Do you want to explore questions of knowledge, identity, and value, and uncover the meaning and significance of faith? Are you curious about the origin, nature, and future role of religion, in society? Welcome to theology — food for your inquisitive and enquiring mind.

Bring faith to life and life to faith

A range of opportunities

Our graduates can succeed in a wide variety of professions such as chaplaincy, ministry, pastoral work and other church-related careers, teaching (with further study), youth and social work, research, journalism, or work with church-based and international development agencies.

You also get to choose from study areas such as biblical studies, contemporary Christian thought, moral theology, early Christian studies, liturgy and sacraments, ministry, philosophy of religion, interreligious dialogue, ancient languages, world religions, and more.

Explore the range of courses that we offer at If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, don’t panic. There are lots of ways into theology at ACU. Explore our pathways to get started.

Pastoral work
Youth and social work

Stories from theology

Divine appointment
When theology graduate Fr John Sanderson was deployed to Afghanistan as a military chaplain, his weapon of warfare was a peaceful demeanour.
Q&A with archaeologist Zachary Thomas
Archaeology is often romanticised as traveling the world and stumbling across long-lost artifacts… is it really like that?

Meet our people

Dr Maeve Louise Heaney
Theology lecturer

Dr Maeve Louise Heaney is Director of Theological Formation for Ministry in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy. As a theologian, musician and composer, she interweaves the fields of theological aesthetics, spirituality and the arts.

She is a consecrated missionary of a Catholic Institute for Consecrated Life, the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity. She completed her bachelor in theology at the Instituto Teológico San Pablo Apóstol, in Madrid, affiliated to the Pontifical Urbanian University, and her licentiate and doctorate at the Pontifical Gregorian University, in Rome.

Zachary Thomas
Theology graduate

“I liked the small classes… It led to a lot of interaction and time to engage with the lecturers themselves.

I really enjoyed learning about the historical and contextual side of the Bible, which is what led me to start a PhD on the archaeology and history of ancient Israel.”