SRC Newsletters

The latest SRC Newsletter — for week commencing September 15 — is now available. Please visit the SRC News page: go to the “Newsletters” menu and choose the “SRC News” item.

Social Policy Connections Newsletter, September 2014

You can read the September 2014 newsletter by clicking on this link. This newsletter — as well as previous editions — can be found on the SPC website.

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.

Franciscan Spirituality Day

Presenter: Paul Rout OFM
Place: YTU Study Centre
Time: Saturday 11 October 9:30 am-3:30 pm

Please see this flyer for details.

Open Day: Yarra Theological Union – Sunday 19 October

Open Day is an opportunity to come along and explore the range of courses offered at YTU.

It is an opportunity to meet both faculty and students.

It is an occasion to explore your options, to ask questions and to seek advice.

All are most welcome to come along.

Date: Sunday 19 October

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00 pm

Venue: YTU, 98 Albion Road, Box Hill

For more information please download this information sheet.

Book launch: Creating a Welcoming Space: Reflections on Church and Mission — Essays to honour Larry Nemer, SVD

When: Friday 19 September, 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm

Where: Yarra Theological Union Study Centre, 98 Albion Road, Box Hill, Vic. 3128

Please see this flyer for details.

Guide to St. Paschal Library

St. Paschal Library has a guide to its services and facilities. You can download the guide here.

Rites + People + Places – 2015 Liturgy Study Tour

When: Four weeks from early November 2015

Who: Tours Leaders – Margaret Smith sgs & Stephen Hackett msc

Expressions of Interest are due by 30 September 2014: 

Please see this flyer for basic information, and this FAQ which contains additional tour information including photos from previous tours, testimonials and Frequently Asked Questions.

YTU Handbook 2014

The YTU Handbook for 2014 is now available for download.

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 and Sale. 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 for accreditation to teach religious education in a Catholic school.

The Catholic Education Office Melbourne (CEOM) offers sponsorship for many applicants and applicants will already have submitted their application form which is always posted on the  CEVN website (Catholic Education Victoria Network). Applications for 2015 open on Monday 21 July and close on Friday 22 August 2014. The Catholic Education Office in Ballarat also offers sponsorship, and Application forms are available from the CEO (Ballarat) website and completed applications are to be returned to: Dr. Gina Bernasconi, Religious Education Centre, Catholic Education Ballarat, PO Box 576, Ballarat 3353. Enquiries about the Sale course can be directed to Dr Sr Rose Duffy csb via: or direct 5622 6624. See this flyer for details of the Sale  program.

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, and Sale — are in this document.

For further information, please contact the Postgraduate Coordinator at YTU, Revd Dr Michael A. Kelly CSsR on 9890 3771 ext 4 or .

FIRE Carriers

FIREFriends 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.


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