St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College was established in 1986 by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia in order to provide tertiary level education and training for Christian Orthodox clergy, theologians, lay teachers and ministers in order to meet the catechetical and pastoral needs of the Orthodox Church in Australia. It is also intended to be a centre of ecumenical scholarship and learning. It is full accredited by the Sydney College of Divinity, a federation of Christian theological education providers. All the degrees and awards are approved by the NSW Department of Education and Training.
As the only Eastern Orthodox theological college in Australia with civil accreditation, St Andrew’s strives to bring an Orthodox Christian presence to the Australian theological scene as a whole.