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Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education

  • Graduate Certificate

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
2 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$7,920 per year

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education prepares graduates to teach religious education. It provides graduates with knowledge of the disciplines, principles, practices and traditions that form the basis for religious education.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

Study locations

Catholic Theological College

Yarra Theological Union

Australian Lutheran College

What you will learn

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education

  1. have a foundational knowledge and skills in theological disciplines of importance for teaching religious education.
  2. have enhanced their capabilities to engage with particular faith traditions and spirituality.
  3. have ability to communicate religious traditions to students by drawing critically on appropriate sources.
  4. apply knowledge of contemporary approaches to the learning and teaching of religious education.
  5. apply their knowledge to religious awareness and faith formation of students and the formation of religious identity in a school community.

Course structure

The GCTRE is offered in three streams:

Students at Australian Lutheran College complete the following units:

  • DE8004L Introduction to Lutheran Education
  • CT8001L The Christ-centred School
  • DR8012L Teaching in a Lutheran Education Context

Students at Catholic Theological College complete the following units:

  • BS8600C Sacred Scripture: A Foundation for Teaching Religious Education
  • CT8605C In Dialogue with the Catholic Tradition: Foundational Theology for Teachers
  • CT9606C Being Followers of Christ: Sacramental and Moral Life
  • DR8600C Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Religious Education

Students at Yarra Theological Union complete the following units:

  • DR8601Y Introduction to Scripture for Religious Educators
  • DR8603Y Foundations of Religious Education
  • DR8602Y or DR8612Y or DR8622Y Jesus Christ Today: Church, Mission and Sacraments
  • DR8604Y Making our (Christian) Choices in Life: A Value Added Approach
  • DR8605Y Integrative Exercise