STUDENT LIFE

CHC is about connecting with others and growing together as we honour God through community life. CHC offers various support services to help you in your academic journey. We are a vibrant community of people from all walks of life. You are encouraged to make the most of your time here and take advantage of everything our community has to offer.

We offer a range of services to make sure you get the most out of being a part of the CHC community.  Study at CHC is more than classes, assessments and projects.

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Study can be challenging sometimes. There are specific skills you’ll need to do well in your subjects, like research, writing and referencing.

We provide resources, advice and study support tutoring that includes one-on-one sessions to develop or refresh these skills to give you every chance of success in your units. We work in partnership with you, so you have the skills, training and capabilities to help you with your study. These sessions are open to every student – full- and part-time, internal and online (external), undergraduate and postgraduate – at no cost.

We believe every student, no matter their ability, race or religion should be valued and treated fairly. Our Student Advocacy Officer, located in the Library, ensures this remains the reality.

The role of the Student Advocacy Officer is to support students and help them:

  • Understand the intent of CHC’s policies and processes as they impact students.
  • Navigate academic rules, policy, processes and procedures.
  • Effectively provide students with guidance and support.
  • Advocate for students as necessary.
  • Always act in the students’ interests,

The Student Advocacy Officer acts as a third party not associated with those who administer the academic regulations.

If you have any concerns about these academic rules, make an appointment by emailing studentadvocacy@chc.edu.au.

Every person is different and has different abilities. We aim to honour the uniqueness of each student; assisting them in gaining access to resources and services they require in order to have the opportunity to be successful and aiding students to develop and practice self-advocacy skills. This is achieved through consultation with faculty and staff to provide information needed as they work with students who have a variety of disabilities.

All requests for accommodations, whether physical or academic should be made through the our Coordinator of Student Services by emailing studentservices@chc.edu.au.

When you study at CHC, we want you to thrive in every aspect of your life, not just your studies. We’re committed to nurturing your academic, professional, emotional and spiritual growth.

CHC Counselling and Support Centre is here to help you in the process from surviving to thriving. We offer a safe, judgement-free space where you’ll be valued and supported to explore any concern or life issue that’s impacting your well-being or preventing you from achieving your goals.

To book an appointment (sessions are by appointment only), contact our counselling centre:

Phone   07 3347 7972
Email     counselling@chc.edu.au

Chapels

We offer chapel once a week on Wednesdays during the semester. It is one of the most exciting events as students and staff come together to worship God, learn from His Word, and build community. Students find chapels a great time to be refreshed and inspired in the middle of their week.

Students and staff also serve the CHC community with their gifts in music, speaking and leading. If you’d like to be a part of the Chapel team to help organise, serve on the worship team, AV team and other areas, please email: studentlife@chc.edu.au

Encounter Week

CHC has an Encounter week each semester which is a week focussed on spiritual development, with scheduled daily events and activities in the third week of every semester. These may include devotions, guided prayer walks, worship by the firepit, and “coffee and theology” sessions.

Lunch hangs

Fellowship over a meal is a great way for students to connect with each other. Every second Wednesday, following Chapel, student get together for lunch hangs. Lunch is provided for students at no charge to them.

Community Life Groups

Community life groups offer students more opportunities to connect with each other over areas of common interests. These groups are led by faculty, students or staff and vary every semester. They meet during the weekdays or weeknights depending on the group.

Rivers Cafe

We invite you to visit Rivers Cafe for coffee, light snacks and meals while you are on campus. The café is at Citipointe Church, which is part of the larger complex where CHC is located. Rivers Cafe also run some lunch specials for our students, making it a convenient and great place to catch up.

Student Representative Council

The SRC allows students to have a voice in their experiences at CHC. Elected from the student body of each of the four academic Schools, the SRC plans major community social events such as the Ball and Uni Games. It also has representation on the Academic Board and other CHC Committees.

You can contact the SRC by emailing student.council@mail.chc.edu.au.

OUR COMMUNITY

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Life at CHC is about far more than just studying.

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

When you study at CHC, we want you to thrive in every aspect of your life, not just your studies.

We’re committed to nurturing your academic, professional, emotional and spiritual growth. We understand life doesn’t always go to plan. If you’re facing unexpected circumstances, we’ll work with you and liaise with staff to determine the best way to move forward. You can be confident bringing your concerns to us, knowing we’ll do whatever we can to help.

COUNSELLING CENTRE

CHC houses its own counselling and support centre where anyone in the community can access high-quality counselling services. We believe everyone can benefit from counselling. While our trained counsellors can help with specific life issues, they can also help you thrive in life by identifying what you want and discovering a path to get you there. It’s a safe, judgement-free space where you’ll be valued and cared for.

Current CHC students can access these services for free and be counselled by our student counsellors. Having completed the majority of their course work, our student counsellors are thoroughly trained in a variety of counselling therapies and techniques.

They are mentored by academic staff and closely supervised by registered counsellors, so you only receive the highest-quality care. You don’t need a referral, but all of our sessions are by appointment only. We can organise after-hours sessions under special circumstances.

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BULK BILLING FOR CHC STUDENTS AND STAFF

Students and staff of CHC are eligible for bulk-billed medical services at Doctors @ Carindale (www.doctorscarindale.com.au).

Students simply need to mention that they are from CHC when making their appointment, and bring their student card and Medicare card to the appointment.

Please note that students and staff must be eligible for bulk billing to qualify for this benefit.

If they are not, and have overseas insurance with a partner provider (NIB, Allianz and BUPA only), the practice will endeavour to provide a no-gap fee in most circumstances.

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