Ridley College offers a one-year (full-time) Graduate Diploma in Divinity that trains school chaplains and better equips Christian teachers.
Chaplains fulfil a unique role:
Together with your teaching qualification, the Graduate Diploma will give you the formal qualifications required by KorusConnect (in Victoria) for its chaplains. Christian teachers will also benefit as they lead Christian studies, CRE, pastoral care and other school-based ministries.
The Graduate Diploma may be studied full-time or part-time, on campus for day or evening classes, or online.
School chaplaincy is an ideal opportunity for Christian teachers who want to change the focus of their current engagement with students to a more proactive pastoral care and discipleship role.
The Graduate Diploma provides foundational studies in Old and New Testament, and an overview of Christian theology; a specialist unit in chaplaincy completes the core subjects. A range of electives allows you to tailor the course to your interests.
|School Chaplaincy Pathway Course Structure|
|Elective Units||Core Units|
|PC002-712 Foundations of Pastoral Care||OT001-712 and OT002-712 Foundational Old Testament|
|EM063-712 & 064-712 Evangelism/Ministry Foundations||NT001-712 and NT002-712 Foundational New Testament|
|EM018-812 Ministry in Culturally Diverse Contexts||TH005-712 Foundational Christian Beliefs|
|EM021-812 Living Faiths||DM014-812 Chaplaincy in Educational Settings|
|DM-013-812 Ministry to Non-Church Youth||PC049-812 Chaplaincy Skills|
|DM021-812 Issues in Children’s Ministry|
|PE002-812 Theological Ethics|
|PC094-812 Practical Ministry Field Education|
This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.