Social Policy Connections Newsletter, October 2015

You can read the October 2015 newsletter by clicking on this link. This newsletter — as well as previous editions — can be found on the SPC website.

OPEN DAY – Sunday 18th October 2015

2pm — 5pm

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available.

All welcome

FEE HELP available.

98 Albion Road, Box Hill
Ph: 9890 3771 or email:

SRC Newsletters

The latest SRC Newsletter — for week commencing September 14 — 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 – 2016

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 Mildura. It is also taught in Ballarat where the course is known as, Religious Education and Pedagogy (secondary teachers only).

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 2016 sponsorship closed Friday 21 August 2015.

The Catholic Education Office in Ballarat also offers sponsorship, but there are no new enrolments for 2016. Students in both Ballarat and Mildura will be completing the second year of the course. Advice can be sought from Dr Gina Bernasconi, Religious Education Centre, Catholic Education Ballarat, PO Box 576, Ballarat 3353.

For advice about the course at Box Hill, Ballarat or Mildura please contact: Rev. Associate Professor Michael A Kelly, CSsR at Yarra Theological Union. Phone: 03 9890 3771 ext 4; Email:

Please follow these links for more details about sponsorship, application and re-enrolment forms and dates for 2016:

Admissions to Research Degrees

Application for Admission to Research Degrees need to be submitted by 15th November 2015 for entry in first semester 2016.

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:

Symposium: Mission Beyond – Ad Gentes

When:              October 2-3, 2015

Where:             YTU

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.

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 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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