Catholic Institute of Western Australia

The Catholic Institute of Western Australia (CIWA)is a tertiary educational body, set up by and accountable to the Conference of Bishops in Western Australia to provide theological and religious education for potential and actual teachers in Catholic schools, to enable them to satisfy accreditation requirements as set out by the Catholic Education Commission WA and for other groups who, from time to time, may seek such assistance.

CIWA is a unique institution within the Church because it conducts Catholic religious education, theology and scripture units in pre-service and post service teacher education programs at Edith Cowan, Curtin and Murdoch Universities in Western Australia.

Currently CIWA offers units in undergraduate and Masters courses at Edith Cowan University and undergraduate units at Curtin and Murdoch Universities. These units go towards satisfying the Accreditation requirements for teachers, teachers of Religious Education and leaders in Catholic schools in Western Australia.

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