CSU’s Undergraduate Certificate in Theology offers a pathway into theological study for students without an undergraduate degree. It provides an introduction to Christian theology, Old Testament studies and New Testament studies.
The course provides an introduction to studying theology and offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Bible and Christian theology. After just one year of studying four subjects part-time, graduates can supplement existing knowledge and skills with this course to further enhance their service or continue in further academic study.
This course can contribute credit to a Bachelor of Theology.
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1 year part-time
- Online (Distance Education)
- On-campus (Canberra)
Applicants should have:
- A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) OR
- A completed AQF Certificate III (or higher) qualification OR
- A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies OR
- Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of at least two years full time or equivalent, evidenced by a detailed resume
Standard English Language Proficiency requirements
A 32-point program comprising 3 core subjects (24 points) and 1 elective (8 points) from a restricted list, see below.
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Introduction to New Testament Studies
- Introduction to Old Testament Studies
Depending on your interests, you can either continue on to further undergraduate study such as the Bachelor of Theology or potentially use these skills and training for lay or vocational ministry roles. In addition, the Undergraduate Certificate in Theological Studies builds students’ skills in communication, critical thinking and judgement, application and problem-solving, which can be utilised across any number of career paths.