The Australian Union Conference (AUC) recognises that its greatest resource is its committed and talented teachers and school leaders. A healthy school system needs personnel with leadership or specialist training. Applicants may apply for advanced diplomas, masters, and doctoral degrees under the AUC Education Advanced Study Policy. A bachelor’s degree in early childhood teaching will also be considered for diploma trained early childhood teachers currently employed in Adventist schools or early learning services. Approved study sponsorship will generally be granted on an own-time study basis; however, part-time, and full-time study privileges may be granted for applicants meeting specified criteria for doctoral studies.