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Code of Practice

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1. Educational standards

MIT Distance Education will ensure that policies and management practices are adopted which maintain high professional standards in the marketing and delivery of education services, and which safeguard the educational interests and welfare of students.


2. Marketing

MIT will market the educational product with integrity, accuracy and professionalism.


3. Trainee information

MIT will provide sufficient accurate information to students, which sets out the total costs/fees to students and the objectives, assessment procedures and competency standards and outcomes to be achieved by the students. This will include:

  • Copy of the Code of Practice

  • Admission Procedures & Criteria

  • Copy of the Refund Policy

  • Details of all Fees and Costs incurred in a course

  • An explanation of Documentation (or Certification) to be issued

  • Aims to be achieved

  • Assessment procedures

  • Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer

  • Grievance/appeal procedure

  • Support services including facilities available.

These items are accessible for students through one or more of the following places:

  • Study guides

  • Web Sites

  • On line Student Room

  • Student Manual

  • Handbook

  • On request from MIT student services.

4. Recruitment

Recruitment of students will be conducted at all times in an ethical and responsible manner.

Recruitment will rest on an assessment by the institution of the extent to which the stated competency standards and outcomes of the course are likely to be achieved by the applicant given his/her qualifications, proficiencies and aspirations. This assessment will be made by appropriately qualified staff.

Acceptance into courses will comply with all equal opportunity legislation.


5. Refund Policy

The Australian Correspondence Schools has a refund policy in place, which is fair and equitable. The policy will contain guidelines for guaranteeing the refund of fees to students should the School close down for any reason.

Students notifying the school of their withdrawal from their course within 14 working days of receiving course notes, qualify for a full refund of course fees only (not including postage & handling & administration fees).

The school cannot accept responsibility for changes in your personal circumstances.

Due to being correspondence in nature, courses can be deferred or postponed.

An amount equal to $5,000 is:

  • kept in a separate account;

  • not used for any other purpose such as capital improvements to the School;

  • to be accessed only when the service is rendered, preferably on a week-by-week basis.

Details of this policy are made to the students on enrolment.


6. Trainee Grievances/Appeals

In the event of a grievance, the student is first required to submit details of the matter in writing. Every effort will be made to settle the grievance internally, in a fair and equitable manner, to the satisfaction of both parties.

In the event that the matter cannot be settled, the trainee will be advised of an appropriate legal body where they can seek further assistance.

A student may appeal against results any time within a period of 3 months after receiving results.


7. Guarantee

The school guarantees to honor any statement made in this code of practice, or in the current


8. International Students

Anyone studying an external course from outside of Australia will be treated in a fair and equitable manner, and treated in accordance with this code of practice and all information provided in the current handbook.


9. Sanctions

MIT accepts that various accreditations, affiliations and memberships held by this institution could be withdrawn should the Code of Practices not be implemented or abided by.


Monday, 04 January 2016 00:00

Plagiarism Policy

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If you copy part of a sentence or quantities of sentences, word for word from the internet, a book, magazine, course notes or anywhere else this is considered to be plagiarism.

Plagiarism is considered by most credible academics around the world to be unacceptable; and for this reason MIT cannot issue a formal pass and qualification to anyone who practices plagiarism.

Incidents of plagiarism have damaged the reputations of some colleges and universities. MIT has established a very good academic reputation in part because of the fact that we do not tolerate plagiarism.

Bearing this in mind; it is in the interest of our graduates that we take a firm stand against plagiarism. The value of the studies you pursue, and the qualification you and other students attain, is dependant upon an anti plagiarism policy.

Plagiarism is easily detected by tutors marking papers, through the use of web searches; changes in writing style and tone and depth of technical content.

  • If plagiarism is detected in any work by a student, the incident will be noted on the student’s records. They may be asked to rewrite and resubmit their work.

  • When deciding the final result for a course or module, we always take into account more than just the performance in an exam. Any student found to have plagiarized will be closely monitored to ensure compliance before being given a pass.

  • If a student continues to plagiarise after being warned, they are not going to learn as much as they otherwise would from the course, and as a result it is inappropriate to give them a pass.

How it all began

Nearly 10 years ago Sharon Brown, the vision bearer and project coordinator, first visited Uganda as part of a summer mission trip organized by The African Christian Fellowship - Eastern Region. During that trip the group visited households headed by children as young as 12 years old. Their parents had died of HIV AIDS and the children were now living off of the land. They brought them clothes, paid their school fees, fed them and gave them livestock to care for. The caretakers on the ground would follow up with them during the year and the group would return the following year to see them.

Unfortunately, this was not sustainable.


Sonshine Global Partners

In 2006 Sonshine Global Partners started as a Florida non-profit organization. They continued going to northern Uganda and added a medical component to the mission trip. They visited approximately 10 communities in a period of two weeks bringing medical and dental care, psychological counseling and evangelism.

Their first trip to South Sudan was in January 2009 where the situation was much worse than in Uganda. They commissioned a study by the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment of Gulu University to determine what needed to be done to bring food security to Kajo Keji, South Sudan.

After seeing the results of that study the team members decided that what Sonshine was doing was inadequate. If they wanted to see real transformation in Africa they had to make a greater commitment.

In order for people to become self-sustaining, knowledge needs to be accessible so that skills may be learned. Invariably, this would lead to an increase in their living standards and would make Sonshine's missions more impactful. Out of a desire to bring a long-term solution to the problems in Uganda and South Sudan the team decided to establish agricultural based universities in the nations of Africa. No one on the team had ever participated in such an extensive, long-term project. The question on everyone’s minds was: ‘Where do we start?’ We called the project the Kingdom University Project.

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