Our short courses in theology offer you the opportunity to explore Christian faith and world religions without committing to a full degree. If you’re teaching religious education or working in a Catholic school, you’ll gain hours towards your professional development accreditation. 

Our 2018 short courses have now concluded. If you would like to receive more information about upcoming short courses in Brisbane, please register your interest, and we’ll notify you once the details and registration becomes available.

Our next short course will be held on Wednesday 27 February and 13, 20 and 27 March 2019.

Learn more about our most recent 2018 short course:

Listening to the Spirit: Towards the 2020 Plenary Council

What do you think God is asking of us in Australia?

Date Topic and speaker
8 August

Wrestling with the Tradition: A Model for Critical Belonging in a Church Facing Challenges
Professor Richard Gaillardetz
Boston College

This lecture is delivered in partnership with co-sponsors: Institute of Faith Education and Evangelisation Brisbane (Archdiocese of Brisbane).

Access the lecture notes (PDF)

22 August

Becoming the Church of Vatican II
Rev Associate Professor Ormond Rush
School of Theology, ACU 

Access the lecture notes (PDF)

29 August

The Future of Catholic Education/Institutions
Ms Pam Betts
Executive Director, Brisbane Catholic Education
Br Damien Price
Christian Brother of the Oceania Province

Access the lecture notes (PDF)

5 September
The Mission of the Church in the 21st Century (with listening and dialogue session)
Most Rev Mark Coleridge BA DSS
Archbishop of Brisbane


Short course details

Venue CU Leadership Centre
Level 3, Cathedral House
229 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane QLD
Fees Attendance, including a Certificate of Participation - $100.00
Attendance only - $50
Current ACU staff and students (not requiring a Certificate of Participation* for accreditation purposes) - Free
This short course is approved for 6 hours for Accreditation to Teach Religion in Catholic Schools.

Further information and enquiries

For more information or to discuss alternative methods of payment, please email shortcourses.ftp@acu.edu.au.

* This short course is approved for 6 hours for Accreditation to Teach Religion in Catholic Schools.


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