Graduate Certificate in Arts (Korean)

CRICOS 082724G

About this course

The Graduate Certificate in Arts (GradCertArts) (Korean) is an AQF Level 8 award delivered in Korean. It is designed for those who hold a tertiary qualification in a non-theological discipline, who wish to pursue a graduate qualification in theology, and who are seeking skills in theological studies to enhance their professional work.

Graduates will be able to apply a body of theological knowledge in a range of contexts relating to ministry and/or further learning.

The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Korean) is specially prepared for helping Korean ministers serving in migrant churches in Australia to enhance their expertise.

An applicant for admission to candidature for a degree of Graduate Certificate in Arts (Korean) shall:

  • have qualified for admission to a three-year degree from an accredited university in Korea. This graduation is considered evidence of Korean language literacy sufficient to undertake the course; or
  • hold, from a university or other tertiary institution, qualifications approved by the Student Administration Committee as equivalent to the requirements set out in the paragraph above; or
  • Australian tertiary institution and proven fluency in the Korean language: Korean as first language or, for non-native-Korean speakers, Korean proficiency equivalent to level 6 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test.
  • proficiency in the English language


Notwithstanding the provisions of this regulation the Student Administration Committee may require an applicant to demonstrate fitness for admission as a candidate for this degree by carrying out such work and/or sitting for such examinations as the Student Administration Committee may determine.

In exceptional cases an applicant may be admitted as a candidate for a Graduate Certificate in Arts (Korean) if the applicant submits evidence of other academic and professional attainments to the Student Administration Committee.

No candidate for the award may be concurrently enrolled in any other undergraduate or postgraduate course within the Sydney College of Divinity or any other tertiary institution, unless approval has been granted by the Academic Board.


Korean Proficiency

In this course all teaching is conducted in the Korean language. All teaching and support staff are native Korean-language speakers. The course materials are in the Korean language. Graduates are expected to work in a Korean language context.

Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where Korean is not the language of instruction must be fluent in the Korean language and have achieved Korean proficiency equivalent to level of 6 on the 6 level Yonsei University Korean Language Test.


English Proficiency
  • Satisfactory completion of at least one year study of English as a subject in high school or in an English-only language school or other training centre, or
  • Satisfactory completion of a post-school award of at least 6 months duration where teaching was in English, or
  • Satisfactory completion of a test approved by the Sydney College of Divinity that demonstrates that the candidate can speak, write and read English.

The Graduate Certificate in Arts (Korean) requires the completion of 4 units (36 credit points).

All course units shall be taken from the Schedule of Units of Study in the 8500 and 9600 series.

The course may be taken with or without a concentration. A concentration in the Graduate Certificate comprises 18 credit points in a sub-discipline.

Every course unit requires students to demonstrate mastery of basic English-language vocabulary and comprehension of English-language passages related to that unit before enrolling in further units. All course units shall be taken from the Sydney College of Divinity Schedule of Units of Study.

Graduates will have:



An advanced understanding, within a coherent body of knowledge, in one or more theologically related disciplines or areas of practice; this may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area.



Cognitive and technical skills in a theologically-related body of knowledge, so that they are able independently to:

  • review and synthesize theological information and identify and reflect on complex problems;
  • think critically and evaluate complex ideas;
  • demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts in one or more theological disciplines;
  • transmit theologically-related knowledge, skills and ideas to a variety of audiences.


Applications of Knowledge and Skills

The ability to make high level, independent judgments related to a range of issues pertaining to Christian living and / or ministry.

A candidate may seek credit up to a maximum of 18 credit points in the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Korean). Credit can be granted only from units at graduate level where the outcomes, content, demand hours and assessment are equivalent to that of units in the Sydney College of Divinity award.


Articulation to other awards

Students are eligible to articulate to the Graduate Diploma of Arts, on completion of which students are required to surrender their Graduate Certificate.

Enrolment for the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Korean) must be made to the Registrar of the teaching institution. The registrar will be able to help you with all information regarding your study, including fees, units, mode of delivery and timetable.

A domestic Sydney College of Divinity student is designated as a full-time if enrolled in 27 credit points or more in a semester, or part-time if enrolled in fewer than 27 credit points per semester. To complete a unit, a student must have been present for at least 80% of all prescribed activities, regardless of the mode of delivery.


International students

International students are subject to the conditions of their Australian student visa and are required to maintain a full-time enrolment of 4 units (36 credit points) per semester, including a minimum of one unit per semester in face-to-face mode, and at least two-thirds of the total units in face-to-face mode. If you are planning to enrol as an international student, you have the responsibility to ensure that you comply with your visa conditions at all times. Learn more about your responsibilities, rights, and what studying in Australia can offer you. Not all our teaching institutions offer study programs for international students. Check out the locations and courses offered to international students, and for more information email us at [email protected]