Support services for you

Whether it is to advance your career, increase your skills or simply pursue an interest, the choice to study can be exciting, but also a little daunting.

ACU has a strong network of staff and support services dedicated to making your studies enjoyable and successful. Some of our support services are detailed below:

Academic skills support

Get help with your writing skills, time management, exam preparation, oral presentations and much more. The Academic Skills Unit conducts workshops and individual tutorials and provides the resources that all students need to be successful at university.

Bringing your campus to life

Students, staff and the wider community are invited to engage in a vibrant and dynamic campus life through activities such as orientation, mentoring programs and clubs and societies. See the Campus Life site for more information.

Free counselling

Free and confidential counselling is available to students with personal, study or work-related issues. Experienced staff provide a safe professional environment for students to discuss any areas of concern. The service also provides opportunities for students to develop general life skills to enhance their overall learning experience.

Disability support

A range of services, support and advice is available through Disability Services to help students overcome barriers that could hinder their university education.

Improve your job prospects

We encourage all students to gain practical experience and broaden their professional contacts by undertaking internships and work placements in their chosen field. Through the Career Development Service students can explore their career options, find out what’s happening in the employment market, get help with job applications and interview skills, and search for their next job.

Online support

Every ACU student has an email account and access to the online learning system. This allows you to submit assignments, get your marks, look up lecture notes, and view your academic progress. Some lectures are also recorded and available online, so you can either review the class or catch up if you missed it.

Library and study resources

We have extensive print and online collections available and you can order library resources from six of our seven campuses. Each campus also offers student access to computer labs and private group study rooms.


Held at the start of the academic year, orientation is a great way to learn more about the campus and meet new people. You’ll get tips on organising your timetable and keeping up to speed with your classes, and find out more about your specific course requirements.

Religious services

ACU is founded on a long history of commitment to truth in a spirit of freedom and service and is open to students of all beliefs. Through Campus Ministry, ACU works to bring this distinctive identity to life. Students have the opportunity to explore the link between faith and reason and attend talks by international speakers on the latest trends in theology and philosophy.

To find out more about student support options, visit the Services & Support page.