SCMOI has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Adelaide College of Divinity (ACD) and the Uniting College for Leadership and Theology (UCLT), that enables SCMOI to offer ACD courses. 

ACD courses are government accredited, meet strict quality standards, and are monitored for regulatory compliance. They are equivalent in level to Australian university courses and recognised nationally and internationally. Eligible Australian students enrolled in ACD courses can access the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP scheme.

ACD was founded in 1979, when several denominations came together to offer an institution of high-quality theological and ministry formation. Since then ACD has had 760 graduates of ministry. ACD is associated with Flinders University as its Department of Theology.

Through ACD we can offer a well-resourced, quality study experience, including access to the Adelaide Theological Library.​

Our partnership with ACD and UCLT is academic, educational and administrative. It ensures that the units offered by SCMOI meet ACD requirements and that they are Orthodox in content and ethos, being taught by a well-qualified and experienced faculty of Orthodox academics and clergy.

Adelaide College of Divinity

312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive

Brooklyn Park SA 5032

Phone: (+61) (08) 8416 8400

Fax: (+61) (08) 8416 8410 


ABN: 86 680 954 246 | RTO: 4863

ACD is registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as a Higher Education Provider. Details of ACD’s registration and course accreditation in this sector can be found on the TEQSA National Register.


Saints Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Institute is the theological and higher education institute of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.


SCMOI delivers undergraduate and postgraduate award courses by arrangement with the Adelaide College of Divinity and the Uniting College for Leadership and Theology.


9 Deptford St
Elizabeth Grove, SA, 5112


T: +61 (08) 8252 9440



Please note: our office is unattended from 4-20 November 2020.

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