The [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand]] has had a large role in establishing and coordinating MIOCS, particularly through [[St. Anna Convent (Preston, Australia)|St. Anna's Convent]], and does so with the [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|ROCOR]] Dean of Victoria, Archpriest Michael Protopopov, and the priest of the [[Church of Russia|Moscow Patriarchate]] parish in Melbourne, Fr Igor Filianovsky.
MIOCS is an affiliate body of the University of Melbourne, through its United Faculty of Theology
] (UFT) at Ormond College in Parkville, Victoria.
Students may study at an undergraduate, postgraduate or informal level.