The latest full-colour edition of Coolamon Calling is now available for reading or printing; download it here.
Student Information Survey
Coolamon is interested in what you think about electronic resources for learning. How 'online' should we be? What kinds of technology work best for you? Please download, fill in, and send back to our national office our Student Information Survey, available here. We would be delighted to hear from both existing students and those who are considering distance study.
The New Testament with Imagination
After long delays, Bill Loader's latest book, The New Testament with Imagination is now available -- at a good discount -- through amazon.com. Read the flyer here -- and if you haven't yet studied the New Testament, Coolamon's CMBT003 is a great way to start.
The latest edition of Coolamon Calling, our occasional
newsletter, has been posted across Australia. It is filled with
important information and interesting news and this edition is in
full colour. If you have not received a copy, or would like one
to pass along to others, we can post you a monochrome version. Contact
the national office and let us know; or you can read or download
and print your own colour copy by clicking here.
The Adelaide College of Divinity (ACD) offers awards at both VET
Sector (CMin / DipMin) and Higher Education Sector (BMin / MMin)
levels, and Coolamon College delivers distance topics in all these
awards. In 2005, the ACD received approval as a registered Higher
Education Provider for the BMin and MMin Awards.
This status means that students doing Coolamon topics can be assured
of a continuing high standard of quality and nationally recognised
accreditation. Just as importantly, Australian citizens studying
in the Higher Education Sector will now have access to the Commonwealth
loan scheme, FEE-HELP.
This service provides students with up-front loans to cover the
full tuition costs of topics studied.
If you are thinking of doing further study, you might well consider
making use of FEE-HELP to pay for your award topics. Please note
that these Commonwealth loans are only repayable when annual income
reaches a defined level; and outstanding amounts are not charged
against a person’s estate at death. Applications are available
directly through the ACD.
All ACD students also are entitled to membership in the Adelaide
Theological Library (ATL) at no further cost. Available to students
in both Explore and Deepen Streams, this service provides access
to books on loan as well as a significant and growing set of web-based
Students seeking these government loans will need to enrol formally
with the ACD in February. The national office or state agencies
will be able to supply proper forms early in the new year. Please
read carefully all the information in the government’s information
booklet on these loans, and make sure that all forms are complete
and signed as required.
For students paying full fees up front, enrolment begins whenever
you are ready.
Thank you for helping us!
We at Coolamon do appreciate student feedback on our topics. Sometimes
our students make wonderful proofreaders and catch mistakes in the
text we have missed; sometimes you make creative suggestions that
are well worth taking on board. Congratulations to one student for
several positive ideas and questions: a book voucher is on the way
to show our gratitude.
We are also very grateful to Warwick Brown, who has been helping
us out on a Special Project basis this year. Warwick helped design
our latest Coolamon Calling and has an eye for icons that is making
our Study Guides more attractive and user-friendly. He will be missed
at the national office, not least for his computer skills and friendly
cheerful manner. We wish him every success in his next projects:
‘AssocMin’ at last
After some delay the Adelaide College of Divinity’s
new Associate Degree in Ministry is ready for students to enrol
from 2006. This two-year (full-time equivalent) award offers distance
topics in a Biblical and Theological Studies focus at the higher
education level. It is an ideal degree for students who are seeking
introductory studies in the theological disciplines at tertiary
level. Students completing the AssocMin will receive the degree
from the ACD. If they choose, they can then go on to complete the
ACD’s BMin in one extra (full-time equivalent) year, or Flinders
University’s BTh in two years. FEE-HELP is available for this
new award. Ask at the national office for further information or
New Student Support
Coolamon College offers a variety of ways to help students in the
study process. Assignments are now presented to our assessors with
a signed Declaration of Academic Honesty. Students wanting to know
more about this important issue, as well as all the other ways to
make the learning process a satisfying and successful experience,
should ask the National Office (Freecall 1800 639 385) for a copy
of the newly revised
Enjoy your Studies by Joan McRae Benson (A$10
This simple and appealing introduction to the study process may
be the best investment students can make in their education. It
is suitable for every level of study.
The College has also completely revised its published Booklets
that provide information on each of the three ‘Streams’
in which we present our topics. These are available free from the
National Office and set out details of the study and enrolment processes
as well as descriptions of all the topics we offer. In addition,
a Student Information Guide is also available at no charge.
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