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09 April 2014


Catholic Institutions

Australian Catholic University A national public university. It has six campuses and offers programs in six faculties throughout Australia.

Broken Bay Institute All encompassing approach to theological education, with academic programs that are delivered in partnership with the University of Newcastle, and a rich array of adult faith education offerings such as internationally acclaimed eConferences delivered in partnership with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

Campion College The first Liberal Arts College in Australia to educate students to be the leaders of their societies, both Catholic and non-Catholic.

Catholic Institute of Sydney A community of faith and learning, promoting study in theology, philosophy, and the humanities, drawing upon and developing the intellectual and spiritual heritage of the Catholic Church and the wider Christian tradition.

Catholic Theological College Committed to the highest standards of teaching and research in philosophy and theology, within the Catholic tradition, providing academic formation for people committed to the pastoral service of the Church.

John Paul II Institute Offers unique opportunities for study in the theology of marriage and family and in bioethics.

University of Divinity Recognised nationally and internationally, the Melbourne College of Divinity is committed to pursuing the highest standards in teaching and research in Christian theology and ministry. MCD represents the Church of England, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist, Presbyterian, Anglican, Baptist, Churches of Christ, Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Uniting churches.

Sydney College of Divinity A consortium of colleges providing quality accredited higher education awards in theology 

University of Notre Dame Has embraced both the modern Australian university tradition and the ancient and esteemed traditions of Catholic universities both in Europe and North America, on its three campuses in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome 

Yarra Theological Union An institution arising from the cooperation of a number of provinces of religious institutes: Blessed Sacrament Congregation, Divine Word Missionaries, Discalced Carmelites, Dominicans, Franciscans (OFM), and Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Pallottines, Passionists, and Redemptorists (Australia and New Zealand), it is a centre of theological and ministerial education.


University Colleges

St Marys College  Provides a high quality academic and residential college living experience for Melbourne University students in the Loreto/Catholic tradition

Mannix College A university residential college affiliated with Monash University and located at the University's Clayton campus. The College, which was established more than 40 years ago as a missionary endeavour of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, provides fully catered accommodation in a friendly and supportive environment.

Newman College  Growth in mind and heart and soul is the aim of Newman College. The aspirations of the Roman Catholic tradition are reflected and fostered while modern facilities, tutorials and scholarships encourage excellence in studies at Melbourne University.



Bible College (of South Australia) A centre of excellence for training in Christian gospel ministry.  It is mission focussed and  abides by core  values when providing training, graduates today serve in a range of ministries throughout Australia and overseas.

Charles Sturt University, School of Theology  An established reputation for its emphasis on student learning, quality teaching and research. Campus classes in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Parramatta as well as Online/distance education classes.

Flinders University School of Theology Offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas of biblical studies, systematic and historical theology, and pastoral studies in association with the Adelaide College of Divinity (ACD), an ecumenical consortium of two theological colleges:  Uniting College for Leadership & Theology and Catholic Theological College of South Australia.

Melbourne School of Theology An evangelical college that is committed to the Bible, world mission and equipping for ministry. Formerly Bible College of Victoria and prior to that Melbourne Bible Institute, provides mind-stretching, heart-warming and life-changing theological training.

Moore Theological College The theological training seminary of the Diocese of Sydney in the Anglican Church of Australia. The college has a strong tradition of conservative, Calvinist and evangelical theology.

Southern Cross University  An Australian public university committed to innovative teaching and research. 

Tabor College A multi-denominational Christian education centre founded in Melbourne in 1988. The College exists to empower God's people to serve in God's mission to transform the world.

Excelsia (formerly Wesley Institute) A Christian Arts college, providing opportunities for academic, artistic, professional and spiritual development.

Ridley Mission & Ministry College  An evangelical college that provides training for Anglicans and non-Anglicans, for both church-based and para-church ministry, equipping students for 100 years.

Morling College A Baptist theological college, an approved teaching institution of the Australian College of Theology and is a member of the South Pacific Association of Bible Colleges


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