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Communication Pathways

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

We have opportunities to serve aboard the YWAM Training and Medical Ship in Papua New Guinea, at the YWAM Townsville City Campus, and with 99.9 Live FM, the community radio station which broadcasts from our Townsville campus. 

The pathways have been tailored to suit your level of experience and the time you are willing to invest; whether you have worked in the sector for years or have a desire to be trained.

Specialise

Narrow down your focus by specialising in an area of communication you love. Roles could include:

Creative Media

Videographer

Photographer

Graphic Designer

Web Designer

PR & Marketing

Public Relations

Digital Marketing

Social Media

Writer 

Radio Production

Radio Announcer

Content Producer

Community Liaison

Marketing 

Choose your pathway

View our short-term, part-time, and long-term options below.

Short Term Options

2-12 weeks, full-time

Volunteer aboard the YWAM Medical Ship in Papua New Guinea
Positions

Photographer, Videographer, Writer

Location

Papua New Guinea

Dates

Outreaches are available to apply for 10 months of the year (starting at two weeks)

Prerequisites

Experience in the role selected

Extend your pathway

→ Add this to your annual calendar
→ Media & Radio Discipleship Training School (DTS)
→ Media & Radio Gap Year

 
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Volunteer in our media hub or radio station in Townsville

We call this Mission Building!

Positions

Videographer, writer, graphic designer, web designer, marketing, public relations, radio production, administration.

Location

YWAM Townsville City Campus (either with 99.9 Live FM on campus or media hub)

Dates

Outreaches are available to apply for 10 months of the year (starting at two weeks)

Prerequisites

Experience in the role selected

Extend your pathway

→ Add this to your annual calendar
→ Media & Radio Discipleship Training School (DTS)
→ Media & Radio Gap Year

 
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Part-time Options

Selected days on a weekly basis

Volunteer in the media hub or radio station
Positions

Videographer, writer, graphic designer, web designer, marketing, public relations, radio production, administration.  

Location

YWAM Townsville City Campus (either with 99.9 Live FM on campus or media hub)

Dates

Choose selected day(s) of the week that suit your schedule

Prerequisites

Experience in the role selected

Extend your pathway

→ Media & Radio Discipleship Training School (DTS)
→ Media & Radio Gap Year

Interested? Let’s chat!

 
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Long Term Options

6 months – 2+ years

Media & Radio Discipleship Training School (DTS)
Dates

5.5 months, intakes start in January and July

Location

Training: Townsville
Outreach: Papua New Guinea or Australia

Prerequisites

Suitable for both those with communications experience and those without.

Special Features
  • Transformational discipleship 
  • Strong biblical teaching 
  • Media/radio-focused placement during the lecture phase of the course (2 hours per day) 
  • Outreaches in Australia and/or Papua New Guinea
Training Included

10802NAT – Certificate III in Discipleship

Extend your pathway

→ Media & Radio Gap Year
→ Join us as a full-time volunteer staff member
 
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Media & Radio Gap Year
How it works

January – June: Media & Radio Discipleship Training School (DTS)

July – December: Certificate III in Screen and Media

Dates

12 months, intake starts in January

Training Included

10802NAT – Certificate III in Discipleship
CUA31020 – Certificate III in Screen and Media

Extend your pathway

Join us as a full-time volunteer staff member
 
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Join YWAM as a full-time volunteer staff member
How it works

Choose from Creative Media, PR and Marketing or Radio Production and get your teeth stuck into your chosen specialty in the missions context. In addition to working with our media team, you will have the opportunity to grow in skills for Christian mission.

Dates

Starting at two years (intakes: January, April, July, October)

Location

Townsville with possible placements in Papua New Guinea

Roles

Roles could include: 

Creative Media 

– Videographer / Photographer
– Graphic Designer
– Web Design 

PR & Marketing 

– Public Relations Officer
– Digital Marketing Manager
– Social Media Manager
– Writer 

Radio Production 

– Radio Announcer
– Content Producer
– Community Liaison
– Marketing Manager

Training Included

10899NAT Certificate IV in Christian Missions

Optional Training

CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen & Media

Prerequisites

Completed 10802NAT Certificate III in Discipleship (or DTS equivalent)

Extend your pathway

Advanced Leadership Development (10174NAT – Diploma of Christian Missions Leadership)
 
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    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 

     

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    • 30 January - 1 July, 2022
    • 17 July - 16 December, 2022

     

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    Discipleship Training School - Port Moresby Campus, Papua New Guinea

    The DTS will run from our new 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.

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    • 23 January - 2 July, 2022

     

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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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    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
    • 30 January - 16 December, 2022

     

     

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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

    Dates
    • 30 January - 16 December, 2022

     


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      Volunteer

      Whether you are an experienced health professional, a university student, an enthusiastic young person, or a skilled mariner, we invite you to consider volunteering aboard the MV YWAM PNG in Papua New Guinea!

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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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      The Ship

      The MV YWAM PNG is equipped with a dental clinic, day procedure unit, laboratory, four patrol tenders, and accommodation for 130+ volunteers. 

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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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      Ship Locator

       

      View the current location of the MV YWAM PNG!

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      Annual Reports

      Read or download our annual reports. 


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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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      Communication

      Good communication is essential for strong relationships, healthy families, and communities! Our mission is to help mobilise effective communicators to share good news and influence change. Our communication pathways are tailored to suit your level of experience and the time you are willing to invest.

       

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      Global Health

      Our global health pathways include options for both experienced healthcare professionals, and those who are looking to be trained. Whether you are supporting logistics or in the thick of treating patients in a remote village, you can be assured that you will play a vital part in helping to build healthy lives, communities, and nations!

       

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      Hospitality

      Hospitality is a powerful gift that helps build community and shows care for the individual. Our hospitality pathways are designed to help equip you to deliver various aspects of hospitality with excellence.

       

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      Events

      Events have the power to strengthen hope and build community. Our events pathways will equip you to create unique events with excellence and a bit of pizazz!

       

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      Training

      Training is the key to multiplication! Our training pathways are about equipping others with the skills, knowledge, and character they need to serve communities.

       


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      Youth Precinct

      We recently acquired a facility in Townsville's CBD for the purpose of establishing a vibrant youth precinct. The property includes a 32 bedroom residential facility, a large warehouse, and a substantial outdoor space, all just half a block from the YWAM Townsville City Campus.

       

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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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      School Seminar Program

      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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      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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      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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      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. 

      Apply Now

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      Discipleship Training School

      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. You will also have the option of choosing an elective, giving you the opportunity to explore your passions and calling. The DTS is a life-changing experience! 

      10802NAT - Certificate III in Discipleship 

       

      Townsville Campus
      • 30 January - 1 July, 2022
      • 17 July - 16 December, 2022
       Port Moresby Campus
      • 23 January - 2 July, 2022

       

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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.

      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
      • 17 July - 16 December, 2022

       

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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 a series of speakers will help unlock the Bible’s fascinating content.

      Townsville Campus

      To be announced

      Port Moresby Campus
      • 12 September - 15 December, 2021
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      Purpose & Leadership Development

      An internship with a difference! This is a two year, hands on course that trains you in the core aspects of being a full-time volunteer with YWAM anywhere in the world. The skills and knowledge you will gain during the two years apply to much more than just the missions context, they can be transferred to your next job, ministry opportunity, or further study. 

      10899NAT Certificate IV in Christian Missions

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      Advanced Leadership Development

      The Advanced Leadership Development  is a hands-on, two-year course that gives you the opportunity to develop your understanding of leadership from a Biblical perspective. The training includes a combination of classroom-style learning, practical application, and mentoring. 

      10944NAT Diploma of Christian Missions Leadership

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      Certificate III in Business

      This course is a great introduction into the business world. Your learning will give you a broad set of skills including financial administration, document production, workplace organisation, and customer service. The course includes a combination of online study and volunteer work experience at the YWAM Townsville City Campus, allowing you to gain real ‘on the job’ experience within the context of a charitable service. 

      BSB30120 Certificate III in Business

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      Certificate III in Events

      Our mission is to train and empower event coordinators who can facilitate excellent events that inspire and promote celebration. This course will provide a pathway for you to work for event or exhibition organisers in a range of industries. These include the tourism, travel, hospitality, sport, cultural, and community sectors. 

      SIT30516 Certificate III in Events

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      Certificate III in Hospitality

      At the heart of our hospitality training is the desire to impart to students how excellent hospitality can express a sense of peace, value, and belonging. A Certificate III in Hospitality provides a pathway to work in restaurants, hotels, cafés, and coffee shops. 

      SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality

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      Introduction to Radio & Media

      Introduction to Radio & Media will equip you as a radio announcer, podcaster, or audio producer. As part of your training, you will be working at 99.9 Live FM where we are announcing to over 26,000 listeners in North Queensland with the message “It's Good to Be Alive.” 

      CUA31020 Certificate III in Screen and Media

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      Certificate I in  Construction

      Construction is an integral part of building infrastructure and stronger communities. A Certificate I in Construction is a great introduction into the construction industry. This course will equip you with the basic skills and knowledge for the use of construction tools and materials, interpreting and reading plans, taking measurements and making calculations. 

      CPC10111 Certificate I in Construction

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      Provide First Aid

      During this course you will be equipped with the skills to respond and provide first aid for accidents and injuries, provide life support, provide CPR and manage a casualty’s condition until further help or assistance is available. Your training will be a combination of theory and practical hands-on experience to equip you to assist others in need.

      HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

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      Our Training Approach

      Our vocational training is designed for those who are seeking not only a qualification, but also an opportunity to use their vocation to serve others. 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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      Volunteer

      Looking for an opportunity to serve while meeting new people and experiencing a new culture? We have a range of dynamic volunteering opportunities in both Australia and Papua New Guinea for both groups and individuals of all ages.

       

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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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      Medical Ship

      Whether you are an experienced health professional, university student, enthusiastic young person, or skilled mariner, we invite you to consider volunteering aboard the MV YWAM PNG in Papua New Guinea!

       

      Apply Now

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      Discipleship Training School

      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. You will also have the option of choosing an elective, giving you the opportunity to explore your passions and calling. The DTS is a life-changing experience!

      10802NAT - Certificate III in Discipleship 

      Townsville Campus
      • 30 January - 1 July, 2022
      • 17 July - 16 December, 2022
      Port Moresby Campus
      • 23 January - 2 July, 2022

       

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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!