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Overseas Students

Trinity Theological College is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology (ACT)  (CRICOS Provider Code #02650E). We train people from all denominations for Christian ministry in the evangelical, reformed tradition through courses in Theology and Ministry at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level.

Our College is located close to the centre of Perth, Western Australia. Perth is a safe and beautiful city, located on the banks of the Swan River and a short drive from pristine beaches. The College is easily accessible by car, train, bus and bicycle. Our surroundings are a lively hub of cafes and restaurants, popular with students, office workers, visitors and local residents.

Places are available for overseas students who fulfil the application requirements of the College. Prospective students, especially from developing countries, should be aware that the College does not offer any scholarships or accommodation and there is no government assistance available.

In addition to course-specific entry requirements, overseas students also need to provide evidence of:

  1. English competency requirements;
  2. means of financial support for the length of the course;
  3. contact details for two mature Christians (not family members) who know the student well and can provide a written letter of recommendation;
  4. a completed standardised reference from their Pastor or a Denominational leader.

At least one of these referees should be able to comment on the student’s involvement in the life and ministry of the Church and where possible give an assurance that a suitable ministry position will be available in the student’s home country on completion of the course.

As the application time can take at least 3 months, applications should reach the Registrar by the end of September for entry in the following year.

Information regarding our 1-Year Courses  and 3-Year Courses  and their application requirements are available in our Overseas Student Prospectus.

English Language Competency Requirements for Degree Courses

Applicants who do not have English as their primary language are required to provide evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English. This may be achieved through copies of certificates or transcripts of studies completed in English or the satisfactory completion of the Academic Version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For more details, feel free to speak with our Registrar.

IELTS Academic Version Test Overall score Reading Writing Listening Speaking
Diploma of Theology/
Bachelor of Theology
6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Graduate Diploma/
Master of Divinity
7.0 7.0 7.0 6.5 6.5
Master of Theology 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.0 6.5
The National Code

Trinity Theological College is bound by the following National Code through its affiliation with the Australian College of Theology:

The National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education for Overseas Students (2017) (the National Code) requires that no more than 25 per cent of a student’s total course by distance and/or online learning. In addition, overseas students must not enrol exclusively in distance or online learning units in any semester.*

The National Code is a set of nationally consistent standards that governs the protection of overseas students and delivery of courses to those students by providers registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (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.

The Australian College of Theology and its affiliated colleges are required to comply with the standards articulated in the National Code, and all documentation for your study can be found in the handbooks and policy documents of the ACT, as well as information given to you by Trinity Theological College.

For more information about studying in Australia, please see the Australian College of Theology website and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

* Trinity Theological College does not offer any distance or online learning units.

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