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Welcome to the Australian College of Theology

The Australian College of Theology was established in 1891 by the General Synod of the Church of England in Australia. In 1899, there were four awards of the College - the Associate in Theology, the Licentiate in Theology, the Scholar in Theology, and the Fellow of the College of Theology - and about 30 students.

Today the College offers a wide range of accredited higher education awards catering not only for the specialised needs of ministerial and missionary candidates but also for the needs of lay people interested in an understanding of the Christian faith and its implications for contemporary life. We have 30 higher education awards and over 3,000 active students around the world enrolled with us.

Affiliated Colleges
The Australian College of Theology exists as a partnership between the Anglican Church of Australia and a confessionally diverse, national network of 17 Bible and theological colleges delivering the awards of the College on its behalf. This relationship is given expression in the ACT's Institutional Approval Procedures and a Memorandum of Understanding signed by each affiliated college and the Board of Directors, which is the governing body of the College.

Our Identity, Purpose and Mission
Identity
The ACT is an Australian government approved higher education provider, leading and fostering a robust consortium of independent affiliated colleges, which actively engage in scholarship and collaborate in the provision of theological education.

Purpose
The ACT's chief purpose is to collaborate with its affiliated colleges to equip people to faithfully serve God's church and God's world primarily by the provision of quality-assured courses in theology and ministry.

Mission
The ACT provides an accredited, quality assured curriculum and specialist administrative support to enable affiliates to achieve efficient, cost effective delivery of theological education.

View the Statement of Identity, Purpose and Mission (PDF)

Constitution of the Australian College of Theology Limited
On 25 October 2007, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia made the Australian College of Theology Canon 2007. The Schedule of this Canon was the Constitution of the Australian College of Theology Limited ('the College'), A Public Company Limited by Guarantee.

At a Special General Meeting of the Australian College of Theology Council Limited held on 20 November 2007, the name of the company was changed to Australian College of Theology Limited, and the Constitution embodied in the Schedule of the Canon was adopted. You can download a copy of the most recent version of the Constitution of the Australian College of Theology Limited here.

ACT Corporate Governance
The statement of corporate governance was approved by the Board of Directors at its meeting on 28 March 2011. The statement is referenced in the 2010 Audited Statements.

For a copy of the ACT Governance Structure, click here.

AUQA Audit Action Plan (August 2007)
In August 2007, in response to a request of the then Minister of Education, Julie Bishop, the Australian College of Theology produced an Action Plan relating to the audit of the College by the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA). You can download a copy of the audit action plan here.

Research and Scholarship Management Plan 2011-2013
View the ACT Research and Scholarship Management Plan 2011-2013 (PDF)

Accreditation
Under the Higher Education Support Act 2001 and the National Guidelines for Higher Education Approval Process - Guidelines for awarding self-accrediting authority to higher education institutions other than universities, the Australian College of Theology was granted self-accrediting authority the ASCED field of Religious Studies from the period 1 August 2010 to 30 April 2015.
The following courses have been accredited by the Australian College of Theology until the end of 2016:

Undergraduate Coursework:

Course AQF Level Accredited Accreditation dates
Diploma of Ministry 5 Diploma 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Diploma of Theology 5 Diploma 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Diploma of Theology / Diploma of Ministry 5 Diploma (combined) 20 August 2012 01/01/2013-31/12/2016
Advanced Diploma of Ministry 6 Advanced Diploma 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Advanced Diploma of Theology 6 Advanced Diploma 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Advanced Diploma of Theology / Advanced Diploma of Ministry 6 Advanced Diploma (combined) 20 August 2012 01/01/2013-31/12/2016
Associate Degree of Theology 6 Associate Degree 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Bachelor of Christian Studies 7 Bachelor Degree 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Bachelor of Ministry 7 Bachelor Degree 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Bachelor of Theology 7 Bachelor Degree 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Bachelor of Theology / Bachelor of Ministry 7 Bachelor Degree (combined) 20 August 2012 01/01/2013-31/12/2016
Bachelor of Ministry (Honours) 8 Bachelor Honours Degree 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Bachelor of Theology (Honours) 8 Bachelor Honours Degree 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016

Graduate Coursework:

Course AQF Level Accredited Accreditation dates
Graduate Certificate of Divinity 8 Graduate Certificate 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Graduate Diploma of Divinity 8 Graduate Diploma 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Master of Divinity 9 Masters Degree (Extended) 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Master of Divinity / Graduate Diploma of Divinity 9 Masters Degree (Extended) (combined with 8 Graduate Diploma) 20 August 2012 01/01/2013-31/12/2016
Graduate Certificate of Christian Studies 8 Graduate Certificate 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Graduate Diploma of Christian Studies 8 Graduate Diploma 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Master of Arts (Christian Studies) 9 Masters Degree (Coursework) 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016

Postgraduate Coursework:

Course AQF Level Accredited Accreditation dates
Graduate Certificate of Ministry 8 Graduate Certificate 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Graduate Diploma of Ministry 8 Graduate Diploma 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Master of Arts (Ministry) 9 Masters Degree (Coursework) 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Graduate Certificate of Theology 8 Graduate Certificate 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Graduate Diploma of Theology 8 Graduate Diploma 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Master of Arts (Theology) 9 Masters Degree (Coursework) 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016

Postgraduate Research:

Course AQF Level Accredited Accreditation dates
Master of Theology 9 Masters Degree (Research) 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Doctor of Ministry 10 Doctoral Degree 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Doctor of Philosophy 10 Doctoral Degree 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016
Doctor of Theology 10 Doctoral Degree 24 October 2011 01/01/2012-31/12/2016

The Bradley Review of Higher Education: ACT Submission
View the ACT Submission for the Bradley Review of Higher Education

Academic Freedom: Submission to Senate Inquiry (August 2008)
View Academic Freedom: Submission to Senate Inquiry (August 2008)

Australian College of Theology Office Location
Level 10, 257 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Parking:
There is a commercial parking station directly opposite the building.

Public Transport:
Town Hall railway station and a significant bus terminal at the Queen Victoria Building are within easy walking distance.

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CRICOS Codes
NSW 02650E
QLD 02788J
SA 03261K

VIC 02809J
WA 02558A

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