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In 1957, the Baptist Churches in Western Australia, under the leadership of Noel Vose, prepared plans for the establishment of the seminary. Opening in March 1963, with Vose as founding Principal, the seminary began classes as the Baptist Theological College of Western Australia in temporary accommodation in Nedlands. In November 1967 a permanent, purpose built facility was opened on land purchased in the Collier Pine Plantation opposite what is now Curtin University in the suburb of Bentley.
Vose was the only faculty member until the arrival of John Olley (an Old Testament specialist), in 1978, and Richard Moore (New Testament), in 1979. Upon Vose's retirement in January 1991, John Olley was appointed as the second Principal of the Seminary. In 2004, Brian Harris was appointed Principal.
The seminary associated with Murdoch University in 1985, which allowed the seminary to offer higher degrees up to PhD. In 2003, the seminary transitioned from its affiliation with Murdoch University to being accredited through the Australian College of Theology.
In 2008, the seminary became known as Vose Seminary, after its founding Principal.
- Moore 225.
- Moore 226-227.
- Moore 227.
- Moore 227-228.
- Moore (1996) 208
- Moore 135, 228.
- Hobby, N., J. Olley and M. O'Neil (eds) (2013). Vose Seminary at Fifty: From "Preach the Word" to "Come Grow". Preston, Vic.: Mosaic Press.
- Moore, R.K. (1991). Baptists of Western Australia: The First Ninety Years (1895-1985). Perth: The Baptist Historical Society of WA.
- Moore, R.K. (1996). All Western Australia is my Parish: A Centenary History of the Baptist Denomination in Western Australia (1895-1995). Perth: The Baptist Historical Society of WA.