AC is committed to ensuring a healthy and safe community environment, including campuses, facilities, venues for fieldwork and Work Integrated Learning (WIL). The Student Support Centre can assist with:
- security and safety concerns;
- health services information;
- counselling and pastoral services available;
- legal services information;
- reporting harassment, bullying or sexual misconduct;
- reporting hazards and critical incidents;
- wellbeing and safety policies and procedures.
Please contact the Student Services Team in Moodle, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 1300 228 355.
AC has several initiatives to encourage healthy communities:
The Disability Support Office within the Student Support Team can assist in providing you with adjustments to assessments and learning to accommodate your disability. Candidates/students with a temporary injury, such as a broken limb, may also be eligible for assistance. For more information, please see: Accessibility and Disability Policy.
You can enquire about potential adjustments or arrange an appointment by emailing: email@example.com.
HARASSMENT, BULLYING, UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICY
The Harassment, Bullying, and Unlawful Discrimination Policy aims to provide protection against discrimination; harassment (including sexual harassment) and bullying; vilification and victimisation; sexual misconduct (including sexual assault/violence and sexual exploitation); other wrongful, unlawful or inappropriate conduct at AC. The College adheres to the following:
- Age Discrimination Act 2004;
- Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act 2016;
- Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) ;
- Disability Discrimination Act 1992;
- Fair Work Act 2009;
- Racial Discrimination Act 1975;
- Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1998;
- Sex Discrimination Act 1984;
- Title IX of the Education Amendments Act 1972;
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 1994.
SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE
AC has implemented sector-wide good practices to ensure rigorous processes for Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment (SASH) prevention and response. All staff receive training in matters related to SASH, particularly first responder training across all campuses. All Professional Development session recordings can be found in the Faculty Handbook.
If you experience harassment, bullying, unlawful discrimination or assault (sexual or otherwise), please see the Respect.Now.Always page for reporting procedures and support options available. All matters will be treated confidentially by AC staff. If you believe the behaviour is criminal, report it directly to the police.
CHILD AND YOUNG PERSON PROTECTION
AC is the national training college for Australian Christian Churches which is committed to the highest standard of protection and safety for children or young people who attend a program, service or facility run by departments and ministries with the movement. The Safer Churches Strategy is outworked through national, state and local levels.
Any AC representative who is working directly with children must undergo a Working with Children Check if they are involved in any child-related work, including but not limited to: care for, teaching, providing services to; or conducting research involving children or young people.
AC’s Child and Young Person Protection Policy outlines guidelines which aim to protect children and young people from harm.
Please refer to reporting child abuse and neglect for information regarding the state or territory government department guidelines.
WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING AND FIELDWORK
AC hosts both English and Korean Field Study trips annually to Israel, Greece/Turkey and elsewhere which provide students with a unique learning experience outside of the usual physical or virtual class. Students can complete the field studies for credit towards their course of study or they can audit the subject to engage with other students without the assessment component.
When engaged in fieldwork or WIL activities off campus, it is vital to ensure that the appropriate insurance arrangements are in place. For information about AC’s Public Liability Protection, Professional Indemnity Insurance, and Insurance for Personal Accidents, and Travel Insurance, see the Work Integrated Learning and Fieldwork Policy. To make a claim under AC's Public Liability or Professional Indemnity insurance, the student will contact AC administration (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as practicable after the event to which the claim relates.
An important aspect of ongoing wellbeing and health is ensuring appropriate employment. The AC website lists job opportunities being advertised at AC. The Student Support Team also provides advice to students regarding career and enrolment choices.
STAFF CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The Staff Conditions of Employment provides information and entitlements for permanent employees of the College, as described in The Fair Work Act 2009.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AWARD
AC values and promotes community engagement and social responsibility by honouring and rewarding staff and students who make a significant contribution to their local communities or the broader society. The annual Community Engagement Award is presented at the graduation ceremony. For more information, please see the Community Engagement Award Policy.