College Courses

More than just a qualification

Choose from our range of Certificate III and IV nationally recognised courses and learn online at your own pace! Your training can also be matched with hands-on work experience at the YWAM Campus in Townsville, or our Medical Ship in Papua New Guinea.

Business Administration

Certificate III

 

Events

Certificate III

 

Hospitality

Certificate III

 

Information Technology

Certificate III

 

Screen and Media

Certificate III

 

Marketing & Comms

Certificate IV

 

Youth Work

Certificate IV

 

Primary Health Care

Certificate IV

 

Christian Missions

Certificate IV

 

Christian Missions Leadership

Diploma

 

Certificate III in Business Administration

This course will develop your skills in business administration, financial administration and customer service. The course is designed to prepare you for entering the workplace in a range of administrative roles including receptionist, payroll officer, customer service roles and office demonstration roles.

Uniquely, this course offers you the opportunity to complete your training alongside of the relief services of YWAM Ships, allowing you to gain real on the job experience within the context of a charitable service.

Certificate III in Events

This qualification provides a pathway to work for event or exhibition organisers operating in a range of industries. These include the tourism and travel, hospitality, sport, cultural and community sectors. The course is designed to prepare you to work with some independence under the guidance of senior event personnel. This training is also suitable for those already working within event-related roles and are keen to further develop their skills.

You will complete six core units which will prepare you to work effectively with others, participate in safe work practices, process registrations and provide customer services. There are a broad range of additional units which allow you to focus on areas of interest.

Certificate III in Hospitality

This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafés, and coffee shops. The course is designed to prepare you to work effectively and safely in hospitality service, provide customer service and coach others in job skills. The Food Services (Front of House) stream will develop your skills in preparing and presenting simple dishes, preparing and serving non-alcoholic beverages and safely handling food.

You will gain experience on the YWAM Townsville Campus which provides daily meals and hosts regular events, as well as providing food services for the YWAM Ships operations both in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

This qualification provides a pathway for people seeking employment in a range of roles within the Information Computer Technology (ICT) sector including IT support technician, help desk officer, and ICT operations, user and technical support roles. The course is also suitable for people currently employed in the sector who are keen to further develop their knowledge and skills.

The course is divided into four streams: Applications, Networking, Support and Web Technologies.  Each stream includes common foundational units which cover effective communication processes, the implementation of environmentally sustainable work practices and compliance with intellectual property requirements. You will complete three modules in your stream to allow you to focus on a chosen area of interest.

Certificate III in Screen and Media

This course provides introductory training for people interested in radio, media and broadcasting. The core units will develop and extend your critical thinking skills and  prepare you to work effectively and safely within the creative arts industry. It provides a pathway to work in digital video and radio operation, online content creation or assisting in film and television production. The course is delivered through a combination of online and face to face learning and you will receive real, on the job experience throughout the course.

The course structure allows you to choose from a range of electives to further develop your skills in specific areas. Elective units provide opportunities to learn to follow a design process, present programs on air, prepare and organise content for broadcast, basic sound editing, make presentations and effectively use social media.

Certificate IV in Youth Work

This qualification provides a pathway to work with young people in a range government, community and youth sector agencies. You will be trained to develop and facilitate programs for young people to address their social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs. You will develop skills to work effectively with young people from diverse backgrounds within a community development framework.

The course structure allows you to choose elective units to develop skills in specific areas including developing networks and facilitating responsible behaviour. The course is delivered through a combination of online and face to face learning, and you will gain real, on the job experience throughout your training.

Certificate IV in Marketing and Communications

This course is designed for people who are keen to develop skills in marketing within a socially responsible framework. The training will benefit those within charitable and socially responsible enterprises, or are looking to work within this sector. You will develop skills in public relations, practical promotions and building your brand.

The course structure allows you to choose from a range of electives to further develop your skills in specific areas. The course is delivered through a combination of online and face to face learning, and you will have the option of gaining on the job experience as part of your training.

Certificate IV in Primary Health Care Missions

The Introduction to Primary Health Care School (IPHC) calls those whose hearts beat to see justice prevail, the poor and needy fed, diseases eradicated, and communities transformed. Be trained and equipped as a health care worker for developing nation communities and work hand in hand with YWAM’s Medical Ship; meeting needs and building capacity in the nation of Papua New Guinea.

Certificate IV in Christian Missions

The Certificate IV in Christian Missions (C4CM) is a two year course that helps you to be trained in the core aspects of being a full-time volunteer in YWAM. The C4CM is the general foundational training for all YWAM Townsville staff. You will be equipped with ministry skills and knowledge to be able to work effectively in a team. Develop your gifts and skills, participate in outreach options in Australia and in Papua New Guinea, and be part of the dynamic ministry here at YWAM Townsville.

Diploma in Christian Missions

The Diploma in Christian Missions Leadership (CML) is a two-year course that gives you opportunity to develop your understanding of leadership within a mission’s context, and grow in your leadership skills and capacity.

You will be equipped with skills and knowledge to enable you to plan and lead others in a project; ministry activities; lead outreach groups in Australia and Papua New Guinea and develop your personal leadership skills all while being a part of the dynamic ministry here at YWAM Townsville.

Want more info on Vocational Training? Contact us below!
"I’ve always had a dream to work at sea. When the opportunity came up to use my skills as an electrician for a good cause I jumped at it. Working on YWAM Ships has helped me develop my engineering skills and has given me the opportunity to pass on my skills to others."
Matt, New Zealand, Electrician
Matt, New Zealand, Electrician
"I never would’ve had the level of on-the-job training I’ve had here at YWAM. I love the way I’ve been given opportunity at such a young age and worked on projects I’ve only dreamed of."Ryan, Indonesia/New Zealand, Public Relations & Communications
Ryan, Indonesia/New Zealand, Public Relations & Communications
"I’ve used my coaching degree and passion for sports to disciple and champion young people."Matt, USA, DTS Leader
Matt, USA, DTS Leader
"Working as our immigration and training administrator I’ve learned to read and understand legislation and legal requirements to help write policies and assessments so that we can run schools. It has been an incredible journey and I’m blessed to work with people that stand behind me and really believe in me."Helene, Norway, Training Admin
Helene, Norway, Training Admin