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The Diploma in Criminology is an important stepping stone to achieving your career and study goals – and it’s a Commonwealth supported place (CSP). A Diploma in Criminology can help you gain credit towards your first year of study and seamlessly transition into the second year of our Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Or you can exit with a standalone qualification to add to your CV. This course will be available from Semester 1, 2024 at ACU North Sydney and Melbourne campuses.Learn more
The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will be offered at ACU Ballarat from Semester 1 2024. Study occupational therapy at ACU in Ballarat and you will be part of a thriving regional and rural allied health network.Learn more
Students studying the APAC-accredited Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice will explore how individuals behave, think and feel, and come to understand the complex causes and impact of crime. By combining these degrees, graduates will gain wider insights than can be developed in a three-year single degree. Psychological studies will assist those who seek a career in the justice sector. Similarly, those with aspirations of becoming a forensic psychologist will be assisted with the knowledge gained from the criminology studies.Learn more
Combining the Bachelor of Psychological Science and the Bachelor of Nutrition Science allows for greater insights into both areas. The Bachelor of Nutrition Science will focus on general health care, chronic disease management, Indigenous health and other emerging areas of need and students will gain an understanding of the science behind food and nutrition including human physiology and biochemistry. The APAC-accredited psychology component includes lifespan development, biological, social and abnormal psychology, individual differences, psychological and research methods, as well as other areas of applied psychology.Learn more
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.
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.Apply now
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.
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.Apply now
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.Apply now
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
Deepen and broaden your knowledge and expertise of Western culture within a structured and integrated humanities masters-level course. Centred on a ‘great books’ or ‘canonical’ approach to the study of Western culture, studying this course will help you to develop a transnational, interdisciplinary and historically grounded perspective to the literature, music, philosophy and works of art that have achieved the status of ‘classics' within the Western world.
ACU is offering up to ten (10) master's scholarships annually to Australian citizens or permanent residents funded by the Ramsay Centre.
The Graduate Certificate in Supervision enables you to develop basic knowledge, understanding and skills suited to the ethical, self-aware and safe practice of supervision in any number of fields, including health, education and social service settings.Apply now
Supervision is the discipline of enabling professional practitioners—such as social workers, counsellors, spiritual directors, ministers, principals, and so on—to reflect on their practice, become mindful of their blind spots, gain ever-deepening insight, and become open to opportunities for personal and professional growth.
The Graduate Diploma in Supervision enables you to develop advanced knowledge and skills suited to the ethical, self-aware and safe practice of supervision across a number of fields, including health care, education and social service settings.
The Master of Spiritual Direction is a coursework degree for those with a background in theology and an interest in developing a specialisation in spiritual direction. You will develop knowledge, understanding and advanced skills suited to the ethical, self-aware and safe practice of spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition, normally in Christian contexts.Apply now
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 requirementsApply now
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).Apply now
This course is for those who are interested in becoming a spiritual director, but do not have formal background in theology. Drawing from the Ignatian spiritual tradition, this course provides the theological, spiritual, psychological and ethical frameworks, as well as practical skills necessary to undertake spiritual direction as a ministry.Apply now
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).Apply now
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