Professional Standards Unit

CAM’s Professional Standards Unit (PSU) is structurally situated within the Vicar General’s Office and was established on March 1, 2018. The Unit replaced the Office of Professional Conduct and Ethics which operated from 2012 – 2017. The PSU and the former Office of Professional Conduct and Ethics are differentiated largely by mandate, with the PSU having a broader mandate than the former Office. The new Unit was established to further enhance and strengthen CAM’s capacity to safeguard children and vulnerable people in the wake of the findings of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, as well as the Victorian Betrayal of Trust Inquiry.

The PSU aims to create and sustain a culture within CAM, which places the highest priority on the safety, protection and wellbeing of children and vulnerable people. The Unit provides advice and support across the Archdiocese to the leadership, staff and volunteers to ensure that children, young people and adults are safe from sexual, physical, spiritual and psychological abuse.


Contact details

Office administration 

Please note for general enquiries administration is available on a part-time basis on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. If your enquiry is not urgent, please leave a message and your call will be returned. 

For urgent matters 5 days per week, please do not hesitate to call Dr Katherine Levi or Ms Linda Franco, see numbers below.

Tel: (03) 9926 5621


Director of Professional Standards Unit

Dr Katherine Levi

Tel: (03) 9926 5630


Senior Policy Advisor

Ms Linda Franco  

Tel: 0429 816 342