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Diploma in Theology

Overseas student type

You are an overseas student if you are:

  • a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia,
  • a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand, or
  • a resident or citizen of any other country.

Conditions of study for this course

This course is available to overseas students residing in Australia and overseas students studying overseas.

  • If residing in Australia, you will require a visa that allows study and note any conditions specified.  These visas include;
      • You cannot study more than 1/3 of this course online.
  • If residing overseas, you will not require a visa to study this course.

Overview

The Diploma in Theology introduces students to the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History.  This may be extended by further study in those disciplines or by electives in the area of practical ministry studies. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Diploma in Theology

  1. have sound foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts.
  2. have skills to articulate foundational theological and scriptural knowledge and reflection.
  3. have developed clear analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments.
  4. apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions.
  5. apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as conversation.

Course structure

The Diploma in Theology consists of 144 points of study, comprising:

  • 36 points of study in Biblical Studies (Field B)
  • 36 points of study in Christian Thought and History (Field C)
  • a further 72 points of study.

Colleges where this course is available

  • Australian Lutheran College

    Australian Lutheran College

    Lutheran
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College

    Catholic Theological College

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Eva Burrows College

    Eva Burrows College

    The Salvation Army
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College

    Pilgrim Theological College

    Uniting Church in Australia
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • St Athanasius College

    St Athanasius College

    Coptic Orthodox
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling College

    Stirling College

    Churches of Christ
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School

    Trinity College Theological School

    Anglican
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College

    Whitley College

    Baptist
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union

    Yarra Theological Union

    Roman Catholic
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Box Hill VIC
  • Australian Lutheran College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Eva Burrows College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • St Athanasius College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union
    Classroom, Online (Off-shore students only), Limited mixed modes
    Box Hill VIC

    Duration

    The standard full-time duration of the Diploma in Theology is one year. The Diploma in Theology must be completed in not less than one year and not more than four years from the date on which the course is commenced

    Standard full-time 1 year
    Maximum part-time 4 years
    Standard full-time 1 year
    Maximum part-time
    Part-time available to off-shore students only
    4 years

    Pathways to future study

    Graduates may proceed to an Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry, an Advanced Diploma in Philosophy, or to the Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology.

    Admission criteria

    Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed the Victorian Certificate of Education.

    Prospective students apply by direct entry to a College of the University. The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is not used in selection at the University of Divinity.

    It may be possible for students to receive credit into their course for prior post-secondary study in theology or ministry.

    • Admissions for first semester 2021 close on Friday 12 February 2021.
    • Admissions for second semester 2021 close on Friday 16 July 2021.

    Fee summary

    The Diploma in Theology requires completion of 8 standard undergraduate units. Fees for 2022 are $1,764 per standard unit or $14,112 for a year of full-time study (8 units).

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

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