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A PLACE TO BELONG, A PLACE TO FIND PURPOSE

The YWAM Precinct is an integrated adventure-based learning space complete with high, medium and low ropes courses, a cafe, and a multi-purpose youth space for seminars and other activities

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.

School Seminars

Action-packed seminars take students along an exiting journey to discover a variety of topics, empowering them to live holistic and healthy lives! 

Youth Adventures

Youth Adentures 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!

VETiS

Learning has never been so much fun! We offer registered training progams for young people to explore their passions and get equipped in an incredibly vibrant environment.

Cafe

Buying a cup of coffee can be your investment in transforming a community. YWAM currently runs a not-for-profit cafe that raises funds for the youth of our city!

JONATHAN THURSTON SHARES HIS HIGHLIGHTS of his time at the YWAM YOUTH PRECINCT

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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

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    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

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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!
     

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    Townsville City Campus - DTS, Volunteer, Donation
    Support our community service projects and youth work in North Queensland by giving a donation to the YWAM Townsville City Campus. The campus also serves as the headquarters for the YWAM Training and Medical Ship, 99.9 Live FM, all training activities, youth work, and a home-base for all of our volunteer staff and students.
    • DTS Fees
    • Volunteer Fees
    • Tax-Deductible Donations
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    Donate to support the work in Papua New Guinea
    Join us in the vision of building healthy lives and communities for a healthy Papua New Guinea by giving a tax deductible donation that has the power to change lives!
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    Ship Outreaches, Dental Trailer Outreaches, and more!

    Joining us on outreach in Papua New Guinea soon? We are looking forward to having you! Your volunteer fees can be paid online on this page

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    YWAM Medical Ships - Port Moresby Campus

    Payments are in Papua New Guinean Kina (PGK) currency. Volunteer payments, donations, and projects in Port Moresby, PNG.

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    Support Our Volunteers
    All of our staff are full-time, self-funded volunteers, including our Managing Director! Each of our volunteers raise their own financial support outside of the organisation. This includes essential living expenses, outreach costs, and travel expenses.
    Our staff include accountants, cooks, administrators, mariners, outreach leaders, medical personnel, trainers, housekeepers, program developers, communications officers, youth workers, and so many more! It truly does take a dedicated and diverse team to make what we do possibl

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    Leave A Gift

    Leaving a gift to YWAM in your will is an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy.

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    Charity Gift Shop

    Join us in the vision of supporting healthy villages in Papua New Guinea by giving a tax-deductible donation that has the power to change lives!