Adelaide College of Divinity

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Adelaide College of Divinity
34 Lipsett Terrace
Brooklyn Park
South Australia 5032
Phone: (+61) (8) 8416 8400
Fax: (+61) (8) 8416 8410
ABN: 86680954246


About ACD

Registration and Accreditation
The Adelaide College of Divinity (ACD) is registered by relevant tertiary education authorities to teach courses in ministry.

As a Higher Education Provider (HEP), ACD is registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). All ACD higher education courses are accredited by TEQSA, from Diploma through to Doctor of Ministry. Details of ACD's registration and course accreditation in this sector can be found on the TEQSA National Register.

ACD is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in the VET sector, registered by the Australian Skills Quality Authority. ACD teaches accredited courses at Certificate and Diploma level in Christian Life and Ministry. Details of ACD's registration and our scope of accredited courses in this sector can be found on the National Register.

The Adelaide College of Divinity Incorporated was established in 1979 as an ecumenical consortium of theological institutions from the Anglican, Catholic and Uniting Churches, following a long history of cooperation in theological education among many denominations dating back 120 years. The ACD member colleges retained their own identity from the outset, while cooperating within the consortium for joint teaching of courses in theology. The Anglican and Catholic theological colleges withdrew from the ACD consortium at the end of 2010.

The ACD now works closely with the Uniting College for Leadership and Theology as its member: the ACD provides accredited courses in its own right as a government approved Higher Education Provider and Registered Training Organisation, and Uniting College provides the teaching. A key feature of this arrangement is the renewal and restructure of ACD courses to provide a strong focus on integration of theory and ministry practice, ongoing curriculum development that meets the needs of contemporary ministry practice and creative options for postgraduate research. ACD's ecumenical tradition continues with adjunct lecturers and faculty from a range of denominations, including Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Churches of Christ, Lutheran, Salvation Army and Uniting Church.

For over 30 years ACD has been affiliated with Flinders University, working closely with the University in theological education and research. The collaboration agreement between ACD and Flinders University was renewed in December 2013

In 2011 Adelaide College of Divinity reviewed its Constitution and governance. These changes were implemented over 2011-2012. ACD now has a governance structure for corporate matters - the Council - and academic matters - the Academic Board. Information about the ACD Constitution, the Council and Academic Board can be found in the ACD Handbook Volume 1.

Last updated: March 24, 2014


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