Australian Lutheran College (ALC) is the tertiary education provider of the Lutheran Church of Australia, delivering Higher Education awards as a college of the University of Divinity, and Vocational Education and Training qualifications in partnership with Australian College of Ministries.
Providing qualified pastors, ministry personnel and teachers has always been a vital concern of Australian Lutherans. Since the earliest German settlers arrived in Adelaide, South Australia in 1838, people have been needed to minister to scattered communities, often quite isolated, and to teach in the confessional schools that were established early on in many congregations. Need exceeded supply from the very beginning.
Today ALC trains pastors through its pastoral ministry program, ministry personnel through the School of Theological Studies and in-service and pre-service (both undergraduate and postgraduate) teachers through programs in the School of Educational Theology .