Australian Catholic University

Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

Australian Catholic University

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

The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education is for qualified primary and secondary school teachers who want to teach religion. The course provides the basic certification, fundamental knowledge, skills and competencies needed to teach religious education. Prospective students should check with their employing authority to ensure they complete the required combination of units. Each diocese has slightly different requirements.

Designed for

Teachers who wish to be involved in teaching religious education


40 Credit Points.


  • Education-religious

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree or an equivalent or 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 pathways

This course provides the necessary specialisation in religious education for entry to the Master of Religious Education course for those students with four years of tertiary study in education which do not include substantial successful study in religious education at the fourth year level.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online No
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

This course is designed to provide basic certification for those who want to teach religious education in schools or parishes.

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