Graduate Diploma in Liturgy

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Diploma in Liturgy





Colleges where it can be studied

  • Catholic Theological College

Overseas students


AQF level

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

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time


One year full-time or up to three years part-time.

Cost of study

The GDLit requires completion of 6 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2018 are $2,400 per unit or $14,400 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.

Detailed information

What this course is about

The Graduate Diploma in Liturgy provides students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge for liturgical leadership in a parish and in liturgical celebrations. It provides a substantial overview of the historical development of liturgy and a means of engaging historical and contemporary issues. Graduates are introduce to liturgical preparation and leadership.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Liturgy:

  1. have knowledge of sources, terms and principles for liturgical leadership;
  2. have an overview of the historical development of liturgy and skills in analysis of liturgical documents and principles;
  3. apply interpretive skills to Church documents and teachings on liturgy with awareness of the implications of and applications to both historical and contemporary issues in liturgical studies and practice;
  4. apply skills in preparation and leadership in a variety of contexts.

Follow on study


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

The Graduate Diploma in Liturgy consists of 90 points comprised of 60 points in the discipline of Liturgy and a further 30 points.

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.