Hillsong Statement of Faith

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21).

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy (Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19, John 17:11, 1 John 4:16).

We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives (Isaiah 59:2, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life (Isaiah 53:4-6, John 1:1-14, John 14:6, Colossians 2:13-15, 1 Corinthians 15:20).

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives (John 3:3) (Acts 2:38) (Romans 10:9) (Ephesians 2:8-9) (1 John 1:9).

We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues (Mark 16:16, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4, Galatians 5:22-23).

We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer and the ‘breaking of bread’ (Matthew 16:17-19, Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34).

We believe in the biblical understanding of sexuality as a gift from God, expressed through purity in singleness and faithfulness in marriage between a man and a woman (Genesis 1:27-28, 2:20-25, Exodus 20:14, Matthew 5:27-28, 19:3-8, 1 Corinthians 7, 1 Timothy 3:2, 12, 5:1-2 Hebrews 13:4).

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live (John 4:23-24, Galatians 6:10, Ephesians 2:10).

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively (Joshua 1:8, Matthew 8:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 3 John 2, 2 Corinthians 9:11).

We believe that our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:36, John 5:28-29, 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9, Revelation 20:11-15).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised (John 14:1-3, Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

Contact Hillsong College

Hills Campus
1-5 Solent Circuit
Baulkham Hills, NSW, 2153, Australia

Postal Address: PO Box 1195 Castle Hill , NSW , 765 Australia
Hills Contact Details
Phone(02) 8853 5200
Email college@hillsong.com
Website www.hillsongcollege.com

City Campus
Waterloo Venue:
Address: 188 Young Street, Waterloo, NSW 2017, Australia

Alexandria Venue:
Address: Unit2, 138-196 Bourke St, Alexandria, NSW 1435, Australia

Postal Address: PO Box 797 Strawberry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia

City Contact Details:
Phone: (02) 9775 3614
Email: college@hillsong.com
Website: www.hillsong.com/college

Phoenix Campus:
655 University Drive Mesa, AZ, 85203 USA

Phoenix Contact Details
Email college@hillsong.com
Website www.hillsong.com/college/usa

Children in Classrooms

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

International Admissions

International Students

 As an international training institution, the College is well equipped to provide for and international students.

The College has procedures in place that ensures compliance with the ESOS Act 2000.

 

Admissions Process
The admission of the international students is the responsibility of the Admissions Co-ordinator who also fulfils the responsibilities of the International Student Contact Officer.

  1. Enquiries
    Send out an enquiry pack about Hillsong in response to enquiries by phone or email. This includes the College Prospectus and Hillsong Church information.
    Forward academic enquiries of students to faculty members.
  2. Offer of Place
    Processing of applications.
    Send Offer of Place to successful applicants.
    Arrivals and Accommodation Guide
  3. Arrival
    The arrival of students to the College is facilitated by the Accommodation Team.
    Hills : A shuttle bus is organised to the Hills campus from the airport and new students are met by the Student Housing Co-ordinator and their student team. Students are taken from the College campus to their accommodation and are given practical assistance in the early stages of settling in (e.g. Visit to the supermarket for groceries).
    City: At the city campus, students catch a taxi from the airport.

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Student Admissions

Student Admissions
Applications for study at the College are processed promptly by the admissions staff with the highest degree of customer service. Applications are not accepted more than one year in advance due to the likelihood of changes in course/fees.

Meeting Entry Requirements
Requirements for entry are clearly outlined in the College Prospectus. Prospective students provide full information upon application which includes personal details, Christian life details, educational qualifications (including Year 12 results for Bachelor level students and evidence of satisfactory IELTS score, or similar evidence showing capabilities in the English language for international students of whom English is not his or her first language), character references (including Pastoral Reference Form), work history during the last five years, musical achievements, police details, medical details and financial details. In particular, a compelling sense of purpose and fulfilment in vocational development is an essential part of student entry and progression requirements.

This information is then used to complete an Application Checklist by the Admissions Team to ascertain the suitability of the applicant and to detect any potential disabilities or difficulties that may affect their studies. The Pastoral Reference Form is particularly important in this process. Continue reading “Student Admissions”

Transfers with other Providers

Transfers to and From Other Providers

 The transfer of international students to and from HC is regulated by ESOS legislation and its corresponding National Code. The College’s policy on this issue falls under two headings:

Transfers to HC from Other Providers
The College will not actively recruit international students from other providers during their first six months of study. The College will not knowingly enrol an international student from another registered training provider prior to the student completing the first six months in their principal course of study with that provider. The only time the College will do this is if:

  • The current provider issues an official letter of release
  • The provider ceases to operate, loses its registration, or is under some government sanction.
  • A government sponsor believes it is in the student’s best interest, and has communicated this in writing.

In cases where an international student who has been studying elsewhere in Australia applies for enrolment, the Admissions officer will check on PRISMS if student has completed six months in principal course.

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Changing Campuses

Changing Campuses

The procedure is the student needs to meet with the campus oversight they want to leave.

The campus oversight will discuss the proposal with the other campus oversight, and they need to be in agreement before the student can change.

If the student is in college accommodation, then the Accommodation Co-ordinator will be informed, as it needs their release as well.

Then, the Registrar needs to be notified of the change so that the database can be updated (raises issues like if the city and hills campus run subjects in different terms, then the student might not be able to do all of their subjects – has this been looked at and raised with the student).

Availability of Staff to Students

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.