Section One

SECTION ONE : Overview of the Sydney College of Divinity

This section provides a general summary of the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD).

The contents within this section are

  • Mission Statement
  • Our history
  • Accreditation
  • An overview of the awards offered
  • Flexible delivery and distance education programs
  • CRICOS codes
  • Research at the Sydney College of Divinity
  • Study Paths
  • Teaching Bodies
    • Australian College of Christian Studies
    • Australian College of Ministries
    • Catholic Institute of Sydney
    • Nazarene Theological College
    • NSW College of Clinical Pastoral Education
    • St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College
    • St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College
    • Sydney College of Divinity Korean School of Theology
    • Sydney College of Divinity Graduate Research School
  • Register of Supervisors
  • Fellows of the College
  • Doctors of Theology honoris causa
  • Prizes
    • Dianne Feeney Memorial
    • Beth Blackall Memorial
    • Brian Murray Memorial
    • SCD Centre for Gospels Research Essay
    • Award from the Council of Christians and Jews
  • Student Entitlements and Services
    • Austudy
    • FeeHelp
    • Transport Concessions

Mission Statement

The Sydney College of Divinity is a leading Christian theological education provider, offering high quality, accredited awards to equip people for effective professional and lay ministry in a rapidly changing environment.

The Sydney College of Divinity will

  • provide high quality, accredited education in theology and related disciplines from undergraduate to postgraduate levels
  • encourage theological scholarship and train future theological scholars
  • prepare leaders and ministers, both ordained and non-ordained, who are well-qualified to build the Church
  • contribute to the public discussion of issues of faith
  • encourage a theologically literate membership of the Church.

The Teaching Bodies of the College commit themselves to sustain a teaching program of excellence in Higher Education, integrating best practice in adult teaching and learning with theological enterprise. They, in their turn, seek to foster self-directed and lifelong learning among their students. This extends to actively encouraging graduates to engage in further study and research, both within the College and in other institutions of higher learning.

Our History

The Sydney College of Divinity, through its Member Institutions, has been training theologians and equipping persons for ministry since 1983. Today over 1,500 candidates are proceeding to SCD awards. The programs range from diplomas, through a variety of bachelor and masters coursework awards, to research degrees, including separate doctorates in Theology, Ministry and Philosophy.  This is a vast difference from the first graduation in 1985, where the original six Member Institutions produced forty-one graduates, all male, and all taking the one single award (BTh). In contrast, the 2017 graduation saw 249 graduands and the total number of conferrals reach 6,032.

Awards Overview

Accreditation

The Sydney College of Divinity is recognised by the Commonwealth Government as a Higher Education Provider and is listed on the TEQSA Register of Higher Education Providers with self-accrediting authority authorisation.

Overview of the awards offered

The Sydney College of Divinity is accredited to teach the following awards:

   
Awards delivered in English Postnominal
Diploma of Ministry DipMin
Diploma of Christian Studies DipChSt
Diploma of Theology DipTh
Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice AssocDegChThPr
Bachelor of Ministry BMin
Bachelor of Theology BTh
Bachelor of Ministry (Honours) BMin(Hons)
Bachelor of Theology (Honours) BTh(Hons)
Graduate Certificate in Arts GradCertArts
Graduate Certificate in Leadership GradCertLead
Graduate Certificate in Pastoral Supervision GradCertPSupervision
Graduate Certificate in Theological Education GradCertThEd
Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies GradCertThSt
Graduate Diploma of Arts GradDipArts
Graduate Diploma of Leadership GradDipLead
Graduate Diploma of Professional Supervision GradDipProfSupervision
Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies GradDipThSt
Master of Arts MA
Master of Leadership MLead
Master of Professional Supervision MProfSupervision
Master of Theological Studies MThSt
Master of Theology MTh
Master of Divinity MDiv
Master of Philosophy MPhil
Doctor of Ministry DMin
Doctor of Philosophy PhD
Doctor of Theology ThD
Awards delivered in Korean
Diploma of Ministry (Korean) DipMin (Korean)
Diploma of Christian Studies (Korean) DipChSt (Korean)
Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) AssocDegChThPr (Korean)
Bachelor of Theology (Korean) BTh (Korean)
Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (Korean) BTh(Hons) (Korean)
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Korean) GradCertArts (Korean)
Graduate Diploma of Arts (Korean) GradDipArts (Korean)
Master of Arts (Korean) MA (Korean)
Master of Divinity (Korean) MDiv (Korean)
Master of Theology (Korean) MTh (Korean)

 

 

Delivery Modes

Flexible delivery and distance education programs 

A number of Sydney College of Divinity awards are taught by distance education and other modes of flexible delivery.  The Teaching Bodies which offer courses this way are:

  • Australian College of Christian Studies
  • Australian College of Ministries
  • Nazarene Theological College
  • St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College
  • St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College
  • Sydney College of Divinity Korean School of Theology

 

CRICOS Provider

Sydney College of Divinity CRICOS Provider Code: 02948J

Sydney College of Divinity is registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Registration on CRICOS allows Sydney College of Divinity to offer courses to overseas students studying, or intending to study, in Australia on student visas. Listed below are the courses offered to international students and the Sydney College of Divinity teaching institutions delivering the courses.

Member Institution
delivering the award
Name of the award  CRICOS
Course Code
Australian College of  Christian Studies (formerly Emmaus Bible College)
– Sydney campus at Level 2, 29 George St, Burwood, NSW 2134
Graduate Certificate in Arts 082669J
Graduate Diploma of Arts 063707K
Master of Arts 063708J
Master of Divinity 063710D
Master of Theology 063709G
Australian College of  Christian Studies
– Perth campus at Perth Bible College 1 College Court, Karrinyup WA 6018
Graduate Certificate in Arts 082669J
Graduate Diploma of Arts 063707K
Master of Arts 063708J
Master of Divinity 063710D
Master of Theology 063709G
Catholic Institute of Sydney
– 99 Albert Road, Strathfield, Sydney, NSW 2135
Bachelor of Ministry 082719D
Bachelor of Theology 063703C
Graduate Certificate in Arts 082669J
Master of Arts 063708J
Master of Theology 063709G
Nazarene Theological College
– 40 Woodlands Dr, Thornlands QLD 4164
Diploma of Christian Studies 071257J
Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice 071256K
Bachelor of Ministry 082719D
Bachelor of Theology 063703C
Graduate Certificate in Arts 082669J
Graduate Diploma of Arts 063707K
Master of Arts 063708J
Master of Divinity 063710D
Master of Theology 063709G
Sydney College of Divinity Korean School of Theology
– Sydney campus at Unit 6B 5 Talavera Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
Bachelor of Theology (Korean) 063705A
Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (Korean) 082722J
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Korean) 082724G
Graduate Diploma of Arts (Korean) 082725F
Master of Arts (Korean) 082726E
Master of Divinity (Korean) 082727D
Master of Theology (Korean) 082728C
Sydney College of Divinity Korean School of Theology
– Brisbane campus at Nazarene Theological College 40 Woodlands Dr, Thornlands QLD 4164
Diploma of Christian Studies(Korean) 082723G
Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean) 082721K
Bachelor of Theology (Korean) 063705A
Master of Divinity (Korean) 082727D
Sydney College of Divinity Korean School of Theology
– Melbourne campus at Yarra Theological Union, 98 Albion Road, Box Hill, VIC 3128
Bachelor of Theology (Korean) 063705A
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Korean) 082724G
Graduate Diploma of Arts (Korean) 082725F
Master of Arts (Korean) 082726E
Master of Divinity (Korean) 082727D
Master of Theology (Korean) 082728C
Sydney College of Divinity Graduate Research School
– Unit 6B 5 Talavera Road, North Ryde NSW 2113
Master of Philosophy 082668K
Doctor of Ministry 063714M
Doctor of Philosophy 063715K
Doctor of Theology 063716J

 

Research

Research at the Sydney College of Divinity

The Sydney College of Divinity offers four research awards with research active supervisors listed on the Register of Supervisors. Applications for the Master of Philosophy, the Doctor of Ministry, the Doctor of Philosophy and the Doctor of Theology awards are processed through the Office of the Dean. Expressions of interest, questions and applications should be made to the Director (Research).

 

Study Paths

Study Paths A and B

Sydney College of Divinity courses and awards are organised in terms of the following two study paths.

PATH A: for those who begin their theological studies with an undergraduate theology award

Path A is structured around the Bachelor of Theology and the Bachelor of Ministry as the primary undergraduate awards in theology and ministry which serve as a basis for subsequent graduate study to the highest levels. The minimum entry requirement is tertiary matriculation.  Students who complete the Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Ministry may move on to the Bachelor of Theology (Honours) or the Bachelor of Ministry (Honours) respectively, or the Master of Arts or the Master of Theology and hence to higher research degrees, the Master of Philosophy, the Doctor of Ministry, the Doctor of Philosophy and the Doctor of Theology.

a) Pre-degree Awards

Diploma of Ministry: A 1 ½ year full-time, 5 year part-time program of study in theology, biblical studies and Christian ministry and practice related disciplines. This award is available in distance education mode
Diploma of Theology: A 1 ½ year full-time, 5 year part-time program of study in theology, biblical studies and related disciplines. This award is available in distance education mode.
Diploma of Christian Studies: A 1 year full-time, 3 year part-time program of study in theology, biblical studies and related disciplines. This is made up of Bachelor of Theology/Ministry degree level units. This award is available in distance education mode.

b)  Undergraduate Degrees

Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice: A 2 year full-time, 6 year part-time program of theological study with special focus on Christian Thought (biblical studies, theology, philosophy, church history) and/or on Christian Practice (pastoral counselling, worship and liturgy, mission, pastoral theology, Christian spirituality, Christian ethics). This award is available in distance education mode.
Bachelor of Ministry:

 

A 3 year full-time, 9 year part-time program leading to the primary undergraduate qualification in ministry. The Bachelor of Ministry is a primary undergraduate award which provides a broad and coherent study of Christian Life and Ministry and related studies in Biblical Studies and Theology through a structure of majors and sub-majors.  This degree prepares candidates for professional and lay Christian ministry and for further learning beyond the degree.

In order to ensure coherence of structure and sequencing of units, a student can obtain the Bachelor of Ministry only by fulfilling the particular subject area and unit requirements of a Teaching Body authorised to offer the award and in which the student is enrolled. This award is available in distance education mode.

Bachelor of Theology: A 3 year full-time, 9 year part-time program leading to the primary undergraduate qualification in theology. The Bachelor of Theology provides a broad and coherent study of theology and related disciplines through a structure of majors and sub-majors. This degree prepares candidates for professional and lay Christian ministry and for further learning beyond the degree.

In order to ensure coherence of structure and sequencing of units, a student can obtain the Bachelor of Theology only by fulfilling the particular subject area and unit requirements of a Teaching Body authorised to offer the award and in which the student is enrolled. This award is available in distance education mode.

c) Postgraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Ministry
(Honours): 
A 1 year full-time, 3 year part-time program for Sydney College of Divinity Bachelor of Ministry graduates (or equivalent). The award provides opportunity for preparatory research as a stepping stone to research in ministry at the highest level.
Bachelor of Theology
(Honours):
A 1 year full-time, 3 year part-time program for Sydney College of Divinity Bachelor of Theology graduates (or equivalent). The award provides opportunity for preparatory research as a stepping stone to research in theology at the highest level.
Master of Arts: A 1.5 year full-time, 4.5 year part-time program of studies taken from a designated list of both core and elective units, available to candidates who hold a bachelor degree in Theology or Ministry. This award is available in distance education mode.
Master of Theology: A 1.5 full-time, 4.5 year part-time program of graduate study in theology and related disciplines for candidates with the Bachelor of Theology or equivalent, who wish to pursue theological studies in greater depth and with greater rigour.  This award is available in distance education mode.

The research awards into which Path A articulates are Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Ministry.

PATH B – Graduate programs for those who have completed a three year undergraduate award

Path B provides programs in theology and related disciplines for students who have already gained a three-year undergraduate degree in another field. Students may complete a variety of awards from Graduate Certificates up to the Master of Divinity, with various entry and exit points. Specialised awards are available in particular disciplines through the Master of Arts, which can also be taken as exit points from the Master of Divinity. The Graduate Certificate in Arts, the Graduate Diploma of Arts and the Master of Arts are “nested” in order to provide students with the opportunity to undertake theological subjects at graduate level with an option as to entry and exit points.

On completion of appropriate graduate studies a student may move on to either the research interdisciplinary awards, Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy, or in the case of the Master of Divinity on to the purely theological award Doctor of Theology. A specialised opportunity for advanced research is available with the Doctor of Ministry, which incorporates the pursuit of advanced study in Christian Life and Ministry by research at the highest academic level in the context of professional practice.

Graduate Certificate in Arts: A 0.5 year full-time, 1.5 year part-time program of studies in which candidates apply a body of theological knowledge in a range of contexts relating to ministry and/or further learning. Successful completion of this award allows entry into the Master of Arts program. This award is available in distance education mode.
Graduate Diploma of Arts: A 1 year full-time, 3 year part-time program of studies in which candidates apply a body of theological knowledge in a range of contexts relating to ministry and/or further learning. This award is available in distance education mode.
Master of Arts: A 1- 1.5 year full-time, 3 – 4.5 year part-time program of studies taken from a designated list of both core and elective units. Entry into the 1 year stream of this award requires the prior completion of the SCD Graduate Certificate in Arts (or equivalent AQF Level 8 award in theological or ministerial studies). This award is available in distance education mode.
Master of Divinity: A 3 year full-time, 9 year part-time graduate entry program for students undertaking initial theological studies.  It provides a comprehensive education in theology comparable in breadth and depth to the Bachelor of Theology, including a deeper and theological understanding, spiritual formation, and cultural literacy that will prepare candidates for ordained or other professional ministry in church, parachurch or non-profit organizations, and other similar vocational settings. This award is available in distance education mode.
Master of Theological Studies: A 1 year full-time, 3 year part-time graduate entry program for students undertaking initial theological studies.  This award is available in distance education mode.

a) Postgraduate Research Awards

Master of Philosophy: A 1 year full-time, 2 year part-time program of graduate study in theology and related disciplines by research and the submission of a thesis for candidates with a Bachelor (Hons) degree or equivalent with results at Class II, Division 1, from the Sydney College of Divinity or an equivalent institution.
Doctor of Ministry: A 3-4 years full-time or 6-8 years part-time higher award by research (80%) and coursework (20%) for candidates who have obtained or are qualified to obtain a four-year Bachelor degree, or the equivalent, in an appropriate discipline, to at least a High Credit standard, AND have at least four years’ full-time or equivalent part-time certified experience in ministry.
Doctor of Philosophy: A 3-4 years full-time or 6-8 years part-time program of graduate study in theologically related disciplines by research and the submission of a thesis for candidates who have obtained or are qualified to obtain a four-year Bachelor degree, or the equivalent, in an appropriate discipline, to at least a Distinction standard.
Doctor of Theology: A 3-4 years full-time or 6-8 years part-time program of graduate study in theology and related disciplines by research and the submission of a thesis for candidates who have obtained or are qualified to obtain a four-year Bachelor degree, or the equivalent, in an appropriate discipline, to at least a Distinction standard.

 

Teaching Bodies

Teaching bodies of the Sydney College of Divinity

 

Australian College of Christian Studies (ACCS)

ACCS is a multi-denominational, dual sector Christian Education Centre offering government accredited courses in the Higher Education sector.

ACCS’ academic programs are designed for those who desire a biblical and theological foundation to equip them to be effective in the local church, community or mission field. The College aims to equip God’s people to be agents of change in the world by providing quality Christian education, which is Christ-centred, biblically grounded, ministry based, academically sound and career orientated.

In late 2014, ACCS changed its name from Tabor College NSW which was established in 1992. In December 2010, Emmaus Bible College accepted responsibility for the operations of Tabor College NSW with both colleges operating independently with a common Board of Governance and an interchange of faculty teaching at both institutions. In December 2015, the board commenced the strategic direction to merge the two colleges, with both colleges working toward operating as a single entity from 2017. The combined entity retained the name Australian College of Christian Studies (ACCS) due to its higher education provider status.

Today ACCS provides a range of options for both full-time, part-time students and distance education through online learning. Many students at ACCS are seeking to improve their ability to serve God in local churches, youth ministry, missions and para-church agencies.

Postgraduate awards :

  • Graduate Certificate in Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Theology
  • Master of Divinity

Mode of Delivery : Face to face teaching, online and intensive classes

Library :
Holdings                15,000+ volumes
Borrowing             Available to staff, students and library members.
Specialisations     Plymouth Brethren History and Plymouth Brethren Missionary Activities

Contact:
Principal             Dr Leonard Smith DipTeach CCE Sydney BEd South Australia MEd Wollongong EdD UNSW MA SCD
Registrar            Ms Pamela Loneragan
Librarian            Mr Rory Greig

Administration and registered teaching sites :

Australian College of Christian Studies
Level 2, 29 George St
Burwood NSW 2134

p | +61 2 9522 9300
e | [email protected]
w | www.css.edu.au

Perth Bible College
1 College Court
Karrinyup WA 6018

p | +61 8 9243 2000
f | +61 8 9243 2050
e | [email protected]
w |  www.pbc.wa.edu.au

 

Australian College of Ministries (ACOM)

The Australian College of Ministries (ACOM) is an international provider of life changing, ministry training experiences. ACOM specialises in flexible delivery, with its hybrid of distance learning experience mixed with targeted face-to-face student support through Formation Groups and Subject Facilitations. ACOM has developed a national and international reputation for excellence and innovation. ACOM has produced thousands of graduates serving as ministers, evangelists, lay leaders, welfare workers, teachers, missionaries and church planters.

ACOM was originally birthed as a campus-­based residential college over seventy-five years ago (1941) as the Churches of Christ in NSW Theological College (Woolwich, Sydney). The college merged with Kenmore Christian College (Queensland) in 1999 to form The Australian College of Ministries.

ACOM is currently Sponsored by Churches of Christ in NSW (CofCNSW) and the Christian and Missionary Alliance of Australia (C&MA). The sponsorship enables ACOM to pursue its mission and partner with initiatives such as: The Tops Conference Centre, Navigate Programs, Living Care and the Alliance Institute for Mission who offer specific mission training courses; supporting the development and training for cross-cultural ministry.

Undergraduate awards :

  • Diploma of Theology
  • Diploma of Ministry
  • Diploma of Christian Studies
  • Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Bachelor of Ministry

Postgraduate awards :

  • Bachelor of Theology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Ministry (Honours)
  • Graduate Certificate in Arts
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Theological Education
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Leadership
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Theology

Mode of delivery : Flexible delivery

Library :
Online access to journals and other resources through EBSCO.

  • Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • ATLA Religion Database (ATLA RDB) with ATLASerial, (ATLAS)
  • eBook Collection, Religion Collection; and eBook Business Collection.

Contact :
Principal      Dr Stephen Smith PhD Sydney DMgt SCU MBA UWS
Registrar      Mr Benjamin Lee

Administration :

Level 1, 3 Rider Blvd
Rhodes NSW 2138 (PO Box 3561)

p | 1800 672 692
e | [email protected]
w | www.acom.edu.au

 

Catholic Institute of Sydney (CIS)

The Catholic Institute of Sydney (CIS) is a community of faith and learning in which teachers and students seek to bring the Gospel into dialogue with Australian culture by drawing upon and developing the intellectual heritage of the Church. The Institute was established as an Ecclesiastical Faculty in 1954, empowered to award Roman ecclesiastical degrees. It has been committed to the education of Catholic priests since the late 1880s. In order to provide for the needs of people preparing for professional ministry in the Church, CIS offers studies leading to the nationally recognised awards of the Sydney College of Divinity. Part-time studies are available.

Undergraduate awards

  • Diploma of Christian Studies
  • Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Bachelor of Ministry

Postgraduate awards

  • Bachelor of Ministry (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Theology (Honours)
  • Graduate Certificate in Arts
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Theological Studies
  • Master of Theology

Mode of delivery : Face to face teaching, intensive and extensive classes

Library : The Veech Library is a registered public library.

Hours during semester:
Mon-Thurs       9am – 8pm
Friday                9am – 5pm
Saturday           10am – 3pm
At other times:
Mon-Fri            9am – 5pm

Specialisations: Australian Catholic Documentation & History, Hibernica, Philosophy

Contact :
President                        Prof. Isabell Naumann issm DipREdP, GradDipTh, MTh (Hons), ThD/STD
Deputy President          Dr Rohan Curnow BA MA(Theol) BTh MTh STL ThD
Registrar                         Mr Jason Israel DipIT BTh

Administration and registered teaching sites :

Catholic Institute of Sydney
99 Albert Road, Stathfield NSW  2135

p | +61 2 9752 9500
f | +61 2 9746 6022
e | [email protected]
w |  www.cis.catholic.edu.au

Good shepherd College
20 Ponsonby Road, Newton Auckland NZ
(PO Box 3440, Auckland New Zealand)

p | +64 9 361 1053
f | + 64 9 361 1054
e | [email protected]
w | www.gsc.ac.nz

 

Nazarene Theological College (NTC)

Nazarene Theological College (NTC) was established in 1953 by the Church of the Nazarene, an evangelical denomination in the Wesleyan tradition. It is one of fifty-two tertiary level institutions worldwide operated by the church, serving both its own denomination and students from other Christian traditions. Its major focus is to prepare men and women for the challenges of Christian ministry (both ordained and lay) in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the world. Nazarene Theological College fosters within the students a passion to make a difference in the church and community through involvement in mission, discipleship and pastoral care. Students are prepared for Christian service through accredited undergraduate and postgraduate awards in theology and ministry.

Undergraduate awards :

  • Diploma of Christian Studies
  • Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Bachelor of Ministry

Postgraduate awards :

  • Bachelor of Theology (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Ministry (Honours)
  • Graduate Certificate in Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Theology

Library :
Holdings              40,000+ items
Specialisations    Biblical Studies, Evangelical Theology, Wesleyan and Holiness Theology, Pastoral Ministry, Wesley Studies.

Contact :
Principal                     Rev Dr Rob Fringer  BA MA PhD
Academic Dean         Rev Dr Linda Stargel  BS MDiv MTh PhD
Research Director     Rev Dr David McEwan HND MDiv PhD
NZ Coordinator         Rev Dr Jaron Graham BA MDiv DMin
Librarian:                    Ms Andrée Pursey BTh MTh
Registrar:                    Rev Pam Reed BSpThy GradDipEd MDiv

Administration and registered teaching sites :

ADMINISTRATION AND REGISTERED TEACHING SITES

Main campus:
40 Woodlands Drive,
Thornlands QLD 4164

p | +61 7 3206 4177
f | +61 7 3206 0081
e |  [email protected]
w |  www.ntc.edu.au

New Zealand campus:
533 Great South Road
Papatoetoe, Auckland NZ 2025

p | +64 027 704 4377

 

NSW College of Clinical Pastoral Education (NSWCCPE) INC

The New South Wales College of Clinical Pastoral Education (NSWCCPE) began as the Council for Clinical Pastoral Education on July 1, 1963. Since then the CPE movement in NSW has expanded to include CPE Centres at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Westmead Hospital, The Mental Health CPE Centre at Hornsby, Canberra and Regions Centre for Spiritual Care and CPE and John Hunter Centre for CPE.  CPE is also conducted at Gosford and Goulburn.

The College teaches the Masters of Arts, specialising in Chaplaincy and in Pastoral Supervision.  These are an outworking of the history of the organisation.

Applicants for the Master of Arts with a specialisation in Pastoral Supervision will be required to have done Clinical Pastoral Education up to advanced level and meet the College’s requirements for permission to act as a Level I Supervisor in Clinical Pastoral Education.

Postgraduate awards :

  • Graduate Certificate in Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts
  • Master of Arts (Specialisations in Chaplaincy and in Pastoral Supervision)

Mode of delivery : Face to face teaching and intensive

Library :
Holdings                1,000 volumes
Borrowing             Available to College and library members
Specialisations     Chaplaincy and Pastoral Supervision

Contact :
Registrar                               Mrs Kerrie McIntosh CertIV A&WT BAdultEd UWS DipBusAdmin CertIV TAA Cert IV FM
Administrative Secretary  Mrs Kerrie McIntosh
Librarian                              Mrs Cheryll Bird BA(Theol) MMin

Office hours
Monday – 1pm to 5pm
Tuesday – Wednesday – 9am to 5pm
Friday – 9am to 11am

Administration and registered teaching sites :

P O Box 638
Jannali NSW  2226

p | +61  0420 359 097
e |  [email protected]
w |  http://cpensw.com

 

Saint Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College (SAGOTC)

St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College (SAGOTC) was officially opened on 23 February, 1986, and is an instrument of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Consolidated Trust.

St Andrew’s was established in order to provide tertiary level education and training of Christian Orthodox clergy, theologians, lay teachers and ministers in order to meet the catechetical and pastoral needs of the Orthodox Church in Australia.  It is also intended to be a centre of ecumenical scholarship and learning.

Undergraduate awards :

  • Diploma of Christian Studies
  • Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice
  • Bachelor of Theology

Postgraduate awards :

  • Bachelor of Theology (Honours)
  • Graduate Certificate in Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Theology

Mode of delivery : Face to face teaching, online and intensive classes

Library :
Holdings                 16,500 monographs; 200 periodicals
Borrowing              Enrolled students; Limited borrowing to current SCD staff
Specialisations      (Greek) Patristic and Liturgical Texts, Eastern Orthodox Doctrine and Spirituality, and Byzantine Music Transcripts

Library hours and contact number
Monday – Thursday    10am – 6pm
Friday                            10am – 5pm
p | +61 2 9549 3105

Contact :
Sub-Dean                    Bishop Seraphim Ginis BD
Academic Director    Dr Philip Kariatlis BA BTh MTh ThD
Registrar                     Mr Anastasios Kalogerakis BBus BTh MTh
Librarian                     Mr Chris Harvey AssocDipLibPrac BTh

Administration and registered teaching sites :

242 Cleveland Street
Redfern NSW 2016

p | +61 2 9549 3100
f | +61 2 9549 3151
e |  [email protected]
w |  www.sagotc.edu.au

 

Saint Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College (SCTC)

St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College (SCTC) is a tertiary provider of leading edge theological education in the tradition of the Orthodox Church. Since 1982 we have been educating men and women in the service of the Church, offering both undergraduate and postgraduate accredited degrees in Orthodox Theology in the Coptic tradition.

St Cyril’s is an educational institution which is faithful to the Orthodox Christian faith as lived and experienced by the Coptic Orthodox Church throughout her history spanning two millennia. Witnessing to the Orthodox faith, St Cyril’s aims to explore and present this faith within a rigorous educational framework, in harmony with our modern Australian context, without losing sight of the spiritual dimension of authentic Orthodox theology and education.

Undergraduate awards :

  • Diploma of Christian Studies
  • Bachelor of Theology

Postgraduate awards :

  • Graduate Certificate in Arts
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership
  • Graduate Certificate in Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Leadership
  • Graduate Diploma of Theological Studies
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Leadership
  • Master of Theological studies
  • Master of Theology

Mode of delivery : Face to face teaching, online and intensive classes

Library :
Holdings                      9000 monographs; 100 periodicals
Borrowing                   Enrolled students; Limited borrowing to current SCD staff
Hours                          10am – 9:30pm (during the day, by appointment on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) in semester
Specialisations           Biblical Studies; Theology; Church History

Contact :
Dean                 Rev. Dr Daniel Fanous BE, MBBS, FRACGP, MTh, PhD (cand.)
Registrar          Mr Mounir Azer BSC, Grad Dip (Physics)
Librarian          Ms Odette Karas BA

Administration and registered teaching sites :

Unit 6 252-254 West St
Carlton, NSW 2218

p | +61 2 9546 6411
e | [email protected]
w|  www.stcyrils.edu.au

 

Sydney College of Divinity Korean School of Theology

SCD Korean School of Theology began in 2010, as a home for theological studies in the Korean language in Australia.

Our Korean program offers government-accredited, university-level awards directed

– to prepare future pastors and leaders for the Korean church in Australia,
– to educate Koreans who wish to understand the Christian faith better; and
– to train scholars who will be able to teach theological studies to future generations

The programs are suitable for Koreans who do not have the language qualification to undertake these studies in English and for other Koreans who could obtain this qualification but prefer to study in their first language. The program is approved for both local and overseas students.

The SCD Korean School of Theology operate on three campuses including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Undergraduate awards :

  • Diploma of Ministry (Korean)
  • Diploma of Christian Studies (Korean)
  • Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice (Korean)
  • Bachelor of Theology (Korean

Postgraduate awards :

  • Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (Korean)
  • Graduate Certificate in Arts (Korean)
  • Graduate Diploma of Arts (Korean)
  • Master of Arts (Korean)
  • Master of Divinity (Korean)
  • Master of Theology (Korean)

Mode of delivery : Face to face teaching, online and intensive classes

Library :
Holdings                 5,000 monographs; 25 periodicals
Borrowing              Enrolled students
Specialisations      majority of books in Korean language
Hours                      Monday to Friday : 10am – 5pm

Contact :
Dean                       Dr. Honam Kim BA MDiv PhD
Registrar                Mrs Kathy Seo
Librarian                Mrs Phoebe Joo

Administration and registered teaching sites :

6B 5 Talavera Road
North Ryde  NSW  2113

p | +61 2 9889 1867
f | +61 2 9889 2281
e |  [email protected]
w | www.kst.scd.edu.au

Brisbane email: [email protected]

Melbourne email: [email protected]

Register of Supervisors

Research active faculty

The members of the Register are eligible to supervise candidates in the research degrees of the College, or act as associate supervisors. A precondition for being a research supervisor or associate supervisor is that the academic is research active as defined in the Research Active in the SCD Policy.

The Register of Supervisors currently has the following members:

Supervisor Member Institution Discipline Original date of entry/last review/next review
Dr Bruce Allder Nazarene Theological College Pastoral Theology and Liturgy 11.2018/2023
Dr Robert Andrews Catholic Institute of Sydney Church History 5.2018/2023
Prof Les Ball Australian College of Ministries Theology 2013/2017/2022
A/Prof Peter Bolt Office of the Dean Biblical Studies 4.2016/2021
Dr Tim Bulkeley Australian College of Ministries Pastoral Counselling 8.2016/2021
Dr John Collins Catholic Institute of Sydney Pastoral 10.2016/2021
Dr Michele Connolly Catholic Institute of Sydney Biblical Studies 4.2011/2017/2022
Dr Doru Costache St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College Theology 2.2009/2014/2019
Prof Darren Cronshaw Australian College of Ministries Missiology
Pastoral Theology and Practice
8.2011/2016/2021
Dr Rohan Curnow Catholic Institute of Sydney Theology 3.2012/2017/2022
A/Prof Matthew Del Nevo Catholic Institute of Sydney Philosophy
Christian Spirituality
5.2008/2019/2024
Dr Mervyn Duffy Catholic Institute of Sydney: Good Shepherd College Theology 7.2012/2017/2022
Dr Rob Fringer Nazarene Theological College Biblical Studies 8.2017/2022
Prof James Harrison Office of the Dean Biblical Studies 7.2012/2017
Dr Philip Kariatlis St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox College Theology 2.2010/2015/2020
Prof Gerard Kelly Catholic Institute of Sydney Theology 5.2008/2019/2024
Dr Honam Kim SCD Korean School of Theology Biblical Studies 6.2015/2020
Dr Jin Heung Kim SCD Korean School of Theology Theology 3.2015/2020
Dr Sehyun Kim SCD Korean School of Theology Biblical Studies 9.2016/2021
Dr Xavier Lakshmanan Australian College of Christian Studies Theology 10.2016/2021
Dr Peter Laughlin Australian College of Ministries Theology
Biblical Studies
8.2016/2021
A/Prof David McEwan Nazarene Theological College Theology 2.2009/2014/2019
Dr Andrew Murray Catholic Institute of Sydney Philosophy 2.2009/2017/2022
Prof Isabell Naumann Catholic Institute of Sydney Theology 5.2008/2019/2024
A/Prof Dennis Nutt Australian College of Ministries Church History
Biblical Languages
2.2018/2023
Prof Neil Ormerod Office of the Dean Theology 3.2019/2024
Dr John Owens Catholic Institute of Sydney: Good Shepherd College Philosophy 5.2008/2019/2024
Dr Dean Smith Nazarene Theological College Theology
Philosophy
7.2011/2017/2022
A/Prof Stephen Smith Australian College of Ministries Pastoral Theology and Practice 5.2013/2018
Dr Debra Snoddy Catholic Institute of Sydney Biblical Studies 5.2019/2024
Prof Diane Speed Office of the Dean N/A (Humanities in the Christian Tradition) 3.2012/5.2018/2023
Dr Linda Stargel Nazarene Theological College Biblical Studies 5.2019/2024
Dr Robert Tilley Catholic Institute of Sydney Biblical Studies 4.2011/2016/2021
Dr André van Oudtshoorn Australian College of Christian Studies: Perth Bible College Biblical Studies
Pastoral Theology and Practice
3.2012/2017/2022

External Academics formerly on the SCD Faculty and currently supervising individual candidates

  • Dr Stuart Devenish (Tabor College Adelaide)
  • Dr Dean Drayton (formerly Charles Sturt University)
  • Dr William Emilson (formerly Charles Sturt University)
  • Dr Neil Holm (Honorary Research Associate)
  • A/Prof Gerard Moore (Charles Sturt University)
  • Dr Raymond Nobbs (formerly SCD Dean; Executive Officer and Secretary of ANZATS)
  • A/Prof Clive Pearson (formerly Charles Sturt University)

Other external Academics currently supervising individual candidates

  • Dr David Bishau (Honorary Research Associate, Zimbabwe Open University)
  • Dr Barbara Bulkeley (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute, New Zealand)
  • Dr Helen Cameron (York St John University, England)
  • Prof Yoon Bae Choi (Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary, Korea)
  • Dr John Davies (formerly Christ College, Burwood, NSW)
  • Dr Peter Davis (Excelsia College)
  • Dr Robert Dixon (Australian Catholic University)
  • Dr David Höhne (Moore College)
  • Dr Michael Jensen (Honorary Research Associate, formerly Moore Theological College)
  • Prof Christopher Marshall (Victoria University, Wellington)
  • Dr Lawrence Nemer (University of Divinity)
  • Prof Thomas Noble (Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas)
  • Prof Kate Rigby (Monash University)
  • Dr Paul O’Shea
  • Dr Paula Smith
  • Dr Noel Weeks (formerly Sydney University)
  • Dr Darrell Whiteman (The Mission Society USA, formerly Asbury Theological Seminary)
  • Dr Nakheung Yang (Kosin University)

 

Fellows

Fellows of the Sydney College of Divinity

2003

  • Mr H. Arns BA ALAA
  • The Rev. Dr G. Ferguson MA BD PhD
  • Dr W. W. Grant BA DipEdAdmin EdS EdD
  • The Rev. Dr J. Hill PhD STL
  • Sr P. Kent rsm BA DipTh GradDipRelStud
  • The Rev. Canon Dr C. O’Reilly MTh GradDipEdAdmin DMin

2006

  • The Rev. Dennis Nutt BD MA MACE

2007

  • Prof. Warwick Wilson BA MEd MA(Hons) FRGS FNGTA

2010

  • Mr David Blair MA FRSA

2017

  • Mr Richard Wheeler  BBusStud FCPA FAICD

 

Honoris causa

Doctor of Theology honoris causa

2001

  • The Rev. G. S. Dicker BA BD TheolM ThD
  • His Eminence Archbishop Prof. S. Harkianakis BD DD

2003

  • Prof. A. D’Arbon fms BSc MSc PhD FACE FNSWIEA FACEA
  • The Rev. J. Garrett MA BD DUniv

2005

  • Assoc. Prof. M. Horsburgh BA DipSocWk MSW

 

Prizes

Memorial grants and medals

Dianne Feeney Memorial

A grant and medal has been established by the Council of the Sydney College of Divinity.  It is to be awarded each year to the candidate of the college who has gained the highest level of achievement in the Bachelor of Theology and who is proceeding to further theological study as a graduate student in the college.

The grant and medal is a memorial to honour the life and work of Dianne Feeney, who was a member of the teaching faculty in the Churches of Christ in NSW Theological College as an anthropologist and missiologist. She played a constructive part in the development of the Sydney College of Divinity until her tragic death in New Guinea on 28 November, 1985.  The award will be paid from a fund which was set up in 1987 with donations from some of her colleagues and from Teaching Bodies of the Sydney College of Divinity.

Winners

1998 Joan Frances Wilcox

1999 Peter Trafford Walker

2000 Anastasios Kalogerakis

2001 John Ian Walker

2002 Laurel Ruth Barr

2003 Christine Maree Senini

2004 Peter Lewis Hobson

2005 not awarded

2006 Grace Tsoi

2007 Kathleen Faith Tennikoff

2008 not awarded

2009 Mario Baghos

2010 not awarded

2011 Vernon Ru Wen Chua

2012 Efstratios Makris

2013 not awarded

2014 Stefan Mastilovic

2015 not awarded

2016 Phillip Mark Gummerson

2017 Wai Keet Hew

2018 Margaret Mary Keyes

Beth Blackall Memorial

Council in April 1997 established a fund from which a grant and medal would be awarded to the student presenting a thesis of excellence which was also the best at graduate level that year.

The Prize marks the contribution to the Sydney College of Divinity made by Dr Bettina (Beth) Blackall who died on 7 June, 1996.  Dr Blackall’s understanding of the processes of higher education was invaluable when advising on the development of an appropriate infrastructure for the Sydney College of Divinity.  Her involvement with all of our Member Institutions and her sensitivity to their histories, their traditions and their confessional stances, reflected her ecumenical approach to theological education.

The award is a mark of excellence, and is not always granted in a given year.

Winners

1998 Jennifer Anne Herrick

1999 Peter Francis Madden

2002 Shane Jack Clifton

2003 Joseph Dominic Vnuk

2004 John Anthony Rees

2006 Geoffrey Joseph Abdallah

2007 Richard Bowen Ferret

2008 not awarded

2009 Margaret Ghosn

2010 Mario Baghos / Julien Ogereau

2011 not awarded

2012 not awarded

2013 not awarded

2014 not awarded 

2015 not awarded 

2016 Loan Thi Le

2017 not awarded

Brian Murray Memorial

Through a generous donation received from the Marist Fathers a fund was established from which a grant and a medal would be awarded annually to the student with the highest level of achievement in the discipline of Theology who is graduating BTh.

The Prize marks the contribution of the Rev. Dr Brian Murray SM to theological education generally and to the Sydney College of Divinity in particular.  Dr Murray was principal and lecturer at the Catholic Theological Union from 1975 until the end of 1982.  During that time he played a significant role in the establishment of the Sydney College of Divinity (being a member of the initial working party) and was involved in the early submissions to the Higher Education Board.  He later served as Superior to the Marist Fathers’ General House in Rome, as Vicar Provincial for the Australian Province, and in parish ministry in Brisbane until his death on 8 September, 1994.

Winners

1999 James Leo Pius Maher

2000 Mary Elspeth Pearson

2001 Jonathan Alexander Humphries

2002 Brett Douglas Furner

2003 Polidoros Nidras

2004 Peter Lewis Hobson

2005 Vincent Battaglia

2006 Grace Tsoi

2007 Kathleen Faith Tennikoff

2008 Cameron Ross Surrey

2009 Mario Baghos

2010 Thomas McFadden

2011 Duane Harold Stephen Fernandez

2012 James Francis Matthew McQueen Foster

2013 Mark Henry Woloszyn

2014 Peter James Strohmayer

2014 Dominic Pham Hong An Nguyen

2014 Stefan Mastilovic

2015 Mark Williams

2016 John Kar Lun Luey

2017 Wai Keet Hew

2018 Margaret Mary Keyes

Award from the Council of Christians and Jews

This award is granted the student who has shown excellence in biblical Hebrew.

Winners

1998 Stavros Karvelas

1999 Stavros Fotineas

2000 Stuart Elliott

2001 Jacqueline Nancye Grey

2002 Eric John Snowball

2003 Elyse Williams

2004 (shared) Maria Shankland

2004 (shared) Joshua Dowton

2005 Rene Van Den Tol

2006 Constantine Osuchukwu

2007 Anne Liu

2008 Frances Therese Drum

2009 Narelle Melton

2010 not awarded

2011 not awarded 

2012 Norvin Dias

2013 Anthony Michael Kottaridis

2014 Dominic Pham Hong An Nguyen

2015 Simon Skidmore

2016 Jeremy Alexander Kean

2017 Elizabeth Geneivieve Worley

2018 Matthew Dimian

Sydney College of Divinity Centre for Gospels and Acts Research Essay Award

The SCD Centre for Gospels Research Essay Prize will be awarded for an excellent essay on a Gospels or Acts topic, – submitted as an assessment item towards any SCD Course in the calendar year of the award;  – and receiving a Distinction or High Distinction.

The Prize will be presented at the SCD Graduation Ceremony and the recipient of the Prize will also be invited to present a version of the essay in a forum of the SCD Centre for Gospels and Acts Research

Winner

2017 Jason Israel

 

Student services

Student entitlements and services

Students should contact the Teaching Body where they are enrolled to see whether they are eligible for Austudy, FEE-HELP and other Government schemes that may be of benefit.

Austudy

Under the Commonwealth Government guidelines, Austudy is available for full-time theological students who are working towards accredited awards.  Full-time is defined by the Government to involve at least ¾ of a maximum load.  Enquiries about eligibility for Austudy and making application should be directed to the closest Centrelink Office.  Please note that:

  1. It is the student’s responsibility to keep Centrelink informed of any program changes or changes of address during each year (if the loading falls below full-time, then Centrelink may require repayment of Austudy received).
  2. The Teaching Body administration is required to complete regular reports for Centrelink on student progress and full-time/part-time status.
  3. Centrelink requires a full-time load for each trimester, i.e. at least 18 credit points. Personal Formation 1 & 2 and Personal Formation 3 are divided across the number of trimesters appropriate for each of these subjects – they do not count as one full subject in a trimester for Centrelink calculations.
FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is a Government financial loan scheme for students attending private colleges.  All enrolled students who are Australian citizens (or on Humanitarian Visas) have access to government loans for both undergraduate and post-graduate study. The loan amount available is up to $104,440 (2019, indexed 1 January) and can be used over the lifetime of the student at all levels of higher education accredited training. The loan can be used for a single subject or a number of subjects, or for a complete award or a number of awards – it is the student’s choice. The repayment of the loan commences once a student’s taxable income exceeds $45,881 (2018-2019).

To access FEE-HELP, a student needs to complete a Request for FEE-HELP Assistance form and submit it to his or her Teaching Body before the trimester begins. The Teaching Body then submits the required information on each student seeking FEE-HELP to enable the Government to issue a Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) to each student. This number will stay with the student for the rest of his/her life.

Transport concessions

Transport concessions are available to full time students, and are issued through the registry of the Teaching Body in which a student is enrolled.