Graduation

At the end of each year, the College celebrates graduation at the Graduation Dinner and Ceremony. Attendance at the Graduation Dinner, Ceremony, and scheduled rehearsals is compulsory for all students (graduating and continuing). Furthermore, students are not to leave for holidays until after Graduation week has concluded (Refer to the College Calendar).

To be eligible to graduate, a student must:

  • complete and pass all the necessary subjects and assessments
  • have satisfactory attendance at College activities
  • pay student fees, rent and library fines in full by the last week of semester
  • return all library books
  • supplied their USI (Unique Student Identifier) number to the Registrar Dept (The College will not issue any certificates to students without obtaining a verified USI for the individual according to the requirements set out in the Student Identifiers Act 2014.)

The dress code for the Graduation Ceremony is semi-formal. Students will not be able to participate in the Ceremony if dressed inappropriately. There is a formal dress code for the Graduation Dinner.

Staff Employment and Practice

  1. As a statutorily-defined religious institution, the College recruits faculty and support staff on the basis of their ministry gifting and calling, qualifications, proven ministry experience and character in accordance with the Assemblies of God fellowship with which the College is associated.
  2. All staff are expected to perform their duties with competency, integrity and compassion in compliance with the standards outlined in the Staff Code of Conduct and consistent with the College mission and purpose. Any breaches of the requirements will result in disciplinary sanctions. All staff are required to remain conversant with College expectations of their conduct.
  3. The College ensures the ongoing professional development of its faculty and staff (including professional skills and teaching qualifications).
  4. The College complies with the Occupational Health and Safety standards and other statutory and industrial award agreements as per current legislation, in order to provide a safe working environment for its staff. A review committee has been established to assess risk and safety matters. The Committee consists of College staff, church production staff, church events staff and other church staff.
  5. The College provides an appeals mechanism for staff to ensure equity, due process, natural justice and fair practice.

Provision of Information

  1. The College supplies accurate and current information to students and prospective students on all relevant matters. This includes, but is not limited to: detailed and realistic estimates of costs of tuition, accommodation and living expenses; course and entry requirements (including but not limited to attendance, academic and ministry matters and standards of conduct), language requirements, status and outcomes of academic programs including recognition given to qualification(s) offered; withdrawal arrangements; refund entitlements; details of facilities and equipment; living conditions and staffing, visa conditions for international students, accommodation availability; internal and external appeals procedures and non academic student support services.
  2. The College reviews regularly all information provided to students to ensure its accuracy and relevance.

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

Communications

Communications

Clarity of communication is essential between staff and students in order to facilitate smooth operations in the College. It is also necessary that written communication aligns to the spirit and ethos of Hillsong Church. To that end, the following applies:

External communications (e.g. Bulk emails to prospective and new students) must be checked by the Brand Manager prior to sending.

Internal communications to more than 20 people (e.g. Emails to students in a class, Emails to students in a campus) must be checked by your immediate supervisor and/or Principal.

Checks are made to ensure that appropriate language is used, including grammatical expression, technical issues, clarity and positive spirit. Continue reading “Communications”

Risk Management

Risk Identification and Management

This procedure describes the process by which we identify and manage risks concerned with quality control and compliance with SNR Standards for Registered Training Organisations.

Each member of the Executive Team is responsible for completing and reviewing Risk associated within their oversight on an annual basis.

The implementation of this policy and its associated procedures may be delegated to the training and administrative staff who are responsible for reporting to the Executive regarding the organisation’s risk status. Continue reading “Risk Management”