Although learning is one of the key components, it is intentional that this course is not externally accredited as we desire to prioritise the discipleship process over just the academic process. We believe the content is accreditation level worthy but we value the flexibility that our own courses provide. By not paying an external body, it has enabled us to reduce cost significantly, yet still include Highlands Church events and the Mission Experience component in the price, including all airfares! As HLA is not externally accredited, there is no HECS-HELP (Aust) available for this program.