Information for Pastoral Associates
Catholic Theological College offers courses suitable for pastoral associates and other lay ecclesial ministers who are beginning formal studies, and for those who are continuing their studies in theology and ministry at advanced levels. Courses are eligible for bursaries/sponsorship by the Archbishop’s Office for Evangelisation (AOfE), and can satisfy accreditation requirements of the Archdiocese of Melbourne.  

Courses for beginning students (VCE or mature age entry)

Courses for Graduates or after 5 years’ relevant work experience

Advanced Courses

Professional Development Lectures

Each semester, individual lectures are offered for audit in the areas of scripture, ethics, liturgy and sacraments, pastoral care, spirituality, theology and history. These are suitable for ongoing personal and professional learning, and require no assessment tasks. A fee is charged per lecture attended, and a Statement of Attendance is provided.

Further Information