Graduate Diploma in Liturgy

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Diploma in Liturgy






  • Catholic Theological College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students


AQF level

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

Study mode

  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time


One year full-time or up to three years part-time.

Cost of study

The GDLit 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 Liturgy provides students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for liturgical leadership in a parish and in liturgical celebrations. It provides a substantial overview of the historical development of liturgy and a means of engaging historical and contemporary issues. Graduates are introduce to liturgical preparation and leadership.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Liturgy:

  1. have knowledge of sources, terms and principles for liturgical leadership;
  2. have an overview of the historical development of liturgy and skills in analysis of liturgical documents and principles;
  3. apply interpretive skills to Church documents and teachings on liturgy with awareness of the implications of and applications to both historical and contemporary issues in liturgical studies and practice;
  4. apply skills in preparation and leadership in a variety of contexts.

Follow on study


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 Diploma in Liturgy consists of 90 points comprised of 60 points in the discipline of Liturgy and a further 30 points.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown


Black trencher




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