Alphacrucis College Expands to Tasmania in Merger with Tabor College Tasmania

PRESS RELEASE

Alphacrucis College Expands to Tasmania in Merger

with Tabor College Tasmania

Christian higher education providers Alphacrucis College (AC) and Tabor College Tasmania wish to announce their merger. Tabor College Tasmania will become the Hobart campus of Alphacrucis College, the transition estimated to be completed in February 2017.

Alphacrucis College’s CEO, Assoc Prof Stephen Fogarty, says, “AC is pleased to merge with Tabor College Tasmania. This is an exciting move forward for AC as we continue pursuing the goal towards University status.”

Alphacrucis College has more than 3000 students across VET and HE at campuses in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland. Alphacrucis College was also recently awarded the authority to accredit its own courses by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, which was a key step on the way to becoming a Christian university. With Certificate through to PhD level programs in Business, Education and Theology, the addition of Tabor College Tasmania’s Bachelor of Applied Social Science and corresponding Graduate Diploma allows AC to increase its range of courses.

Assoc Prof Fogarty says, “This merger is an excellent opportunity to expand AC’s offerings in the social science area, building on AC’s successful Chaplaincy program. We look forward to contributing to the continuing legacy of outstanding higher education in Tasmania through this merger with Tabor College Tasmania.” 

Tabor College Tasmania executive consultant Gary Lottering said it was exciting to contemplate that Tasmania may, one day, be home to two separate and distinct universities. The merger will increase the possibilities for higher education in Tasmania with the security and support of a bigger and established infrastructure and a larger academic faculty.

It is important to note that this is not a takeover of a smaller college by a larger entity”, he said.

We are confident that the Alphacrucis contribution will be a joint and ongoing commitment to quality education, delivered within a Christian context.”

The immediate focus of both providers is to ensure a smooth transition to provide certainty to the staff at Tabor College Tasmania and minimise any disruption to students.

This merger with Tabor College Tasmania enables the continued growth of Alphacrucis College as it works towards achieving its vision for university status.

For further information, please contact Ashlyn Kapinga-Cresswell on 02 8893 9060 or akapinga@ac.edu.au

 

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