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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1948
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • Liberal Arts School 1
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 30 Cowper Street, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, 2150
    • Phone:
    • +611300228355
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The History of Alphacrucis College

Alphacrucis College (AC, formerly Commonwealth Bible College and Southern Cross College) is a tertiary Christian liberal arts college. In addition to being the largest self-accrediting Christian Liberal Arts College in Australia, it is the official training college of Australian Christian Churches, the Assemblies of God in Australia. The College has campuses in every state capital city in Australia, campuses in Auckland and in Finland, and registered sites of offer in other places. AC offers several courses in ministry, business, music, chaplaincy and counselling; accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority. It is also a self-accrediting higher education institution, authorized to provide a range of theology, ministry, business, leadership, and education degrees up to doctorate level, baccalaureate, and postgraduate programs in counselling; and a Korean language program. The college ethos is based on an evangelical Pentecostal/Charismatic orientation.

Academic Highlights

  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Leadership
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Life in Alphacrucis College

The faculty of Alphacrucis includes over thirty staff with doctoral level qualifications, and currently employs 180 staff in all. The college has set up the Australasian Pentecostal Heritage Centre, which includes the largest online repository of historical Pentecostal journals in the Southern Hemisphere – including issues of the Australian Evangel back to 1927. They have also created a refereed journal, Australasian Pentecostal Studies. As of 2018, the college library had over 100,000 volumes, and extensive electronic collections.

School Ranking

Alphacrucis College World Rank- 10140


Entry requirements for different programs at Alphacrucis vary. Check entry requirements for the program you are interested in at Course Entry Requirements or by clicking on the program link on the School's webpage. The application process is the same, whether you choose to study from your home country or come to Australia. After choosing the program you would like to enrol in and determining the entry requirements, you need to complete the Alphacrucis Application Form. You can find the Application Form listed on this page. The application needs to be posted to Alphacrucis College by mail together with all the other required documents for international application (see below). After you have submitted all required documents your application will be taken to the Admissions Committee.

Notable Alumni

Ruth Lesmana; Joel Hingston

Acceptance Rate

Alphacrucis College With 4,500 students

Other Campuses
    • 1 Keith Campbell Court, Scoresby, Victoria, Australia
    • 1013 South Road, Melrose Park, South Australia, Australia
    • 45 Melville Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia



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