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Coolamon College delivers topics for these awards

The Explore Stream

In the Explore Stream, Coolamon College delivers distance education topics that satisfy requirements of the Adelaide College of Divinity (ACD) CMin award programme, which provides nationally recognised accreditation within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. The VET Sector focus is on workplace training, assessed by the achieving of competencies in designated learning outcomes.

Certificate IV in Ministry / Diploma in Pastoral Ministry
The Certificate IV in Ministry / Diploma in Pastoral Ministry is a suite of awards within which study may be undertaken in one of several focus areas.

Admission to the Certificate program does not require any previous academic qualification; however, intending students are encouraged to confer with the Dean of Students before enrolling.
Admission to the Diploma in Pastoral Ministry requires completion of the requirements for the Certificate IV in Ministry or equivalent.
For further information about these Awards, including the topics available by distance, please consult
  - The ACD Handbook, Vol 2 of the Adelaide College of Divinity
- The ACD website which will become available during 2005
- The Explore Stream Student Booklet from Coolamon College’s national office

The Deepen Stream

In the Deepen Stream, Coolamon College delivers topics for distance education within a variety of awards as part of the Higher Education Sector. Students achieve either ACD or Flinders University (FU) Awards by completing the full list of topics required not all of which are currently available in distance mode. All topics accredited within the various awards, whether or not the award is sought, can be taken individually. All Australian citizens (and those with permanent or humanitarian visas) enrolled in the ACD or Flinders award programmes are eligible to apply for Commonwealth loan assistance (FEE-HELP [ACD] / HECS-HELP [FU]).

Adelaide College of Divinity (ACD) Awards

The degree of Bachelor of Ministry (ACD)
The degree requires you to complete successfully 108 units.
There are three fields of study: Biblical Studies, Historical and Systematic Theological Studies, and Pastoral Studies.
This is a brief overview only. Please refer to the ACD Handbook, Vol 1, for full information.

The degree of Master of Ministry (ACD)
The degree is offered as a four-year part-time course comprising 72 units.
There are two fields of study: Ministry and Pastoral Counselling.
This is a brief overview only. Please refer to the ACD Handbook, Vol 1 for full information.

Flinders University Awards

The degree of Bachelor of Theology (Flinders University)
The Bachelor of Theology degree through Flinders University requires you to complete successfully topics totalling 144 units value.

There are three fields of study: Biblical Studies, Historical and Systematic Theological Studies, and Pastoral Studies. Students may also complete topics in other disciplines.

Students seeking this award need to apply through SATAC (South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre) << please provide hyperlink here to www.satac.edu.au >> in the year prior to the commencement of studying for the award, supplying all necessary documentation. SATAC processes applications for many of the courses offered by universities in South Australia.

Information on the requirements for Flinders University awards is available in the ACD Handbook, Vol 1, or from the Flinders University office. Postgraduate students should consult Dr Stephen Downs, Head of the Theology School, about proposed programmes: [email protected]

Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (GradCertThSt)

Graduate Diploma in Theological Studies (GradDipThSt)

Master in Theological Studies (MThSt)

These are ‘nested’ coursework awards, designed to lead from one to another in sequence. Various entry and exit points are possible. Students who gain a MThSt may gain entry into the Master of Theology (MTh) program.

Contact details for Flinders University are as follows:

Flinders University
Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology
School of Theology

Phone: (08) 8201 2493 International phone: +61 8 8201 2493
Fax: (08) 8201 3407 International fax: +61 8 8201 3407

Postgraduate Research Degrees

MTh and PhD (Flinders)
These degrees involve independent research. The details of each Award, including fees, entry requirements, and structure of the programme, are available directly from Flinders University.

SCD Awards
No new students are being admitted into the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD) Awards for which Coolamon College delivers distance education. Continuing students are encouraged to consult the SCD website for details of their programme, including fee information: http://www.scd.edu.au/ The Coolamon national office can provide a special SCD Supplement to the Deepen Booklet on request.