Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies - 2016

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Course summary - 2016

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Number of units: 4 units to complete
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The Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies at Australian Catholic University is a flexible qualification designed to enable students to pursue a mixture of interests or to specialise in particular areas. The course provides students with a means of extending their skills and knowledge in specific streams: Ancient Languages or the Biblical World.

Graduates of the Ancient Languages stream will be able to demonstrate basic skills in the use of biblical or ecclesial languages.

Graduates of the Biblical World stream will be able to interpret biblical texts using insights drawn from historical, cultural, literary, philosophical and theological analyses.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (Ancient Languages) will be able to demonstrate basic skills in the use of biblical or ecclesial languages.

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (The Biblical World) will, depending on their unit choices, be able to:

  • interpret biblical texts using insights drawn from historical, cultural, literary, philosophical and theological analyses;
  • give an account of key moments in Christian history and of their import for the church, society and the development of doctrine;
  • use a variety of biblical and theological resources to articulate and explain the historical origins, development and interconnections of central Christian doctrines;
  • demonstrate basic skills in the use of biblical or ecclesial languages.

Academic

Applicants must have completed an Undergraduate degree in any discipline.

International

Required IELTS Score: IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 for all tests)

Students choose from either the Ancient Languages stream or the Biblical World stream and complete four units.

  • Ancient Languages students select any four units from the Ancient Languages stream list below.
  • Biblical World students complete the core unit THBS501 Biblical Studies plus three units from the Biblical World stream list below.

To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate of Theological Studies students must complete four units.

Complete 4 units from the following 7 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
New Testament Greek A
THEL505 ACU Sess 1 - -
New Testament Greek B
THEL506 ACU - Sess 2 -
Medieval Latin
THEL504 ACU Sess 1 - -
Biblical Hebrew A
THEL500 ACU Coming in 2017
Biblical Hebrew B
THEL501 ACU Coming in 2017
Latin A
THEL502 ACU Coming in 2017
Latin B
THEL503 ACU Coming in 2017
Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Biblical Studies
THBS501 ACU Sess 1 Sess 2 -
A Synoptic Gospel
THBS500 ACU - Sess 2 -
New Testament Greek A
THEL505 ACU Sess 1 - -
New Testament Greek B
THEL506 ACU - Sess 2 -
Jesus the Christ
THCT501 ACU Coming in 2017
The Early Christian World
THCT503 ACU Coming in 2017
Biblical Hebrew A
THEL500 ACU Coming in 2017
Biblical Hebrew B
THEL501 ACU Coming in 2017

RPL or Credit may be granted according to ACU policies and applicants are advised to contact the Course Coordinator.

The maximum credit that may be granted on the basis of previously completed qualification(s) of equal level is 50%.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

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