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 Canberra, please register your interest, and we’ll notify you once the details and registration becomes available.

Our next short course will be held on Monday 25 February and 4, 18 and 25 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
30 July

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

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6 August
A Plenary Council in the Pontificate of Francis: Mapping the Path Ahead
Dr Nigel Zimmermann
Associate Director, Church Policy, ACU
Ms Andrea M. Dean
Director, National Office for the Participation of Women, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
13 August

The Future of Catholic Institutions
Associate Professor Patrick McArdle
Campus Dean, Canberra, ACU
Mrs Loretta Wholley
Principal, Merici College 

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20 August
The Mission of the Church in 21st Century (with listening and dialogue session)
Rev Dr Tony Percy
Vicar-General, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

Short course details

Time  6pm - 8pm (refreshments provided from 6pm)

ACU Canberra Campus
223 Antill Street, Watson ACT
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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 course is approved for 8 hours towards maintaining accreditation to teach religious education in Catholic schools (Canberra and Goulburn).

Further information and enquiries

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


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