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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
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
THCP514 10 Foundations in Liturgy
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:

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


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

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