About This Course
With its focus on the Christian scriptures, theology and church history, the Graduate Certificate in Divinity is an excellent choice for students seeking a short and flexible study option designed to awaken and inspire a greater passion for Christian ministry and service.
Throughout the course, students have the opportunity to choose the focus of their Scripture studies, whether Old Testament, New Testament or the Bible as a whole. The course includes two core and two elective subjects, a mix that has proven highly appealing to students. While the core subjects deliver an introductory syllabus designed to broaden student understanding, the electives allow space for students to pursue their own professional and educational outcomes.
The award’s flexibility makes it ideal for people who are studying with specific vocational goals in mind (e.g., Christian teachers looking to broaden their employment opportunities) as well as those who plan to use their learning in a variety of different Christian ministry contexts.
Graduates may undertake various roles in local churches in associate leadership roles, as lay leaders, or may elect to develop their own ministries. Alternatively, graduates may use the award as a form of professional development or “broadening qualification”, possibly allowing them to move into a different, albeit related, role within their organization (a school teacher might complete the award as the basis for teaching Religious Education while a nurse may become a pastoral carer).
Graduate Diploma in Divinity
The Graduate Diploma in Divinity has proven to be a worthwhile choice for those seeking a flexible and accommodating study option which awakens and inspires a greater passion for Christian ministry and service.
Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction
In a fast-paced and consumerist culture, people of all walks are hungering for a grounded spiritual journey. Spiritual direction is an ancient practice where through hospitable conversation, one person helps another discern and respond to God’s presence in the sacred stories of daily life. Grounded in the Christian tradition, Tabor’s Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction forms people for this ministry.
- Introduction to the Old Testament
- Introduction to the New Testament
- Engaging the Christian Scriptures
- Story of the Church
- Exploring the Christian Faith
Select (1) from ‘Introduction to the Old Testament’ or ‘Introduction to the New Testament’ or ‘Engaging the Christian Scriptures’ AND Select (1) from ‘Story of the Church’ or ‘Exploring the Christian Faith’
- Elective 1
- Elective 2
Options vary and are subject to availability.
How long does it take?
6 months full-time or part-time equivalent.
What do I need for entry?
Successful completion of three years of a degree in any field other than Ministry or Theology.
When can I start?
Semester 1 – February
Semester 2 – July