Inherent requirements

Australian Catholic University strongly supports the right of all people to pursue studies.
The University embraces diversity and endeavors to accommodate all students.
Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit.

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

Australian Catholic University is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students’ to participate in their course. Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.
Consideration is given to a student’s cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their course or unit. For further information contact your Course Coordinator.

Inherent requirements are specific to a particular course. In the University context, compulsory requirements are broader and can include both compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at the University but also the mandatory requirements associated with the course of study eg. attendance, completion of assignments.

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.

To successfully complete a course at ACU, you need to be able to meet all the inherent requirements. If you are applying for a course, you should read the inherent requirements carefully to ensure you are able to meet them. If you have a disability or chronic health condition, contact a Campus Disability Adviser to talk about the adjustments that may be put in place so you can meet the requirements.

Inherent requirements at ACU

We're currently working to identify inherent requirements for all ACU courses so you can make more informed choices. These will be progressively introduced over the next few years. The available inherent requirements are listed below.




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