What is the Clemente Program?
Clemente provides people who have experienced disadvantage and are wanting to re-engage in education with access to tertiary level education through a partnership between Vinnies and the Australian Catholic University (ACU). 

There are three levels of study designed to suit a range of learning goals. Classes are run by qualified educators. Study courses available are: 
• Certificate in Liberal Studies – a study of humanities
• Pathways Course – designed to re-engage 
with learning and study
• Community Program – lifestyle courses held in the semester break. 

The program is free, and students are provided with all textbooks and learning materials. 

Volunteer in-class and off-campus mentors can provide study assistance, help with organisational skills, work presentation, and basic computing. Students with varied life experiences are encouraged to apply. 

Who can access the Clemente Program?
Someone who is marginalised and/or  disadvantaged and who wants to re-engage in education.

Where is the service located?
At the Australian Catholic University
223 Antill Street
Watson ACT 2602

Who benefits from the Clemente Program?
The Clemente Program can help anyone who has a keen interest in learning and is willing to commit to studies which can include:  the Certificate in Liberal Studies Program, the Pathways (bridging) Program and the Community (leisure) Program.

Benefits of the Clemente Program include increased self-esteem, improved social connections, more structured lives, and an opportunity to exercise ones intellect and imagination. Upon completion of the Clemente courses students are encouraged to continue studying or to seek employment.

Can I volunteer for the Clemente Program?
Yes, please email volunteer.cg@vinnies.org.au

How can I find out more about the Clemente Program?
Email: clemente.cg@vinnies.org.au     Phone: 0418 714 835

Or use the contact form below to get in touch with any questions.

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