The Graduate Diploma in Applied Buddhist Studies at NTI is a one year full-time program that builds on the teachings in the NTI Graduate Certificate in Applied Buddhist Studies. It covers a range of graduate-level seminars covering a broad range of areas of the history, philosophy and contemporary aspects of Buddhism.
It continues the study of Buddhist beliefs, history and culture and continues to lay the foundations for further study and experiential learning of Buddhism and to apply humanistic Buddhism to daily life. You will further develop your critical and analytical skills, see the connections between Buddhism and modern society, and apply Buddhist philosophy and experience to life and work in areas such as life education, palliative care and holistic health.
|Head of Program (Applied Buddhist Studies)||Dr Tamara Ditrich|
|Course Duration||Full-time: 12 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 Certificate in Applied Buddhist Studies
|Fees 2020#||Domestic $14,400*
*FEE-HELP available to eligible Australian citizens
|CRICOS Course Code||072350D|
|CRICOS Provider Number||03233C|
# Indicative fee, assuming all electives are chosen within the Award program
This course can be completed in 2 semesters of full-time study. Students can spread their subjects over a longer period.
The Graduate Diploma in Applied Buddhist Studies qualification requires the completion of 8 subjects (for a total of 48 credit points) as follows:
|ABS901||Introduction to Buddhism|
|ABS902||Mindfulness: Theory and Practice|
6 electives to be chosen from the schedule below but may include a maximum of 2 subjects 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.
|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|