Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $8,060

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or Diploma or equivalent


40 Credit Points.

Subjects you can Study:


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.

Further information:

This course is designed to provide basic certification for those who want to teach religious education in schools or parishes. This course does not, on its own, lead to a teaching qualification.

Who for:

Teachers who wish to be involved in teaching religious education

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Online 0.5 year
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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