“Instruction in the liberal arts, if only it is moderate and concise, produces devotees more alert and steadfast and better equipped for embracing truth.”
Augustine Academy offers students aged 16+ a Certificate IV in the Liberal Arts.* We begin our study in the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome and continue through to the modern era, studying each period through the lenses of our core subjects: philosophy, literature and history.
Students walk alongside the greatest thinkers and figures of the Western tradition, and they improve their clarity of thought and expression by studying the foundational ‘trivium’ of grammar, logic and rhetoric.
The result is a rare possession that will stay with students for life: a broadened mind with an appreciation for the best that has been thought and said, and the tools to think clearly and communicate well, which are vital in every career.
The course runs for one year at our beautiful rural campus near Picton, about one hour south of Sydney.
*Offered in partnership with Vision International College. National Course Code: 22187VIC