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Why study at ACU?

Australian Catholic University (ACU National) is an Australian Government-funded institution, and is open to students and staff of all beliefs, nationalities and cultures. Our strong spiritual foundations foster an environment of tolerance and inclusion.

ACU National offers you the opportunity to achieve your goals both personally and academically through the wide range of courses in our four faculties – Education, Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Theology and Philosophy. ACU National has an established reputation for quality and innovative teaching. We are a leader in the fields of education, nursing and exercise science and also offer excellent degree programs in accounting, business, social science, environmental science and visual arts. Our international students enjoy successful graduate outcomes, both in terms of their rates of employment and the salaries they earn. Many of our graduates find a job using their professional skills before they have graduated.

We have seven campuses in Australia, located in Brisbane (Queensland), North Sydney and Strathfield, (New South Wales), Canberra (ACT), Ballarat and Melbourne (Victoria), Adelaide (South Australia). Our students enjoy the benefits of small, safe, friendly campuses and small class sizes, and have direct access to highly qualified lecturers and quality student support services.

Australian Catholic University commenced operations as a public university in 1991, following the amalgamation of four Catholic tertiary institutions with history dating back to the mid-1800s. Today we host more than 18,000 students, with 3,000 of these students coming from 72 different countries, and are renowned for the supportive environment we provide. ACU National can provide you with an education so you not only qualify for your dream career, but you qualify for life.

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Everything You Need To Know About Offers From ACU

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It’s time – offers are starting to roll out. Whether you’ve received an offer or you’re still waiting, here’s what you need to know.

How are offers determined?

It’s universities rather than the Tertiary Admission Centres, who decide who will be made an offer. This decision is based on whether or not you satisfy entry requirements, and the demand for the course. You can receive a maximum of one offer in each offer round. …

ACU Student Ratings

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ACU students have expressed higher overall satisfaction with teaching, learning and skills development than students at other Australian universities, according to a national survey.

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching’s (QILT’s) 2015 Student Experience Survey (SES), published on Tuesday 10 May, demonstrates that ACU students scored the University more highly than the sector average in all key areas surveyed.

ACU student satisfaction improved in 2015 for four of five focus areas. …

ACU Celebrates After Strong Performance in Research for Australia (ERA) Assessment

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ERA is a comprehensive quality evaluation of all research produced in Australian universities against national and international benchmarks. The ratings are determined and moderated by committees of distinguished researchers, drawn from Australia and overseas.

ERA is based on expert review informed by a range of indicators. The indicators used in ERA include a range of metrics such as citation profiles which are common to disciplines in the natural sciences, …

Melbourne ranked best city in Australia for international students

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The ratings measure cities on their quality of universities, affordability, lifestyle, employment prospects and student community.

Additional factors such as pollution, safety, transparency and tolerance are also taken into consideration.

Seven Australian cities made it into the top 75 best student cities this year with Sydney coming fourth, Canberra (17), Brisbane (18), Adelaide (26), Perth (35) and Gold Coast (69). …

Scholarships at Australian Catholic University

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I feel like I am writing a lot of blogs about scholarships but that CANNOT be a bad thing, right?!! It’s always one of the questions I am asked when I chat with students looking to study abroad, because, let’s face it, it’s expensive. So it’s great to know that University’s recognise this and want to help you out. I am happy to announce that are offering scholarships to International students!!!


Applications for the ISS (Semester 2) are open from the 1st to the 31th of March. …

Location:Sydney, New South Wales – population 4.6 million
Brisbane, Queensland – population 2.1 million
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory – population 370,000
Melbourne, Victoria – population 4.1 million
Ballarat, Victoria – population 100,000
Student Population:18,000
Strengths:Education, Liberal Arts, Philosophy, Theolog
Campus locations:Strathfield Campus (Sydney)
North Sydney Campus (Sydney)
Brisbane Campus
Canberra Campus
Melbourne Campus
Ballarat Campus
Adelaide Campus
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