Graduate Diploma in Divinity
The Graduate Diploma in Divinity allows students to explore multiple areas of interest in divinity and its associated disciplines or to engage with one or two areas in depth. It serves as a foundation for study of theology or philosophy and disciplines which are associated with them.
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Divinity
- have advanced knowledge in one or more areas of divinity and associated disciplines
- have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to postgraduate study
- apply skills of interpretation to texts or concepts
- apply judgement based on theory, practice and tradition to contemporary issues.
The Graduate Diploma in Divinity consists of 6 standard Postgraduate Foundational or Postgraduate Elective units (144 points).
Units available for this award:
- AL9001L Hebrew 1
- AL9002L Hebrew 2
- AL9003L New Testament Greek A
- AL9004L New Testament Greek B
- BA8001L Introduction to the Old Testament (Foundational)
- BA8006L The Pentateuch (Foundational)
- BA9008L Prophets
- BN8001L Gospel Studies 1: Matthew and Mark (Foundational)
- BN8002L Introduction to the New Testament (Foundational)
- BN9003L Gospel Studies 2: Luke and John
- BN9011L Pauline Letters
- 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)
- BS9004L Biblical Texts and Traditions
- BS9020L Biblical Theology for Educators
- BS9021L Encounters with Biblical Theology
- 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)
- CT8001L The Christ-centred School (Foundational)
- CT8002L The Christian Faith in Modern Context (Foundational)
- CT8003L Prolegomena and the Triune God (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)
- CT9004L Theological Foundations for Educators
- CT9009L Sanctification
- CT9010L Creation and Redemption
- CT9011L Moral Theology
- DA8040L Big Questions: School Worship (12 point unit)
- DA9001L Leadership for a Christian Context
- DA9044L Chaplaincy: Spiritual Care in Public Places
- DE8004L Introduction to Lutheran Education (Foundational)
- DE8041L Service-Learning and Community Engagement: Who is My Neighbour? (Foundational)
- DE8040L Service-Learning and Community Engagement: The Connection of Head, Heart and Hands (Foundational)
- DE8060L Professional Development in Service-Learning 1 (Foundational)
- DE8061L Professional Development in Service-Learning 2 (Foundational)
- DE8062L Professional Development in Service-Learning 3 (Foundational)
- DE8063L Professional Development in Chaplaincy 1 (Foundational)
- DE8064L Professional Development in Chaplaincy 2 (Foundational)
- DE8065L Professional Development in Chaplaincy 3 (Foundational)
- DE9019L Lutheran Perspectives on Schooling
- DM9007L Lutheran Distinctives in Missiology and Evangelism
- 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)
- DP9006L Pastoral Care and Counselling
- DP9021L Ministry Placement: Writing and Preaching a Sermon
- DP9022L Ministry Placement: Leading Worship and Pastoral Acts
- DR8012L Teaching in a Lutheran Education Context (Foundational)
- DP9032L Supervised Theological Field Education
If you want to explore a topic more deeply or you have a specialist interest, supervised reading units can be designed to support your learning goals. Students looking to prepare for a research degree often include Research Methodologies (RQ9021C) and Minor Thesis (RQ9748M) in this award.
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To be eligible for admission an applicant must have
- completed an undergraduate degree or a graduate certificate, and either
- completed the equivalent of 72 points of theological study at the University of Divinity or another higher education provider, or
- completed 144 points of study towards a Master’s award at the University of Divinity.
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
- No—this course is only available for domestic students.