CTC welcomes overseas students and provides students with a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Visit the University of Divinity’s Overseas Student Resources page for more information. CTC complies with Australia’s law to promote quality education and consumer protection of overseas students. Information relating to the Australian Government’s Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) can be found on the Department of Education’s website. More details regarding studying in Australia can be found on the Study Australia website.
What type of Overseas Student am I?
You are an overseas student if you are:
- a temporary resident (visa status) of Australia,
- a permanent resident (visa status) of New Zealand, or
- a resident or citizen of any other country.
Conditions of study
- A student who is residing in Australia for the semester and is undertaking a program of study conducted by an Australian higher education provider.
- Requires a visa to study ‘On-Shore’. May require the course of study to be CRICOS registered depending on visa type.
- A student who is residing overseas for the semester and is undertaking a program of study conducted by an Australian higher education provider.
- Does not require a visa if they study ‘Off-Shore’.
Student Visa (500)
- A visa granted to non-Australian/New Zealand citizens residing and studying in Australia full-time.
- Course of study must be CRICOS registered.
- Cannot study more than 1/3 of course online.
- Other visas (excluding Humanitarian) that allow study in Australia (eg: Occupational Trainee 407) where a student is studying as part of their work placement.
- Course of study is not required to be CRICOS registered.
Overseas Student Visa (500) Information
- Information on applying for and obtaining a student visa is available on the University of Divinity Website.
- Student Visa Holders must study full-time in their course and must also satisfy course progress requirements. If a student fails to satisfy course progress requirements, University of Divinity must report this to the Department of Education, which may impact the student’s visa.
- Students must also inform CTC and the Department of Home Affairs of any changes to their address and contact details.
- Students are strongly advised to view the Department of Home Affairs website for comprehensive information on the Student Visa (subclass 500) and to ensure current visa regulations are met.
- See the University of Divinity Student Progress Policy
Courses Available to Holders of an Overseas Student Visa (subclass 500)
(Cricos Provider Code: 01037A)
|Diploma in Theology||1||8||144|
|Advanced Diploma in Theology and Ministry||2||16||288|
|Advanced Diploma in Philosophy||2||16||288|
|Bachelor of Ministry||3||24||432|
|Bachelor of Theology||3||24||432|
|Bachelor of Theology & Bachelor of Ministry||4||32||576|
|Graduate Certificate in Theology||1 semester||3||72|
|Graduate Diploma in Theology||1||6||144|
|Master of Theological Studies||2||12||288|
|Master of Theology||2||10||240|
|Master of Philosophy||1.5|
|Doctor of Philosophy||3|
See appropriate degree pages for specific admission criteria.
English Language Requirements
All overseas students must meet the requisite English language proficiency level for admission to their course.
- Undergraduate and Postgraduate study
- IELTS test result with an overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score under 6.0, or an equivalent test as specified in the University of Divinity Admissions Policy, Schedule A.
- Higher Degree by Research
- IELTS test result with an overall score of 7.0 and no individual band score under 6.5, or an equivalent test as specified in the University of Divinity Admissions Policy, Schedule A.
Fees and Refunds
For more information see our Fees page.
Under the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000, re-enrolling students must pay their fees at least two weeks before the start of each semester.
Failure to pay fees prior to the commencement of classes may lead to visa cancellations.
The University of Divinity fees webpage gives full information of fees, fees policy and refunds in the case of a student’s withdrawal from their course.
College and Library Orientation
All new overseas students must attend a compulsory orientation session prior to commencement of semester. This is normally held in the week before commencement, see Orientation via ARK Student Resources.
This program aims to help new overseas students transition successfully into student life in a new country. It consists of information and presentations including:
Overseas students at the College have access to individual academic staff to assist them with study skills. The Course Advisors provide advice in relation to course planning.
|Reverend Dr Simon Richard Wayte||Academic Dean|
|Reverend Dr Phillip Gleeson||Postgraduate Coordinator|
|Dr Frances Baker||Senior Lecturer|
|Reverend Dr Max Vodola||Associate Dean (Research)|
Overseas Student Contact Officer
During Office Hours: Please call (03) 9412 3333 or via email.
After Hours: For urgent assistance, please call the University’s after hours hotline on 1800 775 691