Graduate Certificate in Theology

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Certificate in Theology






  • 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


AQF level

Level 8 – Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study mode

  • Online only
  • Some units online
  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time


One semester full-time or up to three semesters part-time.

Cost of study

The GCTheol requires completion of 3 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2018 are $2,400 per unit or $7,200 for a full-time semester (3 units).

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Graduate Certificate in Theology qualifies students in theological study by developing or deepening their knowledge and skills in theological disciplines. It serves as a foundation for further study and a means of critically engaging Christian thought and traditions. Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian life and social engagement.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Theology:

  1. have knowledge of sources, terms and conceptual frameworks required for theological engagement;
  2. have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to theological studies;
  3. apply skills of interpretation to texts and traditions with awareness of context, implications and application to historical and or contemporary issues;
  4. apply theological and hermeneutical skills in clearly articulating insights relevant to life, work and community settings.

Follow on study

Graduates may proceed to the Graduate Diploma in Theology or Master of Arts (Theology).


Admission dates

Admissions for second semester 2017 close on Friday 21 July 2017.

Eligibility requirements

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

Every course of study for the Graduate Certificate in Theology consists of 45 points of Foundational units taken across three disciplines in at least two fields.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown


Black trencher




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