Information collected on this form is required to be reported to the Department of Education, and will be used to provide targeted support to students.
Overseas Students: The information provided by overseas students to the provider (the Australian College of Theology) may be made available to Commonwealth and State agencies and the Fund Manager of the Educational Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Assurance Fund, pursuant to obligations under the ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code; and the provider is required, under section 19 of the ESOS Act 2000, to tell the Department about: (i) certain changes to the student’s enrolment; and (ii) any breach by the student of a student visa condition relating to attendance or satisfactory academic performance.
Variation of Enrolment: Students who wish to vary their enrolment by addition of or withdrawal from a unit should consult their Affiliated College Registrar for the critical dates that apply to that unit and the procedure to use to apply for a variation. Withdrawal from a unit after the Withdrawal Date will attract a fail (FW) grade. [For more information, see www.actheology.edu.au – Variation of Enrolment]
Closing dates for application: An application for enrolment in a unit lodged after the Administrative Date for the unit may be subject to the Variation of Enrolment Fee.
Credit Transfer / RPL: ACT’s Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning policies are published on the ACT’s website www.actheology.edu.au.
Grievance Resolution: The ACT’s Grievance Resolution Policy for Domestic Students and the Grievance Resolution Policy for Overseas Students are available on the ACT website at www.actheology.edu.au.
Refund of tuition fees: Candidates who withdraw after the census date of a unit and wish to apply for a tuition fee refund must apply in writing to the Registrar of the Australian College of Theology. A copy of the Tuition Fee Refund application form and policy can be found on the Australian College of Theology website www.actheology.edu.au.
I apply to be enrolled in the Course and Units set out above and agree that, upon acceptance, I will be enrolled at the Australian College of Theology on the terms set out above.
Unless I am applying for cross-institutional enrolments or Single Unit Study, I note that am enrolling in units contributing to the completion of a course of the Australian College of Theology and I declare my intention to complete this course of study.
Should I be accepted as a student of the Australian College of Theology, I will abide by its rules and policies. I understand that I can access the rules and policies relating to my course and my enrolled units on the website of the Australian College of Theology at www.actheology.edu.au.
In particular, I acknowledge that I have read, understand and accept:
I also understand that:
Noting that giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code, I confirm that, to the best of my knowledge, all the information in this form is correct.
This information has been requested by Bible College SA as part of the application process to assess your eligibility towards all our courses. This information will remain confidential and not be made available to any other organisation.
A component of your study with us at Bible College SA requires you to submit a current South Australian Working with Children Check from Department of Health Services (DHS). The WWCC clearance must be current and remain updated for the duration of your study.
Apply for a WWCC via the Screening SA website:(https://screening.sa.gov.au/types-of-check/working-with-children-check).
Referee 1: Current Pastor
The life of Bible College SA is underpinned by a firm commitment to the person and work of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible. This commitment shapes the educational community of staff and students. Our community pursues truth and excellence with grace and diligence, treats people and ideas with love and respect, and thinks critically and constructively about complex issues.
Bible College SA is made up of Christian staff, Board directors, and general members who, along with students choosing to study with us, agree to participate in a community that strives to live according to biblical precepts. We believe that this best enables the College to fulfil its mission and achieve its aspirations, just as it brings the greatest glory to God and the greatest blessing to the whole community and those with whom we interact.
This Code of Conduct is intended as a guiding framework for a distinctive community that acknowledges and respects the College’s statement of faith and purpose. As members of this community, we willingly place ourselves under obligations to one another, as we agree to relational bonds with reciprocal benefits and mutual responsibilities. We strive to achieve respectful and purposeful unity that aims for the advancement of all, recognising the diversity of viewpoints, life journeys, stages of maturity, and roles that exist within the Bible College SA community.
COMMUNITY LIFE & EXPECTATIONS
Being a part of the community at Bible College SA involves a commitment on the part of all members to embody attitudes and to practise actions identified in the Bible as good, and to avoid those which are not. Such a distinctly Christian way of living finds its fullest expression in Christian love, which was exemplified fully by Jesus Christ, and is characterised by humility, self-sacrifice, mercy, justice, and mutual submission for the good of others.
Members of the Bible College SA community, therefore, commit themselves to:
All community members agree to avoid:
PASTORAL DISCERNMENT AND SENSITIVITY
A heightened level of discernment and sensitivity is appropriate within a Christian educational community like Bible College SA. To foster the kind of community atmosphere most conducive to the College’s goals, this Code of Conduct both identifies particular Christian standards and recognises degrees of latitude for individual freedom. True freedom is not the freedom to do all that one pleases, but rather empowerment to do what is best. In all respects, the Bible College SA community expects its members to exercise wise decision making according to biblical principles, carefully accounting for everyone’s capabilities, vulnerabilities, and values, and considering the consequences of those choices to health and character, social relationships, and God’s purpose in the world.
We acknowledge people face challenges in practising biblical sexual morality within today’s highly sexualised culture. A biblical view of sexual morality holds that a person’s decisions regarding his or her body are physically, spiritually, and emotionally inseparable. Such decisions affect a person’s ability to live out God’s intention for wholeness in relationship to God, to others, and to oneself. Further, the Bible affirms sexual intimacy is reserved for marriage between one man and one woman. Members of the Bible College SA community agree to act according to these principles. They also agree to strive for Christian maturity, to take personal responsibility for their actions, and to avoid situations where the temptation to compromise would be particularly strong.
This document applies to all persons who are part of the Bible College SA community. Bible College SA welcomes all students who qualify for admission. Students are expected to abide by the expectations of this Code of Conduct, and by College policies published in the Student Handbook and on the College website.
A record of affirmation and agreement to keep this Code, as well as other policies and responsibilities, is kept for all students while they are members of the Bible College SA community. The College provides accountability to this Code and other policies with action taken by designated representatives of the College as deemed necessary.
I have read and agree to abide by this Code of Conduct and its underlying principles --
The Bible College of South Australia is orthodox in faith, evangelical in outlook, evangelistic in emphasis and interdenominational in character.
The following fundamentals are strictly held: