About the Clemente Program

The Clemente Program is enroling now for FREE community-based university courses designed for students who have experienced challenging life circumstances and seen their education interrupted.

Clemente is open to all adults regardless of education level, providing a supportive and flexible learning environment.


Now taking enrolments!

The free of charge university courses are offered by the Australian Catholic University in partnership with St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/. 

The different levels of study designed to suit a range of learning goals include:

  • Certificate in Liberal Studies
    A humanities based, certificate level qualification gained through studying four subject units.
  • Pathways Course 
    A semester long program designed to prepare for further education, training, or work.
Who can study?

Clemente students need to:

  • be over 18
  • be eager to learn
  • be able to read and discuss a newspaper article
  • commit to a 12–14-week program

There is no need for a specific qualification or school certificate and no upper age limit for someone to participate.

Can I volunteer for the Clemente Program?

Yes, please email volunteer.cg@vinnies.org.au

Find out more or refer a student:

Email: clemente.cg@vinnies.org.au     Phone: 0418 714 835