Diploma

Diploma in Theology

CRICOS:
075250F
[DipTheol]
DURATION:
1 year full-time or
equivalent part-time
STUDY MODE:
In-Class
Online
Blended
INTAKE PERIOD:
February
July

Gain critical knowledge in key theological disciplines. Taught by world-class theologians, dive into the foundations of Biblical studies and Christian thought and history, while also having the opportunity study your personal fields of interest, including mission and ministry, pastoral care, leadership and more.

What you will learn

  • Foundational skills for a critical study of Christian texts.
  • Skills to articulate foundational theological and scriptural knowledge and reflection.
  • Clear analytical skills allowing them to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments.
  • How to apply your skills and knowledge to your own and other contexts and traditions.
  • How to apply your skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts.

Course Structure

The Diploma in Theology consists of 8 units (144 points):

  • Two (2) units in Field B: Biblical Studies (48 points)
  • Two (2) units in Field C: Christian Thought and History (48 points)
  • Four (4) units in any Field (96 points)

Most standard units are delivered over one semester (15 weeks), with teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

View the Timetable for current units offered.
View all Stirling Units and Fields.
Download the Diploma in Theology Course Planner to map out your studies.


Entry Requirements and Admission

Successful completion of VCE or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed Year 12.

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.

International students:
Please read the entry requirements and follow the admission process for international students here.

Have questions about the course or application process?
Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here
Apply for admission here


Course Cost

View unit fees and payment options here.
Students who are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP.


Further Opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates may proceed to:

  • an Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry
  • an Advanced Diploma in Philosophy
  • the Bachelor of Ministry
  • Bachelor of Theology

Accreditation

The Diploma in Theology is accredited by the University of Divinity, which is constituted by the University of Divinity Act 1910 of the Parliament of Victoria. View the Diploma in Theology regulations here.

Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Care

This is a VET accredited course by Holy Family Services (NSW).

CRICOS: 91561NSW

The Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral is ideal for gaining the necessary skillsets for a profession in the aged care industry as a Pastoral or Spiritual Care Manager. The responsibilities of Pastoral or Spiritual Care Managers are diverse in nature but generally include duties such as the implementation of pastoral programs, the evaluation and assessment of client needs, and coordinating referral processes. Develop foundational knowledge and practical skills in ageing and pastoral, pastoral care from any faith background, and working or volunteering in community roles in aged care. 

Course Structure

Duration: 18 months. The minimum timeframe to complete this Diploma is 12 months.
Delivery: The course material and webinars are delivered online. Please note, there is also a requirement to complete a work placement as part of this course.

The Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral Care consists of five modules:

  • Pastoral or spiritual care skills development for older people.
  • Manage pastoral care or spiritual care planning for older people.
  • Pastoral or spiritual care and dementia.
  • Pastoral or spiritual care in a palliative setting.
  • Pastoral care management.

Units of Competency:

  • CHCCSL502A: Apply specialist interpersonal and counselling interview skills.
  • CHCCSL503B: Facilitate the counselling relationship.
  • CHCCSL501A: Work within a structured counselling framework.
  • CHCORG428A: Reflect and improve on own professional practice.
  • HLTHIR403B: Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and workers.
  • CHCCM402E: Establish and monitor a case plan.
  • CHCCS503B: Develop, implement and review services and programs to meet client needs.
  • CHCICS410A: Support relationships with carers and families.
  • CHCCS502B: Maintain legal and ethical work practices.
  • CHCORG525C: Recruit and coordinate volunteers.
  • CHCQM501B: Facilitate an accreditation process.
  • HFSPC1: Facilitate pastoral and spiritual care services for elderly persons.
  • HFSPC2: Provide pastoral care support responsive to the specific needs of elderly persons living with dementia.
  • HFSPC3: Provide pastoral and spiritual care in a palliative setting.

Entry Requirements

  • CHCPAS401B Undertake pastoral work.
  • CHCCS426B Provide care and support relating to grief and loss.

These units can be undertaken as additional units within the Diploma.


Placement

All participants must have a placement in a setting where they can offer pastoral care to older people for a minimum of eight hours per month for the duration of the course. If you are not placed in a setting where supervision is provided, you may need to fund an external supervisor in addition to the course fees. The Course Coordinator can assist with making these arrangements.


Entry Requirements and Admission

Prerequisites:

  • CHCPAS401B Undertake pastoral work.
  • CHCCS426B Provide care and support relating to grief and loss.

These units can be undertaken as additional units within the Diploma.

Find all the course information and admission process: here
Phone:
Email:
www.holyfamilyservices.com.au


Accreditation

HOLY FAMILY SERVICES REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATION (ID 91448)

The Diploma of Ageing and Pastoral is a nationally recognised training program in Australia, so you can be assured of its quality, status and integrity. If you feel you have adequate skills, knowledge and experience in any or all of the units you are entitled to apply for recognition of prior learning or RPL. Please consult your Course Coordinator prior to commencing the course should you be eligible for RPL.

Advanced Diploma in Counselling

CRICOS:
N/A
[AdvDipCouns]
DURATION:
1 year full-time or
equivalent part-time
STUDY MODE:
In-Class
Online
Blended
INTAKE PERIOD:
February
July

Prepare for a career in a multi-disciplinary environment while significantly enhancing your counselling, professional and spiritual foundations. Form a vision of a counsellor that reflects both individual and relational work, supportive and intensive therapies, and psychological competence and theological congruence.

What you will learn

  • Well-developed counselling skills to work with clients of low to moderate needs.

  • A deep understanding of themselves as counsellors.

  • How to apply client spirituality into the counselling experience from an ethical perspective with a critical understanding of Christian worldviews.

  • How to apply theological and professional reflection to their practice.

  • How to apply professional practice in counselling with diverse people in a range of contexts.


Course Structure

All units are offered online with four (4) face-to-face seminars per year delivered in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

This course requires completion of 144 points of study. We recommend the following units for a full-time student:

Download the Advance Diploma in Counselling Course Planner to map out your studies.


Entry Requirements and Admission

Prerequisites:

Have questions about the course or application process?
Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here
Apply for admission here


Course Cost

Fees for 2020 are $1,704* per standard unit or $16,056 for a year of full-time study (8 units).

FEE-HELP covers all the units in the Advanced Diploma of Counselling with no gaps.  

Australian citizens and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP. Applying for FEE-HELP is very simple and is done as part of your application for admission through Stirling and only a tax file number (TFN) is needed.  Visit www.studyassist.gov.au for more information.

*Advanced Diploma in Counselling includes the following two units associated with a non-standard fee of $2,916 per unit:

  • DZ2860S Theories of Ethical Counselling Integration

  • DZ2075S Counselling Integration Practicum

Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.


Further Opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates may proceed to:


Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University of Divinity, which is constituted by the University of Divinity Act 1910 of the Parliament of Victoria. View the regulations here.

Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry

CRICOS:
075251E
[AdvDipTheolMin]
DURATION:
2 years full-time or
equivalent part-time
STUDY MODE:
In-Class
Blended with Online
INTAKE PERIOD:
February
July

Building on the Diploma in Theology, the Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry will deepen your understanding of the key theological disciplines of Biblical Studies and Christian Thought and History and in Ministry.  

What you will learn

  • Significant foundational skills for critical study of Christian texts.
  • Skills to articulate and reflect upon foundational theological, scriptural knowledge and apply this to ministry practice.
  • Strong analytical skills allowing you to analyse and communicate sound theological arguments, especially in relation to ministry tasks or worldview perspectives.
  • How to apply skills and knowledge to your own and other contexts and traditions through culturally relevant ministry practices.
  • How to apply your skills and knowledge to the service of others through practical engagement and in contexts, such as practical support ministries or cultural and philosophical analysis.

Course structure

The Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry consists of 16 units (288 points):

  • 1 unit (18 points) in Field B: Old Testament
  • 1 unit (18 points) in Field B: New Testament
  • 1 unit (18 points) in Field C: Systematic Theology
  • 1 unit (18 points) in Field C: Church History
  • 2 units (36 points) in Field B (Biblical Studies) and/or Field C (Christian Thought and History)
  • a further 10 units (180 points) from any Field

Most standard units are delivered over one semester (15 weeks), with teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

View the Timetable for current units offered.
View all Stirling Units and Fields.
Download the Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry Course Planner to map out your studies.


Entry Requirements and Admission

Successful completion of VCE or equivalent. Probationary admission is available to approved persons aged 21 or greater who have not completed Year 12.

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.

International students:
Please read the entry requirements and follow the admission process for international students here.

Have questions about the course or application process?
Call us on (03) 9790 1000
Enquire online here
Apply for admission here


Course Cost

View unit fees and payment options here.
Students who are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP.


Further Opportunities

Upon successful completion, graduates may proceed to:

  • the Bachelor of Ministry
  • the Bachelor of Theology

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University of Divinity, which is constituted by the University of Divinity Act 1910 of the Parliament of Victoria. View the regulations here.