Curriculum Objectives

This unit provides students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary for graduate study in Theology. It introduces the student to the disciplines of Biblical Studies and Theology. Students will gain a firm foundation of specialised knowledge in these areas and will be ready for further study in Biblical Studies, Theology, Leadership, or Religious Education.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of foundational Catholic theological teachings and their application to current situations
  • understand and apply contemporary approaches to interpreting the scriptures
  • utilise key theological terms
  • appreciate the value of ongoing learning in theology

Assumed Knowledge 

Not Applicable

Study hours

10 hours per week for 12 week session, comprised of:

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures.
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.


Session 1 – Professor Gerard Moore
Session 2 – Dr Cristina Lledo Gomez
Session 3 – Dr Cristina Lledo Gomez

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.