Contact Details for Enquiries or Further Information

HOPE College

Administrator:   Heather Rowles

9 Augusta Street East Corrimal NSW 2518

Phone:      02 4285 5014     Email:

Our Mission


Training has almost always been core to Christian ministry.  Most of that training assumes a variety of roles within the institutional structures of churches. HOPE College is designed to equip & provide tools for people who see their major calling is to be a missionary in their current or future spheres of influence e.g. neighbourhood, workplace, community involvement, church or ministry organization etc.  All the training will presuppose students who want to see the community transformed and who want to be agents of that transformation.   It is a ‘vocational’ training enterprise for advancing “Heaven On Planet Earth” (Matt. 6: 9-15; Jn. 1:14-17)


This training experience will attempt to be driven by the task of seeing the kingdom of God advance through community engagement, resulting in churches (Communities of HOPE) being established in community spheres.  In that sense it will combine research, experimentation, field projects and partnerships with individuals and groups with the same heart and soul.  We are seeking grace from heaven that will empower ordinary people to produce effective forms of ‘common-unity’ (church) in “their own back yards.”  The missionaries we want to equip will be trained for the cross cultural ministry experience represented by the spheres where they live, work and play – in this country as much as any other.


Unfortunately, we have allowed people to separate full time Christian ministry from regular lifestyle.  As a result, God’s people generally associate their Christian identity with some kind of ‘organized church’ activity.  We would like to influence the way people, young and old, see their primary ministry calling.  It is the other end of the spectrum that assumed full time ministry as either a pastor or a missionary overseas.

We simply can’t see why people shouldn’t have the opportunity to pursue this kind of missionary training alongside their regular vocational training.  We are working to produce models that could assume elective status in a senior high school course as well as tertiary courses.


We are committed to enabling people to do the work.  That is primary and supreme.  By the grace and extreme effort of our partners, we have established a course that satisfies government standards for the awarding of a (minimum) Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.

We will in no way sacrifice the primary objective in order to prioritize the accreditation, but we believe in providing training which makes it possible for students to articulate from one training opportunity to another with little or no penalty for their whole life of being equipped for the mission God calls them to – whatever that IS.  The current paradigm of government endorsed training enables this.

The Training will be designed to give students the opportunity of achieving Certificate IV Level in as close to one year as is possible for them in a delivery style akin to distance education with the added benefits of face to face tutoring & mentoring.

In September of 2017, HOPE College became a partner with the ‘Christian Leaders Training Academy’ under the auspices of the Australian Centre for Community Leadership. This is the outcome of a decades long relationship and is the reason that HOPE College can deliver accredited training. For more information about our parent body, visit

Our Values   

The ‘Church’ becoming more and more like Jesus by representing and demonstrating the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven – right where we are, whenever we are there.

Holiness = Our Primary Attitude

Indiscriminate, Redemptive, Rescuing Love  For ALL (i.e. we are all broken & lost) Modeled             by the Life and Ministry of Jesus

Oneness = Our Primary Base of Operations

Common-Unity; Strategic Relationships of the Heart Doing Life and Ministry                                TOGETHER (not just with those who look & sound like US) Modeled by the Father & Son

Fullness = Our Primary Method

5-Fold Equipping Ministries who Equip the Saints to Equip the Saints (to attain the FULLNESS of Christ), for the Work of the Ministry of Jesus

ALL work TOGETHER towards …

Completion = Our Primary Purpose

Kingdom Communities Where the gospel of the kingdom of God is BEING carried, proclaimed and demonstrated to every person in every people group    because Missionaries are being Equipped and Sent to DISCIPLE Equippers    ….. And the Lord added daily to their number those who are BEING saved

Welcome from the CEO

Hi and thank you for your interest in this Christian Leader’s training academy program, an initiative of the Australian Centre for Community Leadership. Let me introduce and commend to you our mission partner and training provider, HOPE College.

The Australian church in the 21st century desperately needs quality disciples of Jesus who are growing as leaders and who are willing to embark upon a great faith adventure. HOPE College invites you to join us on this life-long learning journey, a journey that will transform your heart, challenge your ideas, develop your skills and help you to influence the lives of the people God brings into your daily life.

We need people of all ages who can challenge the status quo, lead and manage change, engage our community through mission and love people with compassion. Leaders who are devoted to seeing God transform the lives of others and can coach and mentor; indeed equip them along the way as fellow travelers with Jesus.

We also need leaders who have a biblical foundation for their leadership. Leaders with spiritual depth and a commitment to a life long journey of growth and maturity in their Christian faith.

The Cert IV in Leadership and Management through HOPE College is a great way of moving forward in your development as a disciple and leader. Our program is biblically based and is designed to help you integrate your learning in genuinely practical situations.

Our training program is also designed to prepare you for mission and leadership, right where you are. HOPE College utilizes key elements of distance and digital learning to provide you with training that suits your leadership context.

May God bless you as you embark upon this adventure and in all you do for Him                                      Jason Potter CEO

Australian Centre for Community Leadership (Christian Leaders Training Academy)

Our People


Graeme Hush (Director/Tutor)

Senior Minister of the facilitating leadership team at Corrimal Community Church and Founder/CSO at Heartland Ministries Inc., Graeme has been a “lifer” in the issue of firing up ordinary Aussies to become agents in the transformation of our community and its culture.   Graeme is a fellow worker in the cause of seeding the church in Australia to become more and more like Jesus and the way of the Cross and is guilty of an “incurable addiction” to the idea that we should equip followers of Jesus to represent and demonstrate the compassion and power of the Kingdom of God right where we are planted and to trust Jesus when He says, “I will build my church”.

An introductory word from the Director …

‘This is such an exciting season for us here at The HOPE Project. The relationships that God has helped us develop and sharpen over decades now, are starting to have the impact for us in our backyard spheres and for those we are journeying with across the region; towards genuinely advancing the mission and indeed God’s kingdom right where we are and beyond.

The partnership that now exists with our CEO Jason Potter has been a quarter of a century in the forming. It brings so much to the table for us to work with. Jason is called and anointed for a task such as this and we are sincerely privileged to be able to do this with him in the frameworks he has developed at the cutting edge of vocational education.

I can’t think of much that inspires me more than to be able to equip missionaries for the Australian context whilst at the same time preparing some students for real world applications of their learning outcomes across more vocational scenarios than we’ve seen for a while.

Imagine, people training for nationally recognized work qualifications in a way which enables them to apply their learning to explicit Christian Ministry contexts and or more general trade or other professional contexts. This is the season for equipping followers of Jesus with tools that can help them represent heaven anywhere and everywhere they find viable work. This is our vision and a key focus of the HOPE College network charter; missionaries with non-church specific qualifications in Australian contexts.

In the next few months lead time, the HOPE College team will be inviting recognized missional practitioners to work alongside us to provide some of the best practical engagement that we can to uniquely flavour and season all that we attempt in this journey of equipping. We will update these faculty pages as soon as we can.

We HOPE and pray you will join us so we can learn together what ministry to Australian society could look like if our mission starts with God, is led by the Holy Spirit and seeks to look more and more like Jesus.’

Welcome aboard!!’

There will be a few other people that we’d like you to get to know and we will add their information soon. Meanwhile, we’d definitely like you to get to know our fabulous Administrator,

Heather Rowles (Administrator)

Heather is one of Corrimal Community Church’s key leaders, a gifted administrator and facilitator of the mission (with over 35 years’ experience) and coordinator of our administrative team.

In particular, she will be your first port of call regarding all things HOPE College.

We will learn more about Heather in due course but in the meantime if you need to make an enquiry or would like to talk through options, you can engage with Heather via Corrimal Community Church Reception, 9 Augusta Street East Corrimal NSW.

If you’d like to make an appointment, simply leave your message and contact details on the voice mail of the reception phone 02 4285 5014 or email her on         

Our Training Model

Christian Leaders’ training is designed to be a life transforming experience. That means we want to help support and develop your personal growth, spiritual depth, life and leadership skills. Do not expect to come away from this training program unchanged. We want to help you discover God’s agenda for your life and then give you as many opportunities as we can to explore how that works for you.

Our training model is not designed to produce a certain kind of leader, it’s designed to help you become the person God created you to be, and give you an opportunity to move into the kind of leadership he has designed you for.

We believe that the essence of training for ministry is spiritual growth or maturing in Christ.  Spiritual growth is holistic in nature, involving not just biblical knowledge and skill development, but touching every area of life. The fruit of the Spirit are key qualities for both ministry and for life – for example:  a willingness to love and serve people.  Our training emphasis seeks to integrate learning with life and ministry.  We also believe that the primary context for this training is the locality in which you are called to live, work and play; using God-given gifts for the building up of Christ’s body into His likeness (Eph 4:11-16).

Ministry as presented in the New Testament includes any service for God and may be exercised in many contexts.  So, the most effective training will offer the opportunity to be equipped for a diversity of ministries, from leadership in a church to specialist or volunteer service within a local church or community group.  The New Testament gives no basis for developing or maintaining a special class of people known as the “Clergy”, but there is a strong theme of “setting aside” or “commissioning” a wide range of people for specific ministries, which may or may not be supported financially. In a society where Christian faith and values are progressively being marginalised, many Christians find themselves in mission contexts in and through their vocations – e.g. chaplains, Christian professionals such as teachers, community workers and carers. Even more than that, we are called to represent Jesus and the Kingdom of God wherever we are, as electricians, plumbers or in any workplace. It is our conviction that such people are as equally ‘in ministry’ as ‘specialist’ church leaders, and as such need just as comprehensive a broad based equipping.

As an obvious outcome of this philosophy, we have chosen a nationally accredited award, the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management rather than an explicitly Christian qualification as our path way to train leaders.


The HOPE College delivered Christian Leaders’ Vocational Education program is an initiative of the Australian Centre for Community Leadership (AusCCL).

AusCCL is registered to teach these qualifications through Parasol RTO #2551

The Shape of HOPE College Equipping

To achieve the nationally recognized HOPE College Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, the student will need to be deemed competent in 12 units of Competency. The actual hours of study will be determined in the context of the relationship that HOPE College establishes with EACH student and will be adjusted to fit the circumstances within which the student is functioning.

The modes of learning will include but not be limited to:-

Face to Face:

Face to Face sessions where input can be imparted will be determined as flexibly as is deemed possible for each student’s circumstances. Where it is possible to achieve face to face time for groups of students together, HOPE College will seek to achieve that.

Prescribed Reading & Personal Study:

Time is allotted for reading and reviewing prescribed texts which will be accessed through the HOPE College Resource Library and listed at the commencement of each course unit in the course unit outline.  A HOPE College student is expected to make time for the appropriate amount of personal study required to achieve projected outcomes.

Supervised Praxis:

Supervised projects; unique to each student’s community sphere of influence and involvement will be a priority for the equipping process.


HOPE College will suggest and if possible utilize Intensives throughout the study year to broaden the base of input to students from practitioners in proven fields of endeavor, which address competencies attached to our learning outcomes.  This will enable us to bring the best and latest material within reach of our students.

Note A: We don’t believe we have cornered the market on knowing all that is available and that we would consider appropriate.  If you know of an Intensive opportunity that you think we should consider, please contact the HOPE College Administrator.

Intensives that we will consider as appropriate often times have an annually appointed diary time, are mostly a few days in length (happen on weekdays and or over full weekends) and usually cost to attend.  As such, HOPE College can’t build these costs into the course and therefore they would be separate and above and beyond our prescribed schedule of costs per annum.

Note B: HOPE College fully understands that not every student will either be available for suggested Intensives or be able to afford them.  HOPE College is therefore committed to seeking ways when and where possible to enable students to afford important opportunities as they arise but that will not always be practical or even possible. In each case we will negotiate as many other options as possible to ensure comparative quality for each student’s study program.  Alternative options to Intensives will be developed on a case by case basis if and as required.

Personal Mentoring:

A strong value of HOPE College is to ensure that mature mentors build appropriate relationships with each student to help build Christian character and offer some coaching / fathering-mothering to the student which will hopefully extend beyond the parameters of the course.  HOPE College believes that this form of oversight and empowering is Biblical and therefore essential.

Full Time or Part Time:

Students can complete the Certificate IV course in one year Full Time or up to 3 years Part Time and the Diploma in two years Full Time or up to 5 years (negotiable) Part Time.  Each student should note their preferred option (not forged in concrete) on their application in preparation for their interview. 

Initial Course Outline

To achieve the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management you will need to complete 12 Units of Competency


  1. BSBLDR401………… Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
  2. BSBLDR402………… Lead effective workplace relationships
  3. BSBLDR403………… Lead team effectiveness
  4. BSBMGT402………. Implement operational plan
  5. BSBINN301………… Promote innovation in a team environment
  6. BSBREL402………… Build client relationships and business networks
  7. BSBWOR404………. Develop work priorities
  8. TAEDEL404A………. Mentor in the workplace
  9. BSBLED401………… Develop teams and individuals
  10. BSBMGT401………. Show leadership in the workplace
  11. BSBCMM401……… Make a presentation
  12. BSBCRT401………… Articulate, present and debate ideas


Counter Cultural Faith and Practice

The world in which we live is complex in every way. We are confronted daily by issues that demand our attention, Australian involvement in international politics, the pervasive influence of consumerism and scientific thought.
We also live in a society that has different values to Christian communities. We need to engage with contemporary issues in a way that honours our faith and our commitment to God`s Word, yet seeks to develop relationships of respect that can serve and hopefully transform those who have yet to encounter a revelation from Jesus Christ.  Not that they would look and act like us, but that they would see Jesus and come to their own conclusions. This course gives students the foundations they need to begin to engage this important task. The course provides students with both a framework for thinking through contemporary issues from a biblical perspective, as well as engaging with a number of specific issues currently under debate within Australian society, examining what response a Christian worldview might offer.

Counter Cultural Faith and Practice meets the requirements of BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas.

Culture-Shaping Communication                                                                                                 Communication is the only way ideas, concepts, information and truth are transferred from one person to another. Communication shapes culture. Communicating in our complex and multi-faceted world is an essential skill for all leaders. This unit looks at a range of different communication opportunities from preaching to social media as a way of shaping culture in and through the teams and communities we lead.

Culture-Shaping Communication meets the requirements of BSBCMM401 Make a Presentation and BSBLDR401 Communicate Effectively as a Workplace Leader

Building Quality Teams                                                                                                                                   Team building is essential to any ministry endeavour. A leader is the principal mover within their team and if they are prepared to invest themselves in accord with the mode of Jesus, their team will accomplish great things. But team building is not an exact science. Building teams requires a capacity to work with and develop people, it requires flexibility and an ability to inspire and encourage others above and beyond self, to cast vision and develop plans. Without quality, empowered and unleashed teams we can’t fulfil God’s primary purpose for the world.

Build Quality Teams meets the requirements of BSBLDR403 Lead Team Effectiveness and BSBINN301 Promote Innovation in a team environment

Personal Formation
Personal Formation is designed to develop a student’s character, their personal walk with God. It`s focused on their personal and spiritual journey.
This course operates around a journey based on a reading assignment, small group discussion and personal reflection. The text for this course is ‘Revolution of Character’ by Dallas Willard and Don Simpson. Students will read this text and reflect on it in small groups. Small Group discussions will include the sharing of personal stories and the processing of life together and will be led by experienced and mature facilitators.

Personal Formation meets the requirements of BSBLED402 Lead Effective Workplace Relationships                                                                                               

Becoming a Leader of Influence                                                                                                              Becoming a leader of influence is designed to be a practical tool for people who want to be more effective in their everyday lives. It outlines the keys to being an effective leader and enables the student to put into place a practical plan for the completion of their life and ministry goals.

This subject covers, connecting with people, empowering people, having faith in others, building trust in relationships, learning the foundations of leadership skills, developing your own life plan, working towards your goals, dreams and visions.

Becoming a Leader of Influence meets the requirements of BSBWOR404 Develop Workplace Priorities and BSBMGT401 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader

Developing Volunteer Leaders

Developing volunteer leaders is one of the crucial tasks of any church or organisation if it is to enjoy long term effectiveness. This subject is designed to help enable students to identify and develop leaders who not only lead but also begin to develop leaders themselves. This helps to create the foundation for a strong and functioning leadership base that empowers churches and organisations; is sustainable and reproducible.
To complete this course student’s must be involved in leadership of some kind as they will be required to complete a practical ministry placement involving the development of leadership in the ministry or organisation they are involved with.

Developing Volunteer Leaders meets the requirements of TAEDEL404A Mentor in the Workplace and BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals

Practical Mission
This subject unpacks the basics of mission through a workbook which students are given to read and work through which will help produce a mission shaped worldview. It then focuses on the practical, asking students to develop a mission shaped lifestyle, looking for opportunities from God to share their faith with others and bring people one step closer to the Kingdom of God. The assessment for this subject is primarily practical. The expectation is that students engage in mission as part of completing this unit.

Practical Mission meets the requirements of BSBMGT402 Implement operational plan and BSBREL402 Build client relationships and business networks

Recognized Prior Learning & Qualification Recognition

Recognition of Qualifications Issued by another RTO

Students who have completed Certificate IV level study at other training organisations can apply for recognition of their training as a part of their Diploma application. Diploma level courses will also be considered for credit. Some undergraduate training can also count towards HOPE College’s vocational training.

Recognized Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) is available for all our Qualifications. RPL is a process through which students can apply to have recognised existing competency within a qualification. To apply for RPL and to receive more information on procedures and any costs, please contact the HOPE College office.

Fee Schedule & Payment Options 2019


Individual Fee Schedules and payment plans for students who apply to HOPE College will be determined by College Admin IN CONSULTATION with the student before the commencement of the first term of study. Fees are constructed in accordance with an individual applicants genuine circumstances. It is HOPE College’s mission to make it as possible for a person to achieve study success as it can.

A potential student, one who genuinely feels that they should undertake this study program, should ALWAYS submit an application so that all options can be considered.                                                    The following is a general guide ONLY …

Full Time

The advertised course fee for full time students for the Cert IV in Leadership and Management is $2400 for a full program. (OR $350 per subject studied = $200 per competency) This includes all course handbooks, notes and materials as well as the two intensives at the beginning of each semester. It does not include any extra text books which students may decide to purchase as a part of their studies.

Students can pay their fees before commencement, or by an agreed payment plan to be negotiated after application.

Part Time

Part time students will be charged an individual fee for each subject they enrol in at a cost of $350 per subject.

Recognized Prior Learning (RPL)

Students applying for RPL for subjects from the Cert IV in Leadership and Management or for the Diploma program will be charged a fee of $180 per Unit of Competency.

Application for Credit

Applications for credit from other accredited study do not attract any fees.

Student Payments / Allowances

This study program is eligible for student financial support for FULL TIME students in the form of Youth Allowance (16-24yrs), Austudy (25yrs +) and ABSTUDY (all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students)

For more detailed access information

Student Life, Support & Key Policies

Learning Environment                                                                                                                                         Each subject will be delivered in workbook format, with students able to access course materials in hard copy or from their own computer. Students will meet at the beginning of each term for a single day orientation and then meet fortnightly with a facilitator for competency coaching, spiritual and ministry formation and implementation.

Note: HOPE College has Learning Lounge spaces with WIFI set up at 9 Augusta Street East Corrimal for Face to Face meeting needs, student discussions, group skype/webinar or space to read and study etc. It will be used for advertised engagements but otherwise utilization can be coordinated through the Office.

Student Interview                                                                                                                                              Upon receipt of a student application, HOPE College will quickly schedule a time for an interview between the student and College Administration.  There is no commencement of training without this interview and an applicant should carefully read the list of requirements in preparation for the interview, especially if the student is seeking to negotiate any part of the process (e.g. RPL or PT unit choices or payment plans etc.)   HOPE College is committed to pursuing its values, purposes and to achieving the subsequent learning outcomes so it is important that the whole journey and shape of process is clear to all parties before commencement.

Student Orientation                                                                                                                                        HOPE College is committed to ensuring that all new students attend an orientation program, or receive this information via a handbook or other means, enabling the student to familiarise themselves with the training program, policies and procedures.

Your student orientation program will include:

  • Information about the operation of HOPE College, student services, courses and any other relevant information.
  • Information about HOPE College’s Core Values
  • An outline of our Access and Equity Policy, Bullying and Sexual Harassment Policy, Occupational Health and Safety Procedures, Fees and Refunds.
  • An introduction to KEY staff and faculty members and how to contact them
  • Information about Recognised Prior Learning and Mutual Recognition

Student Records                                                                                                                                           Students can get access to their personal records via the HOPE College office.

Assessment                                                                                                                                                                 If a student is assessed as Not Yet Competent, the Assessor/s shall determine what has not been achieved and provide appropriate help towards competency. If after re-assessment, by the Assessor, the participant does not satisfy the required achievement level/s, then the Assessor shall:

  • Immediately lodge the assessment tools with the vocational education Staff and,
  • Provide a written report to the course coordinator within two work days of the re-assessment.

Any student who is assessed as Not Yet Competent and wishes to dispute their assessment can do so through a written application to the Education Coordinator, according to the Christian Leaders’ Network grievance procedure.

Student Welfare and Guidance Services                                                                                                     HOPE College recognises that students will undergo all kinds of changes when they submit themselves to a training program. There are a number of services we provide which you can access directly. Our Staff and volunteer coordinators are available to contact for any inquiries about your course, any questions about processes, or for raising issues you may have of a welfare nature which require assistance.

Our Team can also give you advice on the shape of your course and keep you informed about competencies you have completed and what areas of the course you still need to complete.

Discrimination, Workplace Harassment and Unacceptable Behaviour                                                HOPE College is committed to ensuring that all staff and students have a place of work and study free from all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying.

We believe that all employees, volunteers and students have the right to work in an environment free from all forms of discrimination and conduct which can be considered as harassment, as coercive or disruptive including sexual harassment and has therefore agreed to operate under the ‘Heartland Ministries Inc.’ code of conduct (Safer Spaces-Safer People Policy) with regard to worker – student interactivity and relationships.

This policy which will be outlined to students at orientation and a code of conduct will need to be signed.

Grievances and Disputes                                                                                                                                    HOPE College is committed to resolving any difficulties students have with its procedures and or team. All parties involved in the grievance/dispute or complaint will be expected to maintain confidentiality with respect for all individuals who may be involved in the dispute. Confrontation will be avoided and every effort will be made to reach a conciliatory and satisfactory agreement for all parties concerned.

Students and HOPE College team members should make every effort to resolve any dispute initially at the time an incident occurs. Any student who wishes to appeal against a decision relating to his/her studies shall consult, in the first instance, with the presenter/facilitator concerned.

If the matter is not satisfactorily resolved, the student may consult the HOPE College Director, who shall confer with the CHRISTIAN LEADERS Leadership Group towards swift resolution.

If an agreement is not reached between the student, HOPE College and its oversight framework CHRISTIAN LEADERS, the matter will be reviewed by an “Independent Mediator”. This person will be from outside either HOPE College or CHRISTIAN LEADERS and independent of any staff and training institutes. The mediator will have significant experience in mediating disputes within the education industry and must be acceptable to both parties before mediation can commence.

The decision of the Independent Mediator will be communicated to both parties in writing and will be final.

Access & Equity   

HOPE College will ensure programs and services are relevant, accessible, fair and inclusive for all who agree with the philosophy and training values and processes of HOPE College by:-

Promoting courses to the Christian and wider community in a manner that includes and reflects the diverse nature of Christian denominations, ensuring all prospective participants are well informed on the options available to meet their individual training needs, whatever they might be.

NB: We are committed to the best possible option for the student and if that is not HOPE College then we will be transparent about that.

Doing our very best to ensure that women, people with disabilities, those from differing age groups or, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with differing language and literacy skills are able to gain access to and satisfaction with the training.

The Diploma Course Coordinator is responsible for making decisions on reasonable adjustments to the assessment of individual subjects to cater appropriately for access and equity issues that may arise with individual students.

Vocational Education Language, Literacy & Numeracy Policy 

HOPE College is committed to the encouragement and support of training staff who will develop, access and maintain a range of quality English language, literacy and numeracy skills, ensuring learner pathways continue throughout the training course.

HOPE College will assist students whose ‘whole access’ to training is limited by language, literacy and numeracy skills and adopt a range of approaches and employ processes to treat each student individually. E.g. students who cannot comprehend written questions to write an answer she/he may have to be assessed orally

HOPE College is aware that language, literacy and numeracy skills are part of specific training requirements and are necessary to perform workplace tasks.  They are needed during training and assessment.  However, the language, literacy and numeracy demands should not be greater than those required in the workplace.

There are a number of ways HOPE College identifies language, literacy and numeracy needs of the individual student.  When conducting the initial interview with the student pre-enrolling in the training and if finding the educational background and the information received at the initial interview dictates specific needs are required the student is asked to complete appropriate testing.   If the student requires specific needs, training will accommodate these needs through the following procedures.

Procedure for accommodating language, literacy or numeracy needs:

HOPE College will use any of the following procedures when / if necessary;

  • after the trainer has read the information, explain the reading
  • discussing any reading orally with all students and encourage student interaction and communication – explaining specific areas in depth
  • breaking the reading into small sections – read and discuss each one
  • draw attention to key words
  • include PPT’s type visuals with the main points – use a pointer
  • tutoring
  • use videos, CD’s and audio tapes for training
  • whiteboard documentation for explanation
  • workshops with hands on activities
  • group work with peer support
  • handouts with diagrams
  • oral case studies and scenarios
  • question and answer times to discuss main points
  • feedback to the special needs student
  • use pictures /posters

Privacy Policy  

HOPE College acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals.

Collection and Use of Information

Collection and use of an individual’s private information shall be subject to the following guidelines:

  • The individual knows of and consents to the collection.
  • Information shall be used for the purposes for which it was collected, e.g.

–         Training methodology;

–         Mailing of information relevant to the person, etc

  • No disclosure to a third-party without the individual’s consent.
  • No disclosure to other institutions and authorities unless required by law.
  • Access by the individual to their recorded information within 14 days of receiving a written request, (an administration fee may apply).
  • Information protection and usage restricted to those persons responsible for its maintenance and usage, e.g.,

–         Computer password protection.

–         Hard copies in lockable filing cabinets.

–         Access limited to authorised personnel.

All transfers and collection of electronic data that is not for general display will be via a minimum 64-bit encryption algorithm           

Summer Intensive Offering

Prior to the commencement of the 2019 academic year, HOPE College will be offering a ‘Summer Intensive’ study option which will be shaped in the form of a module set over a few days. Dates, Times and other important details will be made available as the module becomes ready for advertising, between late November and mid-January annually.

Study Intensives are designed to help fast track elements of the course and students are encouraged to take advantage of these offerings when they are made available.

GAP Year Scholarship & Other Programs

HOPE College will seek to offer (not always possible) a GAP YEAR option for a Year 12 student seeking a Year 13 opportunity OR ‘The Final Harvest Foundation’ Scholarship available to successful applicant(s) between the ages of 17 and 35 years.

The GAP Year Scholarship advertisement (for any year) is as follows.

50 000 people aged 15 to 30 years in Australia, abandon their Christian faith every year. Think YOU can make a difference? YOU ARE INVITED.

HOPE College in partnership with the Australian Centre for Community Leadership and Corrimal Community Church is offering A MINIMUM ONE YEAR INTERNSHIP to a successful applicant.

This rare and unique Gap Year opportunity for 2019 includes:

  • A Nationally Recognised Cert IV in Leadership & Management qualification NO Course Fees
  • Personally Tailored Training by a life-long youth ministry development specialist who is seeking YOUR help to build Ministry to and With Young people in our region

An intern who journeys our gap year internship successfully may be offered a second year in order to achieve the Diploma qualification in Leadership and Management

It is understood that even though your study will be FEE FREE, you may need to work to support yourself or pay other weekly bills (as you might during a normal study program) and as such we will determine a best way to achieve all that is required during the gap year internship together, with as much flexibility as is necessary.

2019 ‘The Final Harvest Foundation’ (TFHF) Scholarship 

‘The Final Harvest Foundation’ (TFHF) Scholarship is provided through HOPE College by the ‘YLD@HOPE’ initiative supported by Corrimal Community Church’s kingdom ministry resource partner ‘Heartland Ministries’.

People aged between 17 and 35 years can apply ANY TIME. A successful applicant will be sponsored to complete a Diploma of Leadership and Management whilst majoring in Practical Mission Planting & Development (Engage2Advance Praxis)

Other Programs

HOPE College also re-emphasises its commitment to serve the kingdom of God and not just one church’s interest by making a number of internship opportunities, connected to other churches/ministries negotiable in ANY GIVEN YEAR.

INTERESTED in receiving more information or applying for one of our scholarship programs? Contact Heather via Email or via voice mail on 4285 5014. Write or leave a message asking for a ‘Gap Year Internship’ OR ‘TFHF Scholarship’ application and provide contact details so that this can be forwarded to you ASAP.

Initial Key Dates 2019     (These are the official accredited course dates**)

Session ONE

Term One                                                     February 3rd – April 18th

Term Two                                                     April 28th – July 5th

Session ONE Orientation Day            March 4th

Session TWO

Term Three                                                  July 21st – September 27th

Term Four                                                  October 13th – December 13th

Session TWO Orientation Day            August 5th

** Once HOPE College receives enrolments, it will produce a more detailed time table that will deal with the specific issues related to the equipping year and students’ well-being. There will obviously be a measure of flexibility built into the more detailed HOPE College time table. THE ABOVE DATES ARE THE OVERALL TIME PERIODS WITHIN WHICH ASSESSMENT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED

Enrolment Forms (Contact College Administration for Forms)

  1. The first 2 page ‘Student Enrolment Form’ is the requirement of the external ‘Registered Training Organization’ (Parasol EMT) which allows us to provide this training package
  1. The second set of forms entitled ‘HOPE College Application’ is required for the provider’s purposes and deals with the students’ relationship with the College.

Note: We appreciate your understanding and ask that you please fill out both forms FULLY. Even though the forms may ask for the same information, that information is going to two different offices. Please be assured that all Privacy Policy procedures apply. Thank you!