Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

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Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies

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.

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1 year part-time

  • Online
  • 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 3 core subjects (24 points) and 1 elective (8 points).

A full list of subjects and electives is available on the CSU website.

Core Subject

  • Introduction to Christian Theology


  • Advanced Practical Theology
  • Anglican Foundations
  • Christian Ministry
  • Christian Worship
  • Cross Cultural Ministry in Australia
  • The Diaconate
  • Early Church History
  • The European Reformations
  • Hebrew 1
  • Hebrew 2
  • Homiletics
  • Introduction to New Testament Studies
  • Introduction to Old Testament Studies
  • Jesus the Christ
  • Mission, Evangelism and Apologetics
  • New Testament Greek 1
  • New Testament Greek 2
  • Pastoral Care
  • Practical Theology
  • Sacramental Theology
  • Theological Ethics
  • The Triune God
  • Uniting Church Studies

After graduating with a Master of Arts (Theological Studies), you’ll be ready for further study – or to start out in a new role.

Enter the ministry, transition into church leadership, or play a role in church-run, non-governmental organisations or a mission setting.

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