Australian Catholic University (ACU) was opened on 1 January 1991 following the amalgamation of four Catholic tertiary institutions in eastern Australia:
Australian Catholic University (ACU) explores cultural, social, ethical and religious issues through the lens of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition in its teaching, research and service.
By fostering and advancing knowledge in education, health, commerce, the humanities, the sciences and technologies, law, and the creative arts, ACU contributes to its local, national and international communities.
ACU graduates will be skilled in their chosen fields, ethical in their behaviour, with a developed critical habit of mind, an appreciation of the sacred in life and a commitment to serving the common good.
ACU offers top research courses:
Australian Catholic University is committed to ongoing investment in its staff and to fostering a high-performance work culture.
Feedback from ACU's staff opinion survey (myVoice) reflects that the staff enjoy a collegial atmosphere and feel a strong engagement with ACU’s mission and values. The ongoing training and development opportunities help staff members build upon their strengths to shape and develop their career pathway. Australian Catholic University also offers specific programs for staff members moving into management positions to equip them with effective and dynamic leadership skills.
Finding suitable accommodation is an important part of feeling settled and at home in your new city. ACU Living and Learning Communities aim to provide the opportunities for student support and development. ACU takes the security of our staff and students seriously. We have security officers on site supported by rapid response mobile patrols and staff or students can contact our National Operations Centre for Security at any time of the day or night.
ACU is pleased to offer two accommodation options for students in 2016:
Campus libraries are set in:
Facilities and services
The ACU IT Facilities, and in particular Internet, computer and telephone facilities, are important resources that the University makes available to staff and students with the understanding that they are used for research, teaching and community services in agreement with the University mission and mandate. Wi-Fi internet costs are included in the total fee.
The Brisbane and Melbourne campus medical centres offer services such as general check-ups, travel vaccinations, prescriptions and other services that would be provided by your local doctor.
The campus medical centres are welcoming, relaxing, private environments in which to receive excellence in health and well-being care.
ACU has seven campuses across Australia, including Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney (North Sydney and Strathfield). Each campus student association hosts events such as barbecues, balls and concerts. There are also clubs, societies and sporting events such as ACU Games and University Games.
ACU offers social, team and representative sporting clubs, competitions, events and activities.
Each ACU campus has its own student association that you can join. The campus-based groups are committed to enhancing your experience at ACU by providing representation and support. Your Association runs regular social events, promotes your interests in the relevant ACU forums and works with the University to enhance student life on campus.
ACUNSA is a key student organisation at the University. In the interests of all ACU students, ACUNSA is committed to enhancing students' experience at university by providing representation and support. ACUNSA members participate in a variety of national ACU committees to advocate for the views and interests of all students.