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11127NAT Advanced Diploma of Buddhist Studies

Buddhist Studies Domestic International

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Accredited Course Name
Advanced Diploma of Buddhist Studies
VET National Code
CRICOS Course Code
Course Duration
100 Weeks

This course is designed to provide participants with the ability to implement skills to research, analyse, interpret, and understand the concepts in the Buddhist texts as they apply to society.

It will provide participants with a range of knowledge, and skills to implement analytical skills to interpret the message of Buddhist texts from what is known as Liaofan’s Four Lessons, The Discourse on the Ten Wholesome Ways of Action, The ‘Chapter on the Highest Level of Rebirth’ from the Contemplation Sutra, The ‘Chapter on the Perfect and Complete Realisation of Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva’ from the Surangama Sutra, Infinite Life Sutra, Precepts for Novice Monks and apply to contemporary society as related to self-cultivation.

Participants will also be able to develop and apply advanced traditional Chinese music skills and develop lectures on sutras. 

Entry Requirements

1. Provide a notarized (English-translated) Year 12 Certificate in Australia (Senior High School Certificate) or an overseas equivalent qualification recognized by an accrediting authority.
2. Have attained fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Mandarin.
3. Be able to recite by memory 《弟子規》,《太上感應篇》,《十善業道經》,《大學》,《中庸》and《孝經》in Mandarin.
4. Recommend completing the English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS)*.
5. Attend an online workshop and pass the academic and virtue assessments given by the Department of Sinology Studies.
*Although the course is mainly taught in Mandarin, students need strong English skills, especially for the Sinology/Buddhist Studies related English unit NAT11126010. Applicants from an English-speaking background and/or with sufficient English skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) are exempt from ELICOS.

Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face, on-campus delivery
Fee Information*(Estimated)
$AU 40,000 Tuition Fee
$AU 31,500 Non-tuition Fee
$AU 71,500 Estimated Total Course Cost
Holistic Learning Experience

Acquire both Knowledge and Teaching Experience (Total 9 Units)

(Fundamentals and Techniques)

NAT11126001 Apply philosophies of the Studies for Changing Destiny    
NAT11126002 Design and deliver lectures on sutras
NAT11126009 Develop and apply advanced traditional Chinese music skills
NAT11126010 Develop and apply advanced English skills related to religious or philosophical contexts
NAT11127001 Apply philosophies of The Discourse on the Ten Wholesome Ways of Action
NAT11127002 Apply philosophies of The Chapter on the Highest Level of Rebirth from the Contemplation Sutra
NAT11127003 Apply philosophies of the Perfect and Complete Realisation of Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva
NAT11127004 Apply philosophies of the Infinite Life Sutra
NAT11127005 Apply philosophies of the Precepts for Novice Monks

Study Pathways

11128NAT Graduate Diploma of Buddhist Studies 
11134NAT Graduate Diploma of Sinology Studies


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