Diploma in Theology

The Diploma in Theology (DipTheol) introduces students to the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History. This may be extended by further study in those disciplines or by electives in the area of practical ministry studies.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Diploma in Theology: 
  1. have sound foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts
  2. have skills to articulate foundational theological and scriptural knowledge and reflection
  3. have developed clear analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments
  4. apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions
  5. apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as conversation.

Admission Criteria

Successful completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or equivalent.
Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed year 12.

Course Structure

The Diploma in Theology consists of 144 points, comprised of:
Pre-2019 units of 15 points in volume will be counted as 18 points 
for the purpose of course completion

Normal Duration

1 year – 4 years

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Dr Rosemary Canavan, Academic Dean