Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 2 locations
- Study mode
- Attendance, Online
- 0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time
- Fees (first year)*
- Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Not availableMidyear (Semester 2) intake: Beginning July 2023Applications open April 2023
The Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies is designed to help you develop an understanding of the theological concepts that are fundamental to the Catholic faith, and the core principles and practices for teaching religious education. The course was developed in consultation with the Catholic education sector to meet the specific requirements for accreditation to teach religious education in Catholic schools, in accordance with the existing Catholic Education Commission Victoria (CECV) Accreditation Policy.
Accreditation requirements differ locally and we recommend you check requirements with your local diocese.
Our graduates have pursued careers in:
- Education and Teaching
To complete the Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies, a student must complete 40 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
THBS562 Introducing the Scriptures
THCT564 Introducing Church Life
EDNE600 Faith Formation and the New Evangelisation
EDRE526 Introducing Religious Education
THCT563 Introducing Theology
EDNE601 Creating Centres of the New Evangelisation Catholic Schools Parishes and Church Ministries
This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
Note: Program maps may vary when offered under partnership agreements. Please contact the course coordinator for further information.
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy .
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree or an equivalent and recognised teaching qualification.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.
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* indicative only.
All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.
A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:
- the number of units studied per semester;
- the choice of major or specialisation; and
- elective units.
The University reviews fees annually.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.
How to apply
Deferment is available for one year. Cohorts will need to check with their sponsoring body for approval to defer. Find out more about deferment.