Practicum Attendance for VET Students
Weekly Practicum attendance is tracked and signed by your Specialist on a weekly basis.
Changing Churches, Campuses or Ministries
If the need arises for a student to change church campuses or ministries, it is first to be discussed with their Trainer in conjunction with the Practicum Coordinator to obtain approval. Students are asked not to change churches, campuses, or ministries until approval has been given. Please note that if a student changes campuses, consent from the Registrar is also required.
Any student that is recorded absent from classes during a week of study will be followed up by their trainer. The student will be required to provide an explanation of their absence, and agree to modify behaviour as necessary to meet the College’s attendance expectations. The Trainer leader will make the appropriate comments on the student’s record.
Any student who consistently misses classes, and who fails to take the appropriate steps to bring their attendance into line with the College’s expectations, will be placed on a Behavioural Intervention program, as per the College’s Student Behaviour Policy.
If the student does not comply with the requirements of this program, termination may result (ref: Termination of Enrolment Policy). For international students studying in Australia, this will include reporting to Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) via PRISMS by the Registrar. Students will be notified in writing by the Registrar prior to this occurring.
Weekend Service Ministry Training
As students are in training for church ministry and leadership, and since weekend services are a focal point of church life, attendance and ministry in weekend church services are encouraged as part of your college experience. we also recommend that you volunteer in one service and attend one service if this applicable to your location.
If you are new to Sydney or USA, you are expected to make Hillsong Church your home church.
Whilst fulfilling the first criteria, you also need to serve in two individual services over the weekend. Serving in a leadership role with Youth on a Friday or Wednesday night is acceptable. Weekend services are found on the church website.
If you already attend a local church in the Sydney Metropolitan area or USA we would encourage you to remain and become actively involved in that church.