Social Policy Connections Newsletter, July 2015
Financial Support and Sponsorship for teachers in Catholic Schools
For those who wish to enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education for 2015/6 please be advised that the Catholic Education Office in Melbourne (CEOM) will advise of sponsorship for teachers on their CEVN website. Sponsorships will open on Monday 20 July and close on Friday 21 August. The CEOM also invites applications for teachers who wish to undertake other academic awards.
English Language School for Pastoral Ministry (ELSPM)
The Passionists have an accredited English language course which will be offered at YTU. When successfully completed it fulfils the requirement for entry into University of Divinity awards that are offered at YTU. Please see the dedicated website for further details: www.elspm.org.au
Second Semester Admissions and Re-enrolments at YTU
Admissions or re-enrolments in coursework awards are available 8-25 June (see this flyer for details)
Applications for Admission to Research Degrees need to be submitted by 15 November 2015 for entry in first semester 2016.
Symposium: Mission Beyond – Ad Gentes
When: October 2-3, 2015
Flyer: Please see this flyer for preliminary details.
Liturgy Study Tour in November 2015
Please refer to this flyer for details.
Only limited places are available so be quick.
For further information, please contact Margaret Smith via email: .
YTU Handbook 2015
The YTU Handbook for 2015 is now available for download.
Graduate Certificate in Teaching Religious Education – 2015
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 and Sale.
When the course is successfully completed, a registered teacher in a Catholic school can apply to the Catholic Education Office for accreditation to teach religious education in a Catholic school.
The Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEOM) offers sponsorship for many applicants. Notice of the availability of sponsorship can be found on the CEVN website (Catholic Education Victoria Network). However, applications for 2015 sponsorship closed Friday 22 August 2014.
The Catholic Education Office in Ballarat also offers sponsorship, and Application forms are available from the CEO (Ballarat) website www.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.
Inquiries about the Sale course can be directed to Dr Sr Rose Duffy csb via: or direct 5622 6624.
Please follow these links for more details about sponsorship, application and re-enrolment forms and dates for 2015:
The Discovery Layer in ARK
ARK is the University of Divinity’s Learning Management System from which you can access class materials and resources for assignments. ARK also gives you access to libraries of the University. You can download the guide by clicking on this link.
A Guide to Accessing Ark, the University of Divinity Learning Management System
Please find attached a guide to accessing the University Management System known as ARK. It is used by most lecturers to post unit descriptions, reading materials and assessment tasks. You can download the guide.
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.
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.