Welcome Parents and Referees
If you’re looking for the Reference form for a potential staff or student, please complete the online reference form, or download a copy of the form and return it to us via fax, mail or scan and email.
Our contact details:
YWAM Townsville Registrar
PO Box 6221
Townsville, QLD 4810
Fax: + 61 7 4772 4414
Your son or daughter is about to embark on an exciting journey. At YWAM Townsville, we know that it’s important for you to feel connected to that experience.
We want you to know all about our training, our outstanding mission opportunities, and the many ways we provide your student with support, from student services to accommodation and one-on-one discipleship.
This section of our website is just for you. Please explore the FAQs below, watch our latest promotional videos and news clips on YouTube, read the first-hand accounts of student’s experiences, and even meet the training and development staff team. Be sure to check out our latest news and keep up to date with all that is going on.
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- What is a Discipleship Training School?
- How long has YWAM Townsville been delivering training?
- Are training courses accredited?
- What qualifications will the applicants walk away with?
- What are the options for further study and second level schools?
- Who are the teachers?
- How are applications selected?
- Does YWAM have denominational affiliates?
- Can you explain finances and support raising?
- How should I communicate with the applicant while they are at YWAM Townsville?
- What are the living arrangements?
A DTS (Discipleship Training School) is an incredibly positive place for Christian growth that does exactly that! Geared toward 18 – 35 year olds, the heart of the DTS is “to know God and make Him known.” The emphasis is about both knowledge gained and principles applied. The DTS really is an amazing place to grow and develop your personal character and identify your unique gifts.
Each DTS capitalizes on different interests and passions. Whether it’s in the outback, on a ship, or in a huge city; it can be a lot of fun exploring your creative side. Each specialised DTS provides the opportunity to layer your interest and passions into the DTS experience.
*The DTS is the entry-level program into training and further involvement with Youth With a Mission.
Since 1996, YWAM Townsville has been delivering discipleship training here in Townsville, Australia. Since that time we have run over 50 Discipleship Training Schools and a number of Second Level Schools .
YWAM Townsville – Institute for the Nations, Australia is a part of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) International. YWAM Townsville is a registered training organisation offering accredited and non-accredited training and learning experiences. YWAM Townsville, is affiliated with YWAM’s international network of tertiary level education/training known as the University of the Nations. The UofN is not registered/accredited as a university in Australia.
All of the courses offered at YWAM Townsville (except for the one year staff internship) are accredited and nationally recognised within Australia’s Vocational Education Training Sector. International credit transfers will vary between country and educational provider. Past students from numerous nations have successfully negotiated significant transfer credits. It is advised that you contact your individual educational provider to discuss their procedures associated with granting credit transfer.
The Discipleship Training School is the foundation course which acts as a pre-requisite for further training within YWAM Internationally. Here at YWAM Townsville further studies are offered in health care, Bible studies, and leadership development.
Live guest lecturers are the norm. Those who teach are other YWAM leaders nationally and internationally, local YWAM staff, and other reputable speakers who are involved in the church locally or internationally.
In addition, we have the ability to link up globally with other events through a multi-media GENISIS link, and occasionally, video lectures will be used.
To be eligible for a course, students must first meet the initial entry requirements (age, English proficiency, prerequisites) and successfully submit a completed application and accompanying reference forms.
Offers of placement in a course are then based upon an assessment of the extent to which the experience, qualifications, aspirations, and Christian character and calling of the applicant are matched by the opportunity offered and any additional curriculum or legislative requirements.
YWAM is an international, interdenominational organisation with staff and students from a broad range of denominational backgrounds.
For specific fees and the refund policy please refer to the Financial Agreement in the appropriate course application.
Staff and students are encouraged to raise their own financial and prayer support for the duration of their involvement with YWAM Townsville. We believe in relationship based support, where raising support is more than finances. It’s a partnership, relationship, support system. It’s prayer, having faith and hope for success and to see a change being made. We believe it takes the people on the field, in the church, and everyone in between. We would love to share more with you, so just contact our registrar office! For resources and fundraising ideas please refer to the ‘Faith and Finances’ page on our website or contact registrar.
Due to the size of our facility and the varied schedule of all courses, the best way to contact the applicant is directly. Most applicants utilise email, mobile phones, Skype, *postage etc.
*See the ‘Preparing to Come Page’ for details regarding overseas postage.
c/o YWAM Townsville
P.O. Box 6221
In case of emergency please contact us at +617 4771 2123 and messages will be forwarded.
Accommodation is dormitory style with shared rooms for between 4 – 12 students and shared bathroom facilities. During outreach (field assignment) phase, accommodation will vary depending on location and may be anything from staying with local billets, to bunking in a church hall, living on the ship, or being hosted by another YWAM base.
Due to the live-learn philosophy of Youth With a Mission’s training, all students are required to be resident for the duration of the course.