FAQs for Leadership and Civil Society, and Leadership and Public Service programmes

  1. Is there an age limit?
  2. I want to do the programme but have a family. Are you able to provide accommodation for them as well?
  3. Is there any time off?
  4. What if I don't have a university degree?
  5. Do you have a track record?
  6. What denomination are you associated with?
  7. Is the Centre politically aligned?
  8. Are programmes accredited?
  9. Do you take international students?

 


Q. Is there an age limit?

There is no age limit.

 

Q. I want to do the program but have a family. Are you able to provide accommodation for them as well?

We do not provide accommodation for families, however spouses with children have found temporary living accommodation in the neighbourhood on previous programs.

 

Q. Is there any time off?

There is a five-day break in the middle of the Leadership and Public Service program, and a Christmas and New Year break during the Leadership and Civil Society program. Otherwise, every second weekend from Saturday lunch onwards is available for leisure or family visits, pending other program events.

 

Q. What if I don't have a university degree?

We generally require a completed university degree with a high GPA, but accept enquiries from non-graduates. Applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

Q. Do you have a track record?

We have successfully run multiple programs annually since 2011.

 

Q. What denomination are you associated with?

We have strong relations with most denominations across Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox traditions.

 

Q. Is the Centre politically aligned?

No. As an Australian Christian Lobby initiative, the Centre has no formal links to any political party.

 

Q. Are programs accredited?

No. To maintain the flexibility and responsiveness of curricula to changing social and political contexts, we have made a strategic decision to keep programs free from the limitations of external accreditation.

 

Q. Do you take international students?

Yes, we are registered as Visa sponsors and take international students. Prospective international students are responsible for organisation and costs of Visa arrangements and flights to and from Canberra. International students must return to their country of origin upon completion of the program.

 

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