The Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation is a collaboration between Charles Sturt University and the Islamic Sciences and Research Academy of Australia (ISRA) and offers accredited Islamic Studies courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The course content has been put together with the advice and assistance of ISRA's advisory committee which includes some of the most respected Muslim scholars from the wider Australian Muslim community.
Established in 2009, ISRA is a product of the inter-faith dialogue movement in Australia. It is a platform for cooperation between Australian Muslims and educational institutions around Australia. While ISRA has a strong educational and research emphasis, it also focuses on community building and cooperation in religious, social, environmental and many other major areas for Australia and the global society.
Being involved in Islamic education for over 10 years, the directors of ISRA are pioneers in Islamic education. ISRA, with its extensive knowledge and experience in the provision of educational services to the wider Australian community, brings the expertise to make these courses unique.