Diploma in Theology (Exit Award Only)

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Faculty of Education and Arts

Program Code

12229

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

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Mode of delivery

Courses can be taken on campus at Callaghan and are also offered online. Students can take the entire degree online if they wish, or a blend of both online and face to face offerings. For online students, sufficient broadband is a requirement, as is a computing device that has the capacity for recording audio and video for some course assessment items.

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The Diploma in Theology (Exit Only) (Program Code 12229) is a Level 5 AQF compliant program.

The Diploma in Theology (Exit Only) is an EXIT AWARD ONLY. It is designed to give students who complete the first year of the Bachelor of Theology degree a chance to exit with recognition of completed studies.

A theology program offers an opportunity to deepen your understanding of religious traditions and the impact that they have had, and continue to have, on the world in which we live today. The program focuses on the development of theological beliefs and practices across different religions, with special emphasis on Christianity and western civilisation. Theology is a liberal arts program and is open to all, irrespective of beliefs or religious or non-religious background. It provides a vital space for critical dialogue in today's multi-religious societies.

For further information about the degree please visit the Bachelor of Theology Program Handbook: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-theology/handbook


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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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This is an exit only award. All students are admitted into the Bachelor of Theology and can exit after completing the first year. Please refer to the Bachelor of Theology Program Handbook for further information: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/11703.html


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If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to https://intraweb.newcastle.edu.au/catso/pages/credittransferhome.aspx to apply online. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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Students who take out the exit award of the Diploma in Theology (Exit Only) will be excluded from any further enrolment in the Bachelor of Theology.

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.


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The Diploma in Theology is an AQF Level 5 Diploma qualification.

This program requires the successful completion of 80 units: 30 units of core courses at 1000 level, 30 unites of Directed courses at 1000 or 2000 level, and 20 units of Elective courses at any level. Please click here for a list of popular electives for theology students.


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As programs are regularly reviewed and updated some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, which may require transition arrangements. Students already enrolled in the program will have the option to complete the award. Students who have successfully completed courses that have been removed from the program will still be able to count them towards their award. Any student who has completed a course that has directly been replaced by a newly coded course will not be eligible to undertake the new course. Any student who has completed at least 40 units of study and meets the entry requirements of the Bachelor of Theology can be considered for transfer into that program without going through UAC. Students should consult with the Program Convenor or Student Hub for further information regarding transition arrangements.


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
RELT1010Theology: Searching the SpiritualSummer - 2014/2015 (Callaghan Online)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
RELT1020World ReligionsSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
RELT1030Introduction to Scrolls and ScripturesNot currently offered10 units
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Electives
Elective 1Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.10 units
Elective 2Choose 10 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.10 units
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Choose 30 units from the following Directed Courses.
ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal StudiesSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
HUMA1010The World's Great Thinkers, ISemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
RELT1011Christianity: History of a Global ReligionSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
RELT1012Heresy and the Formation of the ChurchesNot currently offered10 units
RELT1021Religion in FilmSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
RELT1022Buddhist and Other Contemplative PracticesSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
HUMA2010The World's Great Thinkers, IISemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
RELT2010The Many Faces of JesusSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
RELT2011AtheismNot currently offered10 units
RELT2012Church, State and Civil SocietyNot currently offered10 units
RELT2013Spirituality, Religion and Visual CultureSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
RELT2014Sacramental TheologyNot currently offered10 units
RELT2015History of the Christian Churches in AustraliaNot currently offered10 units