Diploma in Theology

Summary information

Course title

Diploma in Theology

Postnominals

DipTheol

CRICOS code

075250F

Colleges

  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Catherine Booth College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Trinity College Theological School
  • Whitley College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students

Yes

AQF level

Level 5 – Diploma

Study mode

  • Online only
  • Some units online
  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Duration

One year full-time or up to four years part-time.

Cost of study

The DipTheol requires completion of 8 standard undergraduate units. Fees for 2017 are $1470 per unit or $11760 for a full-time year (8 units).

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Diploma in Theology introduces students to the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History.  This may be extended by further study in those disciplines or by electives in the area of practical ministry studies.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Diploma in Theology

  1. have sound foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts.
  2. have skills to articulate foundational theological and scriptural knowledge and reflection.
  3. have developed clear analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments.
  4. apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions.
  5. apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as conversation.

Follow on study

Graduates may proceed to an Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry, an Advanced Diploma in Philosophy, or to the Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology.

Admission

Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2016 close on Friday 12 February 2016.

Eligibility requirements

Successful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed Year 12.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Diploma in Theology consists of 120 points of study, comprising:

  • 30 points of study in Biblical Studies (Field B)
  • 30 points of study in Christian Thought and History (Field C)
  • a further 60 points of study.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown

Headwear

None

Hood

None

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