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Program Code 12211
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
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Mode of delivery Online
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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 specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Spirituality
  • Liturgical Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Mission and Culture
  • Youth and Campus Ministry

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.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement.  Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Proficiency Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000104.html

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 can only study this program online offshore.

Special Needs

Students with a disability 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 reasonable 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 students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

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.

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/.

Requirements and Structure

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

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
RELT6030 Biblical Studies - Foundations Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
10 units
RELT6040 Theological Studies: Foundations Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
10 units

Religious Education specialisation

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
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: Choose 10 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
RELT6001 Advanced Liturgy: Theory and Practice Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6002 Origins and Development of the Early Church Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6010 The Church in the World: Advanced Studies in Ecclesiology Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6011 Advanced Studies in Education and Missiology Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6015 Missiology: Critical Studies for a Secular, Plural, Globalised World Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6016 Studies in Spirituality Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6020 Advanced Studies in Leadership for Mission 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
RELT6032 Advanced Studies - Directed Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
10 units
RELT6003 Advanced Studies in Christian Ethics Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6014 Advanced Sacramental Theology: A Living Tradition Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6044 Studies of Religion: Living Conversations, Interfaith Connections Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6004 Advanced Studies in 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 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
RELT6013 Critical Studies in Faith and Culture Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6017 Advanced Studies in Spirituality Not currently offered 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
RELT6033 Advanced Biblical Studies Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6037 Advanced Canon Law 1 Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6054 Religion and Popular Culture in the 21st Century Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6055 Advanced Studies in Islam Not currently offered 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

Directed Courses: Choose 20 units from the following directed courses.

Code Name Availability Units
RELT6001 Advanced Liturgy: Theory and Practice Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6002 Origins and Development of the Early Church Semester 2 - 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 Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online)
10 units
RELT6010 The Church in the World: Advanced Studies in Ecclesiology Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6015 Missiology: Critical Studies for a Secular, Plural, Globalised World Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6016 Studies in Spirituality Semester 2 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6017 Advanced Studies in Spirituality Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6023 Social Teaching of the Catholic Church Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6003 Advanced Studies in Christian Ethics Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6004 Advanced Studies in Hebrew Bible Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
RELT6014 Advanced Sacramental Theology: A Living Tradition Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6044 Studies of Religion: Living Conversations, Interfaith Connections Semester 1 - 2015 (UoN Broken Bay Institute - Online) 10 units
EDUC6043 Religious Education: Theory and Practice 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
RELT6011 Advanced Studies in Education and Missiology Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6013 Critical Studies in Faith and Culture Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6020 Advanced Studies in Leadership for Mission 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
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 Canon Law 1 Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6050 Religion and Theology in the 21st Century Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6054 Religion and Popular Culture in the 21st Century Not currently offered 10 units
RELT6055 Advanced Studies in Islam Not currently offered 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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