Proposed locations for CSalt “Road Trips” 2019 are:
Phillip Island and Torquay (Victoria) ‘National Gathering and New Swell 2019’
New Zealand (Raglan, Taranaki; and Gisbon)
Indonesia (Rote, Bali)
Crescent Head (Northern NSW)
Ulladulla (Southern NSW)
(Please see prospectus and calendar for dates)
Fees and fine print:
As a CSalt student you will be enrolled also as a student of Eastern College Australia in a Certificate 4 in Ministry and Theology.
This course is an accredited at a VET level. FEE-HELP may be available to cover tuition fees for enrolled students of Eastern College Australia providing they meet eligibility criteria as the course is deemed full time.
The cost for the entire CSalt course is $8500, this covers:
Cert 4 tuition
CSA National Gathering costs
New Swell costs
Accommodation, food and transport whilst on CSalt Road Trip
All administration to keep the official stuff ticking over.
Please note: fee’s do not include your travel too or from the ‘Road trip’ destinations these cost will be incurred by the student.
As an enrolled student you may also be entitled to either Youth Allowance or Austudy depending on your current life circumstances.
To help with the financial cost of CSalt the course facilitator will distribute a personal support-raising package that will help students approach their local church or CS mission with an invitation to financially partner with them for the duration of the course.
Students will also be encouraged to work part-time whilst not away with official CSalt events.
Friday is class day and students will all log on from 9:30am – 12:30pm and join their class mates in the CSalt online classroom. This can be done at the local church or CS office, or even at the kitchen table; anywhere there is Internet access and a comfy seat. Students will be able to interact with one another and many guest speakers during this time so their learning is dynamic and never the same as the week before.
Lucas or Ash will also be available by appointment throughout the week for student support.
CSalt students will be taking their learning to the beach as they volunteer for one weekly event at their local CS mission. This is called their placement. It gives the CSalt student an opportunity to not only learn in theory in the classroom or through stories on our CSalt road trips but to learn in practice whilst getting opportunities to interact with surfers on a weekly basis.
The placement can really be anything CS related. A bible study, contest, a regular camp or even dragging some grom’s out to be part of a soup kitchen. The placement can be discussed and mutually decided on with the CSalt facilitator and the mission coordinator of the students local mission.
CSalt students will be expected to attend any regional events that don’t conflict with their ‘Road trips’. The idea is to have a chance to learn from experience the further responsibility and commitment that comes with being a regional leader. These may take the form of a regional camp or a regional training day.
For your first adventure CSalt students will be going international as we all board a big jet plane and fly to Aotearoa New Zealand the land of the long white cloud and the long left point break. Here will meet up with our kiwi brother Logan Mills who is the National Director for Christian Surfers NZ and board a bus headed for the trip of a lifetime.
The plan is to circumnavigate the North Island hitting amazing surf spots like Raglan, Taranaki and Gisbon. Along the way we will meet many new friends and have opportunities to serve our CS family on their own soil. We will also have teaching from pastor JD on cultural intelligence, our own inward journey and outward expression of faith. CSalt students will be meeting in Melbourne on the 28th to go through an orientation of their course work at Eastern College before they all fly out to New Zealand the next day.