The College and its courses are focussed on developing people for a life of Christian leadership. Its practical ministry training is done in a highly energetic, communal and transformative environment. To help promote their success, an applicant must demonstrate their suitability for the demands of ministry training. Consequently, to gain entry to College, an applicant must:
(In addition, acceptance into our Diploma of Ministry is conditional upon successful completion of our Certificate IV in Ministry. Acceptance into our Advanced Diploma of Ministry is conditional upon successful completion of our Diploma of Ministry and proficiency in spoken and written English equivalent to an IELTS result of an average of 6.0 on the General Test.)
In some cases, an applicant may be asked to provide additional evidence that they meet these requirements. From time to time, the College may apply additional conditions in relation to the above entry requirements. This will be done in the best interest of the applicant, based on our experience of the demands of ministry training, to ensure they are set up to succeed.
Protecting Children & Young People
The College conducts its training in the midst of the congregation and ministry of Hillsong Church. Church attendance and practical ministry involvement are key parts of both the College and its courses. Because of this, College students are regularly in church and ministry situations that involve children and young people.
Both Hillsong Church and the College take very seriously their moral and legal obligations to protect these vulnerable groups from predation, exploitation and abuse. Consequently, the College reserves the right to refuse admission or terminate the enrolment of any student who is likely to be, or has a history of being an unacceptable risk to children or young people.
When making this judgement the College will evaluate any risk factors that appear in a person’s Application Form, especially the information they provide regarding past moral behaviour, employment, volunteer activities, medical and mental health history, salvation testimony and criminal record. The College’s treatment of this information will be governed by Australian Privacy legislation, however we may be required to report some details to authorities in cases where a crime has been committed or there is a child at risk of significant harm.
Applicants are expected to take these into account when applying for College, and to make full disclosure of relevant history and behaviour if they choose to proceed.