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SMBC and the Australian College of Theology (ACT)

The Australian College of Theology (ACT) is authorised as a Higher Education Provider by Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).

Sydney Missionary and Bible College is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology (ACT).

The ACT is not a ‘College’ as such which offers lectures. The ACT is best understood as a body that provides SMBC with the necessary minimum subject matter and content required to be taught and examined for any particular ACT programme, for example, the Master of Divinity, Bachelor of Theology or Diploma of Theology.

In line with our graduate attributes, all SMBC full-time students studying an ACT award concurrently study an SMBC internal award called the Certificate in Bible and Ministry. The aim of this certificate is to complement the degree or diploma level units with additional biblical and applied ministry/mission subjects and skills, especially encouraging Christian spiritual growth and reflection.

As a result, when you graduate as a full-time student from SMBC, you will graduate with an ACT award and an SMBC Certificate award.

Examples of ACT courses include the Diploma of Theology, Bachelor of Theology, Master of Divinity, Graduate Diploma of Divinity and the Master of Theological Studies.

For further information about the Australian College of Theology, please see the ACT website at


The ACT is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. The ACT National CRICOS Code is 02650E.

Contact Details

The Australian College Of Theology
Level 10, 257 Clarence Street
Telephone:  +61 2 9262 7890
Facsimile:  +61 2 9262 7290

SMBC Memberships

SMBC is a member organisation of the following bodies:

Annabel Charitable Foundation

(the Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools)

(Australian and New Zealand Theological Library Association)

– partnering with Child Safe to enable trusted environments for children

(Council of Private Higher Education)

Missions Interlink

(South Pacific Association of Evangelical Colleges)

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Sydney Missionary and Bible College (SMBC) is an Affiliated College of the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS: 02650E
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