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.

Upcoming short courses

We are delighted to announce the details of our next 2019 short course to be held in Sydney.

Catholic Social Teaching: Living the Gospel

Register to attend   Register to attend by invoice (for organisations e.g. schools/parishes)

Topic and speaker
27 February

To act justly and love mercy: The Bible from text to Catholic social action.
Dr Emmanuel Nathan
Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies, ACU
13 March

Catholic Social Thought: Theological foundations for action
Dr Nigel Zimmermann
Associate Director, Church Policy, ACU

20 March

The common good: The good of all of us
Dr Sandie Cornish
Executive Officer (Quality & Strategic Projects), Sydney College of Divinity

PowerPoint presentation (PDF, 182KB)

27 March

Protecting human dignity
Associate Professor Patrick McArdle
Campus Dean, Canberra, ACU

Essential information

Time 6pm - 8pm (refreshments provided from 6pm) 
Venue ACU Strathfield Campus
25A Barker Road, Strathfield NSW
View campus map
Travel 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): Free
This short course is approved for 6 hours for all Categories A-E under the Accreditation Policy: To Work, Teach and Lead in a Systemic Catholic School (Sydney Catholic Schools, Archdiocese of Sydney and Catholic Education, Diocese of Wollongong). 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.

Further information and enquiries

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

Other short courses by campus

Explore our short course offerings at other ACU Campuses around Australia:

Have a question?


We're available 9am–5pm AEDT,
Monday to Friday

Live chat with us now

Chat to our team for real-time
answers to your questions.

Launch live chat
Visit our FAQs page

Find answers to some commonly
asked questions.

See our FAQs