Accredited Pathways

Accredited Awards from Vision International College Australia

Vision International College was founded in Tasmania (Australia) in 1974 by Dr. Ken Chant. Vision International College Australia (VIC) is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Students who complete studies with Vision International University USA may transfer to Vision International College Australia and, upon completion of additional coursework and payment of transfer fees, receive an accredited award that may be transferable to other accredited institutions. Students will remit a transfer fee to VIU on behalf of VIC. The transfer fee, covering both institutions, is a total of $300 USD per award. Additional course fees (typically 2-3 courses per award level at $250-350 AUD per course) are paid directly to VIC Australia.

Accredited Advanced Diploma (Associate's Degree Equivalent)

Students who successfully complete two years of study with Vision International University may transfer to Vision International College Australia's accredited Advanced Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology. This award has been evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluation Services (ECE) and World Education Services (WES) as equivalent to an Associate's degree (60 semester hours) with regional accreditation in the United States.

Accredited Graduate Diploma (Bachelor's Degree Equivalent)

Students who successfully complete four years of study with Vision International University, or have been awarded a California State authorized Bachelor's degree from VIU, may transfer to Vision International College Australia's accredited Graduate Diploma of Christian Ministry and Theology. This award has been evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluation Services (ECE) and World Education Services (WES) as equivalent to an Bachelor's degree (120 semester hours) with regional accreditation in the United States.

Step 1: Transfer Procedures for VIU USA to VIC Australia

When you have successfully completed your studies with VIU, you may pursue transfer to an accredited award with VIC Australia. Please carefully complete the following steps:
  1. Download and complete the VIC Registration Form. This form has been pre-filled to include VIU as the student's "employer" to identify the student as transferring from VIU. Complete all required fields. VIU will complete the registration payment section on behalf of the student. Note that the transferring student will remit any additional study fees directly to VIC Australia.
  2. Be sure to indicate the award level for which you are pursuing transfer: either the Advanced Diploma (2 years) or the Graduate Diploma (4 years).
  3. Download and complete the VIU Transcript Request Form.
  4. Submit both completed forms via email to Maureen Kelley at mkelley@vision.edu. VIU will bill you directly for the transcript request, transfer processing fee, and VIC registration fees.
  5. VIU will submit your registration and transcript directly to VIC Australia.
  6. VIC Australia will contact you directly about the next steps to complete required subjects with VIC Australia, payment of additional study fees, and completion of the award.

Step 2: Complete Additional Courses at VIC

In order to earn the accredited Graduate Diploma (Bachelor's equivalent), you must complete the following courses directly with Vision International College Australia:
  • BSBATSIL503 - Manage conflict Nominal Hours 110 (Conflict Management)
  • BSBMGT605 - Provide leadership across the organisation Nominal Hours 60 (Managing Ministry)
  • BSBATSIL512 Be a leader in the community: Nominal Hours 60 (Being a Kingdom Leader)
  • CHCPRP001 Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships: Nominal Hours 80 (Developing ministry partnerships)
In addition to the $300 USD fee paid to VIU, you are required to pay a $75.00 AUD registration fee with VIC and pay for the cost of each additional course at VIC (called units). The cost of each unit is $375.00 (AUD) approx $265.00 USD, depending on exchange rate. Upon payment of all fees and completion of additional courses, you will be awarded the Graduate Diploma (Bachelor's equivalent) from Vision International College Australia.

Step 3: Foreign Credentials Evaluation

Upon completion of the award from VIC Australia, Vision International recommends the following foreign credential evaluators who will generate a US-equivalency report for the VIC awards:

Step 4: Transfer to Accredited Partner Institutions or Continue Studies with VIU USA

Upon completion of your accredited awards, you may pursue further studies by transferring to one of your accredited partner institutions or continuing advanced (unaccredited, state authorized) studies with Vision International University USA.

For more information:

City Vision University Transfer Opportunities

City Vision University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), a US Department of Education (USDE) and Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) approved accreditor. For students who completed the accredited Advanced Diploma from Vision International College Australia, City Vision University offers accredited bachelor's degree completion programs in Business, Christian Ministry & Leadership, Addiction Studies, and Nonprofit Management. For students who completed the accredited Graduate Diploma from Vision International College Australia, City Vision University offers an accredited Master of Business Administration degree.