Advanced Diploma in Philosophy

Summary information

Course title

Advanced Diploma in Philosophy






  • Catholic Theological College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students


AQF level

Level 6 – Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree

Study mode

  • Some units online
  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time


Two years full-time or up to eight years part-time.

Cost of study

The AdvDipPhil requires completion of 16 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 Advanced Diploma in Philosophy builds on the Diploma in Theology by enabling students to deepen their understanding through a specialised focus on Philosophy.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Advanced Diploma in Philosophy

  1. have significant foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts.
  2. have skills to articulate and reflect upon foundational theological, scriptural and philosophical knowledge.
  3. have strong analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological and philosophical arguments, especially in relation to worldview perspectives.
  4. apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions through philosophical analysis and argument.
  5. apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as practical support ministries or cultural and philosophical analysis.

Follow on study

Graduates may proceed to the Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology.


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 Year 12 in an Australian secondary school or the Diploma in Theology, or equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Advanced Diploma in Philosophy consists of 240 points of study:

  • 15 points of Old Testament
  • 15 points of New Testament
  • 15 points of Church History
  • 15 points of Systematic Theology
  • 30 additonal points from Field B and / or Field C
  • 120 points of Philosophy
  • a further 30 points of study.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown






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