Graduate Certificate of Divinity

Course Description

The Graduate Certificate of Divinity introduces students, in a systematic manner, to the classical discipline of theology, as a means of both preparing men and women for communicating Christian knowledge and laying the foundation for advanced degrees in theology and ministry.

The Graduate Certificate of Divinity can be considered as one-half of the Graduate Diploma of Divinity, and can be completed by using the same pathways.

See the ACT website for the full list of course learning outcomes.

Entry Requirements
  • Academic Qualifications: Completed 3 year bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Language Qualifications for NESB: IELTS 7.0 overall with a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking OR 10 years in Australia with English being the language primarily spoken both at home and work
Study Pathway

This course provides a smooth pathway from a 0.5 year course, to a one-year course, and then on to the Master of Divinity (should a student wish to articulate).

Career Options

The course provides foundational knowledge and skills appropriate to Christian ministry, but not to the depth required for leaders and teachers in congregations, for which vocations the Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Ministry, the Master of Ministry, and the Master of Divinity have been devised. 

Credit Points

4 units (48 credit points) at AQF level 8 or above.

Course Duration

6 months minimum, 2 years maximum.

Study Modes

Units are available both on-campus and online.

Campuses this course is delivered at:

Sydney Campus & Perth Campus

Course Structure

AQF level 8 or above    any unit in any field (min 24 cps at level 8 or above)    48

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.