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Diploma in Theology

Undergraduate Course

About this Course

The primary goal of Tabor’s Diploma in Theology course is to develop graduates who have a deeper appreciation of the Christian Scriptures, faith and story and a greater ability to connect these with life in 21st century Australia.

The course consists of four core subjects and four electives. The core subjects provide students with an introductory understanding of the Christian Scriptures and Christian theology. The electives provide space for students to pursue their own educational and vocational outcomes, whether these be a deeper knowledge of the Scriptures, key elements of the Christian faith, or knowledge and skills relating to a specific area of Christian ministry.

The short and flexible nature of the award makes it ideal for people who are studying with specific ministry goals in mind as well as those who are looking to grow in their own understanding of the faith.

Students who are planning to focus on Spiritual Direction within the Diploma in Theology would complete the following subjects as their electives; Exploring Spiritual Direction and Deepening Spiritual Direction. Please note that choosing a focus on Spiritual Direction means this course cannot be completed within 12 months but over 24-36 month period at a part time rate.

Professional Outcomes

Students often choose to complete a Diploma in Theology for their own personal growth and development, or to equip them for (usually voluntary) ministry roles. Graduates may find employment in local churches in associate leadership roles or seek to develop their own ministries.

Graduates who have undertaken a Spiritual Direction focus within the Diploma of Theology may seek employment as spiritual directors both within and outside of the church. The award provides the necessary academic grounding for people to start their own spiritual direction ministry (recognising that such academic qualifications need to be supplemented by significant life experience, spiritual maturity, ongoing supervision and professional development for individuals to function as effective directors).

Course Structure

8 Subjects total
4 Electives
4 Electives


Engaging the Christian Scriptures
Introduction to the Old Testament
Introduction to the New Testament
Story of the Church
Theological Reflection
Foundations of Trinitarian Theology
Exploring the Christian Faith


Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3
Elective 4

What do I need for entry?

Qualify for mature age entry

How long does it take?

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus, online or a mix of both.

How much does it cost?

When can I start?

Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July

Additional Information

Course Codes

Tabor: TM514T
SATAC: Not applicable

Course Level

Make an Enquiry

Faculty of Ministry, Theology and Culture
Phone: 1300 482 267
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