QTC welcomes overseas students and seeks to provide a welcoming environment for them. The Queensland Theological College's CRICOS Provider number through the Australian College of Theology is 02788J.
The deadline for applications from overseas students is the 15th of October for those starting in semester 1 the following year, and 15th of April for those applying to start in Semester 2 of the same year. Applicants from some countries should be aware that as the process of gaining an Australian Visa in their case may take quite some time, they are advised to make application well ahead of this date. Commencing in second Semester as an overseas student is not normally possible - As overseas students must remain full-time for the duration of their time in Australia, and some of our first-year subjects offered in Second Semester require first-Semester subjects as prerequisites, it is not possible to study sufficient subjects to be classed as a full-time student in the initial Semester of the course. The only possible exception to this is some applicants for the Graduate Diploma of Divinity, who in starting in 2nd Semester thereby rule out any possibility of continuing on to the MDiv.
The general qualifications required are:
If an Overseas student has previously studied in Australia, then the applicant must be able to demonstrate:
Students who have commenced but not completed a previous course in Australia must provide a letter of release from the previous provider attesting to these three matters.
After enrolling, the student will need to obtain a student visa from the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs. Queensland Theological College will provide an electronic confirmation of enrolment but does not accept any responsibility for obtaining the visa.
In particular, in its relationship with overseas students, the QTC will be bound to the education services for overseas students (registration of Providers Financial Regulations) Act 2000. For the purposes of the Act, the registered provider is the Australian College of Theology, of which QTC is an affiliated college. Overseas students enrol through QTC in awards of the ACT.
It is a requirement of entry into Australia that overseas students will engage in full-time study. It is therefore expected that overseas students will complete the award for which they are registered within the time frame set for that award.
In the case of overseas students, attendance at less than 100% of scheduled classes (except for cases of medical or personal issues, with documentation provided to the Registrar), will result in an unsatisfactory report and may affect your student visa.
Overseas Student Fees
Overseas students are, by definition, full-time students. They must pay their fees on a semester by semester basis and by the due dates. Please see the Fee Schedule for the amount currently being charged for approved courses.
In every case 10% of the scheduled fee covers administrative costs and is therefore not refundable in the event that a student withdraws from a Subject(s) or a course.
Some of the specific procedures that apply to Overseas students are:
Under government regulations, Overseas students must study full-time
Applications for Study at QTC – How Late do We Accept These?
Applications to QTC can be made at any time of the year. Those applications received before Nov 15 (for study in First Semester) and June 15 (for study in Second Semester) can normally be processed rapidly and a decision given well before your intended start date. Applications received after this date need to include a processing fee of $30, in order to cover additional costs associated with later applications. QTC regrets that it is unable to admit students to a course where their intended start date (first day of classes) is two weeks or less after the date that their application has been received.
How to Enrol
For information on the enrolment process go to 'Apply to QTC'.
Life in Australia
For information on obtaining health care, the cost of living, education for school-aged children, and other helpful tips for preparing to move to Australia, please visit the Immigration Australia website.