Short courses

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.1

Short courses are taught by leading theology, bible and philosophy scholars and experts, and are suitable for parishioners, teachers, youth groups, university staff, students and the general public. 

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ACU FTP short courses

Access our list of upcoming short courses in theology by selecting your location, or view our past courses to explore the range of topics we offer.


See what’s on offer online and register to attend an upcoming short course.

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See what’s on offer in Adelaide and register to attend an upcoming short course.

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See what’s on offer in Brisbane and register to attend an upcoming short course.   

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See what’s on offer in Canberra and register to attend an upcoming short course.  

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ACU Faculty of Theology and Philosophy short course locations


See what's on offer in Melbourne and register to attend an upcoming short course.

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See what's on offer in Sydney and register to attend an upcoming short course.

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Past courses

Check out the highlights from past theology short courses and download a sample of presentations and course materials.

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Find your course

Access our course finder to search specific courses at ACU. View study areas, course type, and find out which courses are available on each campus. 

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School of Theology staff

Connect with our academics and professionals at the School of Theology. Read their staff profiles, view publication history, and find out how to get in touch.

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Lectures, talks and conferences

We host a range of events throughout the year, including annual public lectures, international conferences, workshops and research colloquia.

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Professional learning

Through our Xavier Centre for Theological Formation, we offer tailored professional learning, consulting and faith formation opportunities.

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1 Professional development accreditation under specific programs is provided with the local Catholic Education Office (CEO) and differs by state. Please visit the relevant city’s short course page for specific information about accreditation. Short courses do not involve assessment and cannot be used for university credit. They are general introduction courses, open to the public.


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