Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (WA)

School of Education

Designed to be completed in six months of full-time study, our Graduate Certificate in Religious Education is a special program designed for qualified teachers who wish to upgrade their religious education skills and qualifications so they can teach Religion in the WA school system. You are required to complete two compulsory courses in Theology and Religious Education and two electives from a wide range of courses.

  • Why study this program?

    Are you passionate about educating young minds? Do you love sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for the Catholic faith? If so, the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education from Notre Dame is the ideal degree for you. Upon the successful completion of this program you can apply for a Master of Education (Religious Education).

  • Program summary

    • Christology OR Mystery of Christ 4: Church and Sacraments
    • Critical Issues in Religious Education 1 OR Critical Issues in Religious Education 2
    • Two Religious Education Electives

    You may commence your studies during Winter Term (June), in Semester 2 (July) or October Intensive, subject to course availability.

    *The HE Relief discounted rate excludes the compulsory Theology course, there are three Theology courses options:
    THEO6350 Foundations of Moral Theology
    THEO6400 Christology
    THEO6440 Mystery of Christ: Church and Sacrament

    Students who wish to maximise the advantage of the HE Relief discounted rate should only choose Education electives as the Theology electives are not part of the HE Relief package.

    The Theology electives are not part of the HE Relief package:
    THEO6010 Scripture and Church
    THEO6590 Theology of Today for Adults of Tomorrow

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    Applicants must:

    • Hold the equivalent of a four year teaching qualification;
    • Have a GPA of at least 2.5 or higher; and
    • Have at least three years of professional experience.
  • Fees

    For more information and indicative fees please visit the Fees page.

    If you have been displaced in the workforce due to COVID-19 and wish to retrain or upskill in identified national priority areas, you may be eligible for discounted student fees under the Government's Higher Education Relief Package. For further information please visit the Course Seeker website.

  • More information

    For more information please email

The Notre Dame difference

  • Teaching
    in Australia

  • Skills

    #1 in Australia

  • Student

    #1 in WA

  • Overall quality
    of educational

    #1 in WA

Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching for Postgraduate studies  –

Explore our programs     Apply direct

Like what you see?