Australian Catholic University Australia

Australian Catholic University Australia 

Australian Catholic University ( ACU ) was opened on 1st January, 1991 following the amalgamation of four Catholic tertiary institutions in eastern Australia – the Catholic College of Education Sydney in New South Wales, the Institute of Catholic Education in Victoria, McAuley College of Queensland, and Signadou College of Education in the Australian Capital Territory.

The institutions that merged to form the University had their origins in the mid-1800s, when religious orders and institutes became involved in preparing teachers for Catholic schools and, later, nurses for Catholic hospitals. Through a series of amalgamations, relocations, transfers of responsibilities and diocesan initiatives, more than twenty historical entities have contributed to the creation of the University.

The University operates as a company limited by guarantee, under the Companies ( Victoria ) Code and has a constitution which clearly identifies its objects in education, scholarship and research as part of the mission of the Catholic Church.

The University is a member of the publicly – funded national system of Australian universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the International Federation of Catholic Universities.

ACU Australia Campus

Our six campuses are located in the state capital cities of the following and each campus has its own unique environment, in either a city or suburban location.

  • Melbourne, St Patrick’s.
  • Sydney, MacKillop
  • Brisbane, McAuley at Banyo.
  • Strathfield Campus, Mount St Mary.
  • Canberra, Signadou.
  • The Regional Centre of Ballarat, Aquinas.

Australian Catholic University Courses

1. Undergraduate Courses

  • Arts, Media and Design
  • Business / Commerce
  • Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Health
  • Informatics and Business Systems
  • International Development and Global Studies
  • Law
  • Psychology, Counselling and Social Sciences
  • Theology and Philosophy

2. Postgraduate Courses

  • Business / Commerce
  • Education
  • Health
  • Informatics and Business Systems
  • Law
  • Psychology and Social Sciences
  • Theology and Philosophy

3. Research Courses

  • Doctor of Education ( EdD )
  • Doctor of Philosophy ( PhD )
  • Master of Education ( Research )
  • Master of Exercise Science ( Research )
  • Master of Midwifery ( Research )
  • Master of Nursing ( Research )
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Master of Theology ( Research )

4. Other Courses

  • Short Training Courses
  • Executive and Professional Education
  • Pathway
  • English Language Courses
  • Exchange and Study Abroad
  • Vocational Education Training ( VET )
  • Individual Unit
  • Cross – Institutional Study

AUC Scholarship

The University offers a small number of scholarships for international students commencing undergraduate, postgraduate or research programs :

  • International Student Scholarship

The Australian Government also offers a scholarship for international students commencing higher degrees by research :

  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

The Faculty of Business offers partial scholarships for international students commencing undergraduate or postgraduate studies :

  • Faculty of Business Executive Dean’s Scholarship

Research Scholarships :

  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
  • Australian Catholic University Postgraduate Award (ACUPA)
  • Centre and Senior Proven Research Team Scholarships
  • Indigenous Scholarships
  • Australian Catholic University Student Completion Scholarship
  • Endeavour Awards
  • External Scholarships and Bursaries

Australian Catholic University Research

The Australian Catholic University ( ACU ) offers a wide range of opportunities to undertake supervised research at either masters or doctoral level. Research may be defined as novel work that is undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase our theoretical and / or practical knowledge and to apply knowledge in new ways. The aim of a research degree is to provide a thorough training in a particular discipline area through a process of original investigation in order to increase knowledge.

Undertaking a research degree represents a wonderful opportunity for you to focus on an area of particular interest to you and to make an important contribution to the development of new knowledge in society. It also enables you to work with one or more academics with specialist expertise in that area of study.

The ACU University is committed to quality research that focuses on the following four areas.

1. Common good and social justice : Cross – disciplinary research in the liberal arts and social sciences to develop knowledge and understandings that enhance the social and cultural well-being of communities.

2. Health : Research that progresses well – being and the quality of health care, especially for the vulnerable in our society.

3. Education : Research concerned with quality, equity and diversity in education with emphases on learning, leadership, numeracy, literacy, Indigenous education and religious education.

4. Theology and Philosophy : Research concerned with the elucidation, development and expression of Catholic intellectual thought.

Australian Catholic University Contact Address

1. Ballarat :

Street address
1200 Mair Street
Ballarat Victoria 3350

Postal address
PO Box 650
Ballarat Victoria 3350

Campus switchboard
Phone No. : 03 5336 5300.

2. Brisbane :

Street address
1100 Nudgee Road
Banyo Queensland 4014

Postal address 
PO Box 456,
Virginia Queensland 4014,

Campus switchboard
Phone No. : 07 3623 7100.

3. Canberra

Street address 
223 Antill Street
Watson ACT 2602

Postal address 
PO Box 256,
Dickson ACT 2602;

Campus switchboard
Phone No. : 02 6209 1100.

4. Melbourne

Street address
115 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy Victoria 3065

Postal address
Locked Bag 4115
Fitzroy MDC
Fitzroy Victoria 3065

Campus switchboard
Phone No. : 03 9953 3000

5. North Sydney

Street address 
40 Edward Street
North Sydney NSW 2060

Postal address 
PO Box 968
North Sydney NSW 2059

Campus switchboard 
Phone No. : 02 9739 2368

6. Strathfield

Street address 
25A Barker Road
Strathfield NSW 2135

Postal address 
Locked Bag 2002
Strathfield NSW 2135

Campus switchboard 
Phone No. : 02 9701 4000

Course and general enquiries for future students.

  • National Enquiries
    1300 ASK ACU ( 1300 275 228 )
    E – mail : futurestudents@acu.edu.au
  • Future International Students Enquiries
    Phone No. : ( +61 3 ) 9953 3876
    E – mail: international@acu.edu.au

Website : http://www.acu.edu.au.