Not offered in 2021


Credit points


Minimum duration

0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Online
  • Other


Online (not offered in 2021)

On-Shore (Selected units are offered on ACU campuses or off site by special arrangements) (not offered in 2021)

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

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 the following prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor degree in Education; or
  2. Bachelor degree in an area other than Education; and
  3. a recognised teaching qualification; or
  4. Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies or equivalent.

Disclaimer :The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Postgraduate Certificate, a student must complete 40 cp (600-level codes), consisting of:

a. 30 cp from Foundation Religious Education Units (Part A), and

10 cp from Elective Units (Part B)


b. 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings

Part A : Foundation Religious Education Units

Complete 0 to 30 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDRE642Religious Foundations of Catholic Schools10
EDRE644Teaching Church Tradition10
EDRE645Sacred Texts10

Part B : Elective Units

Complete 10 to 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDRE621History and Theories in Religious Education10
EDRE623Issues in the Teaching and Coordination of School Religious Education10
EDRE624Curriculum in Religious Education10
EDRE626Faith, Moral Development and Values Education10
EDRE627Educating for Social Justice10
EDRE628Religion and the Arts10
EDRE629Spirituality and Religious Education10
EDRE632Educating for Inter-Religious Understanding10
EDRE636Special Studies in Religious Education10
EDRE639School and Parish: Partners in Religious Education10
EDRE641Early Childhood and Religious Education10
EDRE642Religious Foundations of Catholic Schools10
EDRE643Leading Religious Education in Schools10
EDRE646Educating in Meaning and Identity: Implications for Religious Education10

One Theology elective may be selected from unit at ACU Masters/AQF Level 9 Theology courses, with the approval of the Course Coordinator.

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