Why study at Tabor? There are three key commitments which we hold to at Tabor and which may help your thinking.
We are a relatively small institution when compared to the major universities. This does not, however, mean that we do not share their commitment to academic excellence. All of our certificate and degree programs go through a rigorous assessment process before being accredited by the Australian Skills Qualifications Authority (for vocational programs) or the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency(for degree programs). As with the major universities all of our programs are reviewed regularly by an Academic Board which includes independent members from various South Australian universities.Added to this, two annual, national surveys (the Australian Graduate Survey and the Australasian Survey of Student engagement) consistently rate Tabor amongst the highest performing institutions in terms of overall student satisfaction.
As a relatively small institution we are able to offer genuine learning community. At Tabor, whether you study on campus or online, you will have personal contact and ready access to your lecturers and tutors. Smaller class sizes and overall student numbers mean that teaching staff know who you are and can take a personal interest in your academic progress. We are big enough to provide the resources required for high quality education but small enough to offer personal academic direction and care. We believe that this makes for more effective learning and a better experience of student life.
It's well recognised that all learning takes place within a certain framework of belief. It may take place from the perspective of a secular worldview or some other perspective. At Tabor our teaching and learning is underpinned by a shared faith in Jesus Christ. This is not to say that we are dogmatic - our faith is a sure faith but not a closed faith! Tabor is, at the same time, a place of robust enquiry and transformational Christian learning. The explicitly multi-denominational nature of Tabor means that our community is enriched both by the insights that flow from the great Christian traditions and the vitality that flows from more contemporary expressions of Christian faith. It's a great community in which to explore faith and its implications for your future profession.
Thank you for considering Tabor.
With best wishes,
Johan Roux, President