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