Graduate Diploma of Arts



Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF):                      

Level 8

CRICOS Course Code:


Entry Requirements:     

A three-year bachelor award (AQF Level 7) or equivalent in any discipline, or a Graduate Certificate in Arts from the Sydney College of Divinity, or equivalent.


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


1 year full-time or 2 years part-time.               


8 units (72 credit points). The Graduate Diploma of Arts has nested within it the Graduate Certificate in Arts:

Graduate Certificate in Arts requires 4 units (36 credit points)

Graduate Diploma of Arts requires an additional 4 units (36 credit points) giving a total of 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

Exit Point:                          

Graduate Certificate in Arts (36 credit points)

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 7.0 in all bands of the ‘academic format’ of the test.

Application Dates:

Applications for admission into this course are open from 1 November 2016 to 9 February 2017.

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Prescribed Units (2017):

Semester 1

H8510A The Early Church

T8501A Introducing Theology

plus the choice of 2 units from the following:

B8520A Introduction to the Old Testament

C8546A Pastoral Counselling in Ministry

L8501A Introducing Christian Worship

Semester 2

B8530A Introduction to the New Testament

E8594A Introduction to Christian Ethics
    [Special Intensive Classes by Visiting Professor, 28-31 August 2017]

H8530A Byzantine Studies

T8581A Church Fathers: An Introduction