Looking for a gap year experience that will change your life?

A YWAM Gap Year is the ultimate combination of adventure, discipleship, fun, new friendships, registered training, serving others, and the opportunity to bring your faith to life as you get to know God and make Him known! 


The gap year starts at the YWAM campus in tropical Townsville, and includes stints of training, travel and outreach - giving you one of the most dynamic experiences of your life.












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Our gap years combine a Discipleship Training School and another training course in the passion area of your choice! Earn your qualification in a live-learn environment, making friends for a lifetime, and exploring the world. 

Gap Year Options

Global Health Gap Year

Help deliver healthcare to rural and remote communities in Papua New Guinea - where our Medical Ship operates! 

During your course, you’ll be working in our radio studio and Media Hub at 99.9 Live FM. Learn both the skills for radio announcing and production, as well as the heart of how to influence through media.

Media Gap Year

Bible Gap Year

Read through and study the entire Bible, while learning how to apply it to your own life, and to help those around you do the same.

Make a splash with a Maritime Gap Year! Grow in your faith, develop your maritime skills, and reach some of the most isolated communities on earth with our Training and Medical ship in Papua New Guinea.

Maritime Gap Year

Accredited training and Austudy approved! 

Strengthen your faith

Put your faith into action

Get practical experience

Each of our Gap Years includes accredited training - explore your passions while having some fun! 

Learn from great discipleship teaching that helps shape your faith and imparts truth.

Learn how to follow God’s lead to confidently serve and influence others, using your unique passions and skills.

Get hands on experience in your chosen area of passion.

What You'll Gain

Meet Someone Who Has Done a Gap Year

MJ did our Global Health Gap Year, hear about her experience!

Find out if a YWAM Gap Year is for you!

Media Gap Year: Discipleship Training School - 10802NAT - Certificate III in Discipleship & Introduction to Radio & Media - CUA31015 Certificate III in Screen and Media Global Health Gap Year: Introduction to Global Health & Development - HLT31215 - Certificate III in Basic Health Care | Austudy, Abstudy and Youth student allowance is available for Australian applicants.


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