As Australia’s leading Catholic university, we’re committed to providing a distinctive perspective on higher education: one that will equip you and your staff with the skills and knowledge to respond to the challenges of our contemporary world.

We offer learning opportunities to enhance your capacity to think theologically, while directly fostering the biblical and theological literacy to:

  • support and strengthen leadership capabilities
  • affirm the nexus of school and parish community
  • develop a deep appreciation of a relationship with God as defining the unique vision and central mission of Catholic education, health and social service organisations.

We can work with you to develop the theological capacity of your staff, and to equip leaders with an understanding of how enhanced ethical standards in decision-making have a positive impact on organisational success, communities and society at large.

We have developed a full suite of flexible educational and development opportunities anchored by the concepts of leadership in Catholic identity and mission, formation, and health and social ethics. These include:

  • short courses
  • certificate and bachelor opportunities
  • award postgraduate coursework programs
  • professional doctorates and research degrees
  • international study tours
  • tailored professional learning and in-service opportunities.

Approaching theology as a collaborative enterprise co-constructed with others, we partner with individuals and organisations to develop the specific knowledge and skills required to lead the identity, mission and ethos of Catholic organisations with integrity, authenticity and authority.

Co-constructing theology: Our approach

Framed by an engagement with scripture, theology, spirituality, supervision and leadership, the Xavier Centre provides a context for individuals and communities to reflect on faith and service.

We design all our programs to address the real-world issues facing Catholic organisations and agencies today, and underpin them with robust scholarship and demonstrated research excellence. You’ll benefit from multiple points of engagement and a selection of delivery modes, as well as a learning design that responds to your emerging questions and contextual need.

We’ll guide you through a practical engagement with theologies that:

  • embrace, enhance and integrate individual experiences and perspectives
  • explore specific contextual challenges and opportunities facing the individual and the organisation as a whole.

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