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 have a university degree?
  • 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 and practitioners who are teaching, or have taught, at institutions around the world.

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

Core units:

  • Introduction to Old Testament
  • Introduction to New Testament
  • Introduction to Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Church History

Elective units (choose up to four):

  • Anglican Studies
  • Ethics
  • Liturgy
  • Introduction to Youth Ministry
  • Ecotheology
  • Philosophy of Religion

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 the Certificate.

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

A Portfolio Program is available for selected students who complete the Certificate. It is designed for students who want to study postgraduate Theology at Murdoch University, but do not satisfy admission requirements. Students may access the Portfolio Program to apply for entry to Murdoch’s highly regarded Graduate Diploma in Theology.

Term 3 2018 offerings


Introduction to Christian Doctrine

The historical figure of Jesus Christ stands at the centre of Christianity, possessing normative significance for Christian faith, Christian practice, and Christian teaching. This unit focuses on the person and work of Jesus Christ and introduces some of the central concerns of Christian theology. This unit introduces some of the major themes and disciplines of Christian theology through a focus on Jesus Christ. It is designed to assist students to consider theological questions through the lens of Christology.

The unit was developed, and is being taught, by the Warden of Wollaston Theological College, The Reverend Dr Gregory Seach. 

Venue: Wollaston Theological College, 5 Wollaston Road, Mt Claremont W.A. (external study is available)

Dates and time: 1 August-19 September 2018, Wednesday evenings 6-8pm

Cost: $150 (for credit); $80 (audit)


Anglican Studies

This unit explores the development of Anglican faith and life from Christian origins in Britain/England to the present world-wide Communion. Anglicanism in the Australian context will also be studied, with a focus on Anglican understandings of education.

External study: This unit is being taught as intensive in Cobram, Victoria by The Reverend Dr Seach, from 31 August–2 September.  All lectures will be recorded and available to enrolled students based in the Diocese of Perth online.

Cost: $120 (for credit); $80 (audit)

Download the Wollaston Certificate in Theology brochure here: WTC Brochure (WCT) web version

Download the application form here: Wollaston Certificate Application form 2018

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