For 20 years ACOM has been a leader in innovative and flexible online learning.
Our approach is holistic: developing head, heart and hands to engage students in a truly life-changing experience.
We strive to produce graduates who are well prepared- not only smart enough to understand their world, but also skilled enough to shape their world.

ACOM offers the following distinctive strengths:


Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.- ROMANS 12 : 2 (NLT)

work integrated learning

Work Integrated Learning ensures the theoretical knowledge you are acquiring is being grounded in real-world practice. Students acquire the practical skills that make them employable, while earning credit for their degree through work placement, internships or volunteer projects.

Our World Class Learning Systems

We ensure our students are provided with high quality and digitally rich learning resources.

ACOM students and staff live in a rapidly changing digital world and are accustomed to searching, connecting and discovering online.
However, learning is an inherently human, rather than technical process. Learning requires humans to be curious, to communicate, to interact, to test, to argue, to define, to hope and to improve.
With 20 years of experience in distance learning, we are now an industry leader in engaging digital technologies to deliver highly engaging, personalised, and powerful learning experiences for students through digital technology, while still ensuring we foster the human experience of learning.

ACOM’s digital technology supports an integrated-learning lifestyle through which students are able to access what they need on demand and across multiple devices, while enabling and supporting their interaction with work and family.
We ensure our students are provided with high-quality and digitally rich learning resources. Students can self-regulate their learning with greater opportunities to tailor their pace of progress, with access from anywhere and from any device to the learning environment.

To ensure we offer highly engaging course materials, ACOM also has a digital library of over 20,000 books and more than 800 journals. ACOM caters to the research needs of students wherever they are located.
Our digital resources ensure that students are able to experience deeper engagement through research projects emphasising their ministry situation, and blending theory, action and reflection to produce deep learning that is academically rigorous as well as practice oriented.
At ACOM, we recognise that our students’ place of ministry or work is a living laboratory offering an opportunity for in-depth on-the-job learning. We combine theory and practice in a learning adventure tailored to develop students’ intellectual knowledge, practical skills and spiritual awareness.

You’re Never Alone in Your Studies

ACOM has an amazing team of Student Engagement Managers around the country whose primary role is to connect with and support our students in their studies. One of the great aspects of studying with ACOM is that our students are able to stay in their place of ministry and mission, while engaging with their studies online. A student can choose from the range of optional face-to-face facilitations held around the country where groups of students are located. This flexibility means that students can fit their study around all the other aspects of their complex lives.

Our team of dedicated Student Engagement Managers are all ministry practitioners themselves, so they understand the pressures that combining ministry and study in the midst of life brings. Their focus is on students – getting to know each one personally.

Through supportive, proactive advice, encouragement and timely reminders, they are there to help keep their students on track with their studies and aware of where and how they can receive the academic and personal support they need.

This awesome team of Student Engagement Managers bring leadership to ACOM’s offerings in each state, organising and hosting the many face-to-face facilitations, ensuring that students get the best possible, skilled facilitators on offer. They bring a personal face and ear to ACOM for students who are spread the length and breadth of the country. They are the X factor that counters the anonymity of online learning, making sure that each student is known and supported with all they need to be successful in their studies so they can achieve their God-given dream.


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