Graduate Certificate in Guiding Meditation

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Certificate in Guiding Meditation

Postnominals

GCGM

CRICOS code

0

Colleges

  • Catholic Theological College

Overseas students

No

AQF level

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

Study mode

  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Duration

The GCGM is one semester full-time or up to three semesters part-time.

Cost of study

The GCGM 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).

Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Graduate Certificate in Guiding Meditation is designed for those seeking to learn the methods and skills of teaching meditation and meditative prayer in a variety of situations including primary and secondary schools, parishes, hospitals and other settings. The course includes the history and practice of meditation and lectio divina and provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual gifts.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Guiding Meditation:

1.    have knowledge of the practice of meditation and lectio divina in the Christian tradition;

2.    have knowledge of the relationship between spiritual and psychological factors, and methods for developing them as an integrated whole;

3.    have capacity to critically engage with the Christian prayer tradition in relation to the contemporary context including other spiritual traditions and scientific perspectives;

4.    apply and assess appropriate models of prayer and meditation in various pastoral contexts;

5.    apply and reflect on the communication skills required to lead meditation in a range of contexts.

Follow on study

Admission

Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2018 close on Friday 16 February 2018.
Admissions for second semester 2018 close on Friday 20 July 2018.

Admission criteria

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

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Guiding Meditation consists of 45 points comprised of:

  • DS8600C Meditation in the Christian Tradition
  • DS9610C Applied Meditation
  • DS9620C Meditation and Wholeness

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

None

Where to get further information

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