Unit overview and content

In this unit, students explore at an advanced level different conceptions of justice from theological traditions and how they relate to areas of leadership. Founded on a close analysis of Biblical understandings of justice, students explore the areas of justice in ministry, dialogue and relationship, relationship to the created world, reconciliation, justice and peace and moral vision and religious leadership.

Unit content includes:

    • Threshold Concepts
    • Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on Justice
    • Scripture as the Shaper of Moral Vision
    • Justice in the Old Testament
    • Justice in the New Testament
    • Paul and “the Faith that Does Justice”
    • From Moral Vision to Moral Norms
    • Sergiovanni and Leading for Justice: Search for Norms
    • Laudato Si – A New Ground for Justice Ministry
    • Catholic Social Teaching and Leading for Justice
    • Frameworks and Ethical Decision-making
    • Towards Responsible Leadership

Assumed Knowledge 

LEAD800 & LEAD801

Study hours

11 hours per week for 11 week session, comprised of

  • At least 1 hour per week for online lectures
  • At least 4 hours per week of reading.
  • At least 6 hours per week of directed study, including optional and assessable online activities.


Dr Ken Avenell

Teaching methods

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

Indicative Assessment

At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.