The Graduate Diploma of Divinity (GradDipDiv) aims to better equip Christians to know, understand and explain the Bible on a higher level. This course as run on Tuesday evenings provides a solid foundation in God’s Word while equipping you for practical ministry in everyday life, church and other ministries.
Who is it for?
The Graduate Diploma of Divinity provides a solid foundation of Biblical knowledge on a higher level and skills appropriate to Christian ministry for:
- Bible study leaders
- Sunday school teachers
- Youth group leaders
- Lay preachers
- Christian education teachers
- Scripture teachers
Where will it take me?
Completion of the Graduate Diploma of Divinity will enable you to serve effectively through being clear about the Gospel, confident in the Bible, and more aware of what Christian service should look like. You will also be equipped with frameworks on how to approach serving in different ministries and how to handle current ethical challenges from a Christian perspective.
This course is equivalent to a one-year full-time course and is available on a part-time basis on Tuesday evenings. Students have up to 5.5 years to complete this course. On completion of the Graduate Diploma of Divinity, eligible students can progress to the second year of the Master of Divinity with full credit.
This is a course of the Australian College of Theology.
The Graduate Diploma of Divinity as taught on Tuesday evenings, includes the following AQF level 8 units, totalling 96 credit points:
- OT001 Old Testament Foundations
- OT002 Old Testament Prophets and Writings
- NT001 Jesus and the Gospels
- NT002 The Early New Testament Church
Christianity in History
- CH001 Christianity in History to 1550
- CH002 Christianity in History from 1550
- BB009 Biblical Theology: An Introduction
- TH022 Foundations for Systematic Theology
(These half-units combined equal 1 unit)
Ministry and Mission
- EM008 Cross Cultural Communication
More information about this course can be found in the ACT website.
Application Closing Dates
These are the dates by which we need to receive your completed Application Form.
- 17 January (studies start in February)
- 4 July (studies start in July)
* No late applications will be accepted.
How to Apply
Contact our Registrar to discuss your interest in studying at Trinity Theological College or click on ‘Enquire Now’ and submit your enquiry online. Feel free to make an appointment to come and visit us at Trinity House in Leederville to have a look around and meet some of the community.
Once we’ve received your Enquiry by way of the completed Prospective Student Form, someone from our friendly Registrar’s Office will contact you to arrange an initial phone interview with a member of our academic staff.
During this interview we will make sure that the courses Trinity offers line up with your studying goals. We will also discuss your church and educational background to ascertain your suitability for our courses.
If what we offer meets your needs and you are considered a suitable candidate, you will be sent a formal Application Form.
Complete and submit the formal Application Form. Please ensure to include the following supporting documents when sending it to us:
- Academic records
- Reflection questions
- IELTS results (if applicable)
- Please read the Coursework Course Enrolment Policy to become familiar with the rules and processes for admission to a coursework course of study, and the various outcomes of enrolment in a unit.
Once we have contacted your referees, you (and your spouse if applicable) will be invited to a final interview where you will meet two of our Academic Staff.
What Happens Next?
Following the interview, your full application will be considered by our faculty. Once a decision has been reached, we will notify you in writing of your acceptance or otherwise.