At ACU, we're proud to support and host Clemente Australia. This program aims to empower Australians experiencing challenging life circumstances and to break cycles of poverty, inequality and injustice.
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.
"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."
Clemente founder, 1997
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