Diploma in Theology


1 year (full-time),
up to 4 years (part-time)


Classroom, Online, Mixed

Total cost

$14,112 (At 2022 fees)

Next intake

February, July

Course Overview.

The Diploma in Theology introduces students to the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History. This may be extended by further study in those disciplines or by electives in the area of practical ministry studies. It may be possible for students to undertake study in a ministry setting as part of the course.

For more information on the Diploma in Theology and it’s course regulation please follow this link.

Course outcomes.

Graduates of the Diploma in Theology

  1. have sound foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts.
  2. have skills to articulate foundational theological and scriptural knowledge and reflection.
  3. have developed clear analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments.
  4. apply their skills and knowledge to their own and other contexts and traditions.
  5. apply their skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts such as conversation.

Course structure.

The Diploma in Theology consists of 144 points of study, comprising:
  • 36 points of study in Biblical Studies (Field B)
  • 36 points of study in Christian Thought and History (Field C)
  • a further 72 points of study.

Admission criteria.

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed the Victorian Certificate of Education. Prospective students apply by direct entry to a College of the University. The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is not used in selection at the University of Divinity. It may be possible for students to receive credit into their course for prior post-secondary study in theology or ministry.

Have questions about the course or application process?

Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here

Apply for admission here

*These details relate to domestic students only. For information for overseas students, please contact the Registrar’s Office at info@stirling.edu.au

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Applications close 30th January