Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

School of Education, Fremantle Campus

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. Tuition is delivered via a series of face-to-face classes and online. 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 degree

    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).

    Using a combination of face-to-face classes and online tuition, this program covers topics such as Christology, the Mystery of Christ, Church and Sacraments and Critical Issues in Religious Education. You are expected to attend our Fremantle Campus for 26 hours each week during the program, while the online classes can be completed in four hours per week.

    At Notre Dame, we are proud of our postgraduate by coursework offerings and caring community atmosphere. You can expect to receive a uniquely personal approach to teaching as you learn from education specialists who are truly passionate about their profession.

  • 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 their studies in the Summer Term (January), in Semester 1 (February) or April Intensive, in Winter Term (July), in Semester 2 (July) or October Intensive, subject to course availability.

    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

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information on the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education, please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on

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