Graduate Diploma in Theology
The Graduate Diploma in Theology allows students to explore areas of interest in theology. It provides a substantial foundation for further study and a means of engaging Christian thought and traditions. Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian practice and identity.
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Theology
- have knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required for theological engagement
- have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to theological studies
- apply skills of interpretation to a range of texts with awareness of context, implications and application to historical and or contemporary issues
- apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills in clearly articulating insights into life, work and community.
The Graduate Diploma in Theology consists of 6 standard units (144 points). The structure of the award is:
- 3 Foundational units taken across three disciplines in at least two fields*
- a further 3 units.
*Available fields are Humanities (Field A), Biblical Studies (Field B), Christian Thought and History (Field C), and Theology: Mission and Ministry (Field D).
Units available for this award:
- AL8003L New Testament Greek A
- AL8004L New Testament Greek B
- BA8001L Introduction to the Old Testament (Foundational)
- BA8006L The Pentateuch (Foundational)
- BA9008L Prophets
- BN8002L Introduction to the New Testament (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)
- BS9004L Biblical Texts and Traditions
- CT8002L The Christian Faith in Modern Context (Foundational)
- CT8006L Formula of Concord (Foundational)
- CT8021L Christian Spirituality: A Lutheran Perspective (Foundational)
- DM9007L Lutheran Distinctives in Missiology and Evangelism
- DP8003L Parish Ministry (Foundational)
- DP8008L Pastoral Care in Context 1 (Foundational)
- DP8013L Introduction to Teaching for Ministry (Foundational)
- DP8027L Pastoral Care in Context 2 (Foundational)
- DP9006L Pastoral Care and Counselling
- DP9021L Supervised Ministry Placement: Writing and Preaching a Sermon
- DP8022L Supervised Ministry Placement: Leading Worship and Pastoral Acts
- Successful completion of an undergraduate degree or a Graduate Certificate in Theology.
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 overseas and domestic students.
- CRICOS code: 045446J