CSU’s Graduate Certificate in Theology offers a pathway into theological study for students with an undergraduate degree. It provides an introduction to Christian theology, Old Testament studies and New Testament studies.
The course provides a foundational component of training for ministry in the church and offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Bible and theology. After just one year of studying four subjects part-time online, graduates can supplement existing knowledge and skills with this course to further enhance career prospects.
This course articulates into the Graduate Diploma of Theology and Master of Arts (Theological Studies).
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1 year part-time
- Online (Distance Education)
- On-campus (Canberra)
Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree from an approved tertiary institution, other than an undergraduate degree in Theology.
A 32-point program comprising 1 core subject (8 points) and 3 electives (24 points) from a restricted list, see below.
- Anglican Foundations
- Being the Church
- Biblical Hebrew 1
- Biblical Hebrew 2
- Biblical Hebrew 3
- Christian Worship
- Christianity in Australian History
- Early Church History
- Ecological Theology
- Global Christianity since 1700
- God and Humanity
- Introduction to New Testament Studies
- Introduction to Old Testament Studies
- Jesus the Christ
- Judaism and Early Christianity
- Mission, Evangelism and Apologetics
- New Testament Greek 1
- New Testament Greek 2
- New Testament Greek 3
- Old Testament History and Narrative
- Pastoral Care
- Practical Theology
- Sacramental Theology
- The Diaconate
- The European Reformations
- The Pentateuch
- The Synoptic Gospels
- The Triune God
- Theological Ethics
- World Religions and Christian Theology
Depending on your interests, you can either continue on to further postgraduate study after graduating from this theology degree or take up a role in ministry, church leadership, chaplaincy, church-run non-government organisations or missions. In addition, the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies builds advanced skills in communication, critical thinking and judgement, application and problem-solving, which can be utilised across any number of career paths.