Diploma of Christian Studies



Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF):      

Level 5 (comprised of units at AQF Level 7)

Entry Requirements:     

Completion of Year 12 (no ATAR required); or

Mature Age and Special Entry Admissions for those who have reached the age of 21; or

Articulation from other SCD programs.  


Annual only. Please check the website for ‘Important Dates’.


1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.               


72 credit points (i.e. 8 bachelor level units at AQF Level 7)

Enrolment Options:       

On-Campus Weekly Lectures: full time and part time study available

Distance Education (Online): full time and part time study available

English Proficiency:                       

Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS, or equivalent) score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in all bands of the ‘academic format’ of the test.

Tuition Fees and Financial Support:                    

$900 per 9 credit points, taken normally at 7100 level or 7200 level. Financial support opportunities are available to most students (please enquire with the Registrar). FEE-HELP is available (conditions apply).              

Special scholarships are available for volunteer Scripture teachers and Sunday School teachers.

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   Available Units (2015):

Semester 1

A7120A Introduction to New Testament Greek

B7120A Introduction to the Old Testament

B7364A Pauline Literature

C7146A Introduction to Pastoral Counselling

H7110A History of the Early Church

P7277A Basic Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education 1 (18)

P7282A Supervised Ministry 1

T7101A Introduction to Theology

Semester 2

A7170A New Testament Greek

B7130A Introduction to the New Testament

H7230A Early Byzantine History

L7232A Orthodox Christian Hymnology

P7101A Introduction to Pastoral Theology & Ministry

P7277A Basic Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education 1 (18) cont.

T7234A The Self-Revealing God