Take your first step

Free online course

You are created to do something awesome and significant with your life! 


Our training and outreach programs are designed to strengthen your faith, discover His calling, and equip you to boldly fulfil your purpose. 


Take the first step to see what YWAM training could offer you by doing a short free online course on finding your purpose.

What you'll learn

Each unit includes a short video, some text, and some questions to process and apply what you are learning. The course is self-paced, giving you the flexibility to complete the course when it suits you. 

During the course, you will explore:

The longing in our hearts for purpose and significance 

The big picture of what God is doing on planet Earth

What it means to take a leap of faith to pursue the call of God on your life

Ready to take the first step?

Looking for more?

Discipleship Training School

The Discipleship Training School (10802NAT - Certificate III in Discipleship) gives you the opportunity to set aside five and a half months of your life to grow closer to God while putting your faith into action. After 13 weeks of training and discipleship at our campus in Townsville, Australia, we take you on nine weeks of outreach where you will have the opportunity to be a part of strengthening lives, communities, and nations. We offer four intakes for the DTS every year in January, July, and October each with specialised electives. Austudy approved!

Ready to take the first step? 

About YWAM

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is a global movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to presenting Jesus personally to this generation. 


Since 1992, YWAM Medical Ships Australia & PNG has been based in Townsville where we care, connect, serve, and build in communities across Australia, Papua New Guinea, and beyond through four focus areas: registered training, medical ships, youth work, and radio.

Discipleship Training School - 10802NAT - Certificate III in Discipleship | CUA31020 - Certificate III in Screen and Media | Introduction to Global Health & Development - HLT31220 - Certificate III in Basic Health Care | Austudy, Abstudy and Youth student allowance is available for Australian applicants.


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