Children are not permitted in classrooms as Hillsong College is set up as an adult learning environment and not suitable for children. One off occurrence requests will be considered for school-aged children upon submission to the campus Vice Principal. These type of requests will only be considered under special one off circumstances
Availability of Staff to Students
Student Support Officer:
All trainers/lecturers take on this role; and are there to connect students to information and services that will assist them to deal with study and personal issues that arise during study.
Part time and full time trainers/lecturers are available for formal and informal meetings at regular times. Students can access faculty during break times or by appointment.
Part-time staff are usually on campus a couple of times a week.
Outside scheduled delivery times, students may contact trainers/lecturers, including part time and casual staff via email to schedule appointments or voice concerns.
In the case where more than one trainer/lecturer has input into the delivery of a subject, there is a co-ordinator who assists students in regards to orientation with the subject and assessment.
Feedback on these Policies
Feedback is formally taken:
- From students – on their classes at the end of each term
- From students – on the College at the end of each term (primarily via the Head Students)
- From students – on the Executive Team and Faculty at the end of each year.
This feedback is reviewed and changes implemented where required.
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. The Staff/Trainer File Checklist is used as a guide to compile and manage these files.
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”
Competency of RTO Trainers and Assessors
It is the responsibility of the Academic Dean in conjunction with the Stream co-ordinators to ensure that trainers and assessors are suitably qualified to meet AQF requirements for the courses in which they teach.
All prospective trainers and assessors whether permanent staff or contract, are required to produce a Curriculum Vitae showing current industry experience and vocational competency in the area they will be training/assessing as well as academic transcripts including the Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40116).
Trainers will not be remunerated until they have produced sufficient evidence of their qualifications as a condition of their contract.
Recruitment of Staff and Trainers
Recruitment of both academic and support staff is primarily achieved through the personal and professional networks of existing personnel, as well as recommendations from the Executive and Academic Teams, rather than through a formal advertising process. This has proven to be the most efficient and reliable means of sourcing candidates who meet our given selection criteria. The applications of other submitted resumes are also considered, and if appropriate interviews are conducted.
All new staff are to be recruited in accordance with the Hillsong Church recruitment process (Ref: Staff Manual). In addition, trainers must be approved by the College Executive Team.
Selection criteria include: Continue reading “Staff Recruitment”
It is important that all personnel are aware of the copyright policies for printed material and music. Unauthorised copies of a work are unlawful. In the classroom setting, the following applies:
Copying Written Text – only 10% of any written work may be photocopied and then only for the purposes of study or research.
Copying Written Music – a copy of music can only be made when an original is already purchased or is owned by the performer or teacher. The actual copy must be marked with the:
- word ‘copy’
- respective Copyright License Number
- name of whom owns the original
- purpose the copy is to be used for