Certificate IV
in Christian Missions

A staff internship with a difference

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.

You will also have the option to choose from focus modules – giving you the ability to align your training with your passions and long-term goals.



March 24th 2019 – March 19th 2021

June 16th 2019 – June 11th 2021

September 22nd 2019 – September 17th 2021



January 5th 2020 – December 31st 2022

March 22nd 2020 – March 18th 2022

June 14th 2020 – June 10th 2022

September 27th 2020 – September 23rd 2022


$1,500 AUD* – this covers enrolment fee, and tuition.

*Does not include travel costs to and from Townsville, room and board, student visa, health insurance and other personal expenses.


10173NAT Certificate IV in Christian Missions

On completion of all 10 units of the course you will obtain a Certificate IV in Christian Missions.

Unit BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to prepare, deliver and review a presentation to a target audience.

Unit BBLMBK401A Maintain Bible knowledge

This unit describes the outcomes required to further develop biblical knowledge as part of ongoing professional development in Christian ministry.

Unit CMIPAW401A Incorporate prayer and worship into ministry

This unit typically applies to a person working in Christian missions. The activities of prayer and worship are central and common to all Christian missions as a part of overall ministry activity, not just personal activity.

Unit EVAEVA401A Conduct evangelism

This unit describes the outcomes required to conduct evangelism in a variety of settings and deal appropriately with listener’s responses.

Unit CMIACI401 Address current issues from a Biblical perspective

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop a response to current issues from a Biblical perspective and world view and then discuss this perspective.

Unit CMIDMS401 Develop specific ministry skills

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to create and implement an ongoing development plan for skills specific to the type of ministry the missions worker is engaged in.

Unit CMIREJ401 Reflect the example of Jesus Christ in lifestyle and ministry

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply the example of Christ’s life in the missions worker’s own life and ministry in the context of Christian missions.

Unit CMISUP401 Develop an effective support base

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain a personal support network including regular financial support as a self-funded missionary.

Unit CMIWMC401 Work within a Christian missions community

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work within the structure, ethos and context of a particular Christian missions organisation and community. 

Unit CIMWMT401 Work effectively in ministry team

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in the context of team ministry in Christian missions.

Course Work

A range of strategies will be used to assess the outcomes of the school. Journals, weekly reports, monthly action plans, book reports, supervisor reports are all utilised as a part of this. Our training programs are holistic in nature, and the topics are delivered concurrently enabling you to develop your skills, knowledge, and character.

* for recognition of prior learning/course credit, please see the Staff and Student Handbook.

Austudy, Abstudy and Youth student allowance is available for Australian applicants.


Applicants need to have completed 10473NAT Certificate III in Discipleship (or DTS equivalent) and has a sense of call to Christian Missions prior to acceptance into this course.

International Student

When overseas students apply, proficiency in English will be specifically assessed. Offers of placement in a course will include any applicable requirements for English language proficiency. Copies of documents, or telephone interviews will be used to verify information provided by students on language proficiency. Bridging courses will be recommended where these are deemed necessary.

International students on student visas are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress and attendance to meet the requirements of the student visa.

YWAM Townsville is bound by the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students. The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations regulates the education and training sector’s involvement with overseas students studying in Australia on student visas. It does this through the Education Services for Overseas Students legislative framework. This protects Australia’s reputation for delivering quality education services and the interests of overseas students, by setting minimum standards and providing tuition and financial assurance.

The legislation mandates a nationally consistent approach to registering education providers so that the quality of the tuition, and care of students, remains high. The professionalism and integrity of the industry is further strengthened by the ESOS legislation’s interface with immigration law. This imposes visa related reporting requirements on both students and providers. A simple explanation of the framework is the Easy Guide to ESOS.

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