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Just like our changing world, our courses are continually evolving. Some of the courses listed on this page are completely new. Others have been revised to ensure they are the most effective degree we can offer our students, or are being introduced on a particular campus for the first time.

 

Undergraduate Degrees

Archaeology major

Explore your passion for ancient history, culture, language and civilisations with our exciting new major, archaeology. Studied as part of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation), this rich major will focus on Ancient Israel and its material remains including landscapes, architecture, artefacts, and people.

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Four Bachelor of Commerce specialisations

Focus your commerce degree with an accredited specialisation in accounting, data analytics, human resource management and management, or marketing. You’ll graduate with skills tailored to your future career, professional experience and accreditations, and future employers will know exactly what you are qualified in.

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Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Accelerate your studies and gain a postgraduate teaching qualification with our new specialised Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary). The Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) is an initial teacher education course. It’s fast-tracked so you’ll be able to graduate with an undergraduate degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification in just four years.

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Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation)/Bachelor of Laws

The Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation)/Bachelor of Laws is a rigorous and stimulating intellectual program providing students with the option of combining professional legal education with a liberal arts degree in western civilisation. The degree provides opportunities to explore the past, present and future of western intellectual life and to expand knowledge and skills drawn from the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS). The Bachelor of Laws degree will train you in the legal subject areas that will prepare you for admission as a lawyer in Australia. This degree will prepare you for work as a legal professional, to address complex legal issues in an ethical and professional manner, within an international context. Additionally, this dual degree offers scholarships valued at up to $150,000 for eligible students, generously funded by the Ramsay Centre.

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Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation)/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation)/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Study a rich liberal arts degree alongside an initial teacher education qualification with some of the brightest students and scholars in Australia. The Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation)/Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a double degree that allows you to to pursue a multidisciplinary Bachelor of Arts centred on key texts of the Western intellectual tradition, followed by a Master of Teaching (Secondary) enabling you to become a fully qualified secondary teacher in two teaching areas. Our course is accelerated and will see you graduate in 4.5 years.

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Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Our Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice delves into the criminal mind and develops the knowledge and expertise you’ll need to make a valuable contribution in the criminal justice sector. By studying this degree, you’ll understand the complex causes and impact of crime, and the legal and social policies that keep us safe. The course includes studies in forensic psychology, forensic science, cybercrime, border protection and biosecurity, and understanding violence and trauma. All criminology students can undertake an industry placement in third year. You’ll graduate prepared for a range of exciting career opportunities in areas such as cybersecurity, law enforcement, intelligence and investigation, correctional and rehabilitation services, and more.

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Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice/Bachelor of Laws

Supercharge your criminology and criminal justice degree with law. This five-year full-time degree will prepare you to launch a meaningful legal career in the criminal justice sector.

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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five Years) (Accelerated)

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five Years) (Accelerated)

If you’re in Victoria, working in an early childhood setting, and have a diploma in early childhood education and care, our Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five Years) (Accelerated) is the perfect option to advance your career. You’ll graduate in 18 months with the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree. Funding is available to cover the cost of your studies, and you can complete the degree while you continue to work.

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Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science/ Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Physical activity and healthy eating are fundamental to good health and wellbeing. They reduce the risk of disease and improve or maintain overall quality of life by enhancing mental and social wellbeing. This four-year full-time degree equips you with the skills to pursue careers related to exercise and sport science and nutrition science.

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Bachelor of Human Rights

ACU’s Bachelor of Human Rights is an exciting new course that will prepare you for a career in human rights and social justice. You will graduate with the job-ready skills and knowledge to contribute to the development of policies and practices that are highly valued in the corporate, government and non-government sectors. You can also combine the Bachelor of Human Rights with a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice to further expand your career prospects.

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Bachelor of Human Rights Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Human rights is a highly significant and swiftly growing field of domestic and global research and practice within law, criminal justice, history, philosophy and politics. This new cross-disciplinary Bachelor of Human Rights degree will be attractive to the committed altruists who want a specialist qualification that will prepare them to be the leading human rights advocates of the 21st century. Our Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice explores the causes of antisocial behaviour and develops the knowledge and expertise you’ll need to make a valuable contribution in the criminal justice sector. By studying this degree, you’ll understand the complex causes and impact of crime, and the legal and social policies that keep us safe. The course includes studies in forensic psychology, forensic science, cybercrime, border protection and biosecurity, understanding violence and trauma. Studying a Bachelor of Human Rights/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice will prepare you for a rewarding career in human rights and in the criminal justice sector, both in Australia and globally.

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Bachelor of Human Rights/Bachelor of Laws

It’s a rapidly growing field across the world and involves aspects of law, criminal justice, history, philosophy and politics. Studying a Bachelor of Human Rights/Bachelor of Laws will prepare you for a rewarding legal career in human rights both in Australia and globally. Your strong commitment to social justice is at the heart of this double degree. Like you, we believe in standing up for people in need and issues that matter. We want you to see life through the eyes of others and be inspired to become the leading human rights lawyers and advocates of the 21st century. As a central part of your studies, you will gain essential skills in critical thinking, writing, analysis and debating – skills in high demand from employers.

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Postgraduate Degrees

Graduate Certificate in Culinary Nutrition Science

The Graduate Certificate in Culinary Nutrition Science is a six-months full-time or 12 months part-time program. The course consists of two core and two elective units. The core units include theory and practical components in culinary nutrition science that bring together extended application, understanding and skills in food and nutrition science, culinary arts, and eating behaviours. Graduates of this postgraduate qualification will enhance their chosen career path, or commence their transition to a new career focus in areas related to food, nutrition, and lifestyle medicine.

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Graduate Certificate in Education (Highly Accomplished/Lead Educational Practice)

HALT accreditation opens a wealth of possibilities for educators. The Graduate Certificate in Education (Highly Accomplished/Lead Educational Practice) meets the growing need to support emerging leaders to advance their knowledge, understanding of concepts and expert skills in the domains of their professional interests and responsibilities in increasingly complex and changing environments. This specialisation will assist teachers to demonstrate and document evidence-based reflective practice that aligns with the AITSL HALT Australian Professional Teacher Standards, whilst fulfilling unit requirements

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Graduate Diploma in Design and Technologies Education

The Graduate Diploma in Design and Technologies Education is a course that responds to the need for teachers to be upskilled and ready to empower students in design and technologies. Graduates who complete this course will be able to apply for recognition as a teacher in the following subject areas: Design and Technologies, Industrial Technology (Timber) and Industrial Technology (Engineering), in addition to your current teaching areas. This flexible course allows for all units to be delivered online, whilst the practical components are undertaken at either an ACU campus or in a school where you work, under supervision of an accredited technologies teacher (and/or technical staff).

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Master of Dietetic Practice

The Master of Dietetic Practice is a two-year fulltime program. Dietetic practice is the application of the science of food and nutrition across a range of domains to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and populations. The course combines theory and practice placement across dietetic practice areas including food and nutrition counselling with individuals, food and nutrition education and capacity building with groups, public health nutrition, food production and provision to individuals, communities and populations, entrepreneurial dietetic practice and management, and research. You’ll undertake more than 130 days of placement. The program is designed to meet the accreditation standards of Dietitians Australia (DA) (formerly Dietitians Association of Australia). ACU has commenced the accreditation process with DA and is currently at the Program Qualification stage. Following the accreditation stages set out by DA, and accreditation of the program, graduates will be eligible to become Accredited Practising Dietitians (APDs).

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Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy

The Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy course will provide physiotherapists with the opportunity to acquire advanced theoretical, scientific and clinical knowledge of normal and pathological human movement as it relates to sports, exercise, performance, injuries, pathology and disease. Graduates will develop an understanding of how wellbeing relates to performance and be able to critically analyse, synthesise and apply knowledge, using an evidence-informed person-centred approach, for the physiotherapy management of sports injuries or other health conditions. Graduates will use their gained knowledge and skills to enhance sports or exercise performance and wellbeing in athletes and people of all ages, abilities and cultural contexts within the relevant ethical and legal frameworks. This course will provide the foundation for specialty recognition for physiotherapists to apply for Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Membership in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy and become members of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. This course is also designed to meet the competencies of a sports physical therapist as set by the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy.

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Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy/Master of High Performance Sport

The Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy/ Master of High Performance Sport double degree aims to provide physiotherapists with knowledge and skills to work with athletes and people of all ages, abilities and cultural contexts, in community, elite or high performance sport and exercise settings, and in the private and public sectors. The course emphasises the application and integration of these knowledge and specialised technical skills in an ethical manner that promotes the dignity of the individual, athlete or performer. This course will provide the foundation for specialty recognition for physiotherapists to apply for Australian Physiotherapy Association Titled Membership in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy and become members of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. This course is also designed to meet the competencies of a sports physical therapist as set by the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy.

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