Graduate Certificate in Theological Education [GCTE]

(Accredited through UD)


The Graduate Certificate in Theological Education provides advanced skill development and understanding of contemporary practice in higher education for tertiary educators in divinity and its associated disciplines. It enables integrated personal and professional development through reflective practice and peer and student engagement as well as through literature-based research.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Theological Education

  • have a sophisticated knowledge of and implement principles of good practice in contemporary theological higher education;
  • have skills in design and implementation of teaching, learning and assessment activities;
  • apply insights from formal and informal evaluation to unit design and teaching practice;
  • apply the outcomes of research and their own professional reflection to professional and vocational practice in theological education;
  • apply peer, student and literature-based insights to building expertise in one or more areas of theological education practice.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Theological Education consists of the following units of study:

  1. DE8030L Introduction to Theological Education
  2. DE8031L Principles of Teaching in Higher Education
  3. DE8032L Journey of Theological Education
  4. DE8033L Integrity in Higher Education
  5. DE8034L Specialist Applications in Higher Education

Entry requirements

In 2017, admission is only open to academic staff of the University of Divinity.

To be eligible for admission an applicant must:

  • have successfully completed¬†an undergraduate degree or demonstrate at least five years of relevant work experience or relevant professional attainment; and
  • be employed or appointed to a role in theological education at tertiary level or be enrolled in a higher degree by research in theology or a related discipline.
  • Where the first language is other than English please see the English Language Requirements Policy and Procedures.

For published information specific to this course, including the associated regulation, go to the Graduate Certificate in Theological Education.

ALC operates with a policy of credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL); see the Course Credit Policy.


  • 6 months full-time
  • Not more than 2 years part-time

Study modes

  • ALC offers units in a variety of study modes (also referred to as delivery modes).

Please see ALC study modes. For off campus study options see Off campus study.Requirements to receive the qualification

Course updated: 08/12/2016 10:51am