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.
Clemente students are Australians who are experiencing multiple challenges in their lives. ACU, partner organisations and volunteer learning partners support students every step of the way.
Students study first-year Humanities subjects selected from history, philosophy, sociology, literature and art.
On completion of four Clemente subjects, students graduate with an ACU Certificate in Liberal Studies. These units can be credited towards an ACU undergraduate degree when students continue their studies.
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