Graduate Certificate of Divinity

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Course Description
The Graduate Certificate of Divinity is a great introduction to the Bible, theology and ministry for those who already hold a bachelor level degree in any discipline. The Graduate Certificate of Divinity is the first half of the Graduate Diploma of Divinity.

Graduates will be equipped to serve in their churches and communities with a more informed approach to ministry. These courses are not sufficient training for full-time ministry which typically requires the completion of a three or four-year degree.

Course Details

Duration One semester full-time equivalent
Part-time (maximum 2 years)
Mode  On-campus, Online
Timing Full-time or Part-time
Semester or Intensive or Extensive Classes
Day or Evening Classes
Course Level  Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8
Unit Level Delivered at Level 8 and above
Early exit point N/A
Graduates may complete
further study in 
Graduate Diploma of Divinity
Master of Divinity
Master of Ministry
  • 3-year undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited provider
  • Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work
Fee-Help Eligible for FEE-HELP and Centrelink allowances
Credit Points 48 (4 subjects) at Level 8 and above

The Graduate Certificate of Divinity will enable you to reflect on aspects of your Christian faith and practice according to your interests.

Course Structure 

The Graduate Certificate of Divinity has four subjects, each worth 12 credit points. There are two core subjects and two additional electives. You must complete all subjects at level 8 or above.

Core subjects: (24 credit points)

Additional Requirements: (24 credit points) 

  • 24 credit points of elective subjects from any field of study

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This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ridley College campus is built.
Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E.
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