Who We Are

MISSION STATEMENT

EASTERN COLLEGE AUSTRALIA is a Christian Higher Education Provider that exists to equip individuals through provision of accredited teaching, training and research that contribute to the transformation of church (local and global), society and marketplace through the lives of its graduates.

VISION

Eastern College Australia will be recognised for excellence in research-informed teaching; flexibility, accessibility and breadth of academic programs; dedication to student support and development; and commitment to the integration of faith, reason and justice in the lives of our graduates.

VALUES

Eastern College Australia is committed to the following values:

FAITH

Creation of opportunities for learning and growth in Christian faith and character.

REASON

Enquiry as the committed pursuit of knowledge and truth, in attitude as well as approach, as it explores new paradigms, new directions and new approaches.

JUSTICE

Students, staff and graduates are encouraged to embody the Christian gospel through acting justly, loving mercifully and walking humbly with God.

VOCATIONAL LIVING

Jesus Christ gives his followers gifts, passions and abilities that can contribute toward a fuller expression of God’s Kingdom on earth. These gifts, passions and abilities when combined with call, opportunity, education and training create a dynamic of vocational living.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Learning, teaching and research that (in the light of the Kingdom of God) integrates theory and practice transforms and empowers students and organisations and the communities they serve.

WORKPLACE EXCELLENCE

Workplace excellence exemplified by professional conduct, high standards, quality in all areas, integrity in all matters, clear communication and appropriate consultation.

COMMUNITY LIFE

A supportive, positive and functional community, valuing and respecting people’s beliefs, experience and culture, actively developing relationships of mutual trust and engaging with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as the ultimate source of relationship and revelation.

STUDENT FOCUS

All aspects of the College seek to value the student and to partner with them as they grow in maturity and service.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

A commitment to teaching and practice of responsible care and stewardship of God’s creation.

CONNECTION TO THE CHURCH

Connection to the church (local and global) through collaborative partnerships, service and mutual encouragement.