Theological Formation

Theological Formation

The academic formation of our candidates for ministry takes place at the Yarra Theological Union (YTU) in Box Hill, Melbourne. We have a Dean of Studies who ensures the necessary courses are undertaken and a Province Formation Commission who oversees the programme.

Because YTU does not offer some required courses, these subjects are taken at the Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in East Melbourne.

Some of our PNG candidates follow the YTU programme of studies and we currently have two Passionists from China undertaking the same programme. Our candidates from Vietnam undertake theological formation in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon) at several different theological colleges.