Infographic: The Benefits of Australian Theological Education

Drawing from the results of a new research paper, Professor Paul Oslington explains how religion and theology degrees provide an excellent return on investment for the government and for Australian society. He also makes a strong case for increased public investment in the Christian Higher Education sector.

Research Report: The Economic Benefits of Australian Theological Education

Theological education contributes to the government budget through additional taxation revenue from graduate earnings, for a much smaller government contribution than any other area of study. This net contribution is estimated at $37 million, representing a 7.2% rate of return on government contributions. This report details how the economic benefits have been estimated.