3. Admissions

3.1. Advanced Standing and Recognition of Prior Learning

Advanced Standing and Recognition of Prior Learning

Up to a maximum two thirds of Advanced Standing (Credit) may be given for courses completed elsewhere, which may also include recognition for professional experience.

Please read the AC Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

Use this Application for Advanced Standing/Recognition of Prior Learning. It must be applied for at the time of course application.

Students Transferring with Completed Units from Morling College

AC generated academic transcripts will show Advanced Standing ‘AS’ for the result of any Morling College units completed. Students will need to officially request Transcripts from Morling College, at cost, in order to keep a formal copy of their past unit results. Note, numerical value of subjects may be different to AC. For example, the subjects studied under Morling will show a credit point of 9, however when you receive your official Transcript from AC it will show 10 credit points. 

Tuition Scholarships

Refer to directly to the Principal for application or approval of a Scholarship. Approval is on a case-by-case basis and only in exceptional circumstances.

The Giants Bursary

 In recent years we have lost the following “giants”:

  • Dr Stuart Fowler – a man of significant influence both in Australia and overseas particular around the shaping of tertiary study into CE. He was instrumental in the shaping of our own National Institute.
  • Harro Van Brummelen – a Canadian educator who spent time presenting to us in Australia. His books; Walking with God in the Classroom and Stepping Stones to Curriculum were both reference books for our National Institute core units. Many of our schools have found them highly valuable.
  • Gloria Goris Stronks – a Canadian educator who had a great impact on many of our schools through her work with Dr Doug Blomberg. Their book, Vision with a Task, has been instrumental in the shaping of a biblically grounded classroom for a long time. Gloria also spoke strongly into a Christian approach to middle schooling in the 80s and 90s and championed an integral approach to curriculum.
  • Martin Hanscamp – most recently, our own Marty, an actual giant. Martin served as a teacher, Deputy and Principal in Christian schools and was also the ED of the Australian Association of Christian Schools. Martin coordinated and authored a number of CEN resources including: Transformation by Design 1 & 2Christian Schools as Community, Head Heart Hand, Can’t You Get Your Act Together and Transformational Education (this is a MECS resource and has been translated into Spanish and French).

CEN would like to develop a way of honouring these giants and the impact that they have had on Christian education past and present. Just because they have passed on to glory with their Father in heaven doesn’t mean that their influence has stopped. In fact, we are so blessed to have their ideas and thoughts in the pages of the resources that we own and have access to.

The Giants Bursary is a way to honour these folk by encouraging teachers, board members and other staff to study with the National Institute. Individuals and / or schools are encouraged to complete application forms that can be accessed through the CEN website. Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to study two core units with the National Institute (within one calendar year). There are a total of four units available, so two students would be selected from the applications. The National Institute Principal and CEN CEO will determine the successful applicants.
The students will also have an obligation, as part of the bursary, to provide a report (verbal or written) of their school context and the impact of their learning through the National Institute.

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