AQF Level 7 Award

Undergraduate CertTh equips one for further study as it delivers foundational knowledge and skills in Christian theology

Undergraduate Certificate in Theology

The Government has announced the addition of a new Undergraduate Certificate to the AQF which can be taken at level 5, 6, or 7. Undergraduate Certificate is a short award to help meet a need during this COVID19 time to help people study/upskill.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Theology (CertTh) provides students the opportunity to undertake AQF Level 7 study qualifying them with foundational knowledge and skills in Christian theology. CertTh equips graduates for further study, professional upskilling, ministry practice, or lifelong learning.

Credit Points

36

Duration

6 months full-time or 1 year part-time

Fee Information

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Study Terms

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Award Specifications

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Entry into the Undergraduate Certificate in Theology requires

  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in the Australian school system, or its equivalent; OR
  • Mature Age and Special Entry Admissions for those who have reached the age of 21, with evidence of capacity for successful study at this level.

English Proficiency

Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 with no result below 6.0.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Theology requires the completion of 36 credit points (4 units) which shall include:

  • 9 credit points in Biblical Studies;
  • 9 credit points in Systematic Theology;
  • 18 credit points in elective units, as listed in Schedule 1.

SCHEDULE 1

The list of approved units for the Undergraduate Certificate in Theology:

  1. Choose ONE unit from:
    • B7110 Introduction to Biblical Studies
    • B7120 Introduction to Old Testament
    • B7130 Introduction to New Testament
  2. Choose ONE unit from:
    • T7101 Introduction to Theology
    • T7105 Introduction to Christian Doctrines
  3. Choose TWO units from:
    • B7120 Introduction to Old Testament (except if B7110 taken in section A)
    • B7130 Introduction to New Testament (except if B7110 taken in section A)
    • E7100 Sources and Principles of Christian Ethics
    • H7100 Introduction to Church History
    • H7110 History of the Early Church
    • L7100 Introduction to Christian Worship
    • P7110 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry
    • S7101 Formation for Spiritual Living
    • S7102 Introduction to Christian Spirituality
    • T7101 Introduction to Theology
    • T7105 Introduction to Christian Doctrines
    • W7106 Ancient and medieval Philosophy
    • W7109 Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Graduates will have:

Knowledge

Introductory biblical and theological knowledge which will serve as a basis for further learning

Skills

Cognitive, communication, and technical skills, so that they are able to:

    • identify, analyse, and act on information from a range of foundational sources;
    • express ideas and perspectives related to Christian faith

Applications of Knowledge and Skills

The ability to:

    • demonstrate an understanding of theological knowledge by applying it in Christian ministry
    • apply appropriate methodology when addressing broader issues in the church
    • demonstrate theological literacy for addressing questions of faith

Credit

A candidate may seek credit up to a maximum of 18 credit points in the Undergraduate Certificate in Theology.

Credit will be granted for units that are from an equivalent award or institution and have outcomes, content, demand hours, and assessment equivalent to that of units in the Undergraduate Certificate in Theology.

Articulation to other awards

All units satisfactorily completed in the Undergraduate Certificate in Theology may be credited towards a Sydney College of Divintiy Diploma, Associate Degree or Bachelor award, on condition that a completed Undergraduate CertTh will be surrendered prior to graduation in that award.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Theology will be offered through the individual colleges.  The registrar will be able to help you with any information regarding your study, including fees, units, mode of delivery and timetable.

A domestic student is designated as full-time if enrolled in three units (27 credit points) or more in a semester or part-time if enrolled in less than three units (27 credit points) per semester.

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