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The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle , Fremantle ,Australia

Graduate Diploma of Theology

The Graduate Diploma of Theology provides a detailed overview of Christianity through the study of scripture, church history, biblical studies and morality. The program consists of eight courses and can be completed in one year of full-time study or the equivalent part-time. The course is available at our Fremantle Campus or online using Notre Dame’s e-learning portal.

Why study this degree?

Theology has always held a central place in the life and mission of the Christian community. It is through Theology that the Church comes to understand its own faith and explains that faith to others. This highly focussed program therefore appeals to students who wish to pursue a career in church ministry, counselling, teaching in a Catholic school or pastoral care.

The Graduate Diploma of Theology is designed for those with no previous background in theological studies, who wish to update their knowledge, are preparing for or involved in pastoral ministry, or wish to pursue such studies for reasons of personal and spiritual growth. Since 2017, this program has been available as a fully online blended learning program for domestic and international students, with all eight courses available via the University’s Blackboard e-learning portal.

Campus Information

Fremantle Campus

Our foundation Campus is located in the historic West End of the port city of Fremantle, south of Perth. Housed within beautifully restored heritage buildings, it provides a ‘town university’ of great character. The iconic Campus is close to the Fremantle Harbour, cafe?s, shops and the famous ‘Cappuccino Strip’, and all major transport hubs.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies will position you to either continue on to further postgraduate study or take on a role in a variety of areas, depending on your interests.

These could include ministry, church leadership and chaplaincy; church-run non-governmental organisations; and missions. The course also develops your general skills areas in communication, critical thinking and judgement, application and problem-solving, which will be useful across any number of professional settings.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • The program is open to applicants who have a recognised Bachelor's degree in any discipline.


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  • Course Code: 032058F
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 30500 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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