Graduate Certificate in Divinity

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

  • If residing in Australia the student will be classified as ‘On-Shore’. The student will require a visa to study.
  • If residing overseas the student will be classified as ‘Off-Shore’. The student does not require a visa to study.

Student Visa 500

  • A visa granted to non-Australian/New Zealand citizens residing and studying in Australia full-time.
  • Course of study must be CRICOS registered.
  • Cannot study more than 1/3 of course online.

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Divinity allows students to explore areas of interest in divinity and its associated disciplines. It serves as an introduction to the broad field of study of theology or philosophy and disciplines which are associated with them.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Divinity

  1. have knowledge of key concepts in one or more areas of divinity and associated disciplines
  2. have basic research, analysis and communication skills applicable to postgraduate study
  3. apply skills of interpretation to texts or concepts.

Course structure

Every course of study for the Graduate Certificate in Divinity consists of 72 points of Foundational or Elective units.

Colleges where this course is available

  • Australian Lutheran College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Eva Burrows College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • St Athanasius College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling Theological College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Box Hill VIC
  • Australian Lutheran College
    Online mode
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College
    Online mode
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Eva Burrows College
    Online mode
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College
    Online mode
    Parkville VIC
  • St Athanasius College
    Online mode
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling Theological College
    Online mode
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School
    Online mode
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College
    Online mode
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union
    Online mode
    Box Hill VIC

    Duration

    The standard full-time duration of the Graduate Certificate in Divinity is one semester full-time or up to three semesters part-time.

    Standard full-time 6 months
    Maximum part-time 1.5 years

    Pathways to future study

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

    Admission criteria

    Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

    Fee summary

    The Graduate Certificate in Divinity requires completion of 3 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2021 are $2,640 per unit or $7,920 for a full-time semester (3 units).

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

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