Clemente Australia

At ACU, we’re proud to support and host Clemente Australia. This program aims to empower marginalised Australians with the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to transform their lives.

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Become a Clemente student

Clemente Australia is an academically approved university course for Australians who would otherwise be excluded from tertiary education opportunities. Classes are small and held in community locations or on campus.

You will study humanities subjects such as history, literature, philosophy and art.

On successful completion of four subjects, you receive a Certificate in Liberal Arts from ACU. If you decide to continue with your studies, the four Clemente units may be credited towards an ACU undergraduate degree.

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Impacts and benefits

Participation in Clemente comes with a wide range of benefits for all involved. Hear first-hand how Clemente has changed the lives of students and volunteers.

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Support Clemente

Clemente is built on partnerships. ACU invites organisations to support Clemente through contributions of time, talent, influence, resources or funds.

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Become a learning partner

Volunteer to help guide Clemente students with their learning. You don't need to be an expert, just open minded, supportive and encouraging.

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Contact the Clemente team

If you would like to learn more about Clemente, or find out how to get involved, you can reach out to our friendly Clemente Australia team by email or phone.

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"If the multigenerational poor are to make the leap out of poverty, it will require a new kind of thinking — reflection. … And that is a beginning. … The study of the humanities is in itself a redistribution of wealth. ... People who know the Humanities become good citizens, become active, not acted upon."
Earl Shorris
Clemente founder, 1997

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