April 7, 2016

Interested taking part in a free university course?

Foundation Housing tenants can apply to take part in free part-time course that when complete will provide them with a University Certificate in Humanities and Arts –T19.

This qualification can be used to apply for an Edith Cowan University undergraduate degree.

The course is called the Catalyst Clemente Program and it is being offered by Edith Cowan University and St Vincent de Paul Society WA.  The course is a humanities based one and introduces subjects such as critical thinking and communication as well study, research and writing skills.

The Clemente Program is about people making changes to their lives and provides the opportunity for them to move from where they are today to a place where they believe ‘someone like me would never expect to be’.

People start the Clemente program for a wide range of reasons such as wanting the chance to prove to themselves what they can achieve, to gain more skills, for personal satisfaction or even to move into employment.

Doing the program involves attending classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the university semester, over a two year period, at Ozanam House in Belmont.  The next course starts in July.

To be able to undertake the program you must have:

  • A desire to learn;
  • A willingness to commit to the 13 week program each semester.
  • A literacy level that is sufficient to read a newspaper;
  • A degree of stability in your life; and
  • Be 18 years of age or older.

If you would like more information about the Clemente Program contact our Tenant Involvement Coordinator Julia on 9422 0702 or Julia@foundationhousing.org.au.  Note that places are limited and you must apply through Foundation Housing by 31 May 2016.

You can read more about Catalyst Clemente at ECU here