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 Sydney, 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

A Plenary Council in the Pontificate of Francis: Mapping the Path Ahead
Dr Gemma Cruz
Senior Lecturer, School of Theology, ACU
Rev Dr Noel Connolly
Plenary Council Facilitation Team 

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8 August

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

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15 August

The Future of Catholic Education
Professor Br David Hall FMS
Dean, La Salle Academy, ACU
Ms Moira Najdecki
Board Director, Catholic Schools NSW and recently retired Director of Education, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

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22 August

The Future of the Catholic Church in Australia (with listening and dialogue session)
Most Rev Anthony Randazzo
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Sydney


Short course details

Time 6pm - 8pm (refreshments provided from 6pm) 
Venue ACU Strathfield Campus
25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW
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Travelling by car Free parking is available onsite
Travelling by public transport  A free shuttle bus service operates between the campus and Strathfield Station
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
Completing this short course will contribute 6 hours of NESA registered PD addressing standards 2.1.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
This short course is also approved for 6 hours for all Categories A–E under the Accreditation Policy to Work, Teach and Lead in Catholic Schools (Sydney Catholic Schools and Catholic Education, Diocese of Wollongong).

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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