Why ACU?

Australian Catholic University is committed to ongoing investment in its staff and to fostering a high-performance work culture.

ACU helps staff reach their potential: In November 2015, ACU was recognised for its leading-practise workplace supports for a fourth year and was awarded a citation for Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.  The Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) awarded the citation after a rigorous assessment of ACU’s practices that support the career development and the full participation of women and men in the workplace.

Feedback from our staff opinion survey (myVoice) reflects that our staff enjoy a collegial atmosphere and feel a strong engagement with ACU’s mission and values.  Our ongoing training and development opportunities help staff members build upon their strengths to shape and develop their career pathway.  ACU also offers specific programs for staff members moving into management positions to equip them with effective and dynamic leadership skills. Learn more about the benefits that ACU offers to our staff.

Community values: Australian Catholic University shares with universities world-wide a commitment to quality in teaching, research and service.   It aspires to be a community characterised by free inquiry and academic integrity.  Through fostering and advancing knowledge in education, health, commerce, the humanities, the sciences and technologies and the creative arts, Australian Catholic University seeks to make a specific contribution to its local, national and international communities.

workLIFE@ACU: Read stories from our staff members in the workLIFE@ACU series and learn about their journey at ACU.

Our Mission

Our mission and key values underpin everything that we do at ACU.  Australian Catholic University has a primary responsibility to provide excellent higher education for its entire diversified and dispersed student body. Our ideal graduates will be highly competent 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.

Our Campuses

ACU is a national university with seven campuses and approximately 21,000 students and over 1500 staff.  We have career opportunities at each of our campuses located in Ballarat, Melbourne, Canberra, Strathfield, North Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.

ACU in the community

Community engagement is a priority at ACU, which is committed to the communities around us. The University explicitly engages the social, ethical and religious dimensions of the questions it faces in teaching and research, and service. In its endeavours, it is guided by a fundamental concern for justice and equity, and the dignity of all human beings.

Environmental sustainability is also valued at ACU. Read about what we are doing to reduce our environmental impact.