Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: what is the knights catholic leadership academy?

The Knights Catholic Leadership Academy aims to develop and build leadership competencies of Young Catholics. The learning objectives are delivered through a series of full-day workshops and comprises of a mix of formation and leadership units. In addition to the workshops, students are also paired with an experienced mentor.

Question 2: How long does the Academy run for?

The Academy is comprised of 3 full-day workshops. Each of the workshops are held on a Saturday during the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Term School Holidays.

In addition to the workshops, Student Leaders are expected to attend a Catholic Youth Conference.

Question 3: How Much does it cost?

The Academy and Catholic Youth Conference is free to successful applications. You will need to be able to provide your own transport to and from the Workshops.

Question 4: What are the requirements to join?

There are 4 things that we look for in an applicant:

  1. In 2020, you must be in High School in either Years 10, 11 or 12

  2. Evidence that you are a practising Catholic (eg. reference from your Parish Priest or RE Teacher)

  3. Experience in a leadership or key role in organising a Youth activity

  4. A commitment to attending the Workshops

Question 5: Where is the Academy located?

The Workshops are held at 67 Howe St., Osborne Park

Question 6: When do applications close?

Applications for the 2020 program officially close on 1st February 2020.

Since places at the Academy are limited, preference will be given to applications in order of their submission.

Question 7: who runs the academy?

The Academy is a joint partnership between the Knights of the Southern Cross and Acts 2 CoME.

The Knights of the Southern Cross (WA) was formed in 1922 and is an organisation of influential catholic laymen who operate with the support of the Australian Bishops. The work of the Knights can be found across various Health, Educational, Youth and Diocesan initiatives. Further information about the Knights can be found here.

Acts 2 College of Mission & Evangelisation (Acts 2 CoME) is Perth's Catholic ministry training College. It is a nationally registered training organisation offering accredited courses in Christian ministry (specialising in youth ministry), active volunteering, and screen and media. Further information about Acts2CoME can be found here.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.