Graduate Diploma in Theology [GDTheol]

CRICOS code: 045446J (Accredited through UD)


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.

Course outcomes

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.

Course structure

Every course of study for the GDTheol consists of 90 points of study, including at least 45 points of Foundational units taken across three disciplines in at least two fields.

Units available for this award:

Entry requirements

For published information specific to this course, including the associated regulation, go to the Graduate Diploma in Theology.

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


  • 1 year full-time
  • Up to 3 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.

Course updated: 08/05/2017 3:57pm