Graduate Diploma of Theology
1Year Full Time
Payments Centrelink Approved
Course code: GDT17
4Max Years Part Time
The Graduate Diploma of Theology is designed to enable graduates in Theology or Ministry, including those who are practitioners in ministry, to undertake study at coursework Masters level, thus consolidating and enhancing the areas of speciality, or proceeding to new areas of professional and vocational expertise, on the foundation of their first degree in Theology or Ministry.
36 credit points over 1 year (F/T)
- 18 cps at 700 level units in LA, BB, OT, NT, TH, CH and/or PE
- 18 cps at 700 level electives from any unit field
Units in this course are completed at 700 level.
Notice of changing course
This page reflects the current course structure.
This course is being retired on 31/12/2019.
- There will be no new course enrolments after 31/12/2019.
- Students still enrolled in the course on 31/12/2019 have the option to transfer immediately to the Graduate Diploma of Divinity. Transitioning students would be given extra concession regarding the course regulations at the discretion of the ACT Registrar so that they are not disadvantaged in terms of the total volume of learning required for the transitioned course.
- Students are permitted to continue in this course until the end of 2020 if they maintain continuous enrolment of at least one unit per semester during 2019 and 2020. As a transitional arrangement for these students, they are required to achieve a total of at least 30cps (“90cps” in 2020 credit point structure) for the completion of the course.
- No units can be undertaken in these course after 31/12/2020, and students still enrolled at that point in time are to transition into another course.
Academic Qualifications: ACT BMin or BTh or equivalent
Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking
Provisional Admission: Provisional candidature granted to those holding ThL with a GPA of at least 2.0 as well as a university degree, conditional upon passing four 400 level units (16cps) with a 2.0 GPA. Provisional candidates will be required to pass their first two units for their candidature to be confirmed. No distinction is made between full and part-time students.
This course is registered on CRICOS and is available to overseas students.
Discipline Knowledge and Understanding
1. Demonstrate up-to-date specialised knowledge and understanding of ‘Theology’ in at least one area of the fields of ‘Bible and Languages’
2. Examine the spiritual and ethical implications of biblical and theological knowledge and understanding
Inquiry and Analysis
3. Collect, analyse, evaluate and synthesise specialised Theology scholarship in inquiry-based learning
Problem Solving and Integration
4. Construct evidence-based perspectives on specialised Theology issues by using recognized source materials and scholarly literature, evaluating alternative explanations and drawing reasoned conclusions
5. Present specialised Theology ideas, knowledge and principles to, and engage with, specialist and non-specialist audiences using a variety of formats
Teamwork and Professional Practice
6. As leader and in groups, apply specialised understanding of Theology in formal ministry contexts and the wider community
Engagement With the World
7. Bring developing professional and vocational capacity to engagement with the challenges of contemporary Christianity, society and the wider world
Continuous Learning and Professional Development
8. Demonstrate a capacity for independent reflection and learning to sustain personal and professional development in Christian ministry
$9,120 per semester for full-time (48cp) domestic students (2020 course fees and credit points).
For more information about tuition fees, FEE-HELP, and student payments, view tuition fees.
- Church leaders, pastors, and other practitioners who have consolidated their studies in their first degree in theology or ministry, having had the opportunity to concentrate on one field of study throughout the course.
- Practitioners who have developed new areas of professional and vocational expertise, having built on the foundation of their first degree in theology or ministry.
- Teachers of foundational undergraduate degree units in the graduate’s area of specialisation.
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