discipleship training school

 adventure | Growth | Calling 


The YWAM Canberra DTS is your launch pad into life and ministry. The Discipleship Training School is 6 months of intensive getting to 'know God and make Him known’. Week by week different trainers teach a specific topic – whether it’s knowing God and hearing his voice; or relationships; or missions – each topic building on the other to draw you closer into relationship with God and prepare you for ministry. The DTS has a highly skilled group of staff who are tracking with you, running class and group processing times, meeting with you regularly and helping you to get the most out of the school. After 12 weeks in Canberra we hit the outreach phase, another 2 - 3 months of putting what you’ve learned into practice in a cross cultural setting. All this is done in a close ‘family’ atmosphere. Most people find the DTS to be the most intense growth period of their lives.

STudy details

  • 5 months full time study program. 

  • First 12 weeks lecture phase based in Canberra, Australia. 

  • 8 - 10 weeks of outreach in a cross cultural outreach. 

  • 2 weeks outreach/debriefing in Australia. 



  • There are no prerequisites for the DTS. 

  • YWAM Canberra DTS is an accredited course (Cert III in Discipleship) under the Australian Qualifications Framework. 

  • DTS is the entry level course for becoming YWAM Staff or further training with YWAM.

Course Fees


$50 (payable on application)


Lecture Phase Tuition/Accommodation:

$3,900 (Covers course fees/materials and housing).

Outreach Phase

$4,000 - $6,000 (Depending on location - Covers flights, ground fees, visas, vaccinations etc. 

Course Dates

February 2022

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Click on the first button to inquire/ask any questions about the DTS or click the second button to APPLY! 

Course Accreditation Within Australia

YWAM Training Canberra is a registered training organisation within Australia. Therefore the DTS and the MDS courses offered by us are recognised by Australian education authorities under the Australian Qualifications Framework. The DTS is a Certificate III level course and the MDS is a Certificate IV level course.


YWAM Training Canberra is affiliated with YWAM's international network of tertiary level education/training known in most countries as the University of the Nations (U of N). Though recognised by many Bible Colleges and ministries, the University of the Nations is not, however, registered or accredited as a university in Australia. Training completed at YWAM Canberra provides credits towards degrees with the University  of the Nations. See the University of the Nations website (UofN.edu) for more information.

The various bodies that provide the framework for education in Australia establish standards which seek to ensure that students are effectively equipped and appropriately cared for. YWAM Training Canberra is registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority to deliver accredited courses to Australian and overseas students and, as such, operates in accordance with those high standards for provision of training and assessment.