The Archdiocese of Melbourne has been a proud sponsor of the John Paul II institute for Marriage and Family since its establishment in 2001.
During its 15 years of operation, the Institute has engaged students in the teaching of the theology of marriage and family, bioethics and religious education and catechetics at the highest standards. The Council of the Institute is proud of the contribution made by both faculty and students to the Church and the community. While the needs of all students who are currently enrolled are being met, the staff retained to achieve this and the Institute's finances are currently secure, the projected trends are not consistent with future sustainability of the Institute in its specialist areas of Marriage and Family and Bioethics. To that end the Council have decided that the Institute will cease operation at the end of 2018.
The Council is committed to ensuring that students are able to complete their chosen courses of study either at the Institute to the end of 2018 or at another higher education provider delivering a similar course of study to that being undertaken at the Institute.