Community engagement is an important part of an ACU education. It provides the opportunity to work with others from diverse backgrounds in support of a fairer society. It is also the practical manifestation of the learning in the Core Curriculum, developing our capacities to see the world through the eyes of others.

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Pair your course with a worthy cause

Higher education shouldn’t be a one-way transfer of knowledge and ideas. It should be a two-way street, allowing you to engage and make meaningful contributions beyond coming to classes and doing assignments.

It’s our mission to develop graduates who in work and in life are committed to pursuing the common good. Who courageously act on their truths as well as speak them. Who demonstrate respect for the dignity of all, and for human diversity.

When you undertake a community engagement placement during your course, you’ll learn to work with others from diverse backgrounds – putting your classroom learning into practice for the benefit of local and global society. 

“I was faced with challenges on a daily basis [during my community engagement placement]. I had to deal with a mix of personalities and adjust to life outside my comfort zone. This helped me improve my soft skills like teamwork, leadership, problem-solving and connecting with others. I had an insightful, real-world experience and witnessed the effects my efforts had on others in our community.”
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ACU Engagement works with our community partners to provide a range of community engagement opportunities so you can find one that matches your skills, capabilities and capacity. Browse our listing to find one that’s right for you – whether it’s tutoring, developing a strategic plan or serving meals.

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Do you have questions about your community engagement?

ACU Engagement have developed an information hub to answer your frequently asked questions and help you get the most out of your community engagement opportunity.

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