Our Story

Established in 1948, Alphacrucis (AC) University College is at the forefront of equipping leaders for careers of influence in business, chaplaincy, counselling, entrepreneurship, teaching, ministry, music and theology,

We've come along way since our founding in 1948 as Commonwealth Bible College. Watch our video and meet AC President, Stephen Fogarty, and some of our alumni around the world.



Since its inception as the national training university college of the Australian Christian Churches in 1948, Alphacrucis (AC) has had a rich history of ministry training, having taught and trained thousands of Christian leaders in Australia, New Zealand, and throughout the world. Now a multidisciplinary university college, AC graduates are making an impact in businesses, classrooms and not-for-profit organisations.

Our mission is to equip Christian leaders to change the world. Our vision is to be a global Christian university, transforming neighbourhoods and nations.

Statement of faith
Alphacrucis University College is the national training university college of the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) and as such aligns itself with the Doctrinal Basis of the ACC.

Footage: Commonwealth Bible College students in 1948, the beginnings of who we are today as a university college.

Snapshots of our history

Commonwealth Bible College, 1948

New Farm, QLD

Southern Cross College, 1994

Chester Hill, NSW

Alphacrucis College, 2009

Parramatta, NSW


"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God has prepared in advance for us to do."

Ephesians 2:10

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Equipping Christian leaders to change the world.


A global Christian university, transforming neighbourhoods and nations.


Christian Orthodoxy: We are committed to an orthodox view of Scriptures and serving the Church. 

Growth: We are committed to organisational growth.

Integrity: We are committed to accountability and reliability in our dealings.

Excellence: We are committed to doing our personal best for God. 

Faith: We are committed to an attitude of faith. 

Health: We are committed to personal and organisational health.

Humility: We are committed to humility before God. 


I am pleased to welcome you to Alphacrucis, a leading Australasian Christian University College with a reputation for excellence in training, teaching and research. We provide our students a Christ-centred education that is relevant for today's generation.

Our commitment to excellence is supported by:

  • Highly qualified and experienced faculty, ranking among world-leading researchers in their fields, who combine specialist knowledge with creative and innovative learning experiences for our students
  • Leading edge technology, providing outstanding classroom and online delivery for all students
  • Dynamic research culture that encourages students to passionately pursue their interests, who not only demonstrate academic excellence but also contribute practical solutions to the challenges of today
  • Practical engagement with contemporary society and culture, providing students with "hands-on" experience in their community
  • Dynamic and inspirational student life, promoting strong Christian faith

Professor Stephen G. Fogarty
President, Alphacrucis University College


“Belong to a network of people who have been created for good,
to light the way in study, in work and in the world.”

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