Office of Vice-President and Directorate of Identity and Mission
The extent to which mission informs and enlivens every aspect of university life is what makes ACU unique among all Australian universities. The Directorate of Identity and Mission is responsible for articulating, promoting and transmitting the Catholic intellectual and spiritual tradition to the university learning context. The establishment of the Centre for Liturgy provides a focus for these activities in the academic context.
Through the PM Glynn Institute, ACU provides the Catholic community with a standing capacity to analyse public policy issues relating to the Church and its ministries in Australia. The Institute provides the deep thinking to broaden the focus of public policy issues and to advance debate. In collaboration with Catholic partners, nationally and internationally, it brings intellectual rigour and thought leadership to strengthen the voice of the Catholic community in the public square.
The Faculty’s new and redesigned programs are delivered by a dynamic and engaged community of scholars who provide a comprehensive network of international affiliations, world-leading research and curriculum, and a nurturing environment for students. Our Institute for Religion and Critical Enquiry provides a vibrant hub for higher degree research across any of our designated and internationally acclaimed research areas including biblical and early Christian studies, Catholic Thought and Practice, Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics, and the Philosophy and Phenomenology of Religion.
The Academy is responsible for the development, delivery and quality assurance of teaching and research programs with a focus on the development and formation of teachers and leaders in Catholic schools. The specific areas of responsibility of the Academy are Religious Education, Faith Formation and Educational Leadership.
The Academy will oversee programs at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.
The Academy will operate as a joint enterprise between the Faculty of Education and Arts, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy within the Portfolio of the Vice President providing an integrated approach to curriculum development, delivery and assessment, and formation activities.
The Faculty is at the forefront of teaching and learning innovation and provides world-class research-led education. Our graduates enjoy rich and rewarding professional lives as leaders within local and international Catholic, government and independent schools.
The Faculty of Health Sciences is a world leader in health sciences. Partnerships with Catholic health care organisations provide opportunities to contribute to communities in need in Australia and overseas, from nursing in Vanuatu to delivering exercise science programs to engage youth in East Timor. Academic staff are engaged in research that provides global impact, including award-winning stroke studies or investigations into food security to support world population growth.
The Faculty of Law and Business equips graduates with the necessary skills to become leaders, not only in their chosen profession, but in the community. We emphasise the ethical, social and environmental responsibilities of the modern business leader and lawyer, with all our courses having a strong practical component through community engagement, pro bono work and internships.
Executive Education works with all ACU Faculties to offer unique courses that develop executive leaders who can manage complex business practices. Our tailored short courses and qualifications are specifically designed for organisations and to provide real, measurable impact for your team.