A one-year full-time courseA post-graduate course for professionalspreparing for lay ministryElectives may be chosen in the fields of pastoralministry Pastoral counselling and cross-cultural missionMay be studied part-time for up to four yearsAccredited with the Queensland Government through the Australian College of TheologyEligible for Austudy/Youth Allowance/Fee Help
The Graduate Diploma of Divinity (GradDipDiv) provides a concentrated and flexible course of biblical study for students who hold a university degree in a non-theological field. It equips them to serve God effectively as lay people in their chosen career or vocation. Mission organizations generally recognise this course as adequate training in biblical studies for those preparing to work in their profession.
The GradDipDiv articulates to the MDiv. However, students who may wish to proceed to the MDiv should take this into account when choosing their units. If the GradDipDiv is awarded, it must be surrendered when the MDiv is completed.
Each student for the GradDipDiv must have an approved three-year non-theological undergraduate degree from a recognised university or its equivalent. Except for those candidates who have completed the three-year degree or equivalent taught in English, international students whose first language is not English, must achieve an average score of 6.5, with no score under 6.00 in an IELTS test. Graduates in theology however are ineligible to be enrolled in the Graduate Diploma. Overseas students on a student visa must study full-time.
The full time course is composed of compulsory and elective units normally taken together over two semesters (one year). A total of 32 credit points are required to complete the Graduate Diploma. Full time students normally study four subjects each semester. Students may study the degree part-time but must complete it within four years.
In addition to core foundational units students choose from a variety of Biblical and practical units from 500-600 covering such areas as:
More detailed information about units offered, cross-accreditation of units and assessment procedures are provided in the ACT Postgraduate Manual which is available in the Library and on the ACT website at http://www.actheology.edu.au/.
Full and part time students may enrol for the GradDipDiv by completing an application form available from the office. An interview with a member of the faculty is also required.
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