Graduate Certificate in Divinity

1 semester full-time or
equivalent part-time

The Graduate Certificate in Divinity allows students to explore areas of interest in divinity and its associated disciplines. It serves as an introduction to the broad field of study of theology or philosophy and disciplines which are associated with them.

This a qualifying award for the aifc Graduate Diploma in Counselling.

What you will learn

  • Knowledge of key concepts in one or more areas of divinity and associated disciplines
  • Basic research, analysis and communication skills applicable to postgraduate study
  • Skills of interpretation to texts or concepts.

Course structure

The Diploma in Theology consists of 6 units (72 points):

Units must be in Level 8 or Level 9 and can be in any Field or Discipline (Foundational or Elective units)

Please note: set curriculum is required for students wishing to qualify for the aifc Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Integrated Psychotherapy. More information here.

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

Entry Requirements and Admission

  • Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent; or
  • demonstrate at least five years of relevant work experience or relevant professional attainment

International students:
This course is not available to international students. 

Have questions about the course or application process?
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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 Graduate Diploma in Divinity
  • the Master of Divinity


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.