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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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:

  • Be a committed Christian (for at least the last 12 months)
  • Have a strong sense of the call of God on their life
  • Be a regular and active member of a local church (for at least the last 6 months)
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the time they start College
  • Be living a faithful Christian lifestyle consistent with our Student Code of Conduct.
  • Have successfully completed high school, or have equivalent post-school life and work experience.
  • Have access to sufficient financial resources to cover their fees, accommodation and living expenses.
  • Have the physical, emotional, psychological and intellectual health and capacity required to successfully undertake the demands of ministry training.
  • Be proficient in spoken and written English. Students for whom English is a second language should demonstrate their English language skills with an IELTS result of an average of 5.5 on the General Test.
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions of any Offer of Place, and to conduct themselves according to the requirements of the Student Handbook, including the Student Code of Conduct, up to and during the period of their enrolment.

(In addition, acceptance into our 2nd year of Practical Ministry Training course is conditional upon successful completion of our 1st year Practical Ministry Course. Acceptance into the 3rd year of Ministry Training is conditional upon successful completion of our 2nd year of Ministry training 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.

Application documents required:

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Pastoral Reference Form

Pastoral Reference Form has been given to my pastor at my home church

Identification documents

Copy of Passport Data page OR photographic identification such as license

English Proficiency

If English is a second language, I’ve provided an IELTS test or equivalent

Passport sized photo

1 Colour Passport sized photo has been digitally sent or mailed to admissions

Salvation/Christian testimony

300 word written salvation & Christian Life testimony

Application Fee

I have paid my application fee in AUD (convert currency here). 

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.