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									                                    2009
                                           APPLICATION
                                                   PACKAGE
                                                              AUSTRALIAN &
                                                             INTERNATIONAL
                                                                 APPLICANTS




P: 02 9645 9000 F: 02 9645 9099 E: future.students@scc.edu.au W: www.scc.edu.au
About this Handbook

This handbook is intended for use by students, their parents,
teachers and career advisers as a first point of reference. Units,
courses and arrangements for courses as stated in the Handbook
are an expression of intent only and are not to be taken as a firm
offer or undertaking. Southern Cross College reserves the right to
discontinue or vary its modules, courses, announcements, or staffing
at any time without notice. Readers are encouraged to refer to the
Southern Cross College website for current information:
www.scc.edu.au
CONTENTS
Introduction                              1
The Application Process                   2
International Students                    3


Entry Requirements                        4
Certificate IV in Ministry                4
Diploma of Ministry                       4
SCD Diploma of Theology                   5
Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry         5
SCD Bachelor of Theology                  5
SCD Bachelor of Theology (Honours)        5
SCD Master of Arts                        5
SCD Master of Arts (Leadership Stream)    6
SCD Master of Arts (Counselling Stream)   6
SCD Master of Divinity                    6
SCD Master of Theology                    6
Higher Research Degrees                   6
WELCOME:
APPLYING TO STUDY AT
SOUTHERN CROSS COLLEGE
        Southern Cross College has been preparing           Vocational & Undergraduate Applicants
        people for ministry and life since 1948. In         Undergraduate applicants generally fall into one of the
        2009, we are continuing to prepare people for       following categories:
        the extraordinary purpose that God has for           School Leaver Applicants
        them. Therefore, our students are impressive                 Students who are under 21 years of age on 1
        people whose enthusiasm for God and their                    March in their year of admission and who have not
        commitment to excellence is inspiring.                       attempted any post-secondary (TAFE or University)
                                                                     study are classed as School Leaver Applicants.

        We believe that Southern Cross College               Special Entry Applicants
        graduates will change their world and we                     Students who are aged over 21 years as at 1 March
        believe that ministry is not just limited to                 in their year of admission.
        activity in the church. Rather, it is the calling
        of all Christians to serve God in whatever their    Postgraduate Applicants
                                                            Postgraduate applicants can apply for various courses
        sphere of influence - church, workforce and
                                                            depending on their previous academic qualifications.
        community.

                                                            International Applicants
        Our graduates will not only impact the              International applicants can study by distance education
        church, but will partner with the Spirit in the     if they would like to study our courses and remain
        transformation of society as a whole. We’d          overseas. Most of the courses offered at Southern Cross
        love to see you join this amazing group!            College can be taken through distance programs with
                                                            the exception of the Master of Arts with a Leadership
                                                            Stream and most Counselling subjects.

                                                            If they would like to study in Australia, International
                                                            Students need to apply for full-time on-campus courses
                                                            and apply for a student visa. This is discussed in more
                                                            detail on page 3. More information is also available at:
                                                            www.immi.gov.au

                                                            CRICOS Provider Name: Southern Cross College of
                                                            the Assemblies of God in Australia Ltd.

                                                            CRICOS Provider Number: 00958A




                                                            N S W Vo c a t i o n a l
                                                            Education & Training
                                                            Accreditation Board        RTO: 90525




1OF 6                                                                                               2009 Application Package
APPLICATION PROCESS:
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
APPLICATION DEADLINES
   Preparing an Application                                     Application Closing Dates:
   Choose the course you would like to study and                Vocational Education & Training
   determine whether you meet the entry requirements
   for that course.                                                            On-Time        Late            Classes
                                                                               Applications   Applications    Commence
    Fill out an Application Form                               2009:          16TH January   30TH January    9TH February
                                                                Semester 1
    Obtain a character reference
    Obtain certified copies of any relevant academic           2009:          3RD July       17TH July       27TH July
                                                                Semester 2
       transcripts, and your Birth Certificate or Passport or
       Australian Citizenship papers (if relevant)
    Provide on passport-sized photo
    Some courses have further entry requirements               Application Closing Dates:
                                                                Undergraduate & Postgraduate
   Submitting the Application
   Complete the Application Form and forward it to the
                                                                               On-Time        Late            Classes
   Admissions Office at Southern Cross College by the                          Applications   Applications    Commence
   relevant closing dates. Prospective students are advised     2009:          6TH February   20TH February   2ND March
                                                                Semester 1
   to forward their application in person or post it to
   the address on the Application Form. All supporting          2009: Winter   22ND May       5TH June        15TH June
                                                                Session
   documentation must be included with the application.
                                                                2009:          10TH July      24TH July       3RD August
   Faxed or emailed applications will NOT be processed until    Semester 2
   the original copy of the application with its supporting     2009: Summer   31ST October   14TH November   23RD November
   documentation has been received. Mid-year intakes are        Session

   available. Any application fees, if required, can be paid
   by cash (only in person), cheque, credit card, EFTPOS,
   direct deposit or by Telegraphic Transfer.

   Completed Vocational Education & Training (VET)
   applications should be sent to:

       Vocational Education Admissions Office
       Southern Cross College
       PO Box 125 Chester Hill NSW 2162 AUSTRALIA

   Completed Higher Education applications should be
   sent to:

       Higher Education Admissions Office
       Southern Cross College
       PO Box 125 Chester Hill NSW 2162 AUSTRALIA




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APPLICATION PROCESS:
GETTING AN OFFER
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
        The Offer                                                    International Students
        Completed applications are processed and presented           International students are required to submit additional
        to the Admissions Committee for approval. Eligible           information with their application. These documents
        students will receive an offer letter in the post.           include evidence of your English proficiency (IELTS or
        The College will advised students in writing if their        equivalent) if your previous studies (school or university
        application is unsuccessful.                                 qualifications) were not in the English language.


        Accepting or Declining an Offer                              Flexible Delivery Mode
        With your letter of offer you will receive an information    International Students intending to study by flexible
        pack and an Acceptance Of Offer Form. By completing          delivery and remain outside Australia do not need to
        and returning this form to the College by the specified      obtain a Student Visa. Broadband internet access is
        time you will officially accept its terms and conditions.    required.
        In most courses, students may defer their place.

        If you wish to decline or defer your offer, please email
                                                                     On-Campus Studies
                                                                     If International Students wish to study in Australia
        or contact the Admissions contact person listed in your
                                                                     they will need to complete the Application Form and
        offer letter.
                                                                     Overseas Student Agreement Form. Certified copies
                                                                     of your passport must be provided. International
        Advanced Standing
                                                                     applications intending to study on-campus at Southern
        Students who have succesfully completed accredited
                                                                     Cross College in Australia must obtain a Student Visa.
        Bible College study or courses at recognised tertiary
                                                                     Information on obtaining a student visa is available
        insitutions may apply for a transfer of credit. An
                                                                     online at: www.immi.gov.au
        official transcript detailing studies undertaken must be
        submitted to the College Registrar. Recognition of Prior     Please be aware that all International Students intending
        Learning (RPL) from life and ministry experience will also   to study on-campus at Southern Cross College in
        be considered upon request. A fee applies for transfer       Australia are required to pay the first semester’s
        of credit and RPL.                                           tuition fees in advance before the College can issue a
                                                                     Confirmation of Enrolment, which is necessary for you
        Moodle                                                       to apply for a student visa. Upon being granted their
        Moodle is our internet-based platform for learning and       student visa, students intending to study on-campus
        assignments. All students need access to the internet in     should make travel and accommodation arrangements.
        order to access Moodle.
                                                                     When paying your tuition fees, you will also need to
                                                                     pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the
        Application Fee: International Students                      duration of your course upfront. The College will then
        International Students are required to pay an Application
                                                                     organise your health insurance on your behalf. To find
        Fee of $195 prior to consideration of their application.
                                                                     out how much health cover will cost you, please visit
        In addition there is a $250 per semester administration
                                                                     the Australian Medibank website on www.medibank.
        fee payable during your studies.
                                                                     com.au. These monies will be kept in a trust until you
                                                                     are officially enrolled as a student, and are refundable if
                                                                     your visa application is unsuccessful.




3OF 6                                                                                             2009 Application Package
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Course           IELTS*           CRICOS*            Academic Require-         Alternative Requirements   Additional Requirements
                                                     ments

Certificate IV   5.5              062485E            Higher School             Mature Age and             A high level of personal integrity
in Ministry      OR                                  Certificate (HSC)         Special Entry              and willingness to comply with
                 demonstrate                         OR                        admissions for those       ethical requirements
(91389NSW)
                 equivalent                          its equivalent            who have reached the
                 English                             (including articulation   age of 16 years should
                 proficiency                         from other AQF            furnish evidence of a
                                                     programs);                capability in relation
                                                     demonstration of          to spoken and written
                                                     competency in English     English, demonstrated
                                                                               by way of a 500 word
                                                                               written Statement of
                                                                               Purpose, explaining
                                                                               the reason for entering
                                                                               the course, AND an
                                                                               interview conducted by
                                                                               the Registrar’s Office

                                  062486D            Certificate IV in
Diploma of
                                                     Ministry (91389NSW)
Ministry
                                                     OR
(91392NSW)                                           demonstrate the
                                                     necessary skills
                                                     developed in the
                                                     Certificate IV in
                                                     Ministry

                                  062488B            Higher School             Mature Age and             A high level of personal integrity
Certificate IV
                                                     Certificate (HSC)         Special Entry              and willingness to comply with
in Ministry
                                                     OR                        admissions for those       ethical requirements
[Korean
                                                     its equivalent            who have reached the
Medium]
                                                     (including articulation   age of 16 years should
(91390NSW)                                           from other AQF            furnish evidence of a
                                                     programs);                capability in relation
                                                     demonstration of          to spoken and written
                                                     competency in English     English, demonstrated
                                                                               by way of a 500 word
                                                                               written Statement of
                                                                               Purpose, explaining
                                                                               the reason for entering
                                                                               the course, AND an
                                                                               interview conducted by
                                                                               the Registrar’s Office

                                  062489A            Certificate IV in
Diploma
                                                     Ministry [Korean
of Ministry
                                                     Medium] (91390NSW)
[Korean
                                                     OR
Medium]
                                                     demonstrate the
(91394NSW)                                           necessary skills
                                                     developed in the
                                                     Certificate IV in
                                                     Ministry [Korean
                                                     Medium]




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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
HIGHER EDUCATION

Course             IELTS*         CRICOS*   Academic Require-      Alternative Requirements       Additional Requirements
                                            ments

SCD Diploma of     6.0 with       027169G   Higher School          Mature Age and Special
Theology           no results               Certificate (HSC)      Entry admissions for those
                   below 5.5                OR                     who have reached the age
                                            its equivalent         of 21

                   6.5 with                 A Student              Mature Age and Special
Bachelor of
                   no results               University             Entry admissions for those
Contemporary
                   below 6.0                Admissions Index       who have reached the age
Ministry
                                            (UAI) of 70            of 21
                                            OR                     OR
                                            its equivalent         Articulation from other
                                                                   equivalent programs

                   6.5 with       030923G   A Student              Mature Age and Special
SCD Bachelor of
                   no results               University             Entry admissions for those
Theology
                   below 6.0                Admissions Index       who have reached the age
                                            (UAI) of 70            of 21
                                            OR                     OR
                                            its equivalent         Articulation from other
                                                                   equivalent programs

                                  030923G   A Student              Mature Age and Special
SCD Bachelor of
                                            University             Entry admissions for those
Theology [Korean
                                            Admissions Index       who have reached the age
Medium]
                                            (UAI) of 70            of 21
                                            OR                     OR
                                            its equivalent         Articulation from other
                                                                   equivalent programs

                   7.0 in all               Completed the          Hold equivalent                Have a grade point average
SCD Bachelor
                   bands of the             Sydney College         qualifications from a          (GPA) of 2.7 in the coursework
of Theology
                   test                     of Divinity BTh or     university or other tertiary   and 3.0 in the area of
(Honours)
                                            joint BTh degree       institution                    specialisation
                                            within the last five
                                            (5) years

                   7.0 in all               A three-year (3)
SCD Graduate
                   bands of the             bachelors award or
Certificate in
                   test                     equivalent in any
Theological
                                            discipline
Studies


                   7.0 in all               A three-year (3)
SCD Graduate
                   bands of the             bachelors award or
Diploma of Arts
                   test                     equivalent in any
                                            discipline

                   7.0 in all     042336F   A three-year (3)
SCD Master of
                   bands of the             bachelors award or
Arts
                   test                     equivalent in any
                                            discipline




5 OF 6                                                                                              2009 Application Package
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
HIGHER EDUCATION

 Course                 IELTS*            CRICOS*            Academic Require-        Alternative Requirements   Additional Requirements
                                                             ments

 SCD Master             7.0 in all        042336F            A three-year (3)         Five years of senior       • Resume / CV outlining leadership
 of Arts                bands of the                         bachelors award or       leadership experience      experience
 [Leadership            test                                 equivalent in any                                   • 500-word statement outlining
 Stream]                                                     discipline                                          reasons for applying for this award
                                                             AND
                                                             three years of senior                               • Interview with a member of the
                                                             leadership experience                               Master of Arts Leadership Stream
                                                                                                                 Enrolment Committee

 SCD Master             7.0 in all        042336F            A three-year (3)                                    • A minimum of three years’ part-
 of Arts                bands of the                         bachelors award or                                  time pastoral ministry experience
 [Counselling           test                                 equivalent in any                                   • Satisfactory 500-word statement
 Stream]                                                     discipline                                          outlining reasons for applying for
                                                                                                                 this award
                                                                                                                 • Demonstrate basic helping
                                                                                                                 relationship competence by
                                                                                                                 submitting a 30-minute video of
                                                                                                                 either a recent pastoral care and/or
                                                                                                                 counselling session, or a role play
                                                                                                                 situation (in English), together with
                                                                                                                 a 500-word written analysis
                                                                                                                 • Interview with a staff member
                                                                                                                 teaching this award
                                                                                                                 • Have a Pastoral Care and
                                                                                                                 Counselling placement for the
                                                                                                                 duration of the study at least three
                                                                                                                 hours per week
                                                                                                                 • Have an ongoing case load of
                                                                                                                 at least three persons with whom
                                                                                                                 they are working in pastoral
                                                                                                                 counselling for the duration of the
                                                                                                                 two supervised units in the Masters
                                                                                                                 program

 SCD Master of          7.0 in all                           A three-year (3)
 Divinity               bands of the                         bachelors award or
                        test                                 equivalent in any
                                                             discipline


                        7.0 in all        042337E            A Bachelor of Theology
 SCD Master of
                        bands of the                         or equivalent
 Theology
                        test                                 OR
                                                             An SCD Master of Arts
                                                             or equivalent degree

                        Including SCD Master of Arts (Honours), SCD Master of Theology (Honours), SCD Doctor of Ministry, SCD Doctor of
 Higher
                        Philosophy and SCD Doctor of Theology. These program are offered by sending a direct application to the Sydney
 Research
                        College of Divinity. Supervision and advice can be arranged through Southern Cross College’s Postgraduate Committee.
 Degrees**



* Minimum IELTS score requirement for applicants whose qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction.
** The College may decline to accept a candidate if it cannot offer supervision in his or her proposed field of research.




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