Policies and Procedures
Sydney College of Divinity student and research policies are drafted in line with the framework on higher education and research provided by the Australian government. Please note that the below policies and procedures are viewed on the Sydney College of Divinity website.
The integrity of the SCD academic process requires that academic misconduct be identified, discouraged and disciplined. This policy is concerned with academic misconduct on the part of current or previous students.
This procedure document lists the appeals procedure for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students and research degree candidates.
This policy allows that ethics clearance may be given on the basis of the CUO or CUB rather than individually for each student.
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.
The Policy lays down the guidelines for admission into an English Sydney College of Divinity undergraduate, postgraduate (coursework) and postgraduate (research) course.
Listed are the guidelines as research involving living human subjects must ensure it protects the welfare and rights of the participants.
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.
The policy and procedures address matters related to the health and wellbeing of students in particular and staff in general.
The Policy sets out the principles which guide the development of a quality library and ensures equitable access for students using the library.
The regulation defines the broad conditions of use for students using the Sydney College of Divinity libraries across all its teaching colleges.
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.
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 the criteria for faculty to be recognised as research active, both to comply with the 2017 Higher Education Standards and to meet the needs of supervision of research thesis.
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.
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.
The Policy is an acknowledgement of SCD’s responsibility to students. It lists the Key Related Documents indicating where particular matters are addressed.