As a Catholic training organisation, to empower, inspire, and equip people to take the Lord Jesus Christ to others.
People of all ages. The majority will be young people aged 17-35 however we also have older singles, married couples, parents, and retired people. The program is designed for any adult who wants to learn and grow in their relationship with God.
The academic year runs from February until November in class and also available online. Contact hours vary depending on the program. Depending on the courses, training generally runs over 6-10 months, with various practicum components required for each course.
When auspiced through Catholic Secondary Colleges, courses will generally last one to two years in conjunction with existing schooling.
Students come to our college for a variety of reasons. Most want to learn more about God’s plan for their lives, to grow in their relationship with Jesus, and to come to a deeper understanding of their faith. Many also want to be “equipped” to live out their faith in a meaningful and “dynamic” way and to be able to take this faith and share it with others through various ministry opportunities. The experience of studying within a vibrant faith community allows God to reveal more and more of His purpose for each person’s life.
The College does not offer residential accommodation. Within an easy bus ride there are a variety of accommodation choices. Families within the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community, and the local Parish, may also be available to accept boarders.
Participating in Acts2CoME is really an experience of dynamic Christian living. Our teaching staff present courses designed to be informative, engaging, and interactive. In addition to scripture and catechism, students have opportunities to learn practical ministry skills such as communication, how to evangelise, establishing and running a youth group, presentation skills, supporting liturgy and a variety of other skills. As part of the curriculum, students will be involved in areas of service and ministry. This may include youth outreach, conferences, and retreats. As the Lord helps each individual become more aware of their gifts and amazing potential they will have the opportunity to utilise them.
As students grow in their relationship with God, and develop their knowledge and skills, they will be attracted to different ministries and experiences. The College is about equipping students for ministry to youth, missionary work, parish ministry, priesthood, sisterhood, lay apostolates, university, marriage – whatever the Lord calls them to do. Whatever our graduates do, the key is learning to surrender and say “yes” to God’s awesome plan. You can make a difference!
If your passion is youth ministry, we provide the only nationally accredited Catholic Youth Ministry qualification in Australia.
Application Fee (one time; non-refundable): $55
Cert III is $2100
Cert IV in Catholic Ministry is $2800;
Cert IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care is $4000;
Diploma of Catholic Youth Ministry is $5000.
For more info on fees for the various courses, see our FEES page.
We do allow students to pay their fees fortnightly or monthly, through a Bank periodical debit system. Students not paying in advance will be required to enter into a Fees-contract. The College seeks to be as flexible as practicable with fees payments. Please discuss your particular situation with the Principal.
Full-time Certificate students may be eligible to apply for Youth Allowance, Austudy, or Abstudy through Centrelink for Certificate III or IV. This is not available for the diploma, given the link by Parliament between VET student loan eligibility and Centrelink payments. To make application to Centrelink, you require a letter from the College confirming your enrolment. Please request this at your admission interview. It will be up to you to approach Centrelink and to meet their requirements.