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.

  • Program summary

    Core courses

    • Critical Issues in  Religious Education
    • Scripture &  Church

    Plus Two Theology  Electives (to be chosen from)

    • Foundations of Moral  Theology
    • Liturgy
    • Church &  Sacraments
    • Christology

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

  • Entry requirements

    • Equivalent of a four-year teaching qualification
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5
  • Fees

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

  • More information

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