APPLY FOR EXCELERATE DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING

2021 Application Form

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Hi and thanks for your interest in applying for Excelerate Discipleship Training class of 2021.

We look forward to meeting you.


 
PLEASE NOTE: This application will take 20-30 minutes to complete. You must complete the application in one sitting. You cannot save your progress through the application process.
Applications are due by October 31st 2020. A late fee of $100 will be administered for any applications received after this date.

Banking Details
ACCOUNT NAME: Southern Lights
BANK: Westpac
BSB: 033-138
ACCOUNT: 267016
REFERENCE: "surname" EDTAPP

Financial Statement


 

Introduction

As a potential student it is important that you are clear on the financial requirements of Excelerate Discipleship Training. The below information needs to be read, understood and carefully considered. Students are responsible to ensure their financial obligations relating to Excelerate are met.

2020 FEES & CHARGES

APPLICATION FEE

Those applying for first year, second year and evening stream are required to pay a $250 non-refundable, non-transferable application fee. Those applying for Second Year who completed First Year in 2020 are not required to pay the application fee.

ACOM | DIPLOMA OF MINISTRY

Those applying for First Year & Second Year participate in completing a Diploma of Ministry through ACOM. The fees for the Diploma are set by ACOM and due and payable to ACOM at set times throughout the year. (FeeHelp is available*) First year and Second year students are required to complete the Diploma of Ministry. If a student has already completed the Diploma of ministry or equivalent, or for other educational reasons cannot undergo the Diploma, then alternate arrangements can be discussed during the interview process. Second Year students who do not undergo the Diploma or equivalent may be subject to an additional fee for accredited international placement subsidies, this will be discussed and finalised during the interview process.

FeeHelp is available to Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents and others meeting specific requirements. International Students are not able to undertake the Diploma

2021 ACOM Diploma Fees for First & Second Year Students are approximately $14,050 each (please note: fees are subject to change

EXCELERATE FEES

There are two financial streams available to those applying for Excelerate 2021. The below fees outline each stream.

First Year or Second Year (Full Time - Sponsored & Unsponsored Students)Excelerate Course fees are yet to be amended for 2021 and are subject to an increase. PLEASE NOTE: in 2021 both full-time streams (sponsored and unsponsored) will have the same fee structure.

Evening Stream (Unsponsored Student)Excelerate Course fees are yet to be amended for 2021 and are subject to an increase.

EXCELERATE FEES | PAYMENT OPTIONS

There are two payment options available for students to pay their fees.

OPTION 1 | Full fees due and payable two weeks after acceptance into the course or by Monday 13th January 2021 whichever occurs first. This date will be specified on your acceptance letter.

OPTION 2 | Quarterly instalments.
First or Second Year (Sponsored & Unsponsored)

1st instalment - within two weeks of acceptance, or Monday 10th January 2021, whichever occurs first.

2nd instalment - Thursday 25th March 2021

3rd instalment - Thursday 17th June 2021

4th instalment - Thursday 9th September 2021
Evening Stream

1st instalment - within two weeks of acceptance, or Monday 10th January 2021, whichever occurs first.

2nd instalment - Thursday 25th March 2021

3rd instalment - Thursday 17th June 2021

4th instalment - Thursday 9th September 2021

REFUND POLICY


Payment option 1 (Upfront Payment):

In the event that a student ceases to participate in the course for any reason, a partial refund will be granted in accordance to the following guidelines.
  1. If a student withdraws from the course prior to Induction (Sunday 17th January 2021) they will be entitled to a full refund of any Excelerate fees paid (excluding application fee)
  2. If a student withdraws from the course during term 1 and before the 25th of March 2021, the remaining 3 terms fees will be refunded.
  3. In subsequent terms, should a student withdraw prior to the fee due date of the upcoming term, the student will be entitled to a full refund for the remaining terms already paid. Should the student withdraw from the course following the fee due dates, the fees will be retained by Excelerate for the following term, with each term thereafter to be refunded in full.

Payment option 2 (Payment Plan):
  1. If a student withdraws from the course prior to Induction (Sunday 17th January 2021) they will be entitled to a full refund of any Excelerate fees paid (excluding application fee)
  2. If a student withdraws from the course prior to the fee due dates for the upcoming term, no other fee payments will be required.
  3. Should the student withdraw from the course following the fee due dates, the fees will be required to be paid to Excelerate in full for the following term.

EDT Course Options

Why are you choosing the Sponsored or Unsponsored option? Describe why you believe this is the most suitable option. Please be aware that there are limited sponsored positions available and the final decision regarding this will be made the the EDT team if demands for positions are greater than availability.

Applicant Profile

Applicant Profile Continuing Student

Family Details

Please enter your parent's details below

Emergency Contact Details

Home Church

Health Care

We recommend that students have ambulance cover while being trained in EDT in case of an emergency, and to avoid costly call out fees.

Please give detailed information if you have tickes one or more of the medical condition boxes

Education & Employment

Education

* A transcript of results for the highest qualification will need to be provided at interview.

Employment History

Ministry Allocations

Excelerate Students will participate in some form of ministry expression. Students will have the opportunity to join a team and serve in various ministries through out the years. Student may also choose to participate in external ministry opportunities. Please let us know below, which areas you would like to express your interest for ministry allocation. E.g. Youth, Worship, Host Team, New People etc.

Unsponsored student questions


Please provide the address where you plan to live throughout your training at EDT.

Sponsored Student questions


Personal Background


Personal Background Continuing Student


Financial Information


Prerequisites

The below criteria must be satisfied in order to be considered for Excelerate Discipleship Training:

  1. I am over 18 years of age (or have completed year 12 or equivilent)

  2. I agree to the EDT Statement of Faith

  3. I agree to the EDT Rights and Responsibilities Statement

  4. I agree to complete this application in full by providing two references (detailed instructions and links will be emailed to you upon your application being received)

  5. I agree to pay the non-refundable application fee of $250 in full within 2 business days of submitting my application.

  6. I agree to the EDT policies of no drinking and no dating. These policies are a tested and proven pattern to protect and strengthen the students' relationship with the Lord and to protect their integrity as disciples. These policies will be discussed further during the interview process.

  7. I agree to all my financial requirements and understand the policies that have been outlined in this application.

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