What is a


The Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a 5-6 months program developed by YWAM to empower and equip you to go and express the Father’s love. We start by getting to know Him, and move to making Him known.

 Know  Him

For the first 12 weeks the DTS will intensely explore some amazing topics that will take you even deeper in your knowledge of God, grow your life and character, and equip you for the adventure of making disciples of all nations..

Every week a different speaker will share from what they’ve seen, done and experienced in their lives. 

+ Hearing God’s voice

+ Father heart of God

+ Holy Spirit Week

+ Nature and Character of God

+ Evangelism

+ Biblical Overview

+ And much more!


We regularly set aside time to serve the city of Adelaide and other cities in the state of South Australia. It’s a chance to love our local neighbors on the way to loving our global neighbors.

Everyone, staff and student, lends a hand to keep our place functioning. This could include serving in the kitchen, working with maintenance or housekeeping, or helping with some specific skills you might have.

As we like to say in SA there is heaps of fun in a Discipleship Training School. Whether it is playing a board game, a movie night, hitting the local beach (or pool), a nice barbie in the arvo, or just hanging out together you will surely have a great time!

Each student has a DTS staff member they meet  regularly to further process what they’re learning, receive prayer and maybe share a cuppa.

Weekly journals and book reports will help in the process of getting deeper into your relationship with God. 

Amazing things will happen when we connect to God’s heart and allow Him to lead us in prayer and offer our worship as one.

Make Him  Known  

You will then have the amazing opportunity to go out on outreach and share what you’ve learned and experienced throughout the lecture phase.

Pray for the sick, share God’s love, make an impact on people’s lives and witness the change you’ll see in in your own life!

This part of the DTS includes lots of travelling, laughing and making even more friends!

Frequently asked  questions 

Anyone can apply, but the applications are not automatically accepted, each application must be reviewed and prayed over by the school leadership.
We have all kinds of people applying for a DTS, some are pretty sure of what they are looking for in life and what to expect, others may still be searching; some will come with a series of questions and struggles or just wanting to know more about God and missions

$4,200 AUD Lecture phase + $4,500AUD outreach and travel expenses (subjected to change because of travel costs)
Your course fee includes 12 weeks of missions training and 9 to 12 weeks of outreach. The training includes all of your meals, accommodation, wifi, laundry facilities, airport transfers, and use of our campus facilities including library, TV room, lecture rooms, prayer room, outdoor area etc…
Your outreach fees include all your meals, accommodation, visa (if required) and field supplies.
Your outreach travel expenses will include any flights, ferries, buses, or other transport required to get to your outreach location.

To be a Christian and be at least 16 years of age, (must have parental consent if under 18);
to have successfully completed the application process and have been accepted.

Adelaide is known as the city of churches as well as the city of festival; Big on sporting and arts events, and is also home to the Barossa Valley which is known around the world for its quality wines.
There’s a world of new experiences and things to do in South Australia. Get up-close to iconic Australian wildlife only minutes away from Adelaide’s CBD, beautiful beaches all across our peninsulas, coastlines and an amazing outback experience!

All fees are in Australian dollars (AUD).

Fees, charges and refunds

Clear, accurate and current information regarding fees, charges, method of payment and refund policy will be provided to all prospective students.

The timetable of payments for DTS is as follows:

No application fee.
Upon receiving you letter of Acceptance- non-refundable AUD $420 enrolment deposit;
Balance of fees for the lecture phase – AUD $3780 must be paid 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course. *
Full fees for the field work (outreach) phase must be paid by week 6 of the lecture phase.
By accepting an offer of a place at YWAM Adelaide, a student is entering into an agreement that is stipulated in the Letter of Offer. Payment of tuition fees in full or in part indicates that such an agreement exists between the student and the school. Should circumstances change after receiving an offer, fees will only be refunded in accordance with the refund policy below.

Refund Policy:

Prior to commencement of the course:

Where the course is cancelled the school will refund the fees in full.
When the Australian government authorities refuse to grant a visa, the school will refund all fees paid. The letter of refusal document must be sent to the school and must provide proof of refusal by the Australian government.
Where the school receives written notice of withdrawal prior to the commencement of the course, the school will refund all fees paid less the $420 enrolment deposit;

After commencement of the course:

When the student withdraws from the course during week one, the school will refund 90% of the total classroom phase fees – less $420 enrolment deposit, administration fees, and the application fee.
When the student withdraws from the course during week two, the school will refund 60% of the total classroom phase fees – less $420 enrolment deposit, administration fees and the application fee.
When the student withdraws from the course during the third or fourth week, the school will refund 30% of the total classroom phase fees – less $420 enrolment deposit, administration fees and the application fee.
When the student withdraws from the course after the end of the fourth week no refund will be given.

Field Assignment (outreach) Phase:

Final costs of the field assignment phase will be announced during the classroom phase. Field assignment costs are non-refundable except under special circumstances (ill health, etc) where the amount refunded will be determined according to the circumstance.


Any refunds over $500 will be paid to the person who originally paid the course fees.

*If you have any issues meeting this deadline, please contact our registrar who can discuss further options with you.

Express  your  interest

If you are interested in joining a DTS in YWAM Adelaide, we recommend you fill this quick form and save a spot for the upccoming schools.

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