Summary information



Colleges where it can be studied
  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Eva Burrows College
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • St Athanasius College
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Trinity College Theological School
  • Whitley College
  • Yarra Theological Union


Overseas students


AQF level

Level 5 – Diploma, Level 6 – Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree, Level 7 – Bachelor Degree

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

One semester full-time or up to two semesters part-time.

Cost of study

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.

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 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 learning 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.
Follow on 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 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 VCE or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed Year 12.

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.

How to Apply

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.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown





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.