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International Student Support


Orientation to study

An orientation programme is conducted in the week prior to the start of the semester. It is compulsory for all new international students to attend this programme. Students are advised of the dates once these are available each year.

The programme generally includes an introduction to staff, the college building, orientation to the library and Learning Management System (ARK), and an introductory overview of study skills and requirements.

A separate orientation to Eva Burrows Library is also provided by appointment with the librarian.

Student support

English language
Students for whom English is a Second Language (ESL) will have access to individual academic staff to assist them with study skills, as well as the assistance of an ESL support officer.

Academic skills
Catherine Booth College offers a weekly Study Hall during semester for students to meet with academic staff and receive coaching in study skills.

Pastoral care

Catherine Booth College values its students and seeks to create an environment of respect and care amongst staff and students. In particular, the ESL support officer is proactive in engaging with overseas students to offer personal support and to help them identify information and assistance for any areas of concern.

Course planning

New students have an initial appointment with the Director of the School for course advice and approval, and to ensure they are in the award or units which are right for them. The director and registrar are also available to assist them at any time with course planning enquiries.

Contact details

Major Christine Faragher is our official point of contact for overseas students, and can be reached by calling reception on (03) 9847 5400 during office hours or by email DirectorSCS@aus.salvationarmy.org.

If you require urgent assistance after hours, please call the University of Divinity’s after hours hotline on 1800 775 691