Study your way

Take charge of your learning with an ACU Online degree. You’ll have the flexibility to manage your study in a way that works best for you, with the option of timetabled courses that run to a set schedule or anytime courses that deliver the learning materials for you to work through at your own pace.

And regardless of the delivery method of your chosen online course, you’ll become a part of the ACU community. You’ll be taught by experienced online educators. You’ll have access to the full range of support services we provide. And you’ll graduate with a qualification that employers respect.

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Study online, your way

Online 4T (4 terms per year)

Study at a time that suits you with our Online 4T (4 terms per year) model. Across four 10-week terms, you can study your passion online, wherever and whenever it works for you. Your learning material is available to you at the beginning of each term for you to work through at your own pace. And you’ll get access to student success coaches to help you along the way. Please note, some courses require on-campus intensives or in-person placements to graduate job ready.

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Online MT (multi-term)

Our Online MT (multi-term) model offers more flexibility and freedom over where and how you study than traditional on-campus learning. You may attend scheduled online lectures and tutorials, study online units at your own pace whenever it suits, or a mix of both – depending on what course you choose. Please note, some courses require on-campus intensives or in-person placements to graduate job ready.

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Why study with ACU Online?

You’ll become part of an innovative and interactive online learning community studying. You’ll have human support Monday to Friday (9am–5pm AEDT) so you can get the most out of your study. And while you gain new knowledge and learn new skills to kickstart or progress your career, you’ll also learn how to make a positive impact in your community.

Why choose ACU Online?

Optimal online learning

By studying with ACU Online, you'll be enrolling in a course that has been designed and delivered primarily for online learning. Courses are delivered via a high-quality learning platform, and you’ll have access to a range of resources and services to help you excel in your course.

Create career opportunities

Whether you want to take the next step in your career or launch a brand new one, our courses will provide you with skills, knowledge, and a recognised and trusted qualification. If you’re ready to achieve your career goals, we’re ready to help – in fact, ACU has been awarded five stars for full-time postgraduate employment* and has a 95 per cent undergraduate employment rate**.

* Good Universities Guide 2022
** Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal 2022, overall employment for domestic undergraduate students

Support services

Our friendly support staff are ready to help you. You can reach out by phone, SMS, email or live chat and you’ll find an understanding, dedicated person ready to support you. During your studies you’ll have access to experienced online educators, academic skills support, library services, counselling services, and more.

Make a difference

Be inspired to inspire others. At the heart of ACU Online is a commitment to human dignity, social justice and the common good – and this is key to our courses. You’ll graduate with the skills to make a positive impact. And you’ll be treated with respect, compassion and dignity while you study.

  • 95%

    Graduate employment rate

  • Top 2%

    of universities worldwide.

  • Five stars

    Learner engagement, skills development and starting salary

  • Top 40

    Generation Y universities worldwide.

Are you eligible for credit?

Credit is when you can use your previous study, professional or life experience to take the place of an equivalent unit in your course, allowing you to finish your degree sooner.

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Our credit search tool includes the units and courses from higher education institutions that have previously been recognised as equivalent to ACU units. Search to see if your previous study is on the list.

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Apply for credit

Even if your previous study does not appear in the credit search tool, you can still apply for credit. Understand the process: when you should apply, what documents you’ll need and how you can check the status of an active application.

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Benefits of studying online

There are a lot of great reasons to learn online.

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Boost your employment chances

Online learning allows you to develop skills highly sought after by employers.

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Important dates

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