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Global Health & Development Gap Year

Our Global Health & Development Gap Year calls those whose heart beats to see communities thriving – physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. The Global Health & Development Gap Year is designed for both those that have experience in the health / community development industry, and for those simply with an interest in healthcare missions who are needing a bit of headspace before diving into university. The Global Health & Development Gap Year is about meeting real needs, bringing hope, and seeing your life transformed in the process!

10802NAT – Certificate III in Discipleship

HLT31215 – Certificate III in Basic Health Care

2022 Dates

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Media & Radio Gap Year

Good communication is essential for strong relationships, healthy families, and communities! Our mission is to train and equip effective communicators to share good news and influence change. 

Our Media & Radio Gap Year program is designed to help you grow in your faith while sharpening your skills in the creative arts industry. You will have the opportunity to put your skills into action both on the field and in an office environment.

10802NAT – Certificate III in Discipleship

CUA31020 – Certificate III in Screen and Media

2022 Dates

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    Bible Gap Year

    Imagine if you could dedicate an entire year to growing in your faith, digging deep into the Bible, and learning how to share your faith confidently?

    The Bible Gap Year includes a unique combination of personal discipleship, outreach and travel, and a submersion into the Word that will empower you to apply it to your life, and to help those around you do the same.

    10802NAT – Certificate III in Discipleship

    10822NAT – Certificate IV in Bible Ministry

    2022 Dates
    • 30 January – 16 December 2022

     

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      Maritime Gap Year

      Make a splash with a Maritime Gap Year! Grow in your faith, develop your maritime skills, and reach some of the most isolated communities on earth with our training and medical ship in Papua New Guinea. 

      The Maritime Gap Year includes a unique combination of discipleship, outreach, travel, real hands-on maritime experience, and training that will help launch your career in the maritime industry.

      10802NAT – Certificate III in Discipleship

      Introduction to Maritime Operations

      2022 Dates
      • 30 January – 16 December 2022

       

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        Discipleship Training School - Townsville Campus

        Our Discipleship Training School (DTS) gives you the opportunity to set aside five and a half months of your life to grow in your faith while serving the world around you. After 13 weeks of training and discipleship at our campus in Townsville, Australia, we take you on nine weeks of cross-cultural outreach. The DTS is a life-changing experience! 

        10802NAT - Certificate III in Discipleship 

        Dates
        • 28 January - 28 June, 2024
        • 14 July - 13 December, 2024
        • 13 October, 2024 - 14 March, 2025
        • 26 January - 27 June, 2025
        • 13 July - 12 December, 2025
        • 19 October, 2025 - 20 March 2026

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        Discipleship Training School - Port Moresby Campus, Papua New Guinea

        The DTS will run from our satellite campus in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The DTS will include a unique combination of discipleship, hands-on missions experience during both lectures and outreach, and the opportunity to make history as we establish a new campus in Port Moresby for generations to come.

        Dates
        • 28 January - 28 June, 2024
        • 14 July - 13 December, 2024
        • 26 January - 27 June, 2025
        • 13 July - 12 December, 2025

         

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        Introduction to Global Health & Development

        Be immersed in a powerful combination of essential basic healthcare knowledge and community development training, with a focus on preventing illness, promoting holistic wellbeing, and empowering communities to develop their strengths.

        Townsville Campus

        To be announced

        Port Moresby Campus
        • 14 July - 13 December, 2024
        • 13 July - 12 December, 2025
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        HLT31220 - Certificate III in Basic Health

        HLTAID009 -  Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

        HLTAID013 - Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site 

        HLTAID014 -  Provide Advanced First Aid

        HLT31220 - Certificate III in Basic Health

        HLTAID009 -  Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

        HLTAID013 - Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site 

        HLTAID014 -  Provide Advanced First Aid

         

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        Global Health & Development Gap Year

        Our Global Health & Development Gap Year calls those whose heart beats to see communities thriving - physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. The Global Health & Development Gap Year is designed for both those that have experience in the health / community development industry, and for those who are starting out on their journey of healthcare in missions.

        10802NAT - Certificate III in Discipleship

        HLT31220 - Certificate III in Basic Health

        HLTAID009 -  Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

        HLTAID013 - Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

        HLTAID014 -  Provide Advanced First Aid

        Dates

        28 January - 13 December 2024

        26 January - 12 December 2025

         

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        Discipleship Bible School

        During the course, you will have an opportunity to dig deep into the Bible, reading through all 66 books, gaining an overall perspective of God’s story. You will learn techniques for effective Bible study, and your speakers will help unlock the Bible’s fascinating content.

        You will also be taught on topics. For example – you will look at Worldview and Origins as you study through Genesis, Exodus, and Job. Or you might look at Leadership and Worship as you study the life of David in 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Chronicles, and the Psalms. Each book is filled with insights to be discovered!

        Dates

        28 January - 28 June 2024

        26 January - 27 June 2025

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        Introduction to Radio & Media

        Good communication is essential for strong relationships, healthy families, and communities! Our mission is to train and equip effective communicators to share good news and influence positive community growth.

        CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media

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        All Courses

        Our wide range of registered training courses are designed to help equip you for your field of passion.

        We combine elements of informal, formal, and non-formal education to not only impart knowledge and skill, but also good character, important life skills, and the motivation to serve and invest into the lives of others.

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        Join YWAM Staff

        Our volunteer staff team is a diverse mix of different nationalities, ages, skills, giftings, and backgrounds. Their dedication and passion makes what we do possible and we are always looking to expand our team!

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        Pathways with YWAM

        We have a range of pathways within our training and ministry that allows you to specialise in your area and grow your skillsets. From Hospitality to Global Health you can upskill yourself while impacting those around you

         


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        Resources
        Joining us for a Discipleship Training School (DTS) or Gap Year with us soon? We have compiled a few resources to help prepare you for the amazing journey that’s ahead!

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        For Parents
        Do you have a child that is interested in a YWAM DTS or Gap Year? We have created some resources for you as your child navigates their YWAM experience. 
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        YWAM Precinct

        Our recently developed YWAM Precinct located in Townsville’s CBD is the perfect hub for youth to find belonging and empowerment. A high, medium and low ropes course, brand new cafe, and multi-purpose warehouse space for seminars and other activities allows youth the opportunity to flourish through adventure based learning.

         

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        Youth Ambassadors

        As a Youth Ambassador you will have the opportunity to lead your peers and the wider community in helping to support the work of YWAM Medical Ships in Papua New Guinea.

         

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        Work Experience

        We offer the opportunity for students to complete their work experience at our city campus in Townsville. This unique opportunity gives students the ability to not only explore a future career pathway, but also get a taste of working with a local charity that is dedicated to serving the community.

         

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        Schools & Youth Leaders

        We know that really quality, committed youth workers, teachers and families are some of the best things young people can have in their formative years. Our hope is to make your job a little bit easier by offering adventure based learning, mentoring resources, leadership and training pathways, and service based learning opportunities for youth. 

         

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        Transitional Accommodation

        YWAM operates a home in Townsville for at-risk youth. YWAM receives tenant referrals from local collaborating youth support organizations.

         

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        Vision & Approach

        We have the hope to create a safe environment for the youth of Townsville to be, believing everyone has the right to hope for an abundant and healthy life physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. YWAM works in partnership and by invitation through Australia and Papua New Guinea.

         

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        School Seminars

        Our school seminar programs are designed to empower and motivate youth to live full and productive lives. Book these engaging and interactive seminars to strengthen your young people. 

         

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        Youth Adventures

        Youth Adventures is the ultimate service based learning opportunity for young people. We do all the work for your school or youth group so you can do the mission!

         

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        Impact Summer

        Make an Impact during your Summer as you engage in epic adventure, learning and serving. 

        Gain valuable skills through hands-on learning experiences at The Stable and the new YWAM Precinct, complete with hiropes and rock climbing wall.

         

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        VET in Schools

        Vocational education is one of the best ways for young people to explore their passions and get equipped. We offer several registered training programs for youth. In addition to all of the expected elements of a training program, our courses have an emphasis on building good character and the soft skills needed to be employable, while also giving students the chance to practice their skills within our organisation. 

         


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        Adventure Based Learning
        Adventure based learning programs are complete with a high, medium, and low ropes course, cafe, and multi-purpose youth space to run programs with a ‘learn by doing’ and ‘challenge by choice’ philosophy.
         

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        Precinct Cafe

        Help build healthy lives and communities in Australia and Papua New Guinea while dining at the YWAM Precinct Cafe

        YWAM Precinct Cafe is a not-for-profit cafe located at 312 Walker Street in Townsville’s CBD.

         


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        Dental Trailer

        YWAM Medical Ships is now operating a Dental Trailer in collaboration with key stakeholders in Port Moresby with the purpose of providing dental services, training opportunities, and health education to schools in the National Capital District.

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        Small Boat Patrol Outreaches

        YWAM Medical Ships is collaborating with key stakeholders in the nation by utilising small boats to bring health and training services right to the doorstep of those who need it most. These patrols have a specific focus on empowering the youth of communities to live healthy lives to contribute to a healthy nation.

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        Ship Outreaches

        YWAM Medical Ships - Australia & PNG has been operating medical and training vessels in PNG since 2010.

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        Our Footprint

        Delivering basic services in Papua New Guinea (PNG) poses enormous challenges with 84 percent of the population living in remote, rural areas.

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        Annual Reports

        Read or download our annual reports. 

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        Advocate

        Join the YWAM Medical Ships team by becoming a Community Ambassador or Youth Ambassador in your local community.

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        Mission Build
        Mission Building is a volunteer program that gives you the opportunity to experience life at our campus all while supporting our work in Australia and PNG. Join us for two weeks to three months at a time that suits you!
         
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        Youth Adventures
        Youth Adventures is the ultimate service based learning opportunity for young people. We do all the work for your school or youth group so you can do the mission!