Welcome to Catholic Institute of Sydney (CIS)
I am pleased to introduce you to CIS and the different possibilities it may provide for those of you who are interested in theological and related studies, be it in a manner of formal studies, like those undertaken by candidates for ordination to the priesthood or permanent diaconate in the Catholic Church or for various kinds of ministry in the Church or for personal enrichment.
The Catholic Institute of Sydney is recognised in two jurisdictions.
As an ecclesiastical faculty, CIS was canonically erected in 1954 by Papal authority — through the Congregation for Seminaries and Universities — to teach the sacred sciences and to confer the Baccalaureate, Licence, and Doctorate of Sacred Theology. The Apostolic Constitution of Pope Francis, Veritatis Gaudium, provides the universal law for ecclesiastical faculties. The statutes and regulations of each faculty are expected to take account of the “university practice in the local area”. The Statutes of the Catholic Institute of Sydney are those as approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education on the 29th July 2021.
The Catholic Institute of Sydney, like all tertiary institutions in Australia, is subject to the appropriate commonwealth authorities. It relates to relevant bodies as a Partner Institution of the University of Notre Dame, Australia. All University of Notre Dame, Australia undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, and research programs taught at Catholic Institute of Sydney are accredited by the Australian Government’s Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).