Why choose us?
People study with us for a variety of reasons. Some feel called to become Christian leaders as they appreciate their unique gifts and discern what they are called to do. Others simply want to gain deeper understanding of the Christian faith.
At Uniting College we want to hear what God is calling you to be and do – the gifts you’ve been given, the experience and skills you’ve acquired, the potential you’ve yet to realize, the passion that brings you to life as a follower of Jesus.
We encourage deep thinking and academic excellence. Our students come from Australia and overseas to study critical issues connecting Christian theology mission and ministry with contemporary life, in innovative classes taught by a faculty whose collective knowledge creates a rich and rewarding learning environment. Expert teaching is delivered by a flexible blend of face-to-face, distance and online learning that enables us to reach students across Australia and internationally.
Uniting College is also part of the Uniting Church SA’s Ministry Centre for Mission Leadership and Development. The college plays an integral role in assisting with the Uniting Church’s mission to equip its ministers, pastors and congregations with leaders that are attuned to the needs of modern society yet empowered by the Spirit to fulfil their anointed roles with knowledge and passion.
We are a place where life and learning intersect. While some of our lessons are taught in classrooms, others are learned in a variety of community settings such as aged care facilities, churches, hospitals, sporting clubs and schools, as students undertake practical ministry placements.
When you learn with us you become part of a College that compares well to the best tertiary education institutions in Australia. You will also become part of a community of peers and mentors committed to enabling the church to be the best it can be in mission today.
We hope that through your connection with us, you find ways to learn, lead and live.
Vicky Balabanski appointed Professor of the University
Congratulations to Professor Vicky Balabanski, appointed Professor of the University. Professor Balabanski is Principal and Director of Biblical Studies at Uniting College for Leadership and Theology in Adelaide, South Australia. She is noted for her outstanding contribution in the areas of Learning and Teaching, Research, and Engagement with Church and Community.
Uniting College for Leadership and Theology joins the University of Divinity
The University of Divinity is delighted to welcome Uniting College for Leadership and Theology as its newest College. Located in Brooklyn Park, Adelaide, Uniting College for Leadership and Theology is the theological college of the South Australian Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia, equipping students for discipleship and ministry. Its mission is to educate courageous disciples and leaders for a healthy missional church.
Uniting College Campus
The Uniting College for Leadership and Theology is located at 312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, in Brooklyn Park, SA. It is 5km from Adelaide’s CBD, and 2km from Adelaide Airport. It’s very close to public transport, and there are many cafes and restaurants nearby.
Uniting College is located on the sovereign and unceded country of the Kaurna nation. We pay our respects to their elders, who have cared for this country since its creation, and commit ourselves to work towards a more just settlement for all Indigenous people.
- Student hub: can be used by students and staff
- Kitchen (microwave, stove, kettle, tea and coffee making facilities)
- Individual study spaces at the library
- HDR study room
- Chapel service every Tuesday 12:40 during semester
- Guest WiFi
- Extensive grounds with seating for students
- Free on-site parking
Adelaide Theological Library
The Adelaide Theological Library has a long history of providing South Australians with educational resources for study and ministry. ATL’s collection has over 80,000 items including books, journals, e-books and more. This comprehensive collaboration of items has texts from Protestant, Catholic, and Anglican traditions.