Students commencing from 2016 should refer to the handbook for our new program:
Note: This program is no longer available to new students, the information below is relevant to currently enrolled, continuing students only.
Diploma in Theology
Information correct as at
29th Jun 2016 4:45pm
Level 5 Diploma
Mode of Delivery
- Combination of Online and Face to Face
- Face to Face
Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.
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. The Bachelor of Theology is only available to continuing students. A Philosophy and Religion Major is available within the Bachelor of Arts: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/degrees/bachelor-of-arts/handbookA 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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This program is an exit award only. Credit is applicable only upon exit from the Bachelor of Theology.
Academic Requirements for Program Completion
Total Units required
1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
This program requires the successful completion of 80 units: 30 units of core courses at 1000 level, 30 units 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.
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.
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.
Choose 30 units from the following directed courses
|ABOR1110||Introduction to Aboriginal Studies||10 units|
|HUMA1010||The World's Great Thinkers, I||10 units|
|HUMA2010||The World's Great Thinkers, II||10 units|
Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate theological literacy and understanding of religion through critical thinking and decision making in order to undertake professional work and further learning
- Evaluate and employ one or more methodological approaches in order to analyse and synthesise theological and religious perspectives
- Utilise information technology appropriately and effectively in order to communicate in a clear coherent manner with ethical integrity in different communities and contexts
- Work collaboratively and independently in order to plan projects and utilise talents for the benefit of others
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students
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.
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/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students with a disability 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 reasonable 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.