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Program Code 12211
Graduate Level Postgraduate
Locations
  • Online
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Broken Bay Institute delivers courses through Online, Distance and Seminar modes. Some courses may be available on the Callaghan campus.
Program Enrolment Checklist
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Description

The increasing demand for highly qualified professionally competent leaders, managers and educators has become an important feature of modern professions worldwide. The Graduate Certificate in Theology is a postgraduate program that offers the opportunity for theological graduates, or graduates in cognate disciplines, to expand their learning, explore theological disciplines in a depth they had been unable to achieve in their first theological degree, and better equip them with the higher learning skills they had begun to develop through their undergraduate studies. The program provides graduates with training and experience (according to personal or professional development needs) by developing expertise in the fast moving areas of theological studies, which investigate key aspects of ancient and global religious traditions.

Students in the Graduate Certificate of Theology may take a generic program or with a specialisation in Religious Education.

Career Opportunities

As a liberal arts program the Graduate Certificate program allows students to prepare for a wide range of careers including teaching, social work, the caring professions, journalism and the media and various forms of Christian ministry.

Concurrent Enrolment in a Teaching Program and the Graduate Certificate of Theology

Subject to certain eligibility criteria being met, students enrolled in the 4th year of an initial teacher education program or a Master of Teaching (either at the University of Newcastle or at another institution) may apply to enrol concurrently in the Graduate Certificate in Theology at the University of Newcastle. Upon completion of your teaching qualification, you will have a competitive edge in the market place and increased career opportunities. You will need to ensure that you are able to meet the demands of both programs. For more information, see the procedure which is linked from “further Information” at the top of this page

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Theology requires the completion of a relevant undergraduate degree at the University of Newcastle or other tertiary institution.

Admission to this program is available to Australian students and residents. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/campaigns/postgrad/how-to-apply.html for information on how to gain entry.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Theology will be eligible for 40 units of credit towards the Master of Theology Award.

International Students

International students who wish to enrol in this program from their home country and study by distance education are permitted to apply, however this program is not available to international students who are studying on campus in Australia.

Special Needs

Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonably adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student¿s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Additional Information

All Theology courses offered as ‘Online-Broken Bay Institute (BBI)’, ‘Seminar-Broken Bay Institute (BBI)’ or ‘Distance-Broken Bay Institute (BBI)’, will be taught through The Broken Bay Institute, a leading provider in online/seminar/distance Catholic theological education. BBI courses are open to all and delivered in partnership with the University of Newcastle. For more information, visit The Broken Bay Institute website and make direct contact with the Institute http://www.bbi.catholic.edu.au/. All courses offered as ‘Callaghan’ or ‘online Callaghan’ or ‘distance Callaghan’ will be run from the Callaghan campus.

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.

Recommended Studies

An undergraduate degree

Requirements and Structure

The program can be completed over one semester full-time or the part-time equivalent, however please be aware that not all courses may not be offered in any one semester.

Qualification for the Graduate Certificate in Theology award requires the successful completion of 40 units of coursework. 

On completion of the Graduate Certificate, graduates will be eligible for entry into the Master of Theology program with 40 units of credit in that award. The Master Theology is a 160 unit program.

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
RELT6030 Biblical Studies - Foundations
Not to count with THEO6030
Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
10 units
RELT6040 Faith, Revelation and Theology
Not to count with THEO6040
Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
10 units

Religious Education

Compulsory Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following Compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.
EDUC6043 Religious Education: Theory and Practice Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
10 units
Directed Courses
Code Name Availability Units
Choose 10 units from directed courses
RELT6001 Advanced Liturgy: Theory and Practice
Not to count with THEO6001
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6002 Origins and Development of the Early Church
Not to count with THEO6002
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6003 Advanced Studies in Christian Ethics
Not to count with THEO6003
Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6004 Advanced Studies in the Hebrew Bible Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6005 Advanced Studies in the New Testament Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6006 The Many Faces of Jesus Christ: Advanced Studies in Christology Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6007 Theology of Religious Education
Not to count with THEO6007
Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
10 units
RELT6009 Ecological Theology Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6010 The Church in the World: Advanced Studies in Ecclesiology
Not to count with THEO6010
Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6011 Advanced Studies in Education and Missiology
Not to count with THEO6011
Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6013 Critical Studies in Faith and Culture Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6014 Advanced Sacramental Theology: A Living Tradition
Not to count with THEO6014
Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6015 Missiology: Critical Studies for a Secular, Plural, Globalised World
Not to count with THEO6015
Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6016 Spiritualities, Practices and Values for Professional Leadership
Not to count with THEO6016
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6017 Advanced Studies in Spirituality Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6020 Leadership for Mission: Critical Studies in Theology, Purpose and Praxis
Not to count with THEO6020
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6022 Religion and Young People in Australia
Not to count with THEO6022
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6023 Social Teaching of the Catholic Church Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6025 Advanced Studies in Contextualisation Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6032 Advanced Studies - Directed
Not to count with THEO6032
Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
10 units
RELT6033 Advanced Biblical Studies Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6037 Advanced Studies in Canon Law Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6044 Studies of Religion: Living Conversations, Interfaith Connections
Not to count with THEO6044
Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6054 Religion and Popular Culture in the 21st Century Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6055 Advanced Studies in Islam Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6056 Philosophy and Theology Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6057 Advanced Studies in Judaism - Past and Present Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6058 Interfaith and Inter-religious Dialogue Not currently offered 10 units

Generic Specialisation

Code Name Availability Units
Choose 20 units from directed courses
EDUC6043 Religious Education: Theory and Practice Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
10 units
RELT6001 Advanced Liturgy: Theory and Practice
Not to count with THEO6001
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6002 Origins and Development of the Early Church
Not to count with THEO6002
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6003 Advanced Studies in Christian Ethics
Not to count with THEO6003 or RELT6023
Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6004 Advanced Studies in the Hebrew Bible
Not to count with THEO6004 and RELT6005
Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6005 Advanced Studies in the New Testament
Not to count with THEO6005 and RELT6004
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6006 The Many Faces of Jesus Christ: Advanced Studies in Christology
Not to count with THEO6006
Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6007 Theology of Religious Education
Not to count with THEO6007
Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
10 units
RELT6009 Ecological Theology Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6010 The Church in the World: Advanced Studies in Ecclesiology
Not to count with THEO6010
Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6011 Advanced Studies in Education and Missiology Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6013 Critical Studies in Faith and Culture Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6014 Advanced Sacramental Theology: A Living Tradition
Not to count with THEO6014
Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6015 Missiology: Critical Studies for a Secular, Plural, Globalised World
Not to count with THEO6015
Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6016 Spiritualities, Practices and Values for Professional Leadership
Not to count with THEO6016 or RELT6017 or RELT6018
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6017 Advanced Studies in Spirituality
Not to count with THEO6017 or RELT6016 or RELT6018
Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6020 Leadership for Mission: Critical Studies in Theology, Purpose and Praxis Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6022 Religion and Young People in Australia Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6023 Social Teaching of the Catholic Church
Not to count with THEO6023 or RELT6003
Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6025 Advanced Studies in Contextualisation Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6032 Advanced Studies - Directed Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
10 units
RELT6033 Advanced Biblical Studies Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6037 Advanced Studies in Canon Law Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6044 Studies of Religion: Living Conversations, Interfaith Connections
Not to count with THEO6044
Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6050 Religion and Theology in the 21st Century Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6054 Religion and Popular Culture in the 21st Century Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6055 Advanced Studies in Islam Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6056 Philosophy and Theology Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6057 Advanced Studies in Judaism - Past and Present Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6058 Interfaith and Inter-religious Dialogue Not currently offered 10 units
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