Summary information



Colleges where it can be studied
  • Catholic Theological College


Overseas students


AQF level

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

Study load
  • Part-time
  • Full-time
Study mode
  • Online
  • Blended (combination of Online and Face-to-face)
  • Face-to-face

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

Cost of study

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Meditation 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.

Detailed information

What this course is about

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Meditation is designed for those seeking to learn the methods and skills of teaching meditation and meditative prayer in a variety of situations including primary and secondary schools, parishes, hospitals and other settings. The course includes the history and practice of meditation and lectio divina and provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their own spiritual gifts.

Professional accreditation

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Meditation is accredited by the Meditation Association of Australia. The Course fulfils the membership requirements for Meditation Australia. Please note that individual applicants for Meditation Australia membership must verify that they have completed a minimum of two years of personal meditation practice.


Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Meditation:

1.    have knowledge of the practice of meditation and lectio divina in the Christian tradition;

2.    have knowledge of the relationship between spiritual and psychological factors, and methods for developing them as an integrated whole;

3.    have capacity to critically engage with the Christian prayer tradition in relation to the contemporary context including other spiritual traditions and scientific perspectives;

4.    apply and assess appropriate models of prayer and meditation in various pastoral contexts;

5.    apply and reflect on the communication skills required to lead meditation in a range of contexts.

Follow on study


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

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

How to Apply

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Meditation consists of 72 points comprised of:

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown


Black trencher



Where to get further information

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.