When you study at ACU, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in a community engagement activity as part of our Core Curriculum. These units give students the opportunity to volunteer in the community and work with people who experience disadvantage or marginalisation. It’s a unique and crucial part of our undergraduate courses that connect classwork to community action for an invaluable learning experience in service to the common good.
It is 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.
Community engagement gives you the opportunity to put classroom learning into practice in the real world for an authentic insight into yourself and your career path. You will develop your compassion, empathy and understanding of the diverse communities we live in, gain real-world experience and transferable skills, learn to think critically and reflectively, and consider ethical perspectives and alternative viewpoints in your decision making, all whilst contributing to social justice and the common good.