The Graduate Diploma of Divinity (GradDipDiv) aims to better equip Christians to know, understand and explain the Bible on a higher level.
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
- Youth or children’s group leaders
- Lay preachers
- Biblical studies high school 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.
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.
For the Graduate Diploma of Divinity, students need to successfully complete the following 500/600 level units:
- OT501 Old Testament Foundations
- OT502 Old Testament Prophets and Writings
- NT501 Jesus and the Gospels
- NT502 The Early New Testament Church
- CH501 The Church to 1550
- CH502 The Church from 1550 to Modern Times
- TRB51 Introduction to Biblical Theology
- TRT52 Foundations in Systematic Theology
(These half-units combined equal one unit.)
- NT621 Paul and Corinthian Christianity (English)
Students planning to do the MDiv may take LA004A New Testament Greek A and LA004B New Testament Greek B. Please ask the Registrar for the details concerning this option.
More information about this course can be found in the ACT handbook.
Certificate of Ministry Units
Full-time students will complete CM01 and CM02 from the Certificate of Ministry. Students are encouraged to continue their studies through the Certificate in Christian Studies and may request credit for the CM01 and CM02 units towards this qualification.
Application Closing Dates
These are the dates by which we need to receive your completed Application Form.
- Standard Application: 9 November (studies start in February)
- *Late Application: 9 January
- Standard Application: 1 June (studies start in July)
- *Late Application: 1 July
* Late applications will attract a Late Application Fee of $200. Late applicants must commit to return their Application Form within 1 week and be available for an interview. Their pastor must also be accessible to provide a reference by phone.
How to Apply
Contact our Registrar to discuss your interest in studying at Trinity Theological College and any questions you might have. Feel free to make an appointment to come and visit us at Trinity House in Leederville. Have a look around and meet some of the community.
Once we’ve received your Enquiry by way of your 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
- IELTS results (if applicable)
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.