Clemente is a tuition-free, university accredited program designed to help build aspirations and confidence through education. The program is open to anyone over the age of 18 who has encountered trauma or setback in their lives.
Clemente’s goals are to:
- enhance participants self-confidence through rigorous learning, bringing about personal change
- promote a positive view of the future for those who have been marginalised from society thus enabling them to re-engage with society
- make university education accessible to disadvantaged Australians
- use the potential of Humanities education to change lives and promote social inclusion
- engage in collaboration with a range of organisations for the benefit of disadvantaged Australians.
An integral part of the Clemente program, and vital to its success, is the support, guidance and assistance students receive from Volunteer Learning Partners and Mentors throughout the course of their study.
The Clemente program in Queensland currently operates in South Brisbane and Toowoomba.
Clemente South Brisbane
Clemente in South Brisbane operates in partnership between the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland, Australian Catholic University, Centacare, Sisters of Mercy Brisbane, Micah projects and Common Ground Queensland.
Students undertake a Certificate of Liberal Studies at no cost through the Australian Catholic University (ACU). Subjects such as Arts, Communication, Ethics, Political Science and Indigenous Australian history are offered.
On successful completion of four units, students are awarded a Certificate of Liberal Studies from ACU which can be used to apply for University entrance.
Enrolments are now open for Semester 1, 2017 which will commence on Thursday 9 March.
An information session will be held on Thursday 16 February 2017 at 10am in South Brisbane. For more information and to RSVP please email email@example.com
Clemente in Toowoomba operates in partnership between the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland, University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Toowoomba Clubhouse, Catholic Care, Mercy Community Services and the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba Social Justice Commission and community partners.
Students undertake a Certificate of University Studies at no cost through USQ. Upon successful completion of four units, students graduate with a Certificate of University Studies from USQ, an Award that is also recognised for entry into a university degree at other institutions.
If you are interested in finding out more information about the program in Toowoomba, or would like to study next semester, please read the Clemente Toowoomba Information Sheet, fill in a Student Expression of Interest Form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org