Graduate Diploma in Theology

The Graduate Diploma in Theology (GDTheol) 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:
  1. have knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required for theological engagement;
  2. have research, analysis and communication skills applicable to theological studies;
  3. apply skills of interpretation to a range of texts with awareness of context, implications and application to historical and/or contemporary issues;
  4. apply relevant theological and hermeneutical skills in clearly articulating insights into life, work and community. 

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or UDiv Graduate Certificate


90 credit points, comprised of:

Candidates who are graduates in theology can undertake all six units as electives.

Candidates who have completed an UDiv Graduate Certificate may be given credit for three units of the Graduate Diploma in Theology

Normal Duration

1 – 3 years

Cricos Code


Possible Exit Awards



Rev. Dr Kevin Lenehan, Associate Dean (Postgraduate and Research)