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Master of Religious Education


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
Nationally online (
New Zealand

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 Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

    1. four year Bachelor degree in education; or
    2. Bachelor degree in an area other than education and a Graduate Diploma in Education; and
    1. substantive studies in theology and religious education to fourth year level; or
    2. the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Religious Education).

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

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

  1. at least 40 cp from Religious Education Units;
  2. at least 20 cp from Theological Studies Units;
  3. up to 20 cp from Religious Education or units from other Masters level courses approved by the Course Coordinator.

3. Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (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.

Religious Education Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDRE621 10 History and Theories in Religious Education
EDRE622 10 Cultural Contexts of Religious Education
EDRE623 10 Coordination in Religious Education
EDRE624 10 Curriculum in Religious Education
EDRE626 10 Faith, Moral Development and Values Education
EDRE627 10 Educating for Social Justice
EDRE628 10 Creative Arts and Religious Education
EDRE629 10 Spirituality and the Religious Educator
EDRE632 10 Teaching World Religions
EDRE633 10 Religious Education Project
EDRE635 10 Religious Education Independent Unit
EDRE636 10 Religious Education Seminar
EDRE639 10 Religious Education in the Faith Community
EDRE641 10 Early Childhood and Religious Education
EDRE642 10 Religious Foundations of Catholic Schools

Theological Studies Units

Biblical Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THBS600 10

Bible Lands Study Tour (Inc: THEO626 Bible Lands Study Tour)

THBS601 10 Literature of the Hebrew Bible (Inc. THEO636 Prophetic and Wisdom Literature)
THBS602 10 New Testament Christology (Inc. THEO615 New Testament Christology)
THBS603 10 Pauline Literature
THBS604 10 The Gospel of John

Moral Theology

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THCP603 10

Issues in Christian Ethics (Inc.THEO647 Issues in Christian Ethics)

Systematic Theology

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THCT601 10 Fundamentals in Theology
THCT600 10 Creation, Grace and Salvation
THCT602 10 Sacraments and Sacramentality (Inc. THCT502 Sacraments of Initiation; THEO543/611 Theology of Sacraments)


Any other Theology unit at Master's level approved by the Course Coordinator.

1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2Other electives may be taken from other Master’s level courses with the approval of the Course Coordinator.