Diploma in Theology
The Diploma in Theology introduces students to the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History. This may be extended by further study in those disciplines or by electives in the area of practical ministry studies. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.
Graduates of the Diploma in Theology
- have sound foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts
- have skills to articulate foundational theological and scriptural knowledge and reflection
- have developed clear analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments
- apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions
- apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as conversation.
The Diploma in Theology consists of 8 units (144 points). The structure of the award is
- 2 units in Biblical Studies
- 2 units in Christian Thought and History
- a further 4 units
Units available for this award:
- AL1001L Hebrew 1 (Offered alternate years)
- AL1003L New Testament Greek A (Offered alternate years)
- BA1001L Old Testament Introduction
- BN2002L New Testament Introduction
- BS1001L The Bible Today A
- BS1002L The Bible Today B
- BS1003L Exploring the Bible
- CH1002L Early and Medieval Church History
- CH2003L Reform of the Church
- CH2006L Lutheranism and Australian Christianity
- CT1001L Prolegomena and the Triune God
- CT1002L The Christian Faith
- CT2005L Lutheran Confessions
- DP1008L Pastoral People 1
- DP1009L Foundations of Evangelism
- DP1013L Introduction to Teaching for Ministry
- DP1018L Survival Skills for Practical Ministry
- DP1027L Pastoral People 2
- DP1035L Pastoral People at Work
- DP1036L Foundations of Christian Worship and Spiritual Formation
- DP2002L Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counselling
- DP2004L Foundations for Pastoral and Congregational Formation
- DP2015L Preparing the Sermon
- DP1040L The One Who Serves: Foundations of Worship and Spirituality
- BS1005L Interpreting the Bible
- CH1040L To the Ends of the Earth: The History of Lutheranism in Australia
- CT1041L Worldly Wisdom: Interactions between Philosophy and Theology in the West
- DP1041L The Body of Christ: Foundations of Pastoral and Congregational Formation
Other units may be available for study in this award. For course advice contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Successful completion of Year 12 in an Australian secondary school, or equivalent.
- Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed Year 12.
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.
- Yes—this course can be studied entirely online.
- Yes—this course is registered for FEE-HELP.
- Yes—this course is available to both domestic and overseas students.
- CRICOS code: 075250F
- The Diploma in Theology is an accredited AQF level 5 course of the University of Divinity (UD).
- For further information, see UD course information for Diploma in Theology.
- The Diploma in Theology may comprise the first year of an Advanced Diploma or Bachelor award.