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

The Graduate Diploma in Theology consists of 144 points comprised of:

  • 72 points of Foundational units taken across three disciplines in at least two fields; and
  • a further 72 points.

Units available for this award:

Entry requirements

  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree or a Graduate Certificate in Theology.

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 Diploma in Theology.

ALC operates with a policy of credit transfer and recognition of prior learning (RPL); see the 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: 04/02/2019 5:19pm