Welcome to the Higher Education Academic Handbook
Thank you for choosing to study at Alphacrucis College (AC)! The HE Academic Handbook has been developed just for our students to answer questions about AC and help you understand key information about AC's processes, expectations and courses. We trust you find this information helpful throughout your studies.
In order to formally commence studying at AC, it is essential that you carefully read the policies and procedures in this student handbook and agree to abide by the policies and procedures set by AC.
1. About AC
Alphacrucis College Overview and Accreditation
This section will tell you a bit about who we are, where we have come from, and what we think is really important.
Academic Administration - Admission
This section includes some important information relating to the admissions process which is managed by the Registry staff.
For more information please contact your Program Administrator:
3. Credit, RPL or Transfers
Academic Administration - Credit, RPL or Transfers
If you wish to apply for exemption from subjects or credit from previous studies, this section contains helpful information and forms. For further advice on credit or RPL please contact the Program Director for your course of study.
Academic Administration - Enrolment
This section contains all you need to know about enrolling in subjects, including information about the various subjects, how to enrol, plus when is it possible to change your enrolment and what constitutes a full-time/part-time study load. It's really important to remember that you need to enrol each semester.
5. Fees and Tuition
Academic Administration - Fees and Tuition
This section provides information regarding fees, payments and grounds on which a refund may be applied for.
This section details assessment related information. It includes guidelines in regards to the formatting and word count of assessments, grounds for which an extension may be applied for, plus how assessments are graded.
7. Library and Study Skills
Library and Study Skills
This section provides links to AC's library and study skills resources.
8. Attendance & Conduct
Class Attendance and Student Conduct
This section explains AC's expectations with regards to your conduct as a student and on-campus class attendance.
Academic Administration - Graduation
This section details what you are required to do to make sure that you are eligible to graduate.
10. International Students
This section describes the unique policies that govern International Students and the conditions of their study place at AC in accordance with government regulations. Other information for international students can be found here.
11. Misconduct & Progression
Academic Misconduct & Course Progression
This section outlines what we mean by Academic Misconduct (including plagiarism), and how this may lead to you being excluded from studying at AC. It also details when an Academic Progress Intervention Strategy will be implemented to assist a student who is identified as being at risk of failing and not progressing successfully with their studies.
12. Privacy & Records
Privacy, Freedom of Information, and Academic Records
This section addresses some additional policies of AC that relate to student information, including privacy, freedom of information and academic records.
13. Grievances & Appeals
Complaints & GrievancesThis section guides you on how to address any grievances that you may have at AC, whether academic or non-academic in nature. It also details the appeals processes that are available.
Contacts for Help
Finally, here are some suggestions for who to contact if you need help.