Diploma of Applied Theology

National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level: 6
NQF Credits: 240
Duration: equivalent to 2 years full-time
Regular Intakes: February and July
Modes Available: part-time, full-time, onsite, distance, block courses

Carey’s Diploma of Applied Theology trains people to take part in, understand and apply a wide range of ministries. A student enrolled in the Diploma of Applied Theology will follow a course of study equivalent to two years full-time and gain 240 credits Comprising:

At least 90 credits from courses in Bible & Theology, with a minimum of 15 credits at level 6 or above, and including:

At least 120 credits from courses in Mission, Formation  & Ministry, including:

A minimum of 90 credits must be completed at level 6 or above.

The programme produces graduates who:

  • Are able to use the core tools of theology to understand and evaluate other disciplines and their own experience.
  • Can examine current practice, applying learning to a variety of contexts.
  • Can handle documents of Christian faith with wisdom and discernment.
  • Have developed self-awareness in relation to their spiritual journey.
  • Listen to others’ views, and have a world perspective.
  • Can communicate across cultural boundaries.
  • Have developed the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to serve in a secular world.
  • Integrate learning in determining personal action.

Admission to the Diploma of Applied Theology is open to full-time students and part-time students. See the Admission Regulations for full details.

Students who have completed courses at other institutions may be eligible for cross-credits or recognition of current competency.


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