The Graduate Certificate in Applied Buddhist Studies is a six-month full-time program that offers a range of graduate-level seminars covering a broad range of areas of the history, philosophy and contemporary aspects of Buddhism.
The course offers a comprehensive account of the origins and influences of Buddhism. The theory of Buddhism and other religious systems is integrated with experiential learning so that the students gain personal experience of spiritual life by practising and applying Buddhist philosophy as a source of spiritual self-reliance.
The course structure is designed to lay the basic foundations for further study and allows students to progress to the Graduate Diploma and work towards a Masters qualification.
|Head of Program (Applied Buddhist Studies)||Dr Tamara Ditrich|
|Course Duration||Full-time: 6 months. Part-time options available|
|Delivery Method||On-campus + supported online study|
|Academic Requirements||Either a Bachelor degree with a major in humanities or social sciences OR relevant work experience and professional training of at least 3 years, for example in Buddhist ministry or counselling.|
|English Language||Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Applicants who have not completed substantial tertiary studies in English will need to meet our English Language Requirements.|
|Related Courses||Master of Arts (Applied Buddhist Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Applied Buddhist Studies
|Fees 2020#||Domestic $7,200*
*FEE-HELP available to eligible Australian citizens
|CRICOS Course Code||072349G|
|CRICOS Provider Number||03233C|
# Indicative fee, assuming all electives are chosen within the Award program
This course can be completed in 1 semester of full-time study. Students can spread their subjects over a longer period.
The Graduate Certificate in Applied Buddhist Studies qualification requires the completion of 4 subjects (for a total of 24 credit points) as follows:
|ABS901||Introduction to Buddhism|
3 electives to be chosen from the schedule below but may include 1 subject from the Health and Social Wellbeing Program.
Please note: Not all electives are offered in each semester. You can check the timetable, or with the Student Services Office for scheduled subjects.
|ABS902||Mindfulness: Theory and Practice|
|ABS903||Research Methods of Religious Studies|
|ABS920||Buddhism and Interreligious Understanding|
|ABS921||Buddhism, Environment and Sustainability|
|ABS922||Buddhism and Modern Society|
|ABS923||Health as Buddhist Practice|
|ABS930||Tradition and Change|
|ABS931||Selected Readings of Buddhist Meditation Literature|
|ABS932||Mindfulness and Conflict Transformation|
|ABS933||Buddhist Art as Visual Communication|
|ABS940||Naturalisation of Buddhism in China and Beyond|
|ABS942||Buddhist Theories of Mind|
|ABS943||Meditation Practices in Chinese Buddhism|
|ABS944||Mindfulness and Cognitive Science|