Vision International College

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Vision International College was founded in 1974 in Launceston, Tasmania by Ken Chant, an Australian theologian and author. Now located outside of Sydney, Australia in Minto, New South Wales, the college provides vocational ministry training by distance education with an emphasis on community service. The Reverend Denis Plant now serves as the principal of the college.

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Vision International College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the national regulator of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) sector which is part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

The college offers the vocational training awards of Certificate III, Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma.[1][2]

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Vision International College maintains partnerships with Vision International University in Florida and also in Ramona, California, United States, to offer students a pathway of learning from vocational training to an academic degree. Students who have earned a three-year advanced diploma from Vision International College may gain admission into the bachelor's degree completion program of Vision International University. The college offers its programs as part of the consortium of distance education of the Vision International Education Network.

The college maintains a strong commitment to vocational ministry training within the local context of the student. While the curriculum is deep-rooted in a Pentecostal-Charismatic heritage, it remains open-ended and adaptable to any immediate cultural and theological context. The college encourages students to apply their educational experience to their church environment, denomination, and faith community.[3]

The college also maintains the Internet Bible College, an Internet-based option of study for its students which offers accredited awards from Vision International University, non accredited awards up to the Diploma of Biblical Theology from Vision Christian College, Sydney, Australia, and state approved degrees from bachelors to PhD degrees through Vision International University in Florida

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