ACU National is the Australian Catholic University, a public university funded by the Australian Government and open to students and staff of all beliefs. We have six campuses in Australia and offer programs throughout Australia and overseas.
We have an established reputation for quality and innovative teaching and specialist tertiary education in health, education, business and informatics, arts, social sciences and theology. Our students enjoy the benefits of small, friendly campuses and small class sizes, and have direct access to highly qualified lecturers and outstanding student support services.
ACU National is dedicated to rigorous intellectual scholarship and the individual's pursuit of truth and academic freedom. Its ethos is derived from Christian values and the Catholic intellectual tradition, and our core concern is with ethics in all fields of endeavour.
ACU National has one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country*.
*Source: Graduate Careers Council of Australia
Australian Catholic University shares with universities world-wide a commitment to quality in teaching, research, and service. It aspires to be a community characterised by free inquiry and academic integrity.
The University's inspiration, within 2,000 years of Catholic intellectual tradition, summons it to attend to all that is of concern to human beings. It brings a distinctive spiritual perspective to the common tasks of higher education.
Through fostering and advancing knowledge in education, health, commerce, the humanities, the sciences and technologies, and the creative arts, Australian Catholic University seeks to make a specific contribution to its local, national and international communities.
The University explicitly engages the social, ethical and religious dimensions of the questions it faces in teaching and research, and service. In its endeavours, it is guided by a fundamental concern for justice and equity, and the dignity of all human beings.
Australian Catholic University has a primary responsibility to provide excellent higher education for its entire diversified and dispersed student body. Its ideal graduates will be highly competent in their chosen fields, ethical in their behaviour, with a developed critical habit of mind, an appreciation of the sacred in life, and a commitment to serving the common good.