Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This program provides 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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $16,580

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in any discipline

Structure:

80 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Theological studies

Study Pathways:

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

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/diploma 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.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Part time 2 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Part time 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 2 years
Adelaide (St Francis) No info No Part time 2 years
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Full time 1 year
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Full time 1 year
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 1 year
Adelaide (St Francis) No info No Full time 1 year
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 2 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 1 year
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 1 year
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 1 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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