St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College

+ 61 (02) 9549 3100
242 Cleveland Street, Redfern NSW 2016 Australia

St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College (SAGOTC) was established in 1986 by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.  SAGOTC was opened to provide tertiary level education and training for 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. As the only Eastern Orthodox theological college in Australia with civil accreditation, St Andrew’s strives to bring an Orthodox Christian presence to the Australian theological scene as a whole.

Every undergraduate degree at St Andrew’s includes the opportunity to study the Greek language. Few tertiary institutions offer the level of support for language learning, as St Andrew’s. Through classes, tutorials and personal study, the student develops knowledge of vocabulary, grammar, form and syntax, enabling the student to explore the meaning of religious texts in compelling detail.

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Semester 1: 20 February 2023 - 16 June 2023. Census Date: 17 March 2023
Semester 2: 17 July 2023 - 10 November 2023. Census Date: 18 August 2023

Fees Undergraduate (AQF Level 5) | AUD$390 per unit
Undergraduate (AQF Level 7) | AUD$1,170 per unit
Postgraduate coursework (AQF Level 8 and 9) | AUD$1,440 per unit
Fees listed are for a standard 9 credit point unit.
Fees are double for an 18 credit point unit. Fees may vary for research units.
Fees are for 2023.
FEE-HELP is available for eligible students
Registrar Mr Anastasios Kalogerakis
Contact the Registrar for admission, study and student support enquiries

Units Offered


  • A7122 New Testament Greek I
  • A7222 New Testament Greek II
  • B7110 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B7150 Introduction to the New Testament
  • B7226 Psalms
  • B7231 Prophetic Literature
  • B7253 The Four Gospels
  • B7260 Pauline Literature
  • E7100 Sources and Principles of Christian Ethics
  • H7110 History of the Early Church
  • H7232 Early Byzantine History
  • H7233 Later Byzantine History
  • H7234 Modern Orthodox Church History
  • L7101 Introduction to Christian Worship
  • L7250 Liturgical Rites
  • P7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry
  • P7265 Basic Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education 1
  • P7266 Basic Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education 2
  • S7102 Introduction to Christian Spirituality
  • T7101 Introduction to Theology
  • T7171 Early Church Fathers
  • T7213 The Self-Revealing God
  • T7214 The Trinity
  • T7228 The Church
  • T7272 Early Byzantine Patristic Theology
  • T7274 Later Byzantine Patristic Theology
  • X7191 Introduction to [Topic]
  • X7192 Studies in [Topic]
  • X7193 Studies in [Topic]
  • X7293 Seminar in [Topic]
  • X7295 Minor Independent Guided Study
  • X7296 Major Independent Guided Study
  • X7298 Minor Research Project
  • X7299 Major Research Project


  • A8122 New Testament Greek I
  • A8123 New Testament Greek II
  • B8110 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B8150 Introduction to the New Testament
  • B9226 Interpreting the Psalms
  • B9229 Interpreting Wisdom and Poetry in Ancient Israel
  • B9231 Interpreting the Prophets of Israel
  • B9241 Apocalyptic Literature
  • B9253 Interpreting the Four Gospels
  • B9258 Lukan Literature and Theology
  • B9260 Pauline Literature and Theology
  • B9270 Unlocking John
  • E8100 Principles of Christian Ethics
  • H8110 Early Church History
  • H8132 Byzantium: Empire of New Rome
  • H8133 Byzantium: Resplendence and Twilight
  • H8134 The Orthodox Church: Yesterday and Today
  • H9233 Byzantine Art and Architecture
  • H9234 Byzantine Hagiography
  • L8101 Introduction to Christian Worship
  • P8101 Introduction to Pastoral and Practical Theology
  • P8165 Clinical Pastoral Education I
  • P8166 Clinical Pastoral Education II
  • S8102 Christian Spirituality
  • T8101 Introducing Theology
  • T8128 Ecclesiology
  • T8171 Church Fathers: An Introduction
  • T8172 Byzantine Patristic Theology: 4th – 9th Century
  • T8174 Byzantine Patristic Theology – 9th to 15th Centuries
  • T9214 Focused Study in Trinitarian Theology
  • T9271 Cappadocian Legacy
  • T9272 Saint Maximus the Confessor
  • X8190 Research Methodology
  • X8191 Introduction to [Topic]
  • X8195 Studies in [Topic]
  • X9292 Seminar in [Topic]
  • X9293 Minor Independent Guided Study
  • X9294 Major Independent Guided Study
  • X9296 Minor Research Project
  • X9297 Major Research Project
  • X9298 Minor Research Essay
  • X9299 Major Research Essay


The below unit delivered at SAGOTC provides an opportunity for students to explore an area within a discipline or subdiscipline that is not available elsewhere in the curriculum.

  • L8195  Studies in Liturgical Rites


Orthodoxy is the faithful continuation of the undivided Christian Church of the first millennium, as decisively expressed in the Ecumenical Councils. Orthodoxy is a precious legacy for all of us. As such it belongs to all Christians and, through them, to the whole of mankind.
His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos (Harkianakis)
Founding Dean of SAGOTC
From the address at the Official Opening on 23 February 1986

SAGOTC Library

Librarian Mr Chris Baghos
Phone +61 (02) 9549 3105
Opening Hours During academic semester:
Monday to Friday | 10.00am - 2.00pm; 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Closed on weekends, public holidays and 15 August 2021.
Outside semesters : Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Address 242 Cleveland Street,
Redfern (cnr Cleveland and Regent Streets),
NSW 2016 Australia

The SAGOTC Library was established with the opening of St Andrew’s in February 1986. The collection currently consists of over 16,000 monographs and 200 periodicals available in English and Greek with specialisation in (Greek) Patristic texts, Eastern Orthodox doctrine and spirituality, and Byzantine Music transcripts.

Borrowing is available to staff and students of the SAGOTC. Limited borrowing rights exist for staff and students of Member Institutions within the Sydney College of Divinity, as well as members of the general public. General internet access is also available from two public terminals within the library, as well as WIFI for connecting portable devices.

Choosing SAGOTC

The student life at St Andrew’s is very rich and engaging. Full and part time students, whether residential or non-residential, are given many opportunities to participate in various extra-curricular activities and events to help establish the bonds of friendship and balance out their workload. Corporate worship and spiritual reflection in the Chapel of St John the Evangelist and Theologian are the very heart of College life and its program of spiritual formation. Of course, by virtue of their respective programs of study, different groups of students will have different opportunities to participate in services.

St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College welcomes applications for admission to its courses from students who wish to prepare themselves for the priesthood in the Orthodox Church, for teaching, or for other forms of active ministry within the Orthodox Church in Australia such as welfare positions and chaplaincy roles within universities, correctional service facilities, hospitals, and police services.

People wishing to pursue theological education for the sake of personal enrichment, or in order to discern a vocation, are also welcome to consider applying for admission into an appropriate course of study in consultation with the Registrar.

This page provides basic information about SAGOTC and the Sydney College of Divinity awards and units it offers. If you are interested in pursuing a Sydney College of Divinity award with SAGOTC you are advised to contact SAGOTC directly.

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