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Graduate Diploma in Divinity

Abbreviation: GDDiv CRICOS code: 110822B Accredited through UD
1 year full-timeUp to 3 years part-time
Available to both domestic and overseas students

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.

Course outcomes

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).

View the units scheduled for delivery in 2024:

If you want to explore a topic more deeply or you have a specialist interest, discuss this with your course advisor. Students looking to prepare for a research degree often include Research Methodologies (RQ9021C) and Minor Thesis (RQ9748M) in this award.

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Entry requirements

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.

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: 110822B