The ACT as a Consortium of affiliated colleges
The Australian College of Theology exists as a partnership between the Anglican Church of Australia and a confessionally diverse, national network of Bible and theological colleges delivering the awards of the College on its behalf.
Colleges affiliated with the Australian College of Theology are represented at all levels of ACT governance. Affiliated colleges are in a consortium which exists to strengthen all members.
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 ACT was granted self-accrediting authority in the field of Religious Studies.
All courses currently offered by the ACT are accredited until 31 December 2026, with the exception of the Undergraduate Certificates, which are accredited until 31/12/2021.
Affiliating with the ACT
The relationship between a college and the ACT is expressed in the Institutional Approval Criteria and an Affiliation Agreement signed by each affiliated college and the Board of Directors, which is the governing body of the ACT.
Institutions considering affiliation with the Australian College of Theology should first review the Institutional Approval Criteria, then contact the CEO.