Australian Catholic University

Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies

Australian Catholic University

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

The Graduate Diploma Theological Studies is a coursework award providing pathways for graduates in other disciplines to gain a foundation in the study of Christian Theology. They also provide graduates in Theology with a means of extending their skills and knowledge in specific areas. Graduates will be able, in differing degrees, to:demonstrate a critical awareness of sources for and methodological approaches to a range of theological studies;interpret biblical texts using insights drawn from historical, cultural, literary, philosophical and theological analyses;use a variety of biblical and theological resources to articulate and explain the historical origins, development and interconnections of central Christian doctrines;articulate the implications of Christian belief for Christian practice.


80 credit points.


  • Ancient languages
  • Biblical studies
  • Church history
  • Constructive theology
  • Epistemology and hermeneutics
  • History of philosophy
  • Liturgy and sacraments
  • Metaphysics
  • Moral theology
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Practical theology and ministry
  • Studies of religion
  • Systematic theology and christian thought
  • Theological studies
  • Theology

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.A student who has completed the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies will be granted advanced standing.*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
Adelaide (St Francis) No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Canberra (Signadou) No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Online No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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