Student support

Personal Counselling

If you are in need of personal counselling, please speak with our Pastoral Dean.

Pastoral Dean

Rev Peter Hastie

Available for consultation and counsel. An appointment can be made to speak with him. Students are encouraged to approach individual lecturers about matters concerning particular subjects.

External Counselling Services

Personal counselling: Melbourne East Christian Counselling Centre 0490 349 799

Financial counselling: Christians Against Poverty Help available for money management and dealing with debt. 1300 227 000

Domestic Violence Counselling: 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732

Academic Support

If you are in need of academic support, reach out to one of our faculty members, who can direct you to the proper resources.

Academic Dean

Rev Dr Jared Hood

Available to advise students on subject selection, academic progress and concerning any queries about the requirements of ACT students and PCA candidates.

Students from an Asian background

Rev Dr Felix Chung

Students from an Asian background will find it helpful to have regular contact and discussion with Felix Chung, who speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.

Study Skills

If you are interested in taking classes such as English Grammar or Writing & Study Skills, please contact our Registrar.

Health & Welfare Services

Medical services

Doctor – Box Hill Superclinic General Practioners with on-site pathology. Open 7 days a week from 8am – midnight 03 9899 8668 Website:

Dentist – Box Hill Family Dentistry General dentistry practice with bi-lingual staff. Open Monday – Saturday 03 8843 2222 Website:

Emergency services

Police, Fire Brigade and Ambulance: 000

State Emergency Services (for Flood, Storm, Tsunami & Earthquake): 132 500

Poisons Information Centre: 13 11 26

Box Hill Police Station: 03 8892 3200

Box Hill Hospital: 1300 342 255

Lifeline (suicide prevention & crisis support): 13 11 14

OH&S Committee

Chaired by the Principal

Holds the physical safety of students and staff as a prime concern, and the committee includes a student representative.

PTC Health and Safety Policy

Critical Incident Policy

Legal Support

Victoria Legal Aid Free legal advice, and legal assistance grants for eligible persons. Open Monday – Friday 1300 792 387


To find out more about accommodation and living on campus, see our Accommodation page.

You can speak to our Administration Officer if you have any questions about living on campus.

Student Advocacy

The student advocacy service helps students understand policies and procedures and can assist with making appeals, grievances and complaints.

To seek advice on how to lodge a grievance, you can contact the Convenor of the John Paton Fellowship Committee.

John G Paton Fellowship

The John Paton Fellowship (JPF) is the College’s student body, providing meaningful liaison between students and faculty. It is run by the students with a committee elected at an Annual General Meeting usually held in early September.

The committee meets regularly to discuss student requests, concerns and ideas, which are presented to the Principal for consideration. If you would like to lodge a grievance, you can contact the Convenor of the committee.

Regular activities will be arranged throughout the year consistent with the aims and objectives of the fellowship. The JPF aims to establish a sense of community among students by providing practical care and support for each other while at college, and encouraging friendships that form a basis for ongoing encouragement after college.

For more information on the John Paton Fellowship, Care Groups, and other community support, visit our Student Life page.

Overseas students

Please see the Overseas Students page for support information specific to overseas students.

Overseas Student Liaison Officer: Ben Palmer.

ACT policies and support

The Australian College of Theology provides support services for students.

Please see the Student Support page and individual policies for more information.

Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policy


PTC community support

Ministry Wives Group

The Ministry Wives group aims to provide fellowship, support and training for the wives and fiancees of students preparing for full-time ministry.

The group meets monthly at friendly informal gatherings, where they study Scripture together, enjoy fellowship, and listen to guest speakers on relevant topics.

For more information, please email the current group leader, Sue Hastie.

Training for the Kingdom of Heaven


For new enrolments (Ts & Cs apply)