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

A workplace that works well

Good organisational culture rewards positive actions and decisions. At ACU, we celebrate your achievements, encourage broad collaboration and support staff to maintain work-life balance.

We’re a close-knit group of academics and professionals working side by side 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 ongoing training and development opportunities to help you grow and develop. At ACU, you’ll have opportunities to build on your strengths, acquire new skills and broaden your professional experience.

We also offer programs for staff moving into leadership roles, supporting them to build and maintain a vibrant workplace culture and positive employee engagement.

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Join an inclusive workplace

Our university is a community with a shared outlook. Feedback tells us our staff enjoy a collegial atmosphere and feel a strong alignment with the ACU mission and values.

We are committed to progressing our shared goals in equity, diversity and inclusion, and our achievements have been recognised by industry and government awards, including the Athena Swan Bronze Award and those from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA).

In short, we want you to feel like you’re a part of a warm, welcoming community 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.

While many of our staff are Catholic, our university has 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.

We welcome staff of all faiths and none. 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 a strong, high-performing academic and professional culture. 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 part of our family means respecting our mission and our identity as a Catholic organisation, and our shared goals and 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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