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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.

 

Pathway Courses

Diploma in Biomedical Science

Prepare for a career in the ground-breaking and exciting area of Biomedical Science. The Diploma in Biomedical Science taught at our Brisbane, Melbourne and North Sydney campuses is an important stepping-stone to achieve your career and study goals. You’ll graduate with a formal standalone qualification or gain credit for the first year of our Bachelor of Biomedical Science transitioning straight into second year. You may also be able to gain credit for other degrees.

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Diploma in Exercise Science

Prepare for a career in the dynamic field of Exercise Science. The Diploma in Exercise Science taught at our Blacktown, Melbourne and North Sydney campuses is an important stepping-stone to achieve your career and study goals. You’ll graduate with a formal standalone qualification, or gain credit for the first year in a range of our Sport and Exercise Science programs and transition straight into second year.

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Diploma in Nutrition Science

Prepare for a career in the growing area of Nutrition Science. The Diploma in Nutrition Science taught at our Blacktown, Melbourne and North Sydney campuses is an important stepping-stone to achieve your career and study goals. You’ll graduate with a formal standalone qualification or gain credit for the first year of our Bachelor of Nutrition Science transitioning straight into second year.

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Diploma in Business

Diploma in Business

The Diploma in Business is an important stepping-stone to achieve your career and study goals. Taught at our Blacktown, Brisbane, Melbourne and North Sydney campuses you’ll graduate with a formal standalone qualification plus gain credit for the first year of any of our business bachelor’s degree. You can then transition straight into second year.

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Diploma in Information Technology

Diploma in Information Technology

Prepare for an IT career in an ever-changing and booming industry. The Diploma in Information Technology taught at our Blacktown, Brisbane, Melbourne, North Sydney and Online campuses is an important stepping-stone to achieve your career and study goals. You’ll graduate with a formal standalone qualification plus gain credit for the first year of our Bachelor of Information Technology then you can transition straight into second year.

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Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation)

This course provides you with a rigorous and stimulating intellectual program in which you’ll engage with western philosophy, history, literature, politics, art and culture. Develop a deep understanding of the great works, ideas and movements within the western intellectual tradition.

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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 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 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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Postgraduate Degrees

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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Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Management

The 2019 Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Interim Report clearly identified significant failures in governance contributing to a system that is failing and requiring significant reform. In addressing this issue, education programs to support the development of a robust and ethical aged care workforce is needed. The Graduate Certificate in Aged Care Management is a 40 credit point course for graduates from health and management backgrounds in aged care, health professionals wanting to move into the aged care sector or existing aged care managers wishing to advance their management capacity.

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Master of Digital Health

The Master of Digital Health is designed to ensure you develop advanced expert knowledge and understanding of industry relevant digital health concepts, advanced skills as a generalist or in an area of specialisation, and develop multidisciplinary skills suitable for the health and health IT industries.

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Graduate Certificate in Digital Health

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Health ensures you develop an evidence-based foundation of digital health, and a sound understanding of the relevant concepts and application of digital health technologies to suit the health industry.

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Graduate Diploma in Digital Health

The Graduate Diploma in Digital Health will provide you with career- and industry-relevant knowledge and skills. The degree is delivered online with a curriculum that is immediately applicable to your employment, with a focus on developing your applied skill base.

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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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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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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 Diploma in Supervision

The Graduate Diploma in Supervision provides multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills in the supervision of individuals and groups across a variety of contexts, including the Church, education, health care, aged care, social services, and overseas aid and development. Grounded in the long and rich history of accompaniment within the Ignatian spiritual tradition, and in line with community professional standards, you’ll develop the necessary skills for professional practice as supervisors. This includes approaches and methods to help others reflect, learn, and nurture support structures in communities, all with a view to safe and sustainable practice.

This course is accredited by ACU and delivered by the Jesuit College of Spirituality (JCS).

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Master of Spiritual Direction

The Master of Spiritual Direction provides a deep and broad understanding of the key themes and methodologies in spiritual direction, and a capacity to integrate that knowledge in professional practice. You’ll develop advanced knowledge of the theological and scriptural foundations necessary for the ministry of spiritual direction in the Ignatian tradition. You’ll explore the dynamics of Christian spirituality through reflection on your personal experience, and integration of this with insights from the relevant literature and your professional context.

This course is accredited by ACU and delivered by the Jesuit College of Spirituality (JCS).

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Graduate Certificate in Application Development

The Graduate Certificate in Application Development provides you with advanced knowledge in producing industry-strength web and mobile applications. The graduate certificate introduces essential concepts, techniques, software tools and modern frameworks required for designing, creating and testing interactive web and mobile applications. You will be ready to advance your career through a postgraduate award that leads to enhanced professional recognition and marketability.

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Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics provides an introduction to the techniques and methods needed to visualise large volumes of different types of data that have become essential for today’s businesses. The analysis and meaningful presentation of diverse data to support corporate decision-making processes is a challenging task. You will be ready to advance your career through a postgraduate award that leads to enhanced professional recognition and marketability.

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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security covers the theoretical foundations and concepts needed to understand the security issues in a networked environment. The graduate certificate provides you with a good understanding of network security issues and the importance of data stewardship. You will be ready to advance your career through a postgraduate award that leads to enhanced professional recognition and marketability.

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Graduate Certificate in Data Science

The Graduate Certificate in Data Science lays the foundation for developing the knowledge and skills to design, implement and administer large-scale database solutions for organisations, while preserving data privacy and security. You will be ready to advance your career through a postgraduate award that leads to enhanced professional recognition and marketability.

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