The YTU Experience
You can look at the Handbook and view the website. You can read the lecturers’ publications and visit the premises, but it is good to know what students think about YTU. We offered an open invitation to students to write about their experience of YTU. We trust that you will find in their stories encouragement to inquire, enrol or continue your studies at YTU. Please look at the menu “About YTU” or follow this link to The YTU Experience.
Social Policy Connections Newsletter, December 2013.
Please also check the website for Membership Renewal, donations and other salient advice.
YTU Handbook 2014
The YTU Handbook for 2014 is now available for download.
Enrolments and Re-Enrolments for 2014
|The dates in 2013 are:||Monday 2 December – Friday 13 December|
|The dates in 2014 are:||Tuesday 28 January – Thursday 13 February|
|Monday 9 June – Thursday 26 June|
Undergraduate students please make an appointment through reception to meet with Revd Dr Ross Fishburn our Academic Dean
Postgraduate students please make an appointment through reception to meet with Revd A/Prof. Michael A Kelly, CSsR
Re-enrolling students can find the appropriate forms on www.mcd.edu.au Students > Forms > Coursework/Research. Complete what you can and bring these to your appointment.
This colourful flyer contains the details.
The latest SRC Newsletter — for week commencing October 28 — is now available. Please visit the SRC News page: go to the “Newsletters” menu and choose the “SRC News” item.
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education – 2014
YTU offers the course, Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education, which is taught at the rate of one unit per semester over two years at Box Hill, Sunbury and Mildura. See the details of this course here.
When the course is successfully completed, a registered teacher in a Catholic school can apply to the Catholic Education Office in their diocese for accreditation to teach religious education in a Catholic school.
The Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEOM) offers sponsorship for many applicants and applicants will see advice on the CEVN website (Catholic Education Victoria Network) where applications open on Thursday 18 July and close on Friday 23 August, 2013. Mr Jude Caspersz is the Project Officer, RE Accreditation and sponsored Study.
The Catholic Education Office in Ballarat also offers sponsorship, and applications open on Monday 14 October and close on Friday 15 November. Application forms are available from the CEO (Ballarat) website (ceoballarat.catholic.edu.au) and completed applications are to be returned to: Dr. Gina Bernasconi, Religious Education Centre, Catholic Education Ballarat, PO Box 576, Ballarat 3353.
There is one application form for all new students sponsored or independently funded. Please complete and send this form to YTU as soon as possible.
First year students will be asked to re-enrol during the last class of their second unit, and some out of sequence students will also be asked to re-enrol so they can complete the award. See here for this form.
The dates for all 2014 classes — Box Hill, Sunbury and Mildura — are available in this document.
For further information, please contact the Postgraduate Coordinator at YTU, Rev.Associate Professor Michael A. Kelly CSsR on 9890 3771 ext 4 or email him..
FIRE – Friends Igniting Reconciliation through Education
During the Inaugural Mass on Friday 15 March, Vicki Clark of the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry in Victoria, presented to YTU the FIRE Carriers Symbol in acknowledgement of YTU’s commitment to Reconciliation. This involves an ongoing commitment to developing a Reconciliation plan and continuing to promote Reconciliation throughout the YTU community, continuing to support the Opening Doors Foundation and incorporating Aboriginal spirituality into YTU’s identity. For more details and an image of the Fire Carriers symbol please see this brochure.
Studies in Social Justice
YTU offers a range of specialised units in social justice, including the history of Catholic social movements, Indigenous issues, human rights, Christianity and economic challenges, war and peace, medical ethics and faith in contemporary society. These units can be taken as part of the theology degree, or in specialised degrees from Diplomas to Master of Arts. For more, see this brochure
Hire of the Yarra Theological Union Study Centre
The YTU Study Centre is available for hire by groups wishing to host a function, a conference, or to use a large facility for purposes in keeping with the ethics of Yarra Theological Union. Inspections are welcome and can be arranged through the Business Administrator of YTU whose contact details are given on the following forms. For application and costing for hire of the Study Centre please see this document. For the terms and conditions of hire please see this document. This flyer includes pictures of the Study Centre facilities. All documents are available from this site under the menu items “Admin” then “YTU Forms” (click here).
Financial Support of YTU
YTU is an important centre for theological education and ministerial formation for the churches of Australia, Asia and Oceania. It is a Recognised Teaching Institution of the MCD University of Divinity and offers awards from Diploma to Doctorate. It is governed by a number of Catholic Religious Orders. It is ecumenical in terms of faculty and in its offering to students drawn from the communities of religious orders but its largest constituency is the wider lay community. If you would like to support the work and mission of YTU you might like to consider some form of financial support. Details of how you might contribute are in this form.