CTC has a number of study tools and resources available to help you make the most of your student experience. You can use these to ensure you are aware of key dates, policies and other expectations during your study from how to enrol in units or update your personal details, to grading and assessment information.
Your responsibility as a student of the University is to adhere to academic integrity and the Code of Conduct. See the Academic Integrity section below.
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Student Representative Council
The Student Representative Council (SRC) is a friendly and conscientious group of students elected to represent and serve the students of CTC in various ways.
The University of Divinity is committed to the use of one basic referencing style for theology courses, which is based on the latest version of the Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed. 2017).
University of Divinity Graduate Attributes
The University of Divinity approved five Graduate Attributes in 2012 and these continue to provide strong guidance. The Attributes shape all the University’s courses of study with each course and unit of study aligning its Learning Outcomes with the Graduate Attributes. These Attributes establish the University’s aspirations for all of its graduates.
Academic and Student Information
For more information visit the pages below and Student Resources on ARK (via your dashboard).
Resources on ARK
Safety and Respect
Culture and Integrity
- All postgraduate and HDR students are invited to attend CTC Staff/Postgraduate seminars.
- All staff, postgraduate and HDR students are invited to attend University of Divinity Philosophy Discipline seminars that concentrate on philosophy and scholarship in the history of ideas.
- HDR students and their supervisors are invited four times a year to HDR seminars provided by CTC. These events include some research-seminar activities, updates of progress, raising of issues and sharing of experiences and challenges. This is a valuable collegial event.
- The University of Divinity Research Conference is an annual gathering of faculty and HDR students providing attendees with an opportunity of presenting a short presentation of current research.
- Please see our Events Calendar for more information.
ARK Learning Management System
- ARK is the University of Divinity’s online Learning Management System.
- Each unit in which a student is enrolled has a corresponding page on ARK.
- Most units will have two distinct files or versions on ARK: the parent, or “Meta” unit and the “Child unit”. Meta units allow students to access unit resources, such as further readings, power-points from lectures, etc. Child units are where students might participate in forums, ask questions to the lecturer, submit assessment tasks or view feedback for work that has been marked online.
- Students are able to access their new units on ARK seven days prior to the unit’s commencement date.
- A protocol of ARK is that students lose access to their completed units approximately a month after end of semester.
- Information on Ark is available from:
- At the Orientation sessions where ARK Guide for Students (see below), which is updated each semester, will be presented. This will be made available at Reception, on the CTC website and the CTC Student Resources page on ARK.
- Unit Guides
- Website: ark.divinity.edu.au
- Username: The email address given at enrolment e.g firstname.lastname@example.org
- Password for New Students commencing in 2023: day and month of your birth (DD/MM) and the last three digits of your UDiv student number. For example if your date of birth is 31/01/1970 and if your student number is 202312345, your password would be: 31/01345 (remember to include the forward slash).
- Password for Existing students: either the configuration above, or you may have changed your password.
Plagiarism is clearly defined in the University of Divinity Academic Integrity Policy, Section 5.3. Plagiarism is the use by one person of another person’s work as though it is the first person’s work without appropriate attribution. This includes (but is not limited to) the following circumstances:
- All work submitted for assessment must be the independent work of the person concerned.
- Students agree to a statement declaring the work as their own in the process of submission of each assessment item through Turnitin.
- All written assignments are submitted through Turnitin via the ARK Learning Management System.
- When lecturers or coordinators finds a high similarity score or recognise use of other sources and suspect a breach of Academic Integrity they email the Academic Dean with the Similarity Report and ask for this to be investigated.
- Academic Dean investigates whether there is a breach.
If Yes, Academic Dean undertakes an assessment against criteria as to whether it is minor, moderate or major and follows the policy to assign assistance and penalties.
Academic Dean must send a report to University Secretary and advise lecturer/coordinator and student and student’s support person.
If No, Academic Dean informs the lecturer/coordinator and there is no further action
University of Divinity holds graduation ceremonies each year, at which students graduate in person or in absentia (in their absence). CTC looks forward to celebrating with our graduands in person where possible at the Melbourne ceremony.
Graduands have the choice to graduate in person or in absentia at one of the ceremonies.
- CTC will contact potential graduands before the graduation process.
- Once eligibility is confirmed, students have to opt-in to graduate at a graduation ceremony.
- There is no cost for attending the ceremony, apart from hire or purchase of academic dress.
- All graduating students are advised to check the graduation page on the University of Divinity website for information concerning graduation, or contact the Academic Dean.
2023 Melbourne Graduation Ceremony
- Date: Friday 24 March
- Time: 7.30pm (AEDT)
- Venue: St Patrick’s Cathedral
2023 Online Ceremony
- Date: Thursday 18 May
- Time: 7.30pm (AEST)
- Venue: Virtual via Zoom
2023 Adelaide Graduation Ceremony
- Date: Friday 14 December
- Time: 7.30pm (ACDT)
- Venue: Adelaide West Uniting Church
Congratulation to our 2023 graduates
Students can obtain their Academic Documents throughout their studies and during and after graduation. Students requiring one of the following documents contact either the Academic Dean, Postgraduate Coordinator or Research Coordinator as appropriate:
- A testamur (a unique certificate recording the award of the degree, diploma or certificate)
- An academic transcript (a record of all units and courses of study attempted, and the results)
- An Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (a record that has international recognition as a statement of study undertaken in Australia)
- Enrolment Summary