CTC and University of Divinity recognise student achievements each year with the following prizes. The prizes are recorded on the graduand’s academic transcript and on the CTC website. See also the 2019 Prize winners page.
University of Divinity Vice-Chancellor’s Scholars
One graduand per College has been named each year as a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar. A Vice-Chancellor’s Scholar demonstrates excellence in fulfilling one or more of the University’s Graduate Attributes. This may include academic excellence, contribution to the College community, and service to wider society.
University of Divinity Prizes, Grants, Bursaries and Scholarships
CTC students may apply for other grants and prizes, including:
- Indigenous Theology Fund: University of Divinity aims to support indigenous people, especially Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, in theological study, research and scholarship. The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support for activities that promote the participation of Indigenous people in theology, as students, researchers and teachers.
- Janette Gray RSM Fund: the purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support for activities that promote the education and leadership of women in theology. This may include (but is not limited to) support for a woman or women to pursue theological study or communicate theological insight.
- Leatherland Prize for Liturgical Scholarship: University of Divinity awards the Leatherland Prize for outstanding contribution to liturgical scholarship by a currently enrolled student or a graduate of the University.
- Mary Ward Grant: In order to promote the dignity and role of women in church and society, the Mary Ward Grant was established in 2000 to support specialist or post-graduate study of theology, spirituality and pastoral ministry. Consideration is given to applicants completing undergraduate study. Applications close in October each year.
- Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (ANZATS) New and Emerging Scholars Scholarship: ANZATS is committed to supporting and encouraging new and emerging scholars in theology. Three ANZATS scholarships of $800 each are awarded to HDR candidates and doctoral graduates of the last two years. Applications close 13 December.
- For more information, see Vox.
The Master may award the ‘Master’s Prize’ ($500) to a student at Catholic Theological College on one occasion each year. The prize is awarded to that student whom the Master, after due consultation, considers to have made a significant and valued contribution to the life of the College. In selecting the recipient account is taken not only of academic results, but also of overall participation in the life of the College. Winners of the ‘Master’s Prize’ are entered on the Honour Board in the Knox Room.
CTC offers the following prizes of $500 each. These prizes are presented at the annual College dinner (To Be Advised), on the basis of studies completed in the previous year.
- The Archbishop’s Prize – for an outstanding essay in Systematic Theology
- The Archbishop Coleridge Prize – for an outstanding essay in Biblical Studies
- The Austin Cooper Prize – for an outstanding essay in Christian Spirituality (provided by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, in honour of Rev. Prof. Austin Cooper OMI AM)
- The Baronius Prize – for an outstanding essay in Church History (in honour of the Venerable Cesare Baronio, 1538-1607)
- The Erasmus Prize – for the most outstanding student in Biblical or Ecclesiastical Languages (in honour of Erasmus of Rotteram, 1466-1536) Awarded to the student with the highest mark in a CTC Language unit, other than the introductory semester, provided that mark is a high distinction.
- The Gerald O’Collins Prize – for an outstanding undergraduate essay in Systematic Theology (provided by Em. Prof. Anne Hunt OAM FACE, in honour of Rev. Prof. Gerald O’Collins SJ AC)
- The Guilford Young Prize – for an outstanding essay in Liturgy (in honour of Most Rev. Guilford C. Young DD KBE, 8th Archbishop of Hobart
- The John Maher Prize – for an outstanding essay in Philosophy (provided by the SRC in honour of Rev. Dr John Maher OMI, head of CTC Philosophy Department, 2007-10)
- The Leslie Tomlinson Prize – for an outstanding essay in Moral Theology (in honour of Most Rev. Leslie Tomlinson DD, 7th Bishop of Sandhurst)
- The Rod Doyle Prize – for an outstanding undergraduate essay in Biblical Studies (provided by the Christian Brothers, in honour of Dr. B. Rod Doyle CFC)
- The Roma Mitchell Prize – for an outstanding research essay (in honour of Dame Roma Mitchell AC DBE CVO QC)
- The Salesian Prize – for the most outstanding English as a Second Language Student. Awarded to the CTC ESL student with the highest average mark across the previous year. Eligible students: study load for the year at least 50%, born in an ESL country, lived in Australia less than ten years, English proficiency EITHER test results no higher than the University’s threshold for coursework awards OR entry through a course listed in Table A2 of the University’s English Language Requirements.
- Admission Criteria for Essay Prizes
- Essays must be at least 1,500 words in length, and should have been submitted in a CTC unit above level one. Students may nominate essays for consideration by providing a clean paper copy of the essay to the Academic Records Office before the end of December, with a 50-100 word abstract. Prizes are only awarded if an essay of sufficient merit is submitted.
The Student card is used for Student ID as well as access to the Mannix Library and all other libraries associated with the University. It is issued during the enrolment process by the Academic Records Office where a digital photo is taken. CTC Student cards are issued to degree students only. Students enrolled as Audit are not eligible for a student card, but receive a library card (for one year’s duration).
If a card expires while a student’s enrolment is still current, a new card may be issued and the expiry date is calculated according to the rules below.
Presentation of the Student Card is required at examinations and when collecting corrected assignments from the Academic Records Office.
Concessions and discounts outside CTC may be available to enrolled full-time students with a current student card, including discount movies and software.
Student Cards issued in 2020 will remain current according to the following schedule:
|Type of study||Duration of Student Card|
|Single unit or cross-institutional study||one year|
|Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Graduate Diploma||two years|
|Bachelor, Masters, or Doctorate||three years|
|Student on a Student Visa||valid to end date of course|
Student Concession Card: Public Transport Victoria
Undergraduate Domestic Students
- Student concession is available to undergraduate domestic students who study fulltime.
- According to the Department of Human Services, a student who is enrolled for three units or more can be deemed as fulltime for the purposes of student concession.
- To apply, obtain a form from the PTV website and bring the completed form including two passport-sized photos to the Academic Records Office.
- Students studying part-time are not eligible for this concession.
- However, those on a low income, may be eligible for a Health Care Card from Centrelink.
- Students undertaking a postgraduate degree are not eligible for PTV Student Concession Card.
- However, domestic students on a low income may be eligible for a Health Care Card from Centrelink.
- Transport Concessions are available to undergraduate students on a student visa (conditions apply).
- For more information contact the University of Divinity.
- Students on other visas are not eligible for this concession.
Student Support Services
Taking care of your physical and mental health will help you to achieve academic success, make the most of your learning opportunities and enjoy a positive student experience.
- If you are struggling with a personal, physical, emotional or mental health issue, we recommend seeking professional support from a healthcare provider.
- If you would like to speak with someone at your home college, you can find contact details at the bottom of this page.
- This page is intended as a guide to enable members of the University to locate professional local and online healthcare and counselling services, in Australia.
- The organisations and resources listed on this page are not endorsed or recommended by the University.
- Always consult a health care professional for advice.
- University of Divinity Student Support Services Policy
Academic Support Services
Health and Wellbeing
Fire, Police, Ambulance
St Vincent’s Hospital
41 Victoria Parade
(03) 9231 2211
Epworth/Freemasons GP Clinic
113 Albert Street
(03) 9418 8162
Call reception on (03) 9412 3333
Counselling and Healthcare Services
Student Support Services: Disability
Students with a permanent or temporary disability, condition or disorder are encouraged to make their particular needs known at the time of enrolment, so every effort can be made to accommodate their needs.
- Student Application for Support Form, can be completed with guidance from either the Academic Dean or Postgraduate Coordinator, as applicable.
- Where appropriate, a Student Support Plan will be developed, which may be brought to the attention of the student’s lecturers.
- Download the form
Student Support Services: Pastoral Care
CTC seeks to nurture and support all students by providing a safe, inclusive and caring environment. Students are welcome to make any pastoral needs known to an appropriate staff member:
- Students in domestic or personal difficulties may speak with a member of the CTC Executive, and will be referred if appropriate to Catholic agencies that provide pastoral support;
- Students experiencing interruption to their studies due to unforeseen circumstances may apply for Special Grading Consideration or for a Student Support Plan
- Students seeking pastoral counselling or spiritual accompaniment will be referred if appropriate, to Catholic agencies that provide pastoral support;
- Priests are available for sacramental ministry;
- Students may confidentially approach one of the appointed Peer Liaison Officers to raise any questions, concerns or to seek information.
Student Support Services: Peer Liaison Officers
Peer Liaison Officers are appointed to assist students and staff in matters concerning harassment, discrimination or grievances.
Peer Liaison Officers for 2020
- Mr Jude Caspersz: Learning Support Coordinator
- Mrs Lisa Gerber: Mannix Library
- Br Michael Last MGL: CTC Student
- Sr Duyen Nguyen RSM: CTC Student
- Undergraduate: Dr Rosemary Canavan, Academic Dean
- Postgraduate: Rev. Dr Phillip Gleeson SDB, Postgraduate Coordinator
- GCTRE: Dr Frances Baker RSM, GCTRE Coordinator
- Higher Degrees by Research: Rev. Dr Max Vodola, Research Coordinator
- Student Cards: either Mrs Rose Sultana, Academic Records Office or Miss Jenny Delahunt, Academic Records Office