About ACU

In a world of mass production, ACU stands for meaningful education, rewarding research, and life-changing community engagement. 

Our mission and values form the core of who we are as a Catholic organisation. Discover our history, structure, and our journey to be a leader in research and teaching – a goal we’re already achieving as a top 2% world-ranked university.

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Management with a mission

About ACU

We’re a young university focused on embedding excellence. Learn how we’re growing towards our ambitions and meet our leadership team. 

Strategic Plan 2020–2023

The strategic plan is our highest-level plan for ACU. It details our ongoing ambitions for excellence in research, service, and learning and teaching.

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Leadership and governance

Learn how ACU is organised. Read about our leadership team and key decision-making bodies, or review our organisational and governance charts.

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Our story starts with others

As a Catholic university, we’re guided by clear values. Explore our mission, identity and values, and understand why we value the pursuit of knowledge, human dignity and the common good.

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Our partnerships

We work with a range of industry, community, research and Catholic partners. Read how we collaborate, or get in touch regarding a potential partnership.

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Community engagement

As a university of service, we believe in celebrating life, enriching experiences and solving complex problems by giving back to those in need.

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Find your faculty


Faculty of Education and Arts

Our Faculty of Education and Arts champions innovative teacher education alongside arts, humanities and the social sciences. Learn more about the faculty, visit our two national schools, or browse research areas, professional learning programs and staff contact information.

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Faculty of Health Sciences

Home to world-leading facilities and industry placement opportunities, our largest faculty is guided by values of excellence, dignity and engagement. Learn more about the Faculty of Health Sciences, visit our three schools, or browse research areas, facilities and services, and staff contact information.

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Faculty of Law and Business

The Faculty of Law and Business teaches the importance of governance, ethical leadership, social justice, responsibility and sustainability. Learn about the faculty’s practical internships, pro bono work and community engagement, or browse research areas and industry partnerships.

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Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

Present at every ACU campus, our Faculty of Theology and Philosophy is a world leader in religious and divinity studies. Learn more about the faculty, access learning opportunities, view research areas, browse events and conferences, and discover our range of professional consulting services.

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Courses with impact

About ACU

Through our ACU College and Executive Education units, we’re proud to offer a range of customised, vocational, executive postgraduate and short courses that equip you for the world of work and study.

ACU College

Gain practical skills and prepare for advanced undergraduate study with a course from ACU College, our home for vocational education and training. 

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Executive Education

Learn to lead with insight and empathy. Enhance your current career or undertake a career change with a course from Executive Education, our leadership and professional development centre. 

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A world of rewarding work

Institutes, academies and centres

ACU is home to multiple institutes, academies and centres that seek to benefit a wide cross-section of society – in Australia and beyond.

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Search our staff directory

Looking for a specific ACU staff member? Locate their office contact details by searching our online staff directory.

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Employers and industry

Post a job, tutoring position or work placement via ACU’s CareerHub. You can also check student qualifications or contact Careers and Employability.

Work with us

Reward yourself with a meaningful career at ACU

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Suppliers and tenders

Browse current tender opportunities and register your company as an ACU supplier at our online portal.

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Read our publications

Access our online repository of ACU publications, including course guides, flyers, brochures, magazines and annual reports.

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Why study at ACU

Expand your knowledge and help others while gaining a top qualification. Learn why choosing ACU will enrich your life.

Our difference

Why research with ACU

We’re solving real-world issues with world-leading research, and we strive to make a positive impact on industry, communities and people. 

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