As part of the application process we ask that a Pastor or Leader from your current church provides a Pastoral Reference commenting on your serving and role within the church. The Pastor or Leader you detail below will be sent an invitation to complete a Pastoral Reference once you submit your application.
You must declare that you have enough money to pay for travel, tuition, living expenses, and health insurance for yourself, your partner (if applicable), and your dependent children (if applicable), for the duration of your stay in Australia.
The table below outlines the minimum amounts in Australian dollars (AUD) that you will need in order to be eligible to obtain a visa, and must therefore prove access to these funds. These amounts do not necessarily represent the cost of living in Australia.
Hillsong College must be satisfied that you have definite access to the funds you claim to possess to cover the travel, tuition, living expenses, and health insurance costs, for yourself and your family members.
There are a number of costs that you will need to consider when studying at Hillsong College. Along with your tuition, other costs such as travel, living expenses, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and accommodation need to be considered if relevant. If you plan to bring your family or dependent children, you will need to consider the increase of such costs. For international applicants, please visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs website for more information on financial visa requirements. Hillsong College requires you to declare that when you start College you will have access to sufficient funds to cover all your costs, and that you will continue to be financially responsible to support yourself during your studies at college, whether that is through your own funds or through sponsorship.I declare that when I start College I will have access to the funds as outlined above to financially support myself for the duration of my study at Hillsong College.
(For a complete copy of the policies please refer to the Alphacrucis College Policy and Procedures)
Fees, Payments and Tuition Assurance Policy
Tuition Assurance Statement
One of the College’s most important goals is to facilitate the growth and development of Christian character in line with biblical principles. The College also seeks to build a safe and healthy community that supports and fosters the well-being and growth of each student. Furthermore, the College is a member of its local community and connected to the world at large, seeking to reflect the love and character of God and enact the commission of his church. It is expected, therefore, that College students live in such a manner that brings glory to Christ in their behaviour and attitudes both inside and outside College settings.
Since students are also being trained for Christian ministry, and are engaged in ministry as part of their course, it is expected that they will conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the moral, ethical and behavioural standards expected of Christian leaders and ministers, and the churches in which they are ministering and being trained. With these issues in mind, the College expects students to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the moral and ethical standards generally required of ministers in like-minded churches, and by Australian Christian Churches (Assemblies of God in Australia) in particular, the denomination with which Hillsong is affiliated within Australia.
The College also operates as an accredited educational institution that conducts its training and assessment in line with generally accepted standards of academic quality and integrity. Students are expected to engage in their studies in line with these standards.Therefore each student is expected to:
Like Christian churches throughout history and across the globe, both Hillsong College and Hillsong Church affirm 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. Students are expected to adopt practices and viewpoints that reflect this understanding. (See Hillsong Collected for a statement on these matters by Brian Houston, our Senior Pastor and President).
The College will provide the framework and support needed to facilitate personal growth. If students find that they are genuinely struggling with personal, pastoral, or academic issues we advise they speak to College staff for counsel, support and, where needed, correction to the situation. Behaviour that fails to comply with the Student Code of Conduct may result in disciplinary action (see Student Behaviour and Course Progress Policy). Any behaviour that compromises the welfare of other students will result in immediate termination of enrolment.
Since it reflects the standards expected by churches of those in ministry, behaving and ministering consistently with the Student Code of Conduct is also a requirement for several assessments across the College’s courses. Breaching this Code will result in a student being judged as Not Yet Competent for the relevant subjects/ units/assessments. A student will subsequently need to provide verifiable evidence of meeting the requirements of the Code of Conduct for a reasonable period in order to achieve Competence.
The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework for the standard of conduct expected of staff, students and volunteers at Alphacrucis College (AC).
Staff, students and volunteers are expected to: