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Admissions Policy

Mannix College Admissions Policy

1.0 Purpose

The primary purpose of Mannix College is to provide all benefits that the Catholic Church under the pastoral responsibility and oversight of the Archbishop can offer an educational institution including residential accommodation, tutorial assistance, academic control, pastoral care and the furtherance of personal, human, spiritual, moral, social, cultural and intellectual development. The Mannix College Admissions Policy provides applicants with an understanding of their eligibility to apply for admission to Mannix College.

2.0 Scope

The Mannix College Admissions Policy applies to: Mannix College, 22a Wellington Road Clayton VIC 3181

3.0 Principles

The Mannix College Admissions Policy rests on the following principles:

3.1. Mannix College is reserved in the first instance for Monash University students, during the academic year. Non-Mannix residents (up to 15, as per the affiliation agreement) may reside in the College if approved by the Principal.

3.2 Subject to the consideration in 5.0 Assessment Criteria, all students enrolled in a Monash University undergraduate course of study are eligible to apply to live at Mannix College.

3.3. All offers for accommodation at Mannix College are subject to a student agreeing to comply with:

  • 3.3.1. All of the standards, terms and conditions as outlined in the Mannix College Conditions of Residency
  • 3.3.2. All of the standards, terms and conditions as outlined in the Residents Handbook
  • 3.3.3. All the Mannix College rules, policies and guidelines
  • 3.3.4. The full terms and conditions of any Residency Agreement between the resident and Mannix College.

3.4. Students applying for accommodation at Mannix College may undertake study at the following Monash University campuses – Clayton, Caulfield and/or Peninsula campuses.

3.5 All students accepted into Mannix College should have the opportunity of staying at Mannix until the completion of their studies at Monash University provided they continue to meet the Mannix College Admissions Policy criteria.

3.6. Applications for accommodation in Mannix College are assessed in the order of priority listed below. Refer to: 4.0 Admissions Criteria

3.7 Applications for accommodation by students who are under the age of 18 years must include all additional signed documents that are requested through the admissions process.

3.8. If a student discontinues their enrolment at Monash University or changes from full-time to part-time study, or transfers to distance education, or completes their studies prior to the end of the academic year, they may be required to vacate their room.

4.0 Admissions Criteria

Applications for accommodation at Mannix College are assessed according to (but not limited to) the following criteria:

  • Written application
  • Performance at interview
  • Demographic information, including hometown location and secondary school
  • Monash University enrolment details
  • If applicant’s have had family live at the College in previous years

Subject to 5.0 Assessment Considerations, current residents are given priority when applying for re-admission to Mannix College for the following year before Mannix considers new applications – given there have been no concerns with either academic progress, payment of fees, behaviour/discipline and/or contribution to College by the resident during the year.

For new applications, full-time students are given priority over part-time and/or distance education students

5.0 Assessment Considerations

5.1 Mannix College does not provide supported accommodation and the fire warning and emergency evacuation systems throughout the College have been programmed to operate automatically. To ensure residents are safely accommodated it is a requirement that all residents must be able to self-evacuate in the event of an emergency.

5.2 A carer of a resident may only be permitted to reside at Mannix College with the permission of the Principal. Approval will be granted on a case by case basis, and the following will be considered: genuine medical needs of the student receiving care, the availability of a suitable space for the carer to stay, and subject to the carer agreeing to comply with the relevant Accommodation Fee Regulations, Mannix College Conditions of Residency, Handbook and all other Mannix College rules, policies and guidelines listed on the Mannix website. Mannix may require the student receiving care to provide medical evidence or any other relevant documents.

5.3 Non-Mannix College students (up to 15, as per the affiliation agreement) may be permitted to reside in Mannix College subject to obtaining prior approval from the Principal or Deputy Principal, and satisfying selection criteria as defined in this Policy under item 4.0 Admissions Criteria.

5.4 In accordance with the Mannix College Conditions of Residency, a student cannot apply/re-apply for Mannix College accommodation if they have previously been evicted from Mannix College or Monash Residential Services.

5.5 When considering a current resident’s application for re-admission the following year, the Principal/Deputy Principal will take into consideration the resident’s participation and involvement in College life, any disciplinary/behaviour issues, payment history and academic progress.

5.6 Monash University/Mannix students participating in an official inbound Monash University Study Abroad Program are treated as though they were applying for two full semester periods.

5.7 In order to create and maintain a positive and vibrant residential community, when considering an application, regard is had to the suitability of each applicant to live within the Mannix residential community. In making the assessment of suitability, prior knowledge of the applicant and any relevant information obtained from Monash University or through background checks will be considered.

5.8 If considered necessary to create and maintain a diverse residential community, the Principal may consider all applications equally.

6.0 Definitions

Residency Agreement

The Residency Agreement is the formal legal contract that the incoming resident and Mannix College enter into to define the provision of accommodation.

Supported Accommodation

Supported accommodation is the housing and personal support services for people who require assistance from another person to move from one location to another, or to undertake personal tasks.

Assessment of Suitability

Evaluation to ensure there is an appropriate fit between the individual and the demands of the type of communal accommodation.

Relevant Information

Information about a student’s personal conduct and demonstrated capacity to build constructive relationships.

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