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Australian College of Theology

The Presbyterian Theological College (PTC) is affiliated with the Australian College of Theology (ACT). It is approved to teach the awards of ACT on its behalf.

The Australian College of Theology Limited is a higher education provider as defined by the Higher Education Support Act (2003). Like universities, it has government approval to accredit its own courses in the ASCED field of Religious Studies (091703).

The ACT is a national provider. It operates through independent colleges as a consortium. These colleges are approved by the Board of Directors to deliver ACT courses on its behalf, and are termed affiliated colleges of the ACT.

 The College was established under the auspices of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia in 1891. It is now a consortium of over 3,000 students enrolled in 17 affiliated colleges. It's degrees and awards range from one-year diploma courses to doctoral research degrees.

 CRICOS approvals to deliver ACT courses to overseas students are held by the ACT Ltd.


The ACT CRICOS code is 02650E.


Theological Education Committee

The operation of the College is vested by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, in the Theological Education Committee. This committee meets regularly at the College. It also has responsibility for the candidacy of students for their course of training for the ordained ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria.