The Catholic Institute

New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 6) - Theological Studies

|Awaiting NZQA approval | Level 6, 120 credits| 1.0 eft

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Gain a New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (Level 6) majoring in Theological Studies

Seek out meaning in life. 

Entry Requirement

Students need to have completed a level 5 theological qualification, e.g. NZCCS-PM or NZCCS-RE, to be accepted into this programme of study.  

Higher Study

If you wish to take your studies further, The NZDCS-TS carries credit points towards a Bachelor of Theology at:

  • University of Otago
  • Good Shepherd College
  • Sydney College of Divinity

Career Opportunities

This Diploma can lead to a range of careers. Graduates will find this diploma useful if they teach Religious Education in Catholic schools.  Graduates may also work in leadership roles in parishes, and voluntary work with parish groups.

What's on in your area?

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Main Features

8 Courses in Theology and Scripture

Programme Structure

The four courses (papers) below:
TH601 Sacraments Today
TH602 The Person and Work of Jesus
TH603 Renewing the Church
A Church History course of your choice
Two level 6 Scripture courses (papers) of your choice
Two of the following courses (papers):

Th608 Understanding World Religions

TH611 Catholic Social Teaching II
TH619 Maori Spirituality: He Rau Toroa II
TH633 Values and Ethics in Leadership 
PM602 Celebrating Liturgy
PM606 Traditions of Prayer


Further information

Contact the site co-ordinator in your area or click here to go to enrolment forms


Students have said: "very insightful course, that assisted people from a wide range of backgounds and starting points to learn and share together. Great to find out what is Church teaching and what are misconceptions."