How parents can help

You play a big part in helping your child choose a university. Let us relieve some of the pressure by giving you the tools you need to support the student in your life and ensure that ACU is the right fit.

Numbers that count

Top 3 % ACU is ranked in the top 3 of universities globally.
Top 10 ACU is ranked in the top 10 Catholic universities globally.
Top 3 ACU is ranked top 3 in Australia for overall undergraduate employment.
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Make us your first choice

You need the right facts to make the right decision. We provide our students with more than just a qualification, they’ll learn a new way of seeing the world.

What we offer

Our graduates get jobs

We produce job-ready graduates with real-world experience under their belts and with the knowledge and skills to have an impact in their community and beyond.

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Support from the sidelines

Explore campus and meet us at Open Day 

Visit one of our campuses on Open Day and you'll get to meet faculty teaching staff, explore the facilities on a guided tour and chat to current students and recent graduates. Get a taste for what university life is like when you study with us at ACU.

Mark your calendar

Enjoy a taste of university life

Helping your child choose what to do when they finish school can be daunting. A few simple tips can remove some of the stress: start planning early, explore admission pathways and entry schemes, search our scholarship finder and come to Open Day.

Preview uni life

Make sense of uni terminology

Unsure of the difference between a diploma and a degree, a course and a unit? The transition from high school to university can be a confusing time for students and their families, so we've put together a glossary of common university terms to make things a little simpler.

Read our guide
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What to know before they go

Prospective university students have plenty of decisions to make. Let us take some of the work out of getting your soon-to-be uni student ready for the next stage.

Select the right course

Help the student in your life find the right course for them with our easy-to-use course finder.

Browse our courses

Recognition of prior learning

If your child has studied at a tertiary level or worked in a relevant field before they apply to ACU, they might be eligible for recognition of prior learning.

Check eligibility

Explore the admission options

We offer a number of admission pathways and entry schemes that provide alternative ways into a degree. Entry schemes improve chances of getting into a preferred course, by considering criteria other than selection rank. 

Learn about admission pathways

Pay us a visit on campus

Curious about what a day in the life of an ACU student is like? Book a tour and get to know your local campus and explore our facilities.

Explore your local campus

Apply for an ACU course

To help you make sense of the application process, learn what steps are involved in getting your child's application underway.

Understand how to apply

View our important deadlines

Is the student in your life the forgetful type? Print out our list of important dates to stick on the fridge to keep the application process on track.

View important dates

Organise your finances

Money can play a big role in choosing where to study. Understand the fees and costs involved in studying at ACU, and view our scholarship opportunities.

Explore our fees and scholarships

Respond to an offer

The good news has arrived: your child has been accepted into ACU. What happens next? We're here to guide you through the process.

Read how to respond to an offer

Enjoy uni life

University life is about more than just hitting the books. We offer all kinds of clubs and activities, from music and language clubs to gyms and social sports tournaments.

Explore our clubs and acitivites

Move out of home

Looking for safe, comfortable accommodation options for your child? Living in one of our off-campus student residences is one of the best ways to maximise their university experience.

Book student accommodation

Utilise our services

University can be a big adjustment for students not used to a more independent style of learning. We offer a range of services to help them to take control of their own success. 

View our student serivces

Make sure you've marked these important dates on the calendar 

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News and events

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Community engagement

We believe in celebrating life, enriching experiences and solving complex problems by giving back to those in need.

Embrace for impact

An enriching student life

Find out what ACU campus life is like, read our student stories and see what services are available on our campuses.

Explore student life

Mission, values and identity

Read about the values that underpin everything we offer, from supportive teaching and learning to community engagement.

View our values

Learn about Australia

If your child is joining us from overseas, read our guidance on applying for a student visa, finding somewhere to live and more.

Prepare your child

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