CSU’s Graduate Diploma of Theology provides an essential component of training for ministry in the church and offers students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Bible. The course consists of eight subjects (64 points) with six core subjects and two electives. Students can choose to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Theology upon completion of four subjects.
The course offers a foundation in Biblical Studies, Church History and Systematic Theology at a level appropriate to students with a prior undergraduate degree.
To graduate with CSU’s Graduate Diploma of Theology, students must successfully complete 64 points. To exit with the Graduate Certificate, students must successfully complete 32 points.
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The course consists of 64 credit points comprising 8 subjects, (6 core subjects and 2 restricted electives):
THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL461 Being the Church
THL407 Jesus the Christ
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL410 The Rise of Christianity to 600CE
Upon successful completion of THL460 THL408 THL409 and one restricted elective chosen from THL407 THL410 THL418 THL419 THL426 THL438 THL440 THL441 THL461 or THL486 students may choose to exit with the award Graduate Certificate in Theology.
and two restricted electives (16) chosen from:
THL416 Hebrew 1
THL417 New Testament Greek 1
THL418 Introduction to Christian Ministry
THL419 Reformation Church History
THL426 The Diaconate in History and Contemporary Development
THL438 Mission, Evangelism and Apologetics
THL440 Anglican Foundations
THL441 Uniting Church Studies
THL443 New Testament Greek 2
THL457 Hebrew 2
THL486 The Practice of Cross Cultural Ministry in Australia
For those who choose to exit the Master of Ministry course half way through. The degree structure consists of 64 points comprising two core subjects (24), three subjects (24) chosen from one subject area in the Secondary Stream of the Master of Ministry, and two restricted electives (16)
MIN500 Theology, Church and Ministry (16)
MIN502 Professional and Institutional Ethics in Ministry
and 24 points chosen from one of the following subject areas in the Master of Ministry Secondary Stream
(refer MMin structure for details of subjects)
Ageing and Pastoral Studies
Church Leadership and Management
Cross Cultural Ministry
Mission and Evangelism
and 16 points chosen from one other subject area in the Secondary Stream of the Master of Ministry
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