Graduate Certificate in Theological Education

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Certificate in Theological Education




  • Australian Lutheran College

Overseas students


AQF level

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

Study mode

  • Some units online
  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time


Two years part-time

Cost of study

The GCTE requires completion of one 5 point unit and four 10 point units. The cost of the course at 2018 fees is $7200.

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 Theological Education provides advanced skill development and understanding of contemporary practice in higher education for tertiary educators in divinity and its associated disciplines. It enables integrated personal and professional development through reflective practice and peer and student engagement as well as through literature-based research.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Theological Education

  1. have a sophisticated knowledge of and implement principles of good practice in contemporary theological higher education;
  2. have skills in design and implementation of teaching, learning and assessment activities;
  3. apply insights from formal and informal evaluation to unit design and teaching practice;
  4. apply the outcomes of research and their own professional reflection to professional and vocational practice in theological education;
  5. apply peer, student and literature-based insights to building expertise in one or more areas of theological education practice.

Follow on study

Graduates may proceed to a Graduate Diploma or Masters’ degree by coursework.


Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2018 close on Friday 16 February 2018.

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission an applicant must:

  1. have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or demonstrate at least five years of relevant work experience or relevant professional attainment; and
  2. be employed or appointed to a role in theological education at tertiary level or be enrolled in a higher degree by research in theology or a related discipline.

In 2017, admission is only open to academic staff of the University of Divinity.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Education consists of the following units of study:

  1. DE8030L Introduction to Theological Education
  2. DE8031L Principles of Teaching in Higher Education
  3. DE8032L Journey of Theological Education
  4. DE8033L Integrity in Higher Education
  5. DE8034L Specialist Applications in Higher Education

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown


Black trencher



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