Graduate Certificate in Theology [GCTheol]

CRICOS code: 053016J (Accredited through UD)


The Graduate Certificate in Theology qualifies students in theological study by developing or deepening their knowledge and skills in theological disciplines. It serves as a foundation for further study and a means of critically engaging Christian thought and traditions. Graduates are able to articulate insights for Christian life and social engagement.

Course outcomes

Graduates of the GCTheol:

  • have knowledge of sources, terms and conceptual frameworks required for theological engagement;
  • have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to theological studies;
  • apply skills of interpretation to texts and traditions with awareness of context, implications and application to historical and or contemporary issues;
  • apply theological and hermeneutical skills in clearly articulating insights relevant to life, work and community settings.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Theology consists of 72 points of Foundational units taken across three disciplines in at least two fields.

Units available for this award:

Additional unit information

ALC offers additional level 8 units in other awards. Check with the course advisor about availability.

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

Where the first language is other than English, please see the English language proficiency requirements in the Admissions Policy.

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

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

Course updated: 12/02/2019 5:01pm