Graduate Diploma in Theology

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Diploma in Theology






  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Catherine Booth College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Jesuit College of Spirituality
  • 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 year full-time or up to three years part-time.

Cost of study

The GradDipTheol requires completion of 6 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2017 are $2286 per unit or $13716 for a full-time year (6 units).

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Graduate Diploma in Theology allows students to explore areas of interest in theology. It provides a substantial foundation for further study and a means of engaging Christian thought and traditions. Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian practice and identity.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Theology:

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

Follow on study

Graduates may proceed to a Master of Arts (Theology) or a Master of Divinity. Graduates who have included a 12,000 word Research Essay in their course may be eligible to apply for admission to a higher degree by research.


Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2017 close on Friday 17 February 2017.
Admissions for second semester 2017 close on Friday 21 July 2017.

Eligibility requirements

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree or a Graduate Certificate in Theology.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

Every course of study for the GradDipTheol consists of 90 points of study, including at least 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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