Summary information





Colleges where it can be studied
  • Australian Lutheran College
Overseas students


AQF level

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

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

Two years part-time

Cost of study

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Education requires completion of either one 24 point unit and three 16 point units, or one 8 point unit and four 16 point units. The cost of the course at 2020 fees is $7,920. Subsidies may be available for members of the University. Please ask when enquiring.

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 Theological Education provides advanced skill development and understanding of contemporary practice in higher education for tertiary educators in divinity and its associated disciplines. It enables integrated personal and professional development through reflective practice and peer and student engagement as well as through literature-based research.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Theological Education

  1. have knowledge of principles of good practice in contemporary theological higher education;
  2. have skills in design and implementation of teaching, learning and assessment activities;
  3. apply insights from formal and informal evaluation to unit design and teaching practice;
  4. apply self, peer, student and literature-based insights to building expertise in professional and vocational practice in theological education.
Follow on study

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


Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2020 close on Friday 14 February 2020.

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission an applicant must:

  1. have successfully completed an undergraduate degree or demonstrate at least five years of relevant work experience or relevant professional attainment; and
  2. be employed or appointed to a role in theological education at tertiary level or be enrolled in a higher degree by research in theology or a related discipline.
How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Education consists of the following units of study:

(For University of Divinity staff only:)

  1. DE8030L Introduction to Theological Education
  2. DE8031L Principles of Teaching in Higher Education
  3. DE8032L Journey of Theological Education
  4. DE8033L Integrity in Higher Education
  5. DE8034L Specialist Applications in Higher Education

(For staff of other higher education providers:)

  1. DE8029L Teaching in a Theological Education Context
  2. DE8032L Journey of Theological Education
  3. DE8033L Integrity in Higher Education
  4. DE8034L Specialist Applications in Higher Education

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.