Graduate Certificate in Arts (Theology)

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  • Objectives
    This course provides a concentration of units in theology for students wishing to pursue their personal and professional interest in the area. The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Theology) serves as a prerequisite for the Master of Arts (Theology) for those students who lack theological studies at a postgraduate level.
  • Entry requirements
    Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Academic title
    Graduate Certificate in Arts (Theology)
  • Course description
    The course aims to introduce students to some of the principal subject areas of contemporary Catholic theology, in the context of ecumenical and inter-faith dialogue.

    Professional 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 are eligible to enter the Master of Arts (Theology) course. If they do not wish to proceed to the full Master's degree (8 units), it is possible to exit from the Master's course with a Graduate Diploma in Arts (Theology) after completing four units from this degree. 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.

    Graduate Certificate in Arts (Theology)

    40 cp
    Minimum duration: 6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course available at:
    Ballarat, Victoria
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Canberra, ACT
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
    Nationally, online (

    EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course  have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have  corresponding EFTSL values.

    1. Requirements  for Completion of the Graduate Certificate

    To  qualify for the Graduate Certificate, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

       1. 20 cp from Core Units; and
       2. 20 cp from Electives.

    Schedule of Unit Offerings

    Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible  (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

    Core Units                                                                                 
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    THEO502     10     Biblical Studies
    THEO558     10     Foundations of Christian Faith

    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    THEO501     10     Approaching World Religions
    THEO507     10     Christian Morality
    THEO514     10     Christian Life and Thought to 590CE
    THEO528     10     Foundations in Liturgy
    THEO542     10     Theology of Church
    THEO543     10     Theology of Sacraments
    THEO555     10     Jesus the Christ
    THEO556     10     Theology of the Human Person

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