StudyLink logoHome
Students on a university campus

Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction, Graduate Diploma

Australian Catholic University (ACU), Australia . Cricos: 00004G

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Study options for this course

The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
Graduate DiplomaPart-time2 yearsFebruary, JulyAUD 7900 per yearAUD 7900 per year

About Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction, Graduate Diploma - at Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction is coursework degree for those who are interested in becoming a spiritual director, but do not have formal background in theology. You will develop knowledge, understanding and the foundational skills suited to the ethical, self-aware and safe practice of spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition, normally in Christian contexts.

Minimum Duration:

2 years part-time

Campus:

Online

Spiritual Direction is the process and practice through which a skilled individual helps another to grow in intimacy with God. It is the practice of being with people as they attempt to deepen their relationship with the divine, or to learn and grow in their own personal spirituality. Understood as a ministry within the church suitable for trained lay people, religious and ordained ministers, spiritual direction has a long and revered history in the Christian tradition.

The Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction is coursework degree for those who are interested in becoming a spiritual director, but do not have formal background in theology. You will develop knowledge, understanding and the foundational skills suited to the ethical, self-aware and safe practice of spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition, normally in Christian contexts.

In the present day, when the choice to belong to institutional religious traditions is perhaps more complex than previously, the role of Spiritual Directors assumes a new importance as people seek to find meaning and purpose. Spiritual directors must be experienced persons of prayer, humility and integrity, able to listen to, be with, and guide others as they seek to deepen their relationship with God.

Drawing from the Ignatian spiritual tradition, the Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction aims to provide you with the theological, spiritual, psychological and ethical frameworks, as well as practical skills necessary to undertake spiritual direction as a ministry.

Notes about fees for this course

First year fees;

$7900 Fee-paying

Entry requirements

An applicant must comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have:

completed a Bachelor degree and;

demonstrated suitability to undertake the course, as evidenced by interview with the Course Coordinator.

Courses you may be interested in at other institutions

Below are some suggested courses at other providers that you may also be interested in:

Scenography MA, MFA

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Find out more

Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Laws Bachelor Degree

Western Sydney University

Find out more

Una Europa Joint BA in European Studies (BAES) Bachelor Degree

Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University

Find out more

The Weekend MBA MBA

Luxembourg School of Business

Find out more

International Management and Strategy Master Degree

Vlerick Business School

Find out more

Product Management BA

CODE University of Applied Sciences

Find out more

Documentary Filmmaking MA

London Film School

Find out more

Postgraduate pathways and pre-masters at other institutions

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course then consider one of these postgraduate preparation courses from another institution:

Graduate Diploma in IT Management

Southern Cross University Online

Find out more

Extended Care Paramedicine

Edith Cowan University Online (ECU)

Find out more

Nursing

James Cook University Online (JCU)

Find out more
See all Postgraduate pathway courses

Other courses at Australian Catholic University (ACU)

There are 155 other courses listed from Australian Catholic University (ACU). A selection of these are displayed below:

Bachelor of Accounting and Finance UG:Bachelor

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Find out more

Bachelor of Applied Public Health (Honours) UG:Bachelor

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Find out more

Bachelor of Arts UG:Bachelor

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Find out more

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) UG:Bachelor

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Find out more

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce UG:Bachelor

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Find out more

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Global Studies UG:Bachelor

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Find out more

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws UG:Bachelor

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Find out more
View all 155 courses at Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Related Information

Find out more about studying in Australia