Graduate Certificate in Liturgy

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.


The Graduate Certificate in Liturgy provides students the opportunity to develop theological and liturgical skills and knowledge for liturgical preparation in parishes and liturgical celebrations.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Liturgy:

  1. have an overview of the historical development of liturgy and the knowledge of sources, term and principles for liturgical engagement;
  2. have basic skills to analyse liturgical documents;
  3. apply skills of interpretation to church documents on liturgy in light of implications and applications to historical and contemporary issues in liturgical practice;
  4. apply and articulate relevant theological and liturgical skills in parishes and liturgical celebrations.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Liturgy consists of 72 points comprised of Postgraduate Foundational or Postgraduate Elective units in the discipline of Liturgy.

Colleges where this course is available

  • Catholic Theological College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Catholic Theological College
    Online mode
    East Melbourne VIC


    The Graduate Certificate in Liturgy is one semester full-time or up to three semesters part-time.

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

    Admission criteria

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

    Fee summary

    The Graduate Certificate in Liturgy 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.

    Enquire about this course

    • Please select the relevant student option. If you intend to apply for admission as an overseas student, refer to the field "Overseas students" in the summary information provided at the top of this page to check if it is possible for this course.