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Pre-departure Orientation Course: July

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - July 14 @ 5:00 pm AEST

Welcome to Palms second pre-departure course for 2019.


Planning on volunteering or working overseas? Want to be a better cross-cultural communicator at work, when travelling, or in the community? Registrations for Palms Australia’s 102nd Pre-Departure Orientation Course are now open.

Palms Australia has been providing pre-departure training for cross-cultural workers since 1961. Our expert-led training courses use a variety of dynamic teaching methods to keep the learning useful, memorable, professional and fun. To find out more, read about our Pre-Departure Training or email us at palms@palms.org.au.

Pre-departure preparation is an important part of making an effective contribution overseas. Whether working in development, diplomacy or business, the impact of miscommunication across cultures should not be underestimated. A small early investment in preparation when working in a new culture can have an invaluable impact.

We understand that every person has their own unique learning style. In order to cater for all preferences, Palms Australia’s Orientation Course involves a variety of activities to suit a variety of learning styles. Sessions are generally interactive and include small group activities and discussion. Simulations, field trips and meditations help participants to put concepts into action.


What is included?


Palms Australia’s preparation includes all meals, accommodation, staff time, facilitator costs and materials provided at the course as well as the provision of reflective material, four correspondence units and consultation with our placement coordinator before and after the course. It is conservatively costed at $3,655 per head; however, we do not ask participants to cover this cost.

Course rates vary according to the table below.

  1. Palms Australia applicant assigned a placement of 12 months or more: $100
  2. All other Palms Australia applicants or enquirers in discernment: $900 ($700 is refunded upon accepting an assignment of 12 months or more)
  3. Other participants (Orientation Course only): $2,100

All course participants reserve their place with a $100 registration fee. For participants who do not have a confirmed placement with Palms Australia, the remaining payment must be made by June 15th, 2019. This will assist us in confirming accommodation and catering for the course.

If you need further assistance or would like to discuss your travel arrangements, please give us a call before registering at 02 9560 5333 or contact robert@palms.org.au.



Total: $100.00


July 6 @ 2:00 pm
July 14 @ 5:00 pm
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Palms Australia
02 9560 5333


Peter Canisius House
102 Mona Vale Road
Pymble, NSW Australia
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