Student Life

Full Time Students

Yearly Calendar
Applications Open 1st August 2017
EDT Open Day 23rd September 2017
Application deadline (International) 30th September 2017
Application deadline (Domestic) 31st October 2017
Interviews 8th – 22nd November 2017
Confirmation of acceptance 1st December 2017
Orientation 3rd February 2018
Induction service 4th February 2018
Class commences 5th February 2018
Beginning of year retreat 7th – 12th March 2018
Second year international deposit 31st May 2018
Mid-year holidays 28th June – 12th July 2018
Mission trips 10th – 27th August 2018
EDT Open Day 22nd September 2018
Second year placement 10th – 30th October 2018
First year placements 17th – 29th October 2018
End of year retreat 10th – 13th December 2018
End of year holidays 15th – 29th December 2018
Graduation Service 13th January 2019

Basic Timetable

Student’s in EDT are responding to the call of God in their hearts to be prepared and equipped for an influential destiny in God. The discipleship training is intense and requires every student to drop their nets and follow Jesus wholeheartedly. Due to this, student’s discipleship training is not limited to time in class or a strict timetable as many training opportunities and valuable class experiences occur outside of this time and by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Below is a basic weekly timetable for students, however, it should be noted training can occur outside of these times.

 

Day Time Content Location
Monday - Thursday 8am – 1.30pm EDT Classes In class
Monday - Thursday* 2pm – 5pm Online Diploma Outside of class
Tuesday 7.30pm – 9.30pm Evening Training In class
Friday OFF NA NA
Saturday OFF NA NA
Sunday 9.00am – 1.00pm Church Service In class

* It is recommended that students allocate this time to completing the requirements of the online Diploma.

 

In addition to the above hours, students are required to participate in the following:

  • Elective tasks
  • Small group (Wednesday fortnightly)
  • Occasional specialised training (Saturday mornings)
  • Monthly Sunday evening church services
  • Home learning opportunities and reading
  • Gym and fitness training

Home Learning Opportunities

EDT is focused on students experiencing personal transformation and character development.  As such, no grades are given for the EDT component of the course.  Rather, students are assessed based on their participation in class and their competence demonstrated in their mentoring and the home learning opportunities given.

As for the Diploma of Ministry, students will need to meet the requirements of the online course, submitting assessments by their due date in order to pass each of the Diploma units.

Accomodation & Employment

Sponsored students

Sponsored students are typically single and without dependents or large financial responsibilities. Sponsored students apply to live with an experienced family in the local church who open their homes and welcome students to live, eat and board with them without seeking financial compensation. Students in this fortunate position pay a reduced sponsored student levy each term, which is utilized to thank houseparent’s during the year and enable sponsorship to continue. This affords the student the opportunity to focus their time and energy into their training rather than acquiring finances. In turn, the majority of sponsored students do not work during their training unless special circumstances deem it appropriate. The house parents act as life mentors for the student’s and provide training in daily living skills such as cooking, serving, cleaning, managing finances, and the development of interpersonal skills in a wholesome home environment.

 

Unsponsored students

Unsponsored students may be single or married and may have dependents or significant financial responsibilities. Often students in these circumstances elect to be unsponsored and remain in their own home or with their family for the duration of their training. If the unsponsored student is not local or from interstate, they can choose to board with a family from the local church, which the EDT team can assist with if requested. If being unsponsored suits the student’s circumstances best, they will be accountable for their growth both within and outside of their home by their individual mentor. Unsponsored students are responsible for all their own living expenses and in turn may decide to engage in casual or part time employment during their training. The only requirement is that work is undertaken outside EDT class time and does not interfere with the students training.

Part Time Students

Yearly Calendar
Applications Open 1st August 2017
EDT Open Day 23rd September 2017
Application deadline (Domestic) 31st October 2017
Interviews 8th – 22nd November 2017
Confirmation of acceptance 1st December 2017
Induction service 4th February 2018
Class commences 6th February 2018
Beginning of year retreat 9th – 12th March 2018
Mission trips 1st September - 1st November 2018
EDT Open Day 22nd September 2018
End of year holidays 19th December - 4th January 2018
Graduation Service 13th January 2019

Basic Timetable

Student’s in EDT are responding to the call of God in their hearts to be prepared and equipped for an influential destiny in God. The discipleship training is intense and requires every student to drop their nets and follow Jesus wholeheartedly. Due to this, student’s discipleship training is not limited to time in class or a strict timetable as many training opportunities and valuable class experiences occur outside of this time and by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Below is a basic timetable for students, however, it should be noted training can occur outside of these times.
 

Day Time Content Location
Tuesday 7.30pm – 9.30pm Evening Training In class
Thursday (fortnightly) 7.30pm – 9.30pm Evening Training In class
Sunday 9.00am – 1.00pm Church Service In class

* If a student is completing the Diploma in Ministry they will need to undertake this in their own time.  The option of attending mid-week tutorials will also be available should the student desire to participate in these.

 

In addition to the above hours, students are required to participate in the following:

  • Small group (Wednesday fortnightly)
  • Occasional specialised training (Saturday mornings)
  • Monthly Sunday evening church services
  • Home learning opportunities and reading
  • Gym and fitness training

 

Home Learning Opportunities

EDT is focused on students experiencing personal transformation and character development.  As such, no grades are given for the EDT component of the course.  Rather, students are assessed based on their participation in class and their competence demonstrated in their mentoring and the home learning opportunities given.