Graduate Certificate in Divinity

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Certificate in Divinity





Colleges where it can be studied

  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Catholic Theological College
  • Eva Burrows College
  • Jesuit College of Spirituality
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • St Athanasius College
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Trinity College Theological School
  • Whitley College
  • Yarra Theological Union

Overseas students


AQF level

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

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time


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

Cost of study

The GCDiv requires completion of 3 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2018 are $2,400 per unit or $7,200 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 Divinity allows students to explore areas of interest in divinity and its associated disciplines. It serves as an introduction to the broad field of study of theology or philosophy and disciplines which are associated with them.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Divinity

  1. have knowledge of key concepts in one or more areas of divinity and associated disciplines
  2. have basic research, analysis and communication skills applicable to postgraduate study
  3. apply skills of interpretation to texts or concepts.

Follow on study

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


Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2018 close on Friday 16 February 2018.
Admissions for second semester 2018 close on Friday 20 July 2018.

Admission criteria

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

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

Every course of study for the Graduate Certificate in Divinity consists of 45 points of Foundational or Elective units.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown


Black trencher



Where to get further information

Enquiry information

  • 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 your course.