The Graduate Diploma of Arts course is designed primarily for students who already hold a tertiary qualification in a non-theological discipline, who wish to pursue a graduate qualification in theology, and who are seeking skills in theological studies to enhance their professional work. Graduates will be able to apply a body of theological knowledge in a range of contexts relating to ministry and/or further learning.
Graduate Diploma of Arts
AQF 8 – Graduate Diploma
An AQF 7 Award
1 year full-time or up to 3 years part-time
Online and face-to-face at our Horsley Park Campus
72 credit points (8 course units) at AQF 8 or AQF 9 level (8100 or 9200 series)
The Graduate Diploma of Arts may be taken with or without specialization
A specialization comprises four units (36 credit points) in a sub-discipline including at least one course unit (9 credit points) at 9600 level
Sub-Disciplines: Biblical Studies, Christian Ethics, Christian Spirituality, Church History, Mission, Pastoral Counselling, Pastoral Theology, Philosophy, Systematic Theology, Worship and Liturgy.
Articulation to Other Awards
The Graduate Diploma is a stand-alone award, however it can also qualify students for the Master of Arts (AQF 9), should they wish to further their studies. Thus, the Graduate Diploma of Arts articulates directly into the Master of Arts. Upon completion of the Master of Arts the student is required to surrender their Graduate Diploma of Arts.
Critical Academic Skills in Theological Education
Introduction to the New Testament
Theology of Sacraments
Syriac 1: Reading and Grammar
Introduction to the Old Testament
Basic Christian Doctrines