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 up to 3 years part-time.               


8 units (72 credit points)

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.

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   Available Units (2016):

Semester 1

A7120A Introduction to New Testament Greek

B7120A Introduction to the Old Testament

B7273A The Four Gospels (pre-requisite = B7130A)

C7146A Introduction to Pastoral Counselling

L7100A Introduction to Christian Worship

P7277A Basic Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education 1 (18) (pre-requisite = P7101A)

T7101A Introduction to Theology

Semester 2

A7170A New Testament Greek (pre-requisite = A7120A)

B7130A Introduction to the New Testament

P7101A Introduction to Pastoral Theology & Ministry

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

T7217A The Church (pre-requisite = T7101A)

T7281A Early Church Fathers (pre-requisite = T7101A)