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Discipleship Training Schools (DTS)

  • What should I pack?
    You will need a notebook, pen, Bible, clothes, single bed bedding (sheets, pillow & sleeping bag), and it would be handy to have a backpackers backpack. When you are accepted on the DTS we will provide you with a full “what to bring” list.
  • Where will I live?
    All YWAM students live in shared YWAM housing with staff. Accommodation and food are provided as part of school fees. Unless otherwise specified, you will be living in Lewis House that accommodates an average of 80 plus people. For further information about our facilities please see the Course Information Handbook.
  • Where would I go on outreach?
    In recent years we have sent teams to locations including Nepal, South Africa, India, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Indonesia, New Zealand, Middle East, Mexico, Russia, Uganda, Mozambique, Egypt, Japan, Samoa and Thailand. Many exciting opportunities come up, from within Australia to the other side of the world. The possibilities are endless! You never really know where you might end up.
  • Am I too old for DTS?
    No! DTS is available to a broad range of ages! Most commonly our students are between the ages of 17-35 years old. But don’t let that stop you! All ages are welcome. Be on the look out on our website specifically for all ages DTS’, for example the All Generations DTS.


  • I am Australia, can I get Centrelink for my DTS?
    DTS is a Centrelink approved course. If you are an Australian you may be eligible for financial assistance from Centrelink. Information about Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy and other payments are available on their website at
  • Is there a discount available for my nation?
    There are discounts available depending on the country that you are from based on an ABC category developed by the University of the Nations. Note that discounts only apply to the lecture phase of the school and does not include the cost of flying/driving here, transport, outreach fees. The lecture fees cover food, water, accommodation, internet, transport for school related activities, and basic resources for note-taking. A – AUD$3950-$4150 B – AUD$2800 C – AUD$1800 Refer to this link to see what category your country falls under.

nat-logo-150x150Youth With A Mission Newcastle in partnership with Youth With A Mission Canberra Inc Trading as Institute for the Nations - Australia (RTO 0449) ABN: 40 345 561 378 Nationally Recognised Training - YWAM Newcastle currently offers two courses which are accredited courses recognised through the Australian Qualifications Framework. They are: Discipleship Training School (Certificate III in Discipleship, course code 10473NAT) School of Worship (Certificate IV in Worship, course code 10475NAT)