Graduate Diploma in Religious Education

 

GradDipRE

80 credit points

INDEX

Mode Admission

Course Structure
* Core Units
* Religious Education Units
* Theological Studies Electives

Requirements for Completion of Award

 

Duration                   1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Available at               Ballarat Campus VIC (Aquinas)
                               
Brisbane Campus QLD (McAuley at Banyo)
                               
Canberra Campus ACT (Signadou)
                               
Melbourne Campus VIC (St Patrick's)
                                Strathfield Campus NSW (Mount Saint Mary)
                                ACUweb (selected units only)

The graduate diploma aims to introduce students to current scholarship in the fields of theology, Scripture and religious education. Graduates will be able to: plan, implement and evaluate programs of religious education for schools and parishes in accordance with basic principles of religious education. They will also apply principles of religious education to specific areas such as prayer, liturgy, personal development, values and morals, education and social justice; and develop broader understanding of theological studies and their implications for religious education.

Mode of Offering

This course is offered on-campus. It is also available in distance mode through McAuley campus. Contact the Course Coordinator in each state for further details.

Admission

Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales
Apply to UAC.

'Apply-by-Web' applications are available at www.uac.edu.au. Go to the postgraduate section then click on the Apply-by-Web under Login Access and follow the instructions provided. Application Forms (Form PG) and instructions are also available from the Student Centre or UAC. Applications through UAC do not require academic records as they are available electronically.

Queensland and Victoria
Application should be made on the Direct Entry Application Form available on the ACU National website, www.acu.edu.au/forms.cfm or from the Student Centre. Direct Entry Application Forms, together with any supporting documentation, should be submitted to the ACU National Admissions Section.

ACUweb
Applicants for courses offered in the online study mode must apply and enrol online through ACUweb at www.acuweb.com.au

Students may choose to study in mixed mode, that is, on-campus and online. A student who is currently enrolled in a course on-campus and who elects to study some online units should not reapply through ACUweb for admission to the same course. However, students must apply through ACUweb to enrol in, and to withdraw from, their online units of study.

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed a three-year post-secondary degree or diploma course or equivalent. Applicants may choose to enrol directly in the Graduate Diploma in Religious Education without having first completed the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education.

Course Structure

Unit Offerings

Unit offerings will vary subject to student demand and lecturer availability.

Elective units will vary between campuses and from year to year.

This course is composed of eight units comprising four units of Theological Studies and four units of Religious Education Studies (80 credit points). Four of the eight units are compulsory.

Core Units

EDRE515*

Principles of Religious Education

EDRE516*

Religious Education Curriculum

THEO502*

Biblical Studies

THEO558*

Foundations of Christian Faith

* These units constitute the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education.

 

Religious Education Electives (2 units to be chosen)

EDRE517

Liturgy and Prayer in Religious Education

EDRE518

Professional Practice in Religious Education

EDRE519

Religious Education and Values

EDRE520

Religious Education Seminar

EDRE521

Teaching Religion Studies

EDRE523

Religious Education and Social Justice

EDRE524

Religious Education in Early Childhood

EDRE525

Personal Development and Religious Education

or approved alternative units

Theological Studies Electives (2 units to be chosen)

THEO501

Approaching World Religions

THEO507

Christian Morality

THEO528

Liturgical Studies

THEO555

Jesus the Christ

THEO556

Theology of the Human Person

or approved alternative units

Requirements for Completion of Award

Satisfactory completion of 8 units.

Total of 80 credit points.