Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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

This program gives graduates in other disciplines a basic foundation in Christian theology, as well as allowing Theology graduates the opportunity to extend their knowledge in specific areas. Completing the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies qualifies students for admission into the Master of Theological Studies. Depending on their unit choices, graduates of this course will be able to: interpret biblical texts using insights drawn from historical, cultural, literary, philosophical and theological analyses; use a variety of biblical and theological resources to explain the historical origins, development and interconnections of central Christian doctrines; know the sources of and methodological approaches to a range of theological studies; and understand the implications of Christian belief for Christian practice.

Designed for

Students wanting to pursue their personal and professional interest in the area of theology

Structure

40 credit points.

Subjects

  • Ancient languages
  • Interfaith relations
  • Liturgy
  • The Biblical world

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree (any)

Recognition

Professional recognition may differ between dioceses. Teacher applicants are advised to contact the Catholic or State Education Office in the area in which they teach to ascertain the status of the course. Students who wish to proceed to further study upon completion of the graduate certificate are eligible to enter the Master of Theological Studies course. Teacher graduates of these two awards may be able to seek four-year trained teacher status with an employer. Applicants are advised to discuss these possibilities with their local Catholic or State Education Office.

Study pathways

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies provides entry into the Master of Theological Studies.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Adelaide (St Francis) Domestic: $8,800
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year
Ballarat (Aquinas) Domestic: $8,800
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) Domestic: $8,799
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : -4 years
Canberra (Signadou) Domestic: $8,800
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year
Melbourne (St Patrick's) Domestic: $8,800
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) Domestic: $8,800
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 6 months
  • Part-time : 1 year

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