Graduate Diploma in Spirituality

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 Diploma in Spirituality allows students to explore their own spiritual experience in light of theological scholarship in spirituality.  It provides a substantial foundation for further study.  Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian practice and identity.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Spirituality:

  1. have engaged with personal spiritual experience in light of key themes and approaches in spirituality;
  2. have skills and capacities in research, reflection and communication of key themes and approaches in spirituality;
  3. have knowledge of the dynamics of the spiritual life through reflection on personal spiritual experience, integrated with key themes and approaches in spirituality;
  4. apply key themes and approaches in Christian spirituality to understanding life, work and community.

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Spirituality consists of 144 points comprised of:

  • 96 points in the discipline of Spirituality; and
  • a further 48 points.

Colleges where this course is available

  • Pilgrim Theological College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Stirling Theological College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Whitley College
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Australian Lutheran College
    Online mode
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College
    Online mode
    East Melbourne VIC

    Duration

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

    Standard full-time 1 year
    Maximum part-time 3 years
    Standard full-time 1 year
    Maximum part-time 3 years

    Admission criteria

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

    Fee summary

    The Graduate Diploma in Spirituality requires completion of 6 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2021 are $2,640 per standard unit or $15,840 for a full-time year (6 units).

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

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