Graduate Diploma of Arts
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Graduate Diploma of Arts

Graduate Diploma of Arts


About this course

Course Title:

Graduate Diploma of Arts (CRICOS: 063707K)

AQF Level:

AQF 8 – Graduate Diploma



Entrance Requirements:

An AQF 7 Award

Course Duration:

1 year full-time or 3 years part-time

Course Structure

72 credit points (8 course units) at AQF 8 or AQF 9 level (8500 or 9600 series)

  • The Graduate Diploma of Arts may be taken with or without specialization
  • A specialization comprises four units (36 credit points) in a sub-discipline including at least one course unit (9 credit points) at 9600 level

Sub-Disciplines: Biblical Studies, Christian Ethics, Christian Spirituality, Church History, Mission, Pastoral Counselling, Pastoral Theology, Philosophy, Theology, Worship and Liturgy.


Graduate Rationale

The Graduate Diploma of Arts course is designed primarily for students who already hold a tertiary qualification in a non-theological discipline, who wish to pursue a graduate qualification in theology, and who are seeking skills in theological studies to enhance their professional work. Graduates will be able to apply a body of theological knowledge in a range of contexts relating to ministry and/or further learning.


Articulation to Other SCD Awards

Students are eligible to articulate to the Master of Arts offered by the Sydney College of Divinity, on completion of which students are required to surrender their GradDipArts.