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Graduate Certificate in Theology

Abbreviation: GCTheol CRICOS code: 053016J Accredited through UD
6 months full-timeUp to 2 years part-time
Available to both domestic and overseas students

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.

Course outcomes

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.

View the units scheduled for delivery in 2024:

Some units are non-standard volume. Check with the course advisor about course structure or the availability of additional level 8 units.

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Entry requirements

  • 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.

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 domestic and overseas students.
  • CRICOS code: 053016J