Who we are

Vose Seminary has been training people since 1963, originally as the Baptist Theological College of Western Australia.

Vose is a ministry of Baptist Churches of Western Australia, for the benefit of all churches in the state. Graduates serve in many different denominations and missions organisations, both in the Western Australian context and around the world.

Our desire is to pursue good orthodoxy and good orthopraxy knowing that one informs the other. We seek to integrate right thinking about God and right practice as a result of this right thinking, creating a learning environment where growth is fostered and celebrated. Our vision is not merely academic. We see the Christian community grown through world class education and training.


From The Principal

Welcome to Vose

Vose is committed to help you to lead a life that goes far beyond the ordinary. We do so by helping you to discover your voice and to own your story. We will help you to achieve academic results you might not have thought possible, while always pointing you to the practical, ethical and pastoral implications of the knowledge you are gaining.

We are not content for our students to be simply knowledgeable. We also want them to be wise, skilled and compassionate. Vose graduates make a positive difference in the world – a world we believe to have been made by a God who loves and cares for it. God invites us to participate in the Missio Dei – the mission of God in the world – and Vose will help to prepare you for your part in God’s story for the world.


For more than 50 years, Vose graduates have been making a difference on every continent of the globe. You might well be visiting our website because you have heard of the outstanding reputation. This reputation for excellence has been built by our outstanding staff who are experts in their field. It has been built by the calibre of our graduates. It has been built by our willingness to be innovative and responsive to what God is doing in the world.


At Vose we offer a wide range of programmes. Vose Seminary offers a rich feast of theological degrees and diplomas that equip its students for a lifetime of servant leadership. Vose College, a relatively new Higher Education Provider, operates on the Vose site in the closest possible relationship with the seminary. It currently offers a Diploma of Management and a Master of Education and plans to steadily add to its range of course offerings. Vose also offers internship programmes and provides ongoing professional development for graduates and others who seek its many services via Vose Leadership.

Spend some time exploring the site. I am quietly confident that we will be able to help you to discover your voice and to own the story God is inviting you to write.

Thanks for visiting.
Dr Brian Harris

Dr Brian Harris
Principal: Vose Seminary and Vose College