Education and Arts

Peter Maher

Peter Maher

Masters of Education (1987), Bachelor of Education (1985), Graduate Diploma of Religious Education (1983), Graduate Diploma of Religious Studies (1981), Diploma of Primary Teaching (1977)
CEO, St Vincent de Paul, Queensland

"My current role involves developing and supporting a high-performing team. In 2011 I received an Order of Australia for my work at St Vincent de Paul."

"ACU has provided me with an opportunity to grow as a person and to gain a thirst for knowledge. Many of the skills I learnt have been transferable. I received a well-rounded education across numerous fields including presentation skills, project management, understanding of people and leadership."


Francesca Mitchell

Francesca Mitchell

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (2011)
Teacher, Carlton Primary School, VIC

"As a classroom teacher I know there is no such thing as a silly question. After all, the lecturers at ACU always had time to answer my questions.

Some of the highlights of my time at ACU were meeting great people, building relationships and gaining practical knowledge through hands-on activities.

As a classroom teacher I am responsible for the day to day organisation and education of my students, which can include everything from reading and writing to tying shoelaces. ACU gave me the theoretical knowledge needed to teach as well as providing practical placements that eventually led to my employment.

I love my job! I’m the only teacher I know who misses her students on the holidays."