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Graduate Diploma of Theology

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Graduate Diploma of Theology course is designed for people holding an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a discipline other than theology, who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills in this field.

Applicants with undergraduate degrees or equivalent in theology can undertake other postgraduate courses in theology. This course has been designed to allow people to upgrade their knowledge and skills and also improve professional performance and personal satisfaction.

Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma, it is expected that students will be able to demonstrate:

  • competence in one of the following theological fields:
    • Biblical Studies
    • Systematic Theology
    • Church History
    • Pastoral and Worship Studies
  • and articulate a broad understanding of the scope and disciplines of theological study
  • skills of theological reflection.

Course structure

The course consists of 64 credit points comprising 8 subjects, (6 core subjects and 2 restricted electives):

Core subjects

6 Core Subjects (48):

THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL461 Being the Church
THL407 Jesus the Christ
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL410 The Christian Church to 500CE

Upon successful completion of THL460 THL408 THL409 and one other chosen core subject, students may choose to exit with the award Graduate Certificate in Theology.

Restricted electives

and two restricted electives (16) chosen from:

THL416 Hebrew 1
THL417 New Testament Greek 1
THL418 Introduction to Christian Ministry
THL419 Reformation Church History
THL426 The Diaconate in History and Contemporary Development
THL438 Mission, Evangelism and Apologetics
THL440 Anglican Foundations
THL441 Uniting Church Studies
THL443 New Testament Greek 2
THL457 Hebrew 2
THL486 The Practice of Cross Cultural Ministry in Australia

Enrolment pattern

Full-time

Session 1

THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL410 The Christian Church to 500CE
[Restricted Elective]

Session 2

THL461 Being the Church
THL407 Jesus the Christ
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
[Restricted Elective]

Upon successful completion of THL460 THL408 THL409 and one other chosen core subject, students may choose to exit with the award Graduate Certificate in Theology.

Part-time

Session 1

THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies

Session 2

THL461 Being the Church
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies

Upon successful completion of THL460 THL408 THL409 and one other chosen core subject, students may choose to exit with the award Graduate Certificate in Theology.

Session 3

THL410 The Christian Church to 500CE
[Restricted Elective]

Session 4

THL407 Jesus the Christ
[Restricted Elective]

At a glance

Study Mode

On campus; Distance education

Where

Canberra; Parramatta

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

On campus or by distance education
1 year full-time
2 years part-time

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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