Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Melbourne

Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 02490E

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (Grad Cert Theol St) is a qualification at AQF Level 8. It qualifies individuals to apply a body of knowledge from the field of theological studies in a range of contexts and to undertake professional/highly skilled work and as a pathway for further learning. It will serve as a foundational, stand alone qualification in theological studies and as the entry pathway to both the Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies and the Master of Arts (Theology). The Graduate Certificate of Theological Studies will permit those students who have no formal qualifications in theology to begin this study through a variety of specialisations (Specialisations at this level are compulsory). The Graduate Certificate is offered in the following specialisation streams: Marriage and Family; Bioethics, Mission and Identity; Bioethics, Theology and Medical Practice; Religious Education; Evangelisation of Culture; and Art, Liturgy and Culture.


The Graduate Certificate of Theological Studies will consist of four subjects each of 3 credit points.


  • Theological studies

Standard entry requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies must hold an AQF Level 7 qualification

Study pathways

Students currently working as RE teachers who have Accreditation to Teach RE in a Catholic School may apply for 12 credit points (4 subjects) of RPL. Students with a Level 7 qualification in theology or a Level 8 qualification in another discipline do not need to complete a Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies as a pre-requisite for admission into a Graduate Diploma in Theology or a Master of Arts (Theology). A Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies graduate can articulate into either a Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies programme or to a Master of Arts (Theology) programme.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Thomas Carr Centre International: $5,820 No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Thomas Carr Centre.

Fees reviewed annually

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