Eastern College Australia announced the formation of a significant new partnership with MST (Melbourne School of Theology) in 2017. As collaborating Colleges, both Eastern and MST retain their separate identities, and offer distinctly accredited Courses and Awards. In the case of MST, they continue to offer high-quality training in Theology, Biblical Studies, Mission and Ministry, from Diploma to Doctorate.
A two-year partnership with TEAR Australia enabled the establishment of the Micah 6.8 Centre, and Steve Bradbury, CEO of TEAR for 25 years, as its Director. Through this partnership a specialist aid and development stream has been developed as part of the Master of Arts in Vocational Practice, and in 2010 the first students enrolled in this course. This has now evolved into the current Master of Transformational Development. The Micah 6.8 Centre exists to engage the college and the wider church in the biblical mandate to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God.
In 2018 Eastern College Australia became the RTO for YD.
Eastern College Australia has been a member of The Council of Private Higher Education Inc. (COPHE) for more than 10 years. COPHE is a peak body representing Australia’s high-quality independent higher education providers. With more than 150,000 students enrolled at 123 providers, independent education is the fastest growing sector of Australian higher education.
Eastern entered into a partnership with the Summer Institute of Linguistics Australia (SILA) in 2019 to act as the registered Higher Education Provider for a number of specialised SILA units. SIL Australia offers training for cross-cultural workers in the areas of language learning, linguistics, translation, literacy and other language development activities.