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. 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 generally 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 Levels 7-8
Early exit point N/A
Graduates may complete further study in  Master of Divinity
Master of Ministry
Prerequisites 3-year undergraduate degree from an accredited provider
Fee-Help Eligible for FEE-HELP and Centrelink allowances
Credit Points 48 (4 subjects), including at least 24 credit points at Level 8

The Graduate Diploma of Divinity will enable you to reflect on aspects of your Christian faith and practice according to your interests. You may choose to focus on:

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 at least 24 credit points at level 8 or above.

Core subjects: (24 credit points)

Additional Requirements: (24 credit points) 

  • 24 credit points of elective

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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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