Where to study
The Australian College of Theology is a provider of accredited higher education courses in theology. It operates through a consortium of over 3,000 students enrolled in affiliated colleges approved to teach the awards of the ACT on its behalf.
The Australian College of Theology welcomes students from overseas to study at its affiliated colleges which are authorised to accept overseas student enrolments. Prospective overseas students less than 18 years of age will not be admitted to a course of study beginning before the applicant’s eighteenth birthday.
The Australian College of Theology does not employ the use of education agents.
The ACT is the registered Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider and the legal entity for all courses offered by affiliated colleges (CRICOS provider code 02650E).
The ACT has the following approved campuses for delivery of courses to overseas students:
- Bible College SA, Malvern SA
- Brisbane School of Theology, Toowong QLD *
- Christ College, Burwood NSW *
- Malyon College, Gaythorne QLD
- Melbourne School of Theology, Wantirna VIC *, Kangaroo Ground VIC, & St Leonards TAS
- Morling College, Macquarie Park NSW
- Presbyterian Theological College, Box Hill North VIC
- Queensland Theological College, Spring Hill QLD
- Reformed Theological College, Waurn Ponds VIC
- Ridley Melbourne, Parkville VIC
- Sydney Missionary and Bible College, Croydon NSW & Croydon Park NSW
- Youthworks College, Loftus NSW & Camperdown NSW
- Trinity Theological College, Leederville WA
- Vose Seminary, Bentley WA
* Some courses are available to overseas students at this location in Chinese.
Not all of the courses of the Australian College of Theology are available to overseas. Only the courses listed below are offered to overseas students.
A list of which ACT college each of these courses can be studied by overseas students is available on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
Overseas student protection
The National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students (2018) is a set of national standards that governs the protection of overseas students and delivery of courses to those students by providers registered on CRICOS. Overseas students are advised to become familiar with the ESOS Framework, which provides the regulatory requirements for the Australian College of Theology and other providers of education to overseas students in Australia. It provides overseas students with protection. The National Code is available here.
The Australian College of Theology and its colleges are required to comply with the standards articulated in the National Code, and all documentation for your study can be found in the handbooks and policy documents of the ACT, as well as information given to you by your selected sponsoring college. The information below is provided for the benefit of overseas students of the Australian College of Theology.
Students are advised to check with their sponsoring college for more detailed information specific to their case, but in general, the Australian College of Theology does not provide legal services. Australia has legal protection for overseas students studying in Australia. If you have a question about your rights and responsibilities as an international student, and you cannot find the information you are seeking in the policies of the Australian College of Theology or your sponsoring college, or cannot obtain the information through a conversation with the overseas student contact officer in your college or the ACT office, then you can contact the Australian Government’s Department of Education.
Contact number for ESOS enquiries is: 1300 615 262
For emergencies while in Australia, please dial 000 to speak to an operator. For a list of health services and hospitals closest to you, please follow this link which will help you find the closest hospital to your current location.
For crisis support services, please phone Lifeline on 13 11 14
For a list of welfare support services, the Australian Government’s Department of Human Services has a range of information on support available.
Department of Human Services
Ph: 132 468
International Services: 131 763