The Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education is principally, although not exclusively, designed to enable teachers to gain accreditation to teach religious education in a Catholic school.

The Graduate Certificate allows those who have an undergraduate, or higher, qualification in another discipline to pursue theological and educational units that will enhance their ability to reflect on and communicate the Catholic faith.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)


Four (4) units of 10 point study with each unit normally being taught over two Saturdays and two days in the school term holidays (Box Hill), plus one 5 point unit taken cumulatively over the four units.

Normal Duration

Two (2) years (part-time)


Graduate Diploma in Theology (3 additional units = 45 points)

On completion of the Graduate Diploma in Theology students can articulate to Master of Arts (Theol)

(6 units = 90 points) On completing the GCTRE, a person may enrol directly into the MA(theol).