Alphacrucis College

Studying at Alphacrucis College

Established in 1948, Alphacrucis College (AC) has educated thousands of influential leaders who have significantly impacted communities and churches across the globe. Our mission is to provide excellence in education to equip leaders to change the world. If you desire to be a great influence in the areas of business, leadership, theology, ministry, missions, music, teaching, community services, chaplaincy and social science, then studying a certificate, diploma, bachelor, masters or doctorate at AC is for you. AC has multiple campuses across Australia and New Zealand in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Adelaide and Auckland, as well as our Flexible Online Campus.

AC higher education awards are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), Australia’s independent regulator of the higher education sector. AC bachelor, basters and doctoral degrees are recognised as equivalent to university awards.

How to apply

Apply directly to Alphacrucis College. Applications are always open. Do not apply through UAC.

Course offered

View Alphacrucis College courses:

Undergraduate

Get in touch

tel: 
Sydney: (02) 8893 9000
Melbourne: (03) 8799 1111
Brisbane: (07) 3117 9188
Perth: (08) 9355 0051
Hobart: (03) 6231 5889
Adelaide: (08) 7127 1489

email: info@ac.edu.au 

website: ac.edu.au

Admission criteria
Undergraduate

Applicants must hold one of the following to be considered eligible for admission into an Alphacrucis College bachelor degree program:

  • NSW HSC, with an ATAR of 65.00+, or equivalent
  • qualification at Certificate IV level or above, awarded under the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Mature-aged applicants (21+ years) can apply for provisional entry but require the successful completion of the first four subjects to be permitted to continue the program.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Alphacrucis College VET programs are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority, the national regulator for Australia’s VET sector. For admission requirements for diploma-level programs, visit the website

Applicants with work and life experience

For those who do not meet undergraduate admission criteria, Alphacrucis College offers entry pathways via diploma-level programs in business, leadership, ministry and music. Each pathway confers up to one year’s (eight subjects) credit towards an Alphacrucis College bachelor degree. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

A student’s admission requirements may be reconsidered on educational disadvantage grounds if the applicant is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and where the normal HSC entry path has not been followed. These Special Admission Pathways are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Program Director. For higher education students, the Program Director’s recommendation is then tabled for approval by the Admissions Committee.

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

Applicants who have completed school or tertiary education overseas are still eligible for study. All academic transcripts will be required. The relevant school leaver scaling system will be measured against Australia’s to present an equivalent. This score still needs to meet the 65.00+ rule.

English language proficiency

International student applicants are required to provide an IELTS of 6.5 with no band score below 6.0, or English test results deemed equivalent.

Enrolment

You will receive information about acceptance and enrolment procedures with your letter of offer.

Advanced standing

Alphacrucis College does acknowledge the previous study and/or experience of their applicants. An application form can be put forward to the Program Director for approval. Visit the Alphacrucis College website for details.

Fees and charges

All students must pay the tuition fee for the course. Tuition fees are payable before the start of each semester. Alternatively, eligible Australian citizens may opt to apply for FEE-HELP.

Financial assistance

Students can apply for FEE-HELP, which is available to Australian citizens, eligible New Zealand citizens and holders of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa. This is repaid through the taxation system once your income is above the threshold. For more information on FEE-HELP, visit the Study Assist website

Scholarships

Scholarships may be available for eligible applicants, further information can be found on the Alphacrucis College website.

Student and campus services
Facilities and surrounds

AC Sydney is located in the heart of greater Sydney, Parramatta. Near to campus, students are a short walk from Parramatta train station, parks, cafes, gyms, Parramatta Library, Westfield Parramatta, and the city’s vibrant urban cultural hub and restaurant precincts. AC Sydney facilities include lecture rooms, classrooms, computer labs, chapel, library, student lounge, courtyard, dining hall, commercial kitchen, student kitchenette, on-site cafe, lower basement parking and student wi-fi access. The majority of classes are delivered in rooms equipped with Echo360, an audio-visual recording and delivery technology that makes on-site lectures available on demand for both on-campus and online students.

Pastoral care and counselling services

Pastoral care is integrated into AC’s curriculum and organisational structure. All college faculty are involved in pastoral care, ensuring as much as possible that each student has their academic, social and personal needs met.

Online students also benefit from real time access to the Student Support Team who are only one click away. They can assist with everything from enrolment assistance to help finding a job.

A professional counselling service is also available for students. This is a confidential service and is available by appointment.

Disability services

AC Sydney is equipped with wheelchair access, special amenities and undercover disabled parking. Our Disability Support Office provides tailored academic support for students with disabilities.

AC Chapel

AC Chapel is held every Wednesday at midday during semester at AC Sydney. This regular service provides a timely mid-week break for students, staff and guests to gather for worship, prayer and to hear God’s Word. With regular guest preachers and the worship led by music students, AC Chapel reflects the heart of the college’s Christian community. Following chapel, a fundraising lunch is served, with proceeds given to mission endeavours by AC graduates, both locally and abroad.

Transport

Located in the Parramatta CBD, AC Sydney is a convenient five-minute walk from the city’s major train and bus interchange, and a 15-minute walk from Parramatta Ferry Wharf. There is limited on-site parking, with long- and short-term student discount rates available on application.