Head Students

Head Students

Head Students are appointed at both campuses and are selected on the basis of their leadership ability and character. Potential head students are nominated by the Vice Principals, Campus Manager’s and current head students and are appointed by the Principals in consultation with the Executive Vice President as vacancies arise.

The number of head students varies according to the size of the student population on each campus.  Head students are given specific portfolios and are accountable to a College staff member (depending on portfolio) and ultimately to the Principal. Once appointed, Head students remain in their role for the duration of their studies.

The role of head students is to fulfil a leadership role in the College for general operations and to be the first point of contact for students to address pastoral issues (including issues such as finances, time management, relationships with other College students). Portfolios include: small group co-ordination, Chapel, children ministry rosters, events, Men and Women ministries, international students, trainer/lecturer hospitality, library, pastoral care, married couples, venue co-ordination and College yearbook. The Head Students receive training from staff members for their respective roles.

Students’ issues are discussed in the weekly Head Students Meeting before reference to the College authorities.


Working with Children (Child Protection)

The Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012 makes it an offence for a person convicted of a serious sex offence (a prohibited person) to apply for, undertake or remain in, child related employment whether paid or unpaid.

Therefore, it is a requirement by the College that all Staff, volunteers and students undergo this screening process. This will be done by filling the Working with Children Form – Prohibited Employment Declaration and Working with Children Form – Background Check Consent at Enrolment and at Staff induction or when a volunteer commences work at the College. In addition individuals will need to comply with the state requirements for a Working With Children Check (NSW, VIC, QLD) where a background check is conducted by the required authority. A Police Check application form will need to be submitted before providing the required formal identification to the Roads & Maritime Service.

Moving with the Buildings

Hills Campus

The Hub
Remember at all times there are many people working within the building, so your consideration of these people will be appreciated. To contain noise levels within the building please adhere to the following:

Offices – students are not permitted in office areas unless they have an appointment or are engaged in practical ministry.

Convention Centre
Students are permitted in the Basement, lecture rooms or in the Library. To access particular areas of the Convention Centre, please follow these directions;

The Basement – use the outside stairs on the right hand side of the Children’s area. Refer to Map, Level One, Area A.

Library & Lecture Rooms: Continue reading “Moving with the Buildings”

Work Health and Safety

Section 6: Work Health and Safety

The leaders of Hillsong Church and College attempt at all times to provide a safe working environment for staff and students. There is still the need for the staff and students to be aware of their surroundings and generally take care when on the premises. Copies of the Work Health & Safety Act are available for review through the General Manager. Work Health and Safety areas are Incident Reports, Fire Alarms, and Fire Drills, Evacuating the Building, Lifting, Computers, and Outreaches.

Some moving of furniture will be required as a part of the day-to-day operation of the College. Chair trolleys are provided to assist with the removal of chairs.

Smoking of any substances is not permitted including vaping.

If an accident occurs on the College premises, the appropriate medical attention must be sought immediately. If needed, the number for the State Emergency Services (police, fire dept. or ambulance) is 000. Once the situation has been dealt with, an Incident Report form must be completed and given to the Principal.

Hazard Identification
If staff become aware of a potential hazard to the safety of staff or students, they should report it via the Hazard Report form.

Both campuses have a fire alarm system that is tested throughout the year. If under any circumstances the fire alarms are activated, students must leave the building through the main exits or fire doors. Exit signs are illuminated. Assemble in the designated Safe Area (Hills Campus Shopping Centre car park; City Campus car park across the road from the Campus). Refer the maps (Appendix 1) for exits. Twice a year students will be instructed in the evacuation procedures during mandatory fire drills.

Staff & Trainer Files

Staff and Trainer Files

In order to ensure, monitor and maintain the appropriateness of staff and trainers, staffing files are kept for all full and part-time trainers and all adjunct trainers.

These files are initially compiled at the appointment / induction of new staff and trainers, and are updated on an annual basis.

Trainer files are particularly important as they enable us to ensure and demonstrate the appropriateness of the College trainer team. Thus, the trainer file needs to include the following: Continue reading “Staff & Trainer Files”