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Teaching Bodies

Teaching bodies of the Sydney College of Divinity

The teaching bodies of the Sydney College of Divinity are

  1. Australian College of Christian Studies
  2. Australian College of Ministries
  3. Catholic Institute of Sydney
  4. Nazarene Theological College
  5. Nisibis Assyrian Theological College
  6. NSW College of Clinical Pastoral Education
  7. SCD Graduate Research School
  8. SCD Korean School of Theology
  9. St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College
  10. St Cyril's Coptic Orthodox Theological College

The list is made up of the Member Institutions and the SCD Graduate Research School and the SCD Korean School of Theology.

Australian College of Christian Studies Ltd (ACCS)

Australian College of Christian Studies Ltd (ACCS) is a Christian dual sector Education Provider offering government accredited courses from both the VET and higher education sectors.

ACCS’s academic programs are designed for those who desire a biblical and theological foundation for personal growth and to equip them to be effective in the local church, broader 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.

ACCS is the amalgamation of Emmaus Bible College and Tabor Bible College (NSW). Both institutions have a long and rich heritage of preparing their students for overseas or local ministry. Emmaus was established in 1957 and Tabor in 1992. Emmaus accepted responsibility for the operations of Tabor in December 2010. In late 2014, Tabor College NSW changed its name to the Australian College of Christian Studies. 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 January 2017.

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. Learn More

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, FreshHope Care, and the Alliance Institute for Mission who offer specific mission training courses; supporting the development and training for cross-cultural ministry. Learn More

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. Learn More

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. Learn More

Nisibis Assyrian Theological College (Nisibis)

Nisibis Assyrian Theological College, established in 2020, is the official theological College of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East – Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand, and Lebanon.

The ancient theological school at Nisibis (in modern Turkey) was famed throughout the eastern churches but disappeared during the seventh century after a notable history of achievement in the face of various challenges. After many centuries, the church has now realised its vision of establishing its own theological college once more, here in Australia, from whence it serves the whole of its church in diaspora, as well as other interested people. Nisibis is committed to providing high-quality, innovative, accredited theological education that strengthens the preservation of its cultural, intellectual, and spiritual heritage in the context of modern Australia and the contemporary world. Learn More

NSW College of Clinical Pastoral Education (NSWCCPE) INC

The New South Wales College of Clinical Pastoral Education (NSWCCPE) was formed in 1963 by representatives of the Christian Churches with the vision of providing quality pastoral education and supervision for those attending to the spiritual needs of all members of our modern community. Since then the College has expanded its membership to include representatives from across Christian Denominations and other Faiths. 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, John Hunter Hospital, Gosford Hospital, The Southern Tablelands, and the NSW Far South Coast.

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. Learn More

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. Learn More

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 that 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. Learn More

Sydney College of Divinity Korean School of Theology (KST)

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 operates on three campuses including Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Learn More or visit the KST website

Sydney College of Divinity Graduate Research School (GRS)

SCD Graduate Research School delivers postgraduate research degrees (Higher Degree by Research). The Graduate Research School draws on and contributes to the research ethos of the Sydney College of Divinity. It is coordinated by the Sydney College of Divinity Research Director. Learn More or visit the GRS website

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