Welcome | Trinity College Theological School, Melbourne Melbourne


Trinity College Theological School offers a unique approach and learning environment for students wishing to build tomorrow's church. Applications for Semester two 2017 are now open.

Who we are

Established in 1877, Trinity College Theological School is committed to shaping men and women who wish to pursue ordination in the Anglican Church, develop skills for lay ministry, or simply explore Christian faith for personal or vocational enrichment and development.

In 1910, the Melbourne College of Divinity (MCD) was founded with Trinity an affiliated member. The MCD became the University of Divinity (UD) in 2012, and the Theological School's became a full College within the University in its own right in 2015. Through the UD, the School offers high-quality, accredited degrees and diplomas at all levels, both in class and online, and also serves the wider community through offering professional development workshops, seminars and lectures in our continuing education program.

Trinity prepares students for the diversity of the modern church, by learning about a variety of models of church and theological ideas in contemporary society. Our students come from diverse backgrounds; they undertake study for many reasons and in a variety of ways. Part-time and full-time students from the on-campus, online and parish programs are encouraged to engage in open discussion and lively debate about the scriptures and Anglican traditions, and how these apply to life today.

Trinity's Theological School offers a supportive community where:

  • you learn in small groups, either in class or online

  • part-time study is an option for all your courses
  • flexible online units are available for most units
  • financial support can be provided to help ordinands complete degrees full-time
  • scholarships are available to assist you to live on campus.

Vision and Objectives

  • To become the leading Anglican Theological College within Australia, with a resilient and dynamic base, an appeal to the broad, catholic Anglican tradition in the Diocese of Melbourne, Province of Victoria and beyond, and a strong and vibrant program of face-to-face and online teaching.
  • To continue rigorous and inventive ministry formation for lay and ordained men and women, offering new models and patterns of worship and mission for new and changing contexts.
  • To produce internationally recognised research. 
  • To develop strong ecumenical links and partnerships.
  • To enable our community to celebrate its diversity.