Drawing on a treasure of tradition and experience throughout the centuries to provide excellence in theological education

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.

Studying with SAGOTC will give you the necessary education for active ministry in the Church (whether as priests or laypersons), but it will also allow you to work in the many different institutions of their Church.  A degree from St Andrew’s can also equip you with a range of transferable skills attractive to many employers.

Study Mode Online
Study Terms

Semester 1: 2 March 2020 - 19 June 2020. Census Date: 31 March 2020
Semester 2: 27 July 2020 - 20 November 2020. Census Date: 31 August 2020

Fees Undergraduate | AUD$1,080 per unit
Postgraduate coursework | 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 are for 2020.
FEE-HELP is available for eligible students
Registrar Mr Anastasios Kalogerakis
[email protected]
Contact the Registrar for admission, study and student support enquiries

Units Offered


  • A7120 Introduction to New Testament Greek
  • A7170 New Testament Greek
  • B7120 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B7130 Introduction to the New Testament
  • B7231 Prophetic Literature
  • B7273 The Four Gospels
  • B7326 Psalms
  • E7100 Sources and Principles of Christian Ethics
  • H7110 History of the Early Church
  • H7230 Early Byzantine History
  • H7231 Later Byzantine History
  • H7361 The History of the Orthodox Churches since 1453
  • L7100 Introduction to Christian Worship
  • L7200 Liturgical Rites
  • P7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry
  • P7272 Pastoral Ministry in Context
  • P7277 Basic Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education 1
  • P7373 Basic Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education 2
  • T7101 Introduction to Theology
  • T7181 Early Church Fathers
  • T7231 The Person and Work of Christ
  • T7234 The Self-Revealing God
  • X7391 Research Project
  • X7392 Research Project
  • X7393 Independent Guided Study
  • X7394 Independent Guided Study
  • X7395 Issues in [Topic]
  • X7396 Issues in [Topic]
  • X7397 Seminar [Topic]


  • A8520 Introduction to New Testament Greek
  • A8570 New Testament Greek
  • B8520 Introduction to the Old Testament
  • B8530 Introduction to the New Testament
  • B9629 Wisdom and Poetry in Israel
  • B9652 Apocalyptic Literature
  • B9657 Lukan Literature
  • B9668 Gospel according to John
  • E8501 Principles of Christian Ethics
  • H8510 The Early Church
  • H9631 Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art and Architecture
  • H9632 Byzantine Hagiography
  • L8501 Introducing Christian Worship
  • P8501 Introduction to Pastoral and Practical Theology
  • P8577 Clinical Pastoral Education 1
  • P8578 Clinical Pastoral Education 2
  • T8501 Introducing Theology
  • T8531 Christology and Soteriology
  • T8534 The Triune God and Revelation
  • T8581 Church Fathers: An Introduction
  • T9686 Cappadocian Legacy
  • T9688 Saint Maximus the Confessor
  • X8500 Research Methodology
  • X8595 Issues in [Topic]
  • X8596 Studies in [Topic]
  • X8597 Seminar [Topic]
  • X9691 Research Project
  • X9692 Research Project
  • X9693 Independent Guided Study
  • X9694 Independent Guided Study
  • X9695 Issues in [Topic]
  • X9696 Research Essay
  • X9697 Advanced Seminar [Topic]


SAGOTC will deliver the below units (as part of the X8596 Studies in [Topic] units). These units provide students an opportunity to explore an area within a discipline or subdiscipline that is not available elsewhere in the curriculum.

H8596 Studies in Early Byzantine Church History
L8596 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 Harvey
Email [email protected]
Phone +61 (02) 9549 3105
Opening Hours During academic semester:
Monday to Wednesday | 10.00am - 2.00pm; 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Thursday and Friday | 10.00am - 2.00pm; 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Closed on weekends and public holidays.
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 for up to date information to help you make an informed choice.

Find a Course
Back to top