Academic Handbook

1. Welcome from the principal

Welcome to the National Institute for Christian Education. I trust that your engagement with us encourages and equips you as a Christian educator. The National Institute is the teacher education division of Christian Education National and is a teaching agent for Alphacrucis College (which maintains government accreditation for postgraduate courses). 

As a teaching agent of Alphacrucis, we affirm the values and Statement of Faith of the college. Our subjects of study, based on a ‘reformational’ philosophy acknowledges Christ’s sovereignty over all of life. As you study with the Institute you will be encouraged to affirm insights from many sources, appreciating God’s ‘common grace’, as well as discerning clashes in worldview assumptions, appreciating the ‘antithesis’ that undergirds ideas either in worship of God or a god substitute. An expanded version of our approach is found in ‘Who are we?' and 'What do we believe?’

You will experience rigorous academic study but also exciting paradigm-shifting engagement that we trust will leave you transformed!

We are glad you have chosen to study with us!

Dr Fiona Partridge (Interim Principal)