Course information and admissions
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.
Admittance to a course of the ACT is ultimately determined by the Australian College of Theology. Colleges affiliated with the ACT are permitted to advise students on eligibility criteria. If an applicant meets ACT’s course entry requirements, affiliated colleges can provisionally accept candidates in coursework awards subject to ACT enrolment confirmation. All research degree applicants are admitted by the ACT through its Research and Research Studies Committee.
In 2017, the Australian federal higher education regulator TEQSA announced the introduction of new requirements for all higher education providers relating to Admissions Transparency. The main goal is to have all Australian higher education providers presenting information on course admissions in a consistent format, to allow prospective domestic undergraduate students to compare admission requirements to different courses and institutions easily.