This postgraduate course will enable you to acquire a deep and broad understanding of the key themes of Humanistic Buddhism through historical, socio-cultural and textual studies.
You will engage in critical exploration of contemporary issues, as well as develop a personal understanding of key roles and identity, through contemplative reflection on practice and studies.
On completion of the course, you will be able to develop a deeper sense of purpose, be more self-aware and open to new experiences, and be better equipped to be of service to others. This course welcomes students from all Buddhist traditions.
This course would be of benefit to those working within Buddhist communities, or consciously-minded education/business professionals who are seeking to get 'ahead of the pack’ in a positive and effective way. By truly understanding, sharing, and working with humanistic values in your workplace and career, you will gain the skills to develop an innovative culture of understanding, mindfulness and care within your organisation.
Scholarships are also on offer to both Australian Domestic and International students! To find out more, visit our Fees and Scholarships page.
|CRICOS Course Code||097542A|
|CRICOS Provider Number||03233C|
|Head of Program (Health and Social Wellbeing)||Venerable Dr Juewei|
|Course Duration||Full-time: 6 months (Part-time options available)|
|Delivery Method||On-campus + supported online study|
|Academic Requirements||A bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification. Relevant work experience is normally conceived as work in a Buddhist
profession or workplace for at least three years full-time or six years part-time.
|English Language||Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. For applicants who have not completed substantial tertiary studies in English, the requirement is IELTS (academic version only) 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each subtest, or equivalent assessment of English language proficiency. The test must be completed no more than 2 years before commencement. Read more -> English Language Requirements|
|Pathway to further learning|
*FEE-HELP and scholarships are available to eligible Australian citizens. For more information visit our Fees and Scholarships page.
The course can be completed in 1 semester of full-time study. Students can also spread their subjects over a longer period.
The Graduate Certificate in Humanistic Buddhism qualification requires the completion of 4 subjects (for a total of 24 credit points) as follows:
Please note: Not all electives are offered in each semester. You can check the timetable, or with the Student Services Office for scheduled subjects.
|HB901||Foundational Texts in Humanistic Buddhism|
|HB902||Principles of Professional Engagement|
2 Elective Subjects to be chosen from the table below:
|ABS920||Buddhism and Interreligious Understanding|
|ABS922||Buddhism and Modern Society|
|ABS933||Buddhist Art as Visual Communication|
|HSW900||Critical Thinking, Scholarly Capabilities and Academic Inquiry|
On completion of the course, you are expected to be able to:
The Humanistic Buddhism course is relevant to: