Type of institution: Higher Education Institutions
The Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies (Grad Dip 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. The Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies can also be used as a basis for articulation into the Master of Arts (Theology) degree, but this would require additional assessment to raise the standard of each of the four additional subjects to Level 9. The Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies consists of 4 additional subjects after a total of 12 Credit points organised into the following specialisation streams: Marriage and Family; Bioethics, Theology and Medical Practice; Religious Education and Catholic School Leadership; Evangelisation of Culture; and Art, Liturgy and Culture.
The Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies consists of four additional subjects with a Level 8 code after completion of a Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies. Students may opt to study for a general qualification in which they can select any four subjects with a Level 8 code which they have not already studied in a Graduate Certificate. For specialisation at this level, two subjects will be required from the designated specialisation stream and a further two can be taken from any other specialisation stream with a Level 8 code. For a double specialisation at this level, all subjects must be taken from the designated area of specialisation.
- Theological studies
Standard entry requirements
Students seeking admission to the Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies must have completed a Graduate Certificate of Theological Studies or an equivalent Level 8 qualification in theology, religious education, bioethics, philosophy or other recognised related discipline
A Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies graduate can articulate into a Master of Arts (Theology) program. Students may apply to upgrade the subjects studied with a Level 8 code to the same subject at a Level 9 code. This will require an additional assignment for each subject as prescribed by the Dean. Students seeking admission to the Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies must have completed a Graduate Certificate of Theological Studies or an equivalent Level 8 qualification in theology, religious education, bioethics, philosophy or other recognised related discipline. 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 may also apply for 12 credit points of RPL or advanced standing. Students with a Prior Level 8 qualification in theology may apply for up to 24 credit points.
|Campus||Fees||Mid year intake||Attendance|
|Thomas Carr Centre||International: $11,640||No|
Campuses: Thomas Carr Centre.
Fees reviewed annually
Students are advised to consider enrolling for a Master of Arts (Theology) qualification which can be awarded as a Graduate Diploma if the student decides to withdraw after four subjects. This will have the advantage of having already completed level 9 assessment if the student chooses to resume study at some future date.