Frequently Asked Questions

What is Emmanuel College Sydney?

Emmanuel College Sydney is a liberal arts college based in Sydney, Australia. We offer an unaccredited 1-year course covering four core liberal arts subjects – Philosophy, Literature, Historical Theology and History.

What are Liberal Arts?

The word Liberal comes to us from the Latin “liber” which means “free”. Liberal Arts are the subjects which were historically viewed as being necessary to produce free men. A free man knows where he comes from (history), can think clearly and is a persuasive and articulate communicator.

Will Liberal Arts help me get a job?

Education has unfortunately become overly focused on gaining a piece of paper that says you can do a job. We want to provide students will more than that. Highly valuable employees are people who can learn quickly, speak and write clearly, take responsibility and think rationally. These are the skills that we want to develop through our Liberal Arts education.

Is there an online option?

A classical liberal arts education has an emphasis on dialogue, debate and interaction. We have designed our curriculum, lessons and assessments to reflect this emphasis. As such, we encourage all students to attend in person classes in order to gain the most from the courses.

However, due to interest from interstate and potential COVID restrictions, we will offer an online option to those students who have a good reason for not being able to attend in person.

Is the course accredited?

The purpose of accreditation is to ensure there is accountability for the quality of course content. In Australia, government accreditation has lost most meaning and all value. Instead of working to provide accountability for quality, too often accreditation now seeks to influence what is taught. For this reason, we have decided to remain unaccredited so that we have the freedom to teach a genuinely Christian curriculum from an unashamedly Christian worldview.

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