Graduate Diploma of Arts

Graduate diploma
of Arts (2025)

The Graduate Diploma of Arts course is designed for those who hold a tertiary qualification in a non-theological discipline, who wish to pursue a graduate qualification in theology, and who are seeking skills in theological studies to enhance their professional work. Graduates will be able to apply a body of theological knowledge in a range of contexts relating to ministry and/or further learning.

Duration: Full Time (1 year), Part Time (2 years)
Study Mode:
Face to Face on campus only
Credit Points: 72 (8 units)
Award Level: AQF Level 8
Entry Requirements

An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Arts will:

have completed a three-year AQF Level 7 award from an accredited Australian tertiary institution; or

hold, from a university or other tertiary institution, qualifications approved by the Student Support and Administration Committee as equivalent to such an award; or

hold an SCD Graduate Certificate in Arts: to receive the award a student is required to complete a further 36 credit points (4 units), and surrender the GradCertArts upon graduation; or

hold a Vocational Graduate Certificate (VET accredited) and be granted provisional admission.

English Proficiency

Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.0 in all bands of the test.

International Students

Sparrows College is not currently registered for international students

Exit Point

Graduate Certificate in Arts (36 cps), providing requirements have been met.


Students are eligible to articulate to the Master of Arts, on completion of which students are required to surrender their Graduate Diploma.

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