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Graduate Diploma in Religious Education

GradDipRE

80 cp

Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Ballarat, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Canberra, ACT
Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
Nationally1 online (http://www.acu.edu.au/elearning/)

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements2

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree or Diploma or equivalent.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Graduate Diploma

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1.  40 cp, consisting of:
    1. One unit from each of the four strands in Part A; or     
    2. 40 cp from the units listed in Part B;
  2. 40 cp from Electives, consisting of:   
    1. 40 cp from Religious Education Studies; or     
    2. 20 cp from Religious Education Studies and 20 cp from Theological Studies.     

3. Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education may exit from the course with that award.

 

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Part A

Strand 1

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDRE515 10 Principles of Religious Education
EDRE516 10 Religious Education Curriculum
EDRE527 10 Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 1
EDRE530 10 Religious Education in the Parish

Strand 2

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDRE516 10 Religious Education Curriculum
EDRE521 10 Teaching Religion Studies in Years 11 and 12
EDRE523 10 Religious Education and Social Justice
EDRE524 10 Religious Education and the Young Child
EDRE528 10 Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 2
EDRE529 10 Teaching the Catholic Tradition
EDRE531 10 Education and School Chaplaincy

Strand 3

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDRE517 10 Liturgy and Prayer in Religious Education
EDRE519 10 Religious Education and Values
EDRE529 10 Teaching the Catholic Tradition
EDRE532 10 Educating for Inter-religious Awareness
THEO501 10 Approaching World Religions
THEO502 10 Biblical Studies
THEO543 10 Theology of Sacraments
THEO558 10 Foundations of Christian Faith

Strand 4

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THEO501 10 Approaching World Religions
THEO502 10 Biblical Studies
THEO543 10 Theology of Sacraments
THEO555 10 Jesus the Christ

Part B

Students wishing to teach Religious Education in secondary schools undertake the following units:

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDRE527 10 Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 1
EDRE528 10 Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 2
THEO502 10 Biblical Studies
THEO558 10 Foundations of Christian Faith

Students undertaking the Lutheran strand enrol in the following Lutheran units via the Australian Lutheran College:

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BIB1003 10 The Bible Today
EDU1010 10 Lutheran Education 1
EDU1011 10 Lutheran Education 2
THE1002 10 The Christian Faith


1Includes on-site, distance and online offerings.
2A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.