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Alphacrucis College registered as Australia's fourth University College

31 January 2022

The TEQSA Commission made this decision after the presentation of new evidence, following a previous decision by TEQSA in July 2021, which satisfied the national higher education regulator that Alphacrucis College meets the standards for registration as a University College.

TEQSA Chief Commissioner Peter Coaldrake said registration as a University College was granted only to institutions that deliver superior-quality higher education.

"TEQSA congratulates Alphacrucis College on achieving registration as a University College,” Professor Coaldrake said. 

“In making our decision, TEQSA noted a number of the college’s strengths including their demonstrated commitment to innovation in teaching and learning and strong engagement with industry and community.”

The University College category was established in July 2021 following reforms to the categorisation of Australian higher education providers. 

The new category will support more opportunities for high-performing providers to develop course offerings that better meet the future needs of students, employers, industry and communities.

Alphacrucis College can trace its history back to 1948 and will next year celebrate its 75th year of operation. 

Alphacrucis College achieved self-accrediting authority in 2016 and today offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses in diverse fields including arts, business, education and theology at campuses across Australia and in New Zealand.

Media enquiries 

Bryan Allchin, Assistant Director, Communications: comms [at] teqsa.gov.au, 0437 143 012