Graduate Diploma in Social Justice

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Diploma in Social Justice



CRICOS codes



  • 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 GDSJ requires completion of 6 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2018 are $2,400 per unit or $14,400 for a full-time year (6 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 Diploma in Social Justice allows students to explore Christian traditions of social justice and their application to contemporary issues. It provides a substantial foundation for further study and practice.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Social Justice:

  1. have knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required for theological engagement in the area of social justice;
  2. have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to social justice studies;
  3. apply skills of interpretation to a range of texts with awareness of context, implications and application to historical and or contemporary issues;
  4. apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills in clearly articulating insights into life, work and community;
  5. apply Christian social justice principles to contemporary social issues.

Follow on study


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 Diploma in Social Justice consists of 90 points comprised of:

  • CH9230Y or DT9230Y Catholic Social Thought in Australia and Overseas
  • 45 points in the disciplines of Biblical Studies or Moral Theology with a focus on social justice
  • a further 30 points.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown


Black trencher



Where to get further information

Enquiry information