Graduate Certificate of Divinity

Graduate Certificate of Divinity

Please note that the Australian College of Theology (ACT) has completed a curriculum redesign for 2020 courses. As a result, the courses, course structures, coding system and credit point values have changed. These changes are reflected in the details below. For an overview of the changes please view the details on the ACT website at: For any questions related to ACT courses, please contact our Academic Registrar.

The Graduate Certificate of Divinity is a great chance to dip your toe in the water and experience theological education. It offers you the opportunity to deepen your love of God and his word as you engage in his world by sampling a few units. The Graduate Certificate of Divinity provides you with flexibility to study units in Biblical, Systematic and Practical Theology.

An AQF Level 8 award for advanced knowledge, professional skills and/or a pathway to further learning, the Graduate Certificate of Divinity is designed to enhance the Graduate Attributes in graduate students.

It is intended to be a general purpose award to provide students who are already graduates with an opportunity to undertake study at an advanced level of selected units in the teaching departments of Bible and Languages, Christian Thought and History and Ministry and Practice. It will serve either as an introduction to the study of Theology and Ministry by allowing students to sample units from a range of disciplines or as a means of developing a subject specialism by allowing students to select units from one or two disciplines.

AQF LEVELLevel 8 Graduate Certificate
COURSE LENGTH6 months full-time or part-time equivalent (up to 2 years)
AWARD REQUIREMENTS48 credit points, all at Level 7 and above, including at least 24 credit points at Level 8 or above
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSBachelor level degree or equivalent from an Australian university or other approved higher education provider.
NESB REQUIREMENTSIELTS score of 7.0 overall with a minimum 7.0 in reading and writing, and 6.5 in listening and speaking OR 10 years English in country experience

This is a course of the Australian College of Theology. For more information about this course, view the complete course outline on the ACT website or contact our friendly Academic Registrar.