The Institute of Faith Education was established by Archbishop F. R. Rush on 8 September 1976. Part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane and a Registered Training Organisation (RTO Code: 31402), the IFE serves the formation needs of various agencies of the Catholic Church in Queensland and beyond. We provide tailored education and formation designed to resource learners to work effectively in the various agencies of the Catholic Church and in the wider community. We value being responsive to the needs of learners and to the agencies who use our courses to train their staff.

Our vision:

Enable greater impact: As a trusted education partner for Catholic agencies and the wider Church, equip more learners to build vibrant communities grounded in justice, faith, hope and love.

Our mission:

To provide relevant, authentic and effective training and formation for staff in Catholic agencies and for the wider Australian community.

Five core values underpin the operations of the IFE:

We build a culture where everyone is welcome, grounded in respect and a commitment to human dignity, solidarity and participation.

We deliver our best in all we do and hold ourselves accountable. We make learning practical and accessible, grounded in contemporary best practice.

We act ethically at all times, committed to justice, equity and transparency.

We are responsive to learners and to our stakeholders.

We create opportunities to work together meaningfully and effectively.