Credit points


Minimum duration

0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Melbourne
  • Online
  • Other


Onshore (for cohorts by special arrangement)

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 a Bachelor degree or an equivalent and recognised teaching qualification.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

For Pathway 1:

  1. 20 cp from Pathway 1 Specified Units (Part A) AND
  2. 20 cp from the Theology units (Part B) OR 20 cp from the New Evangelisation units (Part C)


For Pathway 2:

  1. 40 cp from Pathway 2 Specified Units (Part D)

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Part A : Pathway 1 Specified Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDRE526Introducing Religious Education10In exceptional circumstances, for online enrolments, the Course Coordinator may approve substitution of EDRE515. Religious Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives or EDRE516 Learning and Teaching for Religious Education for this unit.
THBS562Introducing the Scriptures10

For those undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies in order to meet the requirements to teach Religious Education as set out by the CECV (Catholic Education Commission Victoria) Accreditation Policy, please contact Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools.

Part B : Theology Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
THCT563Introducing Theology10
THCT564Introducing Church Life10

Part C : New Evangelisation Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
EDNE600Faith Formation and the New Evangelisation10
EDNE601Creating Centres of the New Evangelisation Catholic Schools Parishes and Church Ministries10

Part D : Pathway 2 Specified Units

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
THCT501Jesus the Christ10
THCT564Introducing Church Life10
THEL507Theology Elective10
EDRE642Religious Foundations of Catholic Schools10

A student may substitute other postgraduate units from the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy with the prior approval of the Course Coordinator.

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