Graduate Diploma in Spirituality

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Diploma in Spirituality





Colleges where it can be studied

  • Catholic Theological College
  • Jesuit College of Spirituality
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • Stirling Theological College
  • Whitley 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 GDSp 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 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 learning 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.

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 Spirituality consists of 90 points comprised of 60 points in the discipline of Spirituality 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.