Graduate Certificate in Spirituality

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Certificate in Spirituality

Postnominals

GCSp

CRICOS code

0

Colleges

  • Catherine Booth College
  • Jesuit College of Spirituality
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Whitley 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 GCSp is one semester full-time or up to three semesters full-time.

Cost of study

The GCSp requires completion of 3 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2017 are $2286 per unit or $6858 for a full-time semester (3 units).

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Graduate Certificate in Spirituality allows students to understand personal spiritual experience through introductory study of themes and approaches in Christian spirituality.  It serves as a foundation for further study in spirituality or spiritual direction. Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian practice and identity.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Spirituality:

  1. have engaged with personal spiritual experience in light of foundational themes and approaches in spirituality and / or spiritual direction;
  2. have knowledge of the dynamics of the spiritual life through reflection on personal experience, integrated with foundational themes and approaches in spirituality and / or spiritual direction;
  3. apply the insights of Christian spirituality to understanding life, work and community.

Follow on study

Admission

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

The Graduate Certificate in Spirituality consists of 45 points comprised of one of the following programs.

Program 1: Candidates must complete either DS9201W The Art of Contemplative Practice or DS9108F The Weeks of the Spiritual Exercises, and a further 30 points in the discipline of Spirituality or Spiritual Direction.

Program 2: Candidates must complete the unit DS9000P or DS9009P Fullness of Life: Spirituality in Christian Tradition and 30 points selected from the following units:

  • DS8010P Early Monastic Wisdom: The Desert and the City
  • DS9300P Medieval Monastic Wisdom
  • DS8400P Lent and Easter: Forty Days and Fifty Days
  • DS8405P Prayer and Hospitality: Benedictine Spirituality in Australia
  • DS9030P The Wisdom of St Benedict: The Rule and its Sources

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

None

Links

Enquiry information