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Graduate Diploma in Theology

Abbreviation: GDTheol CRICOS code: 045446J Accredited through UD
1 year full-timeUp to 3 years part-time
Available to both domestic and overseas students

The Graduate Diploma in Theology allows students to explore areas of interest in theology. It provides a substantial foundation for further study and a means of engaging Christian thought and traditions. Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian practice and identity.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Theology

  • have knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required for theological engagement
  • have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to theological studies
  • apply skills of interpretation to a range of texts with awareness of context, implications and application to historical and or contemporary issues
  • apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills in clearly articulating insights into life, work and community.

The Graduate Diploma in Theology consists of 6 standard units (144 points). The structure of the award is:

  • 3 Foundational units taken across three disciplines in at least two fields*
  • a further 3 units.

*Available fields are Humanities (Field A), Biblical Studies (Field B), Christian Thought and History (Field C), and Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D).

View the units scheduled for delivery in 2024:

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Entry requirements

Where the first language is other than English, please see the English language proficiency requirements in the Admissions Policy.

ALC operates with a policy of credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL); see the Credit Policy.

Online availability

  • Yes—this course can be studied entirely online.


  • Yes—this course is registered for FEE-HELP.

Overseas students

  • Yes—this course is available to both overseas and domestic students.
  • CRICOS code: 045446J