Information on Sydney College of Divinity policies and procedures for international students
Listed below are a number of policies for international students (referred to as overseas students in many of the policies). Students are expected to be familiar with the policies and to follow them.
The policy seeks to ensure a clear understanding of academic integrity and identifies the meaning and scope of academic misconduct, and sets out the procedures for dealing with cases of academic misconduct.
This procedure document lists the appeals procedure for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students and research degree candidates.
The Policy ensures compliance with the ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code (as amended 2018).
Credit for Previous Study and RPL Procedures
The procedures define the process for domestic and international students. Applications are processed in-line with the SCD Credit and RPL Policy.
Critical Incident Policy and Procedures
This policy relates to critical incidents directly involving staff and/or students on any SCD campus that have an impact on the individual and members of the college community.
Enrolment Policy - English Awards
The Policy lays down the guidelines for admission into an English Sydney College of Divinity undergraduate, postgraduate (coursework) and postgraduate (research) course.
Enrolment Policy - Korean Awards
The Policy lays down the guidelines for admission into a Korean Sydney College of Divinity undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) course.
Free Intellectual Inquiry Policy
The policy is aligned with the requirements of the Higher Education Standards 2015 (HES B.1.1.3 and HES 6.1.4) on free intellectual inquiry.
Health and Wellbeing Policy and Procedures
The policy and procedures address matters related to the health and wellbeing of students in particular and staff in general.
Monitoring Course Progress of Overseas Students Policy
The Policy and Procedure specifies progress monitoring at the end of semester for international students to ensure course completion as in the CoE.
The policy ensures compliance with relevant privacy legislation, Higher Education Standards, and the commitment of the Sydney College of Divinity to transparency, responsibility, and fairness in its management of information.
Recognition of Prior Learning Policy
The Policy outlines the process of RPL submission and outcomes. The downloadable file contains the Application Form and Evidence Template.
The Policy lays out the teaching bodies and SCD tasks in relation to their responsibility to keeping student records.
The Policy discusses the eligibility and conditions for refund of tuition fees to students.
The Policy defines what constitutes a disability, and the rights/ entitlements and obligations of students with disabilities in relation to education and training.
The indicative flowchart is linked to the Student Grievance Policy and Procedures. It helps the student to see at a glance the process of reporting a grievance experienced by a SCD student.
Student Grievance Policy and Procedures
The Policy provides a mechanism for addressing grievances affecting the student, whether academic or non-academic. Student Grievance Notification Form is available in the downloadable file.
Student Support and Welfare Policy
The Policy is an acknowledgement of SCD’s responsibility to students. It lists the Key Related Documents indicating where particular matters are addressed.
Students at Academic Risk Policy and Procedures
This document assists the teaching bodies to identify areas where the provision of additional support will help students achieve a successful outcome.
Suspension, Deferment or Cancellation of an Overseas Student's Enrolment Policy
Policy and procedure when an international students’ enrolment is suspended, deferred or cancelled by the college or student.
Transfer Between Registered Providers Policy
The Policy is for international students who in certain circumstances transfer from another registered provider’s course prior to completing 6 months to a SCD course.
In addition to the policies a range of helpful information about studying with Sydney College of Divinity and living in Australia, is provided to international students at the time of their enrolment and may be consulted both before and after enrolment, including