The Members of the Consortium are

and potentially

  • The Wellington Christian Study Centre.

Booth College of Mission

The Salvation Army Training College was established in 1913. In 1982, it moved from its Aro Valley site in central Wellington to Trentham.  Booth College of Mission is registered as a private training establishment with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

In 1999, The Salvation Army and the Laidlaw College Inc. (Laidlaw College) signed a partnership agreement whereby students taking courses at BCM would receive credits towards Laidlaw College awards.

In January 2002, the college was renamed The Salvation Army Booth College of Mission.  It consists of the School for Officer Training, the School of Bible and Mission, the Centre for Leadership Development, Youth Mission Training and an on-site Early Childhood Education Centre, William Booth Educare.

The School for Officer Training (SFOT) provides training for all who respond to the call to serve as officers of The Salvation Army, offering training tailored to the individual’s needs.

The School of Bible and Mission (SBM), in partnership with the Laidlaw College, is open to anyone who wishes to pursue courses in biblical, ministry and mission studies. Diploma and certificate courses are accredited with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority in partnership with Laidlaw College.

The Centre for Leadership Development (CLD) offers a full curriculum of workshop based learning experiences aimed at developing the leadership skills of all who hold leadership and ministry responsibilities within The Salvation Army.

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Wellington Catholic Education Centre

Wellington’s Catholic Education Centre (WCEC) offers a wide range of courses and qualifications, many available on distance learning, as well as support to Catholic schools and to parishes. It attracts people of all ages and backgrounds weho seek a deeper understanding of all aspects of the faith journey. We have courses in religious education, scripture, theology, leadership, pastoral ministry, church history, spirituality, social justice and liturgy.

WCEC has recently been subsumed within the Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand (CIANZ).

CIANZ is registered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority as a Private Training Establishment. Our main campus is located at the Catholic Centre, 22-30 Hill Street, Wellington. For further information visit

Wellington Pacific Bible College

Wellington Pacific Bible College was established in 2006 to provide biblical instruction, langiage learning and life skills training for Pacific communities in the Wellington area.  Currently courses are offered using English, Samoan and Tongan languages. WPBC is based in the Lifepoint Building, 61 Hopper Street, Mt Cook, Wellington. For further information visit

Wellington Institute of Theology

Wellington Institute of Theology, known as WIT,  is a body set up by the Anglican Diocese of Wellington to explore contemporary theological and ethical issues, with particular reference to the context of mission and ministry in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is also a vehicle to enable all interested persons to study biblical and historical expressions of the Christian faith by providing theological workshops and regular theological symposia, both in Wellington and in other centres, and by maintaining a small but high quality theological library. For further information about the workings of WIT and the WIT Library contact the Director of WIT and Canon Theologian for the Anglican Diocese of Wellington, the Rev’d Canon Deborah Broome.