious education in a Catholic school; know and understand the communal, sacramental, liturgical and moral dimensions of the Catholic tradition.

Designed for

Teachers wanting to teach Religious Education in Catholic schools


40 credit points.


  • Catholic studies

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree or an equivalent and recognised teaching qualification.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No
  • Part-time : 1 year
Online No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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