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Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies

GradDipTheolSt

80 cp

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

Course available at:
Ballarat Victoria (not offered in 2012)
Brisbane Queensland
Canberra ACT
Melbourne Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield) NSW
National

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 an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

  1. A student who has completed the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies will be granted advanced standing.

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. 20 cp from Core Units; and
  2. in the case of a student seeking to qualify for a named specialisation:
    1. at least 40 cp from units from that specialisation;
    2. up to 20 cp from any other Theology Specialisation and/or Electives;
      or
  3. in any other case:
    1. at least 20 cp from any Theology Specialisation and/or Electives;
    2. up to 20 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Master of Theological Studies;
    3. up to 20 cp from 500-level Religious Education units.

3. Exit point

A student who has completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies may exit with that award.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Click here for Unit Descriptions

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

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THBS501 10 Biblical Studies (Inc: THEO502 Biblical Studies)
THCT500 10 Foundations of Christian Faith (Inc: THEO558 Foundations of Christian Faith)

Theology Specializations

Ancient Languages

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THEL500 10 Biblical Hebrew A (Inc: THEO671 Biblical Hebrew A)
THEL501 10

Biblical Hebrew B (Pre: THEL500 Biblical Hebrew A; Inc: THEO672 Biblical Hebrew B)

THEL502 10 Latin A (Inc: THEO669 Ecclesiastical Latin A)
THEL503 10

Latin B (Pre: THEL502 Latin A; Inc. THEO670 Ecclesiastical Latin B)

THEL504 10

Medieval Latin (Pre: THEL503 Latin B; Inc: THEL617 Ecclesiastical Latin C)

THEL505 10

New Testament Greek A (Inc: THEL600 New Testament Greek A)

THEL506 10

New Testament Greek B (Pre: THEL505 New Testament Greek A; Inc: THEL601 New Testament Greek B)


Liturgy

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THCP514 10

Foundations in Liturgy (Inc: THEO528/THEO662 Foundations in Liturgy)

THCT502 10

Sacraments of Initiation (Inc: THEO543/611 Theology of Sacraments)

THCP510 10

Celebrating Feasts and Seasons

THCP516 10 Liturgical Music


The Biblical World

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
THBS501 10 Biblical Studies (Inc: THEO502 Biblical Studies)2
THBS500 10 A Synoptic Gospel (Inc: THEO675 A Synoptic Gospel)
THCT501 10 Jesus the Christ (Inc. THEO555/660 Jesus the Christ)
THCT503 10

The Early Christian World (Inc: THEO514/661 Christian Life and Thought to 590CE)

THEL500 10 Biblical Hebrew A (Inc: THEO671 Biblical Hebrew A)
THEL501 10

Biblical Hebrew B (Pre: THEL500 Biblical Hebrew A; Inc: THEO672 Biblical Hebrew B)

THEL505 10 New Testament Greek A (Inc: THEL600 New Testament Greek A)
THEL506 10

New Testament Greek B (Inc: THEL601 New Testament Greek B)


Electives

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PHIL510 10

Introducing Philosophy for Theology

THCP512 10

Effective Ministry: Communication and Processes in Groups (Inc: THCP501 Communication and Processes in Groups)3

THCP513 10 Exploring Parish Culture3 (Pre: THCP512 Effective Ministry: Communication and Processes in Groups; Inc: THCP503 Exploring Parish Culture)
THSR500 10

Introducing Religions of the World (Inc: THEO501/604 Approaching World
Religions)

THCP511 10

Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue (Inc: ECUM500 Ecumenical and
Interfaith Dialogue)

THCP515 10 Judaism and Islam (Inc: ECUM501 Judaism and Islam)


1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2
THBS5XX is a core unit in The Biblical World specialisation.
3Available only in Brisbane in on-campus mode.

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