Graduate Certificate in Theology
The Graduate Certificate in Theology qualifies students in theological study by developing or deepening their knowledge and skills in theological disciplines. It serves as a foundation for further study and a means of critically engaging Christian thought and traditions. Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian life and social engagement.
Graduates of the GCTheol
- have knowledge of sources, terms and conceptual frameworks required for theological engagement
- have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to theological studies
- apply skills of interpretation to texts and traditions with awareness of context, implications and application to historical and or contemporary issues
- apply theological and hermeneutical skills in clearly articulating insights relevant to life, work and community settings.
The Graduate Certificate in Theology consists of 3 units (72 points) of Foundational study in three broad theological areas. Most students undertake a biblical unit, a systematic theology unit and a mission or ministry unit.
Units available for this award:
- BA8001L Introduction to the Old Testament (Foundational)
- BA8006L The Pentateuch (Foundational)
- BN8001L Gospel Studies 1: Matthew and Mark (Foundational)
- BN8002L Introduction to the New Testament (Foundational)
- BN9003L Gospel Studies 2: Luke and John (Foundational)
- BS8040L Big Questions: Human Sexuality (12 point unit)
- BS8041L Big Questions: God for People Who Wonder (12 point unit)
- BS8042L Big Questions: Caring for the Earth (12 point unit)
- CH8002L Early and Medieval Church History (Foundational)
- CH8003L Reform of the Church (Foundational)
- CH8040L To the Ends of the Earth: The History of Lutheranism in Australia (Foundational)
- CT8002L The Christian Faith in Modern Context (Foundational)
- CT8005L Lutheran Confessions (Foundational)
- CT8006L Formula of Concord (Foundational)
- CT8007L Apologetics and World Religions (Foundational)
- CT8021L Christian Spirituality: A Lutheran Perspective (Foundational)
- CT8041L Worldly Wisdom: Interactions between Philosophy and Theology in the West (Foundational)
- DP8003L Parish Ministry (Foundational)
- DP8008L Pastoral Care in Context 1 (Foundational)
- DP8012L Liturgics (Foundational)
- DP8013L Introduction to Teaching for Ministry (Foundational)
- DP8027L Pastoral Care in Context 2 (Foundational)
- DP8040L The One Who Serves: Foundations of Worship and Spirituality (Foundational)
- DP8041L The Body of Christ: Foundations of Pastoral and Congregational Formation (Foundational)
Some units are non-standard volume. Check with the course advisor about course structure or the availability of additional level 8 units.
- Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.
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: 053016J