ACU English Language Centres

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

ACU English Language Centres

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies provides a strong introductory grounding in the discipline of theology, through the lens of the Catholic intellectual tradition. It is suitable for you if you have an undergraduate degree in another discipline, are seeking professional development for a career in a Catholic or other Christian or faith-based organisation or wish to pursue a specific interest in theology.Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies qualifies you for admission into the Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies, Master of Theology.

Designed for

Students wanting to pursue their personal and professional interest in the area of theology


40 credit points.


  • Ancient languages
  • Interfaith relations
  • Liturgy
  • The Biblical world

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.


Professional recognition may differ between dioceses. Teacher applicants are advised to contact the Catholic or State Education Office in the area in which they teach to ascertain the status of the course. Students who wish to proceed to further study upon completion of the graduate certificate are eligible to enter the Master of Theological Studies course. Teacher graduates of these two awards may be able to seek four-year trained teacher status with an employer. Applicants are advised to discuss these possibilities with their local Catholic or State Education Office.

Study pathways

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies provides entry into the Master of Theological Studies.

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