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Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

GradCertRE

40 cp

Minimum duration: 6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Ballarat, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Canberra, ACT
Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
Nationally online (http://www.acu.edu.au/elearning/)1

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 Certificate

2.1 To qualify for the Graduate Certificate, a student must complete 40 cp from Part A of the Schedule of Unit Offerings consisting of:

  1. 10 cp from Strand 1;
  2. 10 cp from Strand 2;
  3. 10 cp from Strand 3;
  4. 10 cp from Strand 4.

2.2 A student who is concurrently undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) must complete 40 cp from the units listed in Part B of the Schedule of Unit Offerings.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Click here for Unit Descriptions

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 Spirituality, Values and Religious Education
EDRE529 10 Teaching the Catholic Tradition
EDRE532 10 Educating for Inter-religious Awareness
THBS501 10 Biblical Studies
THCT500 10 Foundations of Christian Faith
THCT502 10 Sacraments of Initiation


Strand 4

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THSR500 10

Introducing World Religions

THBS501 10 Biblical Studies
THCT501 10 Jesus the Christ
THCT502 10 Sacraments of Initiation


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
THBS501 10 Biblical Studies
THCT500 10 Foundations of Christian Faith


Students undertaking the Lutheran strand enrol in the following Lutheran units via the Australian Lutheran College and gain a Graduate Certificate in Religious Education from that Institution:

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
BS1101L 10 Exploring the Bible
CT1002L 10 The Christian Faith
DE1007L 10 Principles and Context of Lutheran Schooling
DE1012L 10 The Practice of Lutheran Education


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

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