We’re building a foundation for research excellence, top-tier teaching and sustained community empowerment that endures far into the future. Come join us.

A workplace that works well

Good company culture rewards positive actions and decisions. At ACU, we celebrate your achievements, encourage broad collaboration and ensure you maintain that crucial work-life balance.

We’re a family of academics and professionals working side by side on a first-name basis. We come together with the common goal of improving society and communities. And we want to invest in you along the way.

Helping you reach your potential.

Shape your career pathway with our ongoing training and development opportunities. Every year, you’ll have the chance to build on your strengths, acquire new skills and broaden your professional experience.

We also offer specific programs for staff moving into management positions, equipping them with effective and dynamic leadership skills.

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Join an inclusive workplace

We’re a close-knit community with a shared outlook. Feedback from staff opinion surveys shows our staff enjoy a collegial atmosphere and feel a strong alignment with our mission and values.

We also have an established track record of being recognised as a leader in gender equality. The Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) awarded us a citation after assessing our practices that support career development and the full participation of men and women in the workplace.

In short, we want you to feel like you’re a part of a warm, welcoming neighbourhood that supports you to excel in your role, reach your potential and flourish while improving the lives of others.

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Do I need to be Catholic?

You do not have to be Catholic to join ACU.

According to recent staff surveys, around a third of our staff identified as practising Catholics. We have a great diversity of different perspectives and viewpoints – and we wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, we think that’s one of our greatest strengths.

What’s important to us is that you believe in what we stand for: the invaluable benefit of a good education, the ongoing pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of every human person and a passion for community outreach.

At ACU, we aspire to be a home for our staff, offer the care of a family and develop an academic and professional community. We believe the experience of connection, belonging and common purpose contributes to a sense of flourishing in a workplace that you will enjoy, benefit from, and want to share with others. These themes are further explored at ACU through our Domus program.

Feeling at home and as if you’re with family means feeling comfortable and as part of our family, we ask that you respect our identity, our goals and our values. 

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Understanding our mission

Our mission and values underpin everything we do. First and foremost, our primary responsibility is to provide excellent higher education to our diverse and dispersed student body.

We aim to produce graduates who are highly competent in their chosen fields, have a strong sense of ethics, deploy highly developed critical skills, maintain an appreciation of the sacred in life, and are committed to serving the common good.

But, more than that, we aspire to be a university characterised by free enquiry and academic integrity. Through fostering and advancing knowledge in education, health, commerce, the humanities, science, technology and the creative arts, we seek to make positive impacts at home and abroad.

We also engage with the social, ethical and religious dimensions of the questions we encounter during our teaching, research and service.

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ACU in the community

We want you to move forward by giving back. To that end, we’re dedicated to building deep and lasting connections with communities and social organisations.

These endeavours are guided by a fundamental concern for justice, equity and the dignity of all human beings.

Whether you’re a future staff member, current student or alumnus, we encourage everyone at every level in our organisation to help disenfranchised communities. It’s important, enriching and invaluable work.

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