Graduate Certificate in Religious Education - Primary

Campion College Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 02738G

The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (Primary) is designed to serve a dual purpose: a) as a foundation for students seeking a qualification in theology but do not have any prior qualifications in this field; b) as professional development for students currently working as Religious Education teachers. It qualifies students who apply a body of knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake professional/highly skilled work. It also serves as a foundational, 'stand-alone' qualification and as a pathway for further learning in theological studies. For students already with teaching qualifications, it provides an opportunity for professional development.


The Graduate Certificate of Religious Education (Primary) consists of four compulsory units of study (6 credit points each) for a total of 24 credit points. Successful completion of the course requires a grade of Pass or higher in all four units. They are completed concurrently if studying full-time, or in any other sequence if studying part-time or in cases where a student acquires RPL. There are no pre-requisites between units of study.

Standard entry requirements

  • Admission to this course takes the form of: - An undergraduate degree (minimum AQF Level 7) from a recognized institution, or - The ability to demonstrate sufficient professional or life experience in areas related to the specialization of the qualification. Applicants must also have English-language proficiency and undertake an interview in which you demonstrate: - a clear understanding of the course expectations
  • - a commitment to study
  • - an ability to express yourself effectively
  • And - an ability to work independently and as part of a team. Applicants already qualified to teach religion in Catholic schools must also have an undergraduate degree in education or teaching from an accredited institution.


Successful completion of this course will provide students with a qualification for further postgraduate studies in the area of religious education, either Graduate Diploma or Masters courses at other accredited institutions.

Study pathways

Credit will be considered for the following circumstances and in accordance with the CCA Recognition of Prior Learning Policy: - Students currently working as RE teachers who have accreditation to teach RE in a Catholic School may apply for a maximum of 6 credit points (1 unit of study) of RPL. - Students who have completed prior undergraduate (AQF Level 7) or postgraduate studies in Theology may also be eligible for a maximum 6 credit points (1 unit of study) of RPL. - Graduates of Campion College's Bachelor of Arts who have completed a minor in Theology will be eligible for a maximum of 6 credit points (1 unit of study) of RPL.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Old Toongabbie Domestic: $7,980
International: $7,980

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