Are you interested in coming to Australia to study at PTC? You will find here some useful information to help you decide what course to study, and learn about the support available to you in Australia.
Before applying, remember to check:
You have read all information available prior to application
You meet the English language requirements
The course you want to study is available for overseas students (check it has a ‘CRICOS’ code)
You can obtain a student visa if you plan on coming to Australia.
You are able to pay all fees and living costs for the duration of your course
As an Affiliated College of the Australian College of Theology, PTC is approved to deliver the following courses of the ACT (CRICOS 02650E).
Most coursework awards are available to overseas students who want to remain offshore. Please ask the registrar for more information.
If you want to study in Australia, PTC is approved to deliver the following courses of the Australian College of Theology ( CRICOS 02650E ) to overseas students:
Bachelor of Theology (CRICOS: 054676J)
Master of Divinity (CRICOS: 054688E)
Master of Theology (CRICOS: 094613D)
Master of Theological Studies (CRICOS: 0100549)
Doctor of Philosophy (CRICOS: 076015J)
IELTS (Academic Version) test results no more than 2 years old must be provided.
Each course has specific IELTS score requirements, these are shown on the individual course information page.
If your educational certificates and records are in a language other than English, an official certified translation must be provided.
PTC reserves the right to set additional work to demonstrate proficiency in English Language.
The Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection provides comprehensive information about student visa requirements and the application process, as well as application document checklist to assist you with your application.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website has a comprehensive list of Australian embassies, high commissions, consulates and representative offices around the world.
If you are granted a visa, you must abide by its conditions. Failure to comply with these conditions could result in the cancellation of your visa.
These conditions include, but are not limited to the following.
Complete the course within the duration specified in the Certificate of Enrolment (CoE). This is provided by PTC once your application has been accepted.
Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Maintain approved Overseas Student Health Cover (OHSC) while in Australia
Remain with the principal education provider for 6 calendar months, unless issued a letter of release from the provider to attend another institution.
Notify your training provider of your Australian address and any subsequent changes of address within 7 days.
For the full list of mandatory and discretionary student visa conditions please click here .
You must ensure you allow enough time for processing between lodging your application and the start of your academic program, as it can be a lengthy process depending on your country of origin.
All overseas students are expected to be able to financially support themselves, and pay for all college fees.
Please note that the College is not able to offer scholarships or financial assistance to overseas students. Also note that the College has no agents who assist overseas students, including Christian bodies within and without the Presbyterian Church of Australia.
Fees are set by the Australian College of Theology, and are subject to annual reviews effective on 1st January each year.
Other living expenses could cost you at least AU$20,000 per year for a single student. For more information, refer to the Australian Government’s Study in Australia website.
For services and support available to all students, see the Support Services page: faculty assistance, medical, legal, and counselling services, and PTC community support.
Any matters relating to assistance and support for overseas students can be referred to Ben Palmer.
The National Code is a set of national standards that governs the protection of overseas students and delivery of courses to those students by providers registered on CRICOS.
Overseas students are advised to become familiar with the ESOS Framework, which provides the regulatory requirements for the Australian College of Theology and other providers of education to overseas students in Australia. It provides overseas students with protection.
The National Code is available here.
If you are unhappy with the quality of a course provided by the PTC and are not satisfied with our response, you can escalate your complaint to the Overseas Student Ombudsman.
Open Monday – Friday
Ph: 1300 362 072
The PTC is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology and follows the applicable policies of the ACT. Please consult the Overseas Students page on the ACT website, which provides regulations and guidelines for overseas students.