The Theology and Education Goals of the Sydney College of Divinity, Sydney Korean Theological College:
One, we believe in God who is revealed in the Bible, our Savior Jesus Christ who came to earth as the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit whom He sent, and we receive historical orthodox Reformed Theology as our theology.
Two, we pursue a sound ecumenical theology that works together with other Christian churches that accepts the Nicene Creed. It is a partnership in a mission-minded approach that extends the Lord’s kingdom, acknowledging the diverse characteristics in faith of different denominations and the diversity of methodology in theological pursuits. This is the position of SCD Korean School of Theology.
Three, we maintain the academic standards of accredited Australian Higher Education Providers that award degrees recognised by the Australian Federal Government. Based on the positive achievements of Korean churches, we aim to nurture balanced Christian intellectuals and trustworthy devoted Christian workers who pursue the renewal of Australia, the country where we live, and Australian churches, and the services of all the nations.
Four, we are a non profit educational institution that is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency(TEQSA) of the Commonwealth Government of Australia. We seek a high level of education without seeking a financial gain.
To achieve the above-mentioned educational objectives, the Sydney Korean Theological College emphasises the following;
We invite those who have studied theology and have higher degrees in Korea, Australia, or other countries, and who have a good reputation within the Christian community, to form a trustworthy faculty.
In addition, each semester we invite leading theologians from Korea to deliver lectures and exchange ideas concerning recent theological trends.
Students are required to take an active part in campus life, utilise the library, attend the chapel, participate in the college mission, attend Biblical language classes regardless of their major, serve at a church, and maintain dignity as a theology student.
Who we are
Formed in 1983, the Sydney College of Divinity began as a consortium of theological colleges in Sydney. Further development has seen the College reach beyond the Sydney basin to provide theological education across Australia, in New Zealand, and by distance across the world.
SCD coursework programs in English are taught by our Member Institutions (SCD coursework programs in Korean are taught by the SCD Korean School of Theology). Our Member Institutions offer courses from the shared curriculum in line with their church traditions and ethos, while all work together through our academic governance to ensure the academic integrity of the degree programs.
Current Member Institutions:
- Australian College of Christian Studies (ACCS), (formerly Emmaus Bible College)
- Australian College of Ministries (ACOM)
- Catholic Institute of Sydney (CIS)
- Nazarene Theological College (NTC)
- NSW College of Clinical Pastoral Education (NSWCCPE)
- St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College (SAGOTC)
- St Cyril’s Coptic Orthodox Theological College (SCTC)
New Member Institutions:
The Sydney College of Divinity welcomes the admission of new member institutions who embrace our aims, ethos and educational philosophy.
Principal of SKTC (Sydney Korean Theological College)
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Sydney College of Divinity is pleased to announce its partnership with seven significant universities in the Republic of Korea:
A co-operative relationship between the Sydney College of Divinity and the Department of Ancient History in the Macquarie University is in place for the promotion of mutual co-operation in the area of Coptic studies.
Students are supported by increasing the availability of course units related to Coptic Studies through cross-crediting of relevant accredited course units available in each institution. Students enrolled for a degree in one institution will be allowed cross-credit for one or more relevant course units undertaken and completed satisfactorily in the other institution. This agreement pertains to both undergraduate and postgraduate course units at the appropriate AQF level.
A fraternal relationship between the SCD Korean School of Theology and the Department of Christian Studies, Soongsil University, recognising and cooperating with each other as Christian Higher Education Providers and training faithful Christian workers. SCD-Soongsil MoU
A fraternal relationship between the SCD Korean School of Theology and Chongshin University and Theological Seminary, recognising and cooperating with each other as Christian Higher Education Providers and training faithful Christian workers. SCD-Chongshin MoU
A fraternal relationship between the Sydney College of Divinity and the Sungkyul Church Educational Foundation, recognising and cooperating with each other as Christian Higher Education Providers and training faithful Christian workers. SCD-Sungkyul MoU
A sisterhood relationship between the Sydney College of Divinity and Kosin University, to work with each other in order to strengthen the ties between the schools, to deepen our understanding to help train talented individuals, and to encourage a Christian life-style especially for young people. SCD-Kosin MoU
A co-operative relationship between the SCD Korean School of Theology and the Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary (Changshin University) for the internationalization of higher education through academic and cultural exchange, with exchange of faculty, students, and projects to promote teaching, learning, and research. SCD-PUTS MoU
A fraternal relationship between the Sydney College of Divinity and the Seoul Bible Graduate School of Theology, recognising and cooperating with each other as Christian Higher Education Providers and training faithful Christian workers. SCD-Seoul Bible Graduate School of Theology MoU
A co-operative relationship between the SCD and Asia United Theological University / Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission(ACTS) providing the guidelines applicable and relevant concerning the exchange of students and faculty between the ACTS and SCD. SCD-AUTU/ACTS MoU