Academic Calendar

Semester 2 Dates

July 25
Teaching begins
August 16
Census Date
September 19 - 30
Non-teaching period
October 28
Teaching ends
November 7 - 11
Examination Week

Welcome to SACOTC

St. Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College (SACOTC) invites both local and international students to immerse themselves in the study of theology, spirituality, reflection and worship at our Donvale. Spread over 22 acres bush land in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, SACOTC is a tranquil environment which nurtures and prepares future theologians to work in many fields of ministry.

Our College is named after the great pillar and doctor of the Church - St. Athanasius the Apostolic (20th Pope of Alexandria). He was also known as Athanasius Contra Mundum (Against the World) because he stood in defence of the biblical doctrine of Christ. At SACOTC we follow in the footsteps of St. Athanasius by preserving the Truth of the Gospel both now and for future generations.

SACOTC aims to serve the Church in a constantly changing world. The challenges facing the Orthodox Church and its people are many in the 21st Century. Our College strives to faithfully witness to the Gospel message and to equip our students with the tools for presenting this message to the Post Modern world which we live in today.

The College delivers high quality courses by a teaching staff with expertise in diverse fields of theology. The College equips students with the ministry skills and confidence to serve as theologians, teachers, youth leaders, mission workers and in the priesthood and religious life......Read More