Our students have access to a range of support services that assist with study and living.
For assistance with any of the following matters, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Orientation for new students
Orientations are run at the beginning of each semester, including information sessions, meeting staff and students, and learning how to access online resources and our code of conduct. For online students, this information is provided via the website and email.
Trinity College students have access to the Leeper Library at Trinity and the Dalton McCaughey Theological Library at the Centre for Theology and Ministry (close by to Trinity). Please see the Theological Library page for more details.
Academic support and mentoring
All students enrolled at Trinity College are able to access specialist support for their academic program, including course advice, course planning and mentoring. Please contact your lecturer or course coordinator if you would like to discuss your needs.
All new students are expected to complete 'Study Skills for Theology' as an introductory unit for full credit towards their award. This provides basic training and skills to assist you with future studies in theology. We can also provide workshops on essay writing and thesis preparation.
Workshops and/or individual assistance with English language, including theological writing for ESL students, can be arranged. Please contact your lecturer or course coordinator for more information.
Pastoral care and counselling
Students are encouraged to contact our College Chaplain or another staff member if they would like to discuss matters of personal concern that affect their ability to study successfully. Our Chaplain can provide personalised advice and can refer students to professional help if necessary.
Code of conduct
All students enrolled at Trinity College are expected to understand and abide by the standards set out in the code of conduct. If you need advice or wish to speak to someone about a possible breach of the code, please contact our Registrar or Chaplain.
The University of Divinity also has a code of conduct that all students are required to abide by.
Trinity College Theological School is diverse and inclusive, and we acknowledge that human rights and social justice apply to everyone. Let us know if you would like to apply for a support plan to receive additional support based on a specific need or condition.
Child safe policy
Our child safe policy outlines the appropriate standards of behaviour expected by staff, students, volunteers and contractors towards children and young people at the College, whom we have a
responsibility to protect.
Fee-HELP (university fee loan scheme)
Fee-HELP is a loan given to eligible fee-paying students to help pay for part or all of their university tuition fees. Students repay their loan through the tax system once their income is above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment. The government charges a loan fee for students who are enrolled in undergraduate courses.
Fee-HELP brochures and forms are available from the Theological School office. Visit the University of Divinity website for more information.
Accommodation and residence
The Theological School is not able to offer all students a place of residence or assistance with accommodation in Melbourne, except in the form of general advice. We do, however, value participation in our residential community, with the added benefit of being able to partake in daily prayer and regular worship, and being able to make connections with other students. If you are a full-time student, and especially if you are a candidate for ordination, Trinity has a small number of scholarships for residents. Visit flatmatefinders.com.au to find shared accommodation and domain.com.au or realestate.com.au to find rental accommodation.
Scholarships and financial assistance
Course fees for formal award programs are set by the University of Divinity. Those undertaking the Ministry Formation Program will only be liable for fees for that program, but these can usually be offset by a studentship award, available to ordinands and those in the year of discernment.
The Theological School offers various forms of financial assistance to students studying within the College. Please refer to our theology scholarships page for more information. This includes scholarships for those with financial need, studentships that cover formation program fees for those seeking ordination, and residential scholarships for a limited number of full-time class-based students.
Trinity College Theological School seeks to provide overseas students with a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Please see the international students page for more details.
Call 000 (triple zero) for all emergencies requiring the immediate attendance of police, ambulance or the fire department. The nearest hospital to the Trinity campus is the Royal Melbourne Hospital on the corner of Royal Parade and Grattan Street. A list of other health services and hospitals can be found on the Department of Health website.
For all matters of personal concern, your first point of contact is the Registrar of the Theological School: email@example.com
During business hours, the Registrar will be able to direct you to nearby doctors and other facilities.