CLEMENTE PROGRAM

A transformative higher education program, to empower people through educational opportunities that builds self-esteem, confidence and the development of written, organisational and communication skills as a foundation for ongoing study and personal development.

Using a whole of community approach Centacare coordinate the program run through Australian Catholic University (ACU) in collaboration with The Smith Family, Federation University, United Way, Central Highlands Regional Library and City of Ballarat.

This partnership is a whole of community approach combining organisational capabilities and expertise to enhance community capacity, provide opportunities for people to participate in education, engage and contribute to the wellbeing of others and to help build a caring and cohesive Ballarat community.

Participants in this program work towards a certificate in Liberal Studies completing one unit of study per semester. Centacare staff attend the weekly lectures and sessions along with volunteer learning partners that assist participants with their studies and any issues that may arise from personal circumstances which may impact on participants’ involvement in the program.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Clients

Referrals into this program can be made by individuals, carers, family members, community service organisations and health professionals.

To discuss your study options and the Clemente program please contact our Duty Worker on 03 5337 8999 or you can attend our office at 4-6 Peel Street, Ballarat Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm.

On-line referrals to this program may be completed through Connecting Care

Once our Clemente Student Coordinator has received a referral for this program they will contact the client directly to discuss their learning needs and involvement in this program.

Practitioner

Referrals into this program are accepted via Connecting Care. 

Once our Clemente Student Coordinator receives a referral through Connecting Care they will contact the nominated participant to discuss their learning needs and involvement in this program. 

If you would like to speak with one of our staff about accessing this service please phone (03) 5337 8999.

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FUNDING BODIES:

Australian Catholic University (ACU)
Federation University
Ballarat City Council
United Way
The Smith Family
Central Highlands Regional Library