The Wollaston Certificate in Theology

'Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord'.

 2 Peter 3: 18

Are you …

  • exploring your Christian faith?
  • teaching in an Anglican school?
  • interested in Christian scriptures?
  • keen to study theology but do not want a university degree or are unable to satisfy admission requirements?
  • aspiring to leadership in an Anglican school or agency?

The Wollaston Certificate in Theology


  • To provide basic theological and scriptural knowledge along with the skills to analyse and articulate that knowledge.
  • To facilitate and nurture pastoral care and religious education in Anglican schools in Western Australia.

The Certificate is an introductory academic course that allows students to explore foundational areas of Christian faith such as Biblical Studies, Doctrine and Church History, as well as offering a range of electives including Ethics and Liturgy. It is taught by academics who are teaching, or have taught, at universities around the world.

The Certificate comprises eight units: four core and four elective units.

Core units:

  1. Introduction to Old Testament
  2. Introduction to New Testament
  3. Introduction to Christian Doctrine (Theology)
  4. Church History

Elective units include:

  1. Anglican Studies
  2. Ethics
  3. Liturgy
  4. Philosophy of Religion
  5. Ecotheology
  6. Introduction to Youth Ministry
  7. Independent Research Project

Other units may be offered on occasions.

Open to all, participants choose their level of commitment, ranging from the completion of all requirements of the eight units, to auditing as many units as desired.

Teachers either employed in the Anglican School sector or seeking employment in the sector are strongly encouraged to complete all or part of this course.

Parishes and/or parishioners are encouraged to form study groups and complete units within their parish. We offer flexibility within study options.

Participants who successfully complete all requirements are awarded The Wollaston Certificate in Theology. While the material in this course is taught by academics who are teaching, or have taught, at universities around the world and is intellectually rigorous, the Certificate is a non-accredited course.

**The Wollaston Certificate in Theology Portfolio Program**

The Wollaston Certificate in Theology (WCIT) also includes the option of a Portfolio Program for selected students. It is designed for students who want to study Theology at Murdoch University but do not satisfy admission requirements. Theology is offered at Murdoch at post-graduate level and, recognising that some students are unable to qualify for entry, a Portfolio Program can be completed as part of the Certificate. Upon successful completion, students can use the WCIT (Portfolio Program) to apply for entry to Murdoch’s highly regarded Graduate Diploma in Theology.


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