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 Melbourne, 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
1 August

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

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8 August

A Plenary Council in the Pontificate of Francis: Mapping the Path Ahead
Dr Gemma Cruz
Senior Lecturer, School of Theology, ACU
Dr Nigel Zimmermann
Associate Director, Church Policy, ACU 

Access the lecture notes (PDF)

15 August

The Future of Catholic Education
Associate Professor Robyn Horner
School of Theology, ACU
Dr Paul Sharkey
Director, Catholic Education Services, Catholic Education Melbourne

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22 August

The Mission of the Church in the 21st Century (with listening and dialogue session)
Dr Joel Hodge
Senior Lecturer, School of Theology, ACU

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Short course details

Time 6pm - 8pm (refreshments provided from 6pm) 
Venue ACU Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC
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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 short course is approved for 6 hours towards Accreditation to Teach in a Catholic School (CECV).

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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