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Work, Employment and Governance

Unit overview and content

This unit will commence with a study of the Catholic Church’s social teaching, and its application to ministry, work (both paid and unpaid) and employment. The unit will develop an understanding of how Christian spirituality provides a context for governance and leadership in the Church and its various organisations.

Study hours    

10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of

  • At least one hour per week for online lectures
  • At least three hours per week of reading.
  • At least six hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.

Teaching methods

Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments. 

Type of Assessment and Weight

  • Church Social Teachings Essay (30%)
  • Governance Discussion Forum (30%)
  • Church Governance & Leadership Essay (40%)
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