Graduate Certificate in Arts

Alphacrucis College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 084485A

Level of study: Graduate Certificates


The Graduate Certificate in Arts (GCA) is a four-subject award designed for those who are already qualified in another field, and are looking to further their theological knowledge, and those with an undergraduate education looking to broaden their knowledge in the Humanities.


Based on the principle of integration, the GCA includes cutting-edge Christian thought to guide you in reflecting on your faith in contemporary, community and vocational contexts. Embarking upon a GCA with AC means you will be able to demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge from different elective areas, in a range of contexts, to undertake advanced professional or ministry positions.

This course is a nested award in the Master of Arts, meaning it can be a stand-alone course or an exit point, thus allowing flexibility for students who may wish to start with a short postgraduate course before committing to a Master of Arts.


Knowledge: Demonstrated:

  • advanced and integrated understanding of key issues and practices within the relevant discipline;
  • knowledge of recent developments and scholarship in the area of the relevant discipline


Demonstrated ability to:

  • research a complex problem or issue using appropriate methodologies and theories from the relevant disciplines;
  • analyse and synthesise ideas and theories from related disciplines;
  • communicate effectively complex ideas and proposed solutions to peers and general audiences;
  • identify and critically evaluate new developments of research and scholarship in the selected disciplinary field.

Application of Knowledge and Skills:

Demonstrated ability to:

  • articulate new questions or issues and apply the knowledge and skills developed within the selected disciplinary fields to develop appropriate solutions;
  • design, implement and evaluate broad conceptual frameworks in the selected disciplinary fields;
  • work independently, responsibly and with the level of professionalism expected of an expert in the selected disciplinary fields.


Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Arts will demonstrate an ability to apply a body of knowledge from a range of electives in a range of contexts to undertake advanced professional or ministry positions. This includes, for example:

- pastoral roles

- leadership roles

- not-for-profit employment

- Higher Education sector employment

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
11,720 Per Year
Read moreIndicative Total Course (4 subjects): 11,720; 2,930 per subject
04 Mar 2024
05 Aug 2024
6 months
Full time
AC Melbourne Campus
Level 4, 350 Queen St
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

This course of study requires the completion of a higher education qualification by an authorised institution. Applicants with recent high school education only are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

This course of study requires the completion of a higher education qualification by an authorised institution. Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification only are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion of a Bachelor degree or higher (or equivalent) by an authorised institution for admission into this course.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Applicants with demonstrated minimum 5 years relevant work experience may apply for entry to this award.

To demonstrate this, applicants must submit as part of their application a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining how they meet the criteria of at least five years relevant experience. The nature of what is to be considered appropriate experience for admission to this postgraduate award is outlined in the ‘Professional Entry Criteria policy’ (see Professional Entry Criteria Policy (.au)).


Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.0 (with no score below 6.5 in any of the four skills areas).


Alphacrucis College
Sydney Campus
30 Cowper Street
Sydney New South Wales 2150
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