Undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificate in Divinity offers students an opportunity to explore a range of theological, philosophical and ministry-related studies. Students may explore new or develop existing knowledge and skills for vocational and professional purposes. The Undergraduate Certificate provides a pathway to further undergraduate studies in divinity-related areas and is a foundation for lifelong learning.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Divinity is an undergraduate qualification taught in English which normally takes one semester of full-time study or two semesters of part-time study. The qualification requires successful completion of 72 points at undergraduate level from any discipline except Professional Counselling. Students may explore one or more areas such as: History, Philosophy, Biblical Studies, Theology, Mission and Ministry, Leadership, Education and Spirituality.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Undergraduate Certificate in Divinity

  1. have knowledge of some foundational concepts in the study of divinity.
  2. apply basic skills of interpretation to texts and concepts.
  3. apply knowledge and skills in contemporary contexts.

Course structure

The Undergraduate Certificate in Divinity consists of 72 points of undergraduate units. Units in Professional Counselling (DZ) are not permitted for inclusion in this award.

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 Undergraduate Certificate in Divinity is one semester full-time or up to two semesters part-time.

    Standard full-time 6 months
    Maximum part-time 1 year

    Pathways to future study

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Divinity serves as an entry point to the University’s undergraduate awards in theology, philosophy and ministry.

    Graduates may proceed to a Diploma in Theology, an Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry, an Advanced Diploma in Philosophy, or to the Bachelor of Ministry or Bachelor of Theology.

    Admission criteria

    Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed the Victorian Certificate of Education.

    Prospective students apply by direct entry to a College of the University. The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is not used in selection at the University of Divinity.

    It may be possible for students to receive credit into their course for prior post-secondary study in theology or ministry.

    Fee summary

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Divinity requires completion of 4 standard undergraduate units (72 points). Fees for 2021 are $1,704 per standard unit or $6,816 for a year of full-time study (4 units).

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

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