Graduate Diploma of Theology

The Graduate Diploma of Theology provides a foundational component of training for ministry and offers you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the Bible. It encourages and fosters the search for meaning and spiritual depth in the context of cultural and religious pluralism in contemporary Australia.This course offers a graduate admission pathway into theological study for students with an undergraduate degree.

On site at St Francis College Milton

Study Mode

Full-time 1 years / Part-time 2 years


Course Highlights

You will be guided by highly qualified lecturers working from their own research interests in the areas of study range across subjects in biblical studies, Church history, practical theology and systematic theology. Their aim is to develop and deliver a comprehensive, rigorous and vibrant theological education and to provide a wide range of learning opportunities to students who wish to explore their faith and beliefs as well as those of other cultures.

Career Opportunities

The skills and attributes you gain in the Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies are valued in a broad range of careers.

Continue on to further postgraduate study

Take on a role in a variety of areas, depending on your interests. These could include ministry, church leadership and chaplaincy; church-run non-governmental organisations; and missions.

Satisfactory completion of 8 subjects (4 Core, 4 Electives)


Graduate Certificate in Theology

Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects

Exit Points


The Graduate Diploma of Theology comprises 8 subjects, 4 Core and 4 Electives

The Graduate Diploma of Theology is a Commonwealth-funded program and students may either pay up-front or defer fees through the Higher Education Contribution scheme (HECS). Find out more about CSU fees.