Graduate Certificate in Religious Education (NSW)
School of Philosophy & Theology
Are you a qualified teacher who would like to teach religious studies in NSW’s Catholic school system? If so, the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education has been specifically created to meet your needs. This degree, which has been approved by the Catholic Education Office in Sydney, consists of two compulsory courses and two electives, and can be completed in six months of full-time study. Since classes are held during school holidays, weekends and evenings, the program will appeal to full-time teachers with limited study time.
Why study this program?
The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education from The University of Notre Dame Australia offers
applicants the opportunity to achieve accreditation to teach Religious Education in a Catholic school
as defined by Sydney Catholic Schools and Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.
During your studies you will develop a profound understanding of the essential elements of Catholic
belief – the mystery of salvation through Christ, the nature of Revelation and sacramental theology.
- Critical Issues in Religious Education
- Scripture & Church
Plus Two Theology Electives (to be chosen from)
- Foundations of Moral Theology
- Church & Sacraments
*The HE Relief discounted rate excludes the compulsory Theology course THEO6010: Scripture and ChurchThe Theology electives are also not part of the HE Relief package:
THEO6350 Foundations of Moral TheologyTHEO6510 Liturgy: Work of God and Work of God’s PeopleTHEO6440 Church & SacramentTHEO6400 Christology
Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.
- Equivalent of a four-year teaching qualification
- Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5
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.
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