Australian Catholic University (RTO 3578)
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Build a foundation in Christian theology and start a rewarding academic study path with this Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies course from Australian Catholic University.
Designed for students with no academic background in theological study, this course offers a basic foundation in Christian theology, and allows theology graduates to advance their knowledge in specialised areas.
With a broad range of elective units available, this course offers students the opportunity to tailor their learning to the area that most interests them. You'll have the opportunity to study ancient languages, liturgy, philosophy, ethics, and modern mission in context, and develop skills in interpreting biblical texts and applying teachings to a modern context. You'll learn how to interpret text with insights drawn from historical, cultural, literary, philosophical and theological analyses, and develop a deeper understanding of the sources, development and implications of Christian beliefs.
Whether motivated to deepen your connection to the church or to develop an intellectual understanding of faith, this qualification will equip you with the knowledge, skills and insights for a meaningful academic or professional career in theological study.
In this theology course, the subjects you may study include:
Theology specialisation subjects:
The Biblical world:
Whether you choose to study online or at one of ACU’s many upbeat campuses, you’re sure to receive the support you need to succeed and thrive with your studies.
Students of ACU can access their Academic Skills Unit, which will help build your skills around exam prep, offer study tips, writing tips and more. Access online resources, participate in workshops, ask questions via their ‘Ask an Adviser’ online services, book a consult, or simply drop-in.
Their team of staff and researchers are all about offering students an education with greater purpose – empowering students to achieve goals and accomplish something great!
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies from Australian Catholic University.
This qualification offers a pathway to specialised academic study in theology and can be used to gain entry into a master's degree or graduate diploma course. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies provides entry into the Master of Theological Studies.
This qualification will equip you with the skills, insights and personal abilities to engage deeply in a church, academic or community environment, and will extend your understanding of the sources, development and implications of Christian beliefs.
Wondering where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Australian Catholic University offers flexible payment methods for students. You may choose to pay course fees upfront, on a payment plan, or through a FEE-HELP loan for eligible candidates.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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