Australian Catholic University (ACU) sponsors and hosts Clemente Australia, working in partnership with community, education, business and government organisations and individual volunteers.
Clemente Australia is part of an international Clemente network based in the USA. The Clemente Course in the Humanities organisation in the USA is the international base for Clemente, which has been introduced in Canada, Australia, South Korea, Mexico and Argentina.
Explore the origins of Clemente Australia
Clemente aims to break the cycle of poverty, inequality and social injustice for people experiencing complex life challenges through access to university education. The achievement of studying Humanities subjects at a university level for a person who has been living on the edge of society can be truly transformative.
Clemente's goals are to:
ACU has partnered with the following community organisations to deliver Clemente:
Get a university education in a collaborative, community-based environment. Clemente is about realising possibilities, creating new options and making life changes.Learn more
Clemente is built on partnerships. ACU invites organisations to support Clemente through contributions of time, talent, influence, resources or funds.Learn more
Volunteer to help guide Clemente students with their learning. You don't need to be an expert, just open minded, supportive and encouraging.Learn more
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.Contact Clemente
We're available 9am–5pm AEDT,
Monday to Friday
If you’ve got a question, our AskACU team has you covered. You can search FAQs, text us, email, live chat, call – whatever works for you.
Chat to our team for real-time
answers to your questions.
Find answers to some commonly