About Us

Catholic Theological College (CTC) was established in 1972 by a group of dioceses and religious orders which agreed to act together as a confederated body in academic matters. This federation currently comprises the Archdioceses of Melbourne and Hobart, the Dioceses of Ballarat, Sandhurst and Sale, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the Salesians of Don Bosco, the Conventual Franciscan Friars, the Dominican Friars, the Missionaries of God's Love, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and the Society of the Divine Saviour (Salvatorians). CTC is the seminary of choice for other dioceses and formation houses including: the Archdiocese of Adelaide, the Dioceses of Port Pirie, Darwin, and Wollongong, and the Capuchin Friars.

CTC is committed to the highest standards of teaching and research in philosophy and theology, within the Catholic tradition. It collaborates in the Church’s mission to spread the Gospel, and provides academic formation for people committed to the pastoral service of the Church.  In 1973, CTC became a Recognised Teaching Institution of University of Divinity, which was constituted as a degree-granting body by the Parliament of Victoria in 1910.

Conveniently Located

The College is conveniently located in East Melbourne, beside the Fitzroy Gardens, and on the edge of the Melbourne CBD. Its buildings bring together the historic bluestone of the original Parade College and the award-winning architecture of Gregory Burgess. CTC also offers programs at approved off-campus locations.

Studying at CTC

Students come from a wide range of backgrounds and interests. Some are preparing for ministry and service in the Church, such as seminarians, women from religious orders, candidates for the permanent diaconate and lay ecclesial ministers. Others are undertaking study for professional development or personal enrichment.

CTC offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as opportunity for higher degrees by research. Students can also enrol in single units and/or audit individual units/classes for interest rather than for assessment.

The teaching staff at CTC are internationally qualified and highly experienced.