3dm is a ministry that trains and equips leaders in discipleship & mission. 3dm was born out of a local Anglican church in Sheffield UK(St Thomas' Crookes) with 25 years of experience in this field and now works to train leaders, churches, networks and denominations to contextualise key principles & practices of discipleship & mission and to see growth in their local settings. All 3dm trainers are also local practitioners involved in local church settings.

Eastern College Australia's exclusive partnership with 3dm allows attendance of a 3dm Learning Community to contribute towards an accredited unit of study when some online coursework with Eastern College Australia is added.


Eastern College Australia works with EQUIP Training to deliver the Applied Linguistics major. EQUIP Training operates from its campus in Kangaroo Ground.

TEAR/Micah 6:8 Centre

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. 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.

Seminary Stewardship Alliance

Eastern College Australia has joined the Seminary Stewardship Alliance, a consortium of schools dedicated to reconnecting Christians with the biblical call to care for God's creation. The Alliance of more than 25 partner institutions works to catalyze sustainable practices in seminaries, advance scholarship on creation care, and nourish dialog within and among seminaries.

Gateway Eastern College Australia partners with Gateway Family Church to deliver the accredited Diploma of Theology and Diploma in Arts programs at the Gateway family Church campus for their ministry interns.

Dominican Sisters The Dominican Sisters of Wanganui in Tynong North Victoria partner with Eastern College Australia to offer some units of Eastern’s Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) programs to their staff.