Prospective and newly commencing students should refer to our new program
Note: This program is no longer available to new students, the information below is relevant to currently enrolled, continuing students only.
The increasing demand for highly qualified professionally competent leaders, managers and educators has become an important feature of modern professions worldwide. The Graduate Certificate in Theology is a postgraduate program that offers the opportunity for theological graduates, or graduates in cognate disciplines, to expand their learning, explore theological disciplines in a depth they had been unable to achieve in their first theological degree, and better equip them with the higher learning skills they had begun to develop through their undergraduate studies. The program provides graduates with training and experience (according to personal or professional development needs) by developing expertise in the fast moving areas of theological studies, which investigate key aspects of ancient and global religious traditions.
Students in the Graduate Certificate of Theology may take a generic program or specialise in one of the following areas:
- Liturgical Studies
- Religious Education
- Mission and Culture
- Youth and Campus Ministry
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Demonstrate theological literacy and coherent understanding of religion and theology
- Demonstrate skills of critical thinking, problem solving and decision making in order to undertake professional work and further learning in religion and theology
- Evaluate and/or employ one or more disciplinary and interdisciplinary methodologies in order to analyse and synthesise a range of diverse theological and religious perspectives
- Utilise technology appropriately to facilitate the communication of complex knowledge in a clear coherent manner with ethical integrity to different communities and contexts
|Information correct as at||21st Apr 2018 6:37am|
Level 8 Graduate Certificate
|Mode of delivery|
|Relevant University rules and policies|
Click on the headings to show/hide sections of content. Hidden information will not be printed. Hide all sections
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, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Theology will be eligible for 40 units of credit towards the Master of Theology Award.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.
International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.
This program is only available for currently enrolled students. No new applications for admission will be accepted.
Qualification for the Graduate Certificate in Theology award requires the successful completion of 40 units of coursework.
On completion of the Graduate Certificate, graduates will be eligible for entry into the Master of Theology program with 40 units of credit in that award. The Master Theology is a 160 unit program.
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
- 2014 Program Enrolment Checklist 166.4 KB Use the checklist to map out your program
- 2013 Program Enrolment Checklist 67.4 KB For continuing students only (commenced study in 2013)
- 2012 Program Enrolment Checklist 65.9 KB For continuing students only (commenced study in 2012)
- 2011 Program Enrolment Checklist 56.6 KB For continuing students only (commenced study in 2011)
- 2015-2016 Program Plan - For students who commenced in 2015 or later.pdf 946.1 KB
- Procedure for Concurrent Enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Theology with initial teacher education programs 89.8 KB This information is relevant for current students in teaching programs who wish to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Theology concurrently with their teaching studies.
- Graduate Certificate in Theology pre-2014 Program Information 422.7 KB
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
Advanced course filters
Courses that are currently unavailable are hidden by default. You can show them by adjusting the advanced course filters above, or clicking the 'show all' links below each section.
Religious Education specialisation
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|EDUC6043||Religious Education: Theory and Practice||Not currently offered||10 units|
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.
All Theology courses offered as 'Online-Broken Bay Institute (BBI)', 'Seminar-Broken Bay Institute (BBI)' or 'Distance-Broken Bay Institute (BBI)', will be taught through The Broken Bay Institute, a leading provider in online/seminar/distance Catholic theological education. BBI courses are open to all and delivered in partnership with the University of Newcastle. For more information, visit The Broken Bay Institute website and make direct contact with the Institute http://www.bbi.catholic.edu.au/.
International students can only study this program online offshore.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online