Australian Catholic University

North Sydney , New South Wales , Australia Australian Catholic University is a public not-for-profit university funded by the Australian Government. It was opened on 1 January 1991 as a Catholic university, ACU engages in the Catholic intellectual tradition where faith and reason are compatible in education, and knowledge is cultivated in an environment that fosters intellectual freedom, personal development and equity for all. Within the Catholic intellectual tradition and acting in Truth and Love, the University is committed to the pursuit of knowledge, the dignity of the human person and the common good. Mission of the ACU engages the Catholic Intellectual Tradition to bring a distinct perspective to higher education.

About Australian Catholic University

At Australian Catholic University (ACU) we pride ourselves on offering a welcoming environment for everyone. At the same time, we are a university committed to standing for something clear. We are the university for people who look beneath the surface, and are stronger than external expectations and superficial measures of success. We stand up for people in need and cause that matter. We’ve grown rapidly over the past few years, and now have seven campuses around Australia, and a campus in Rome, Italy. We have more than 33,000 students from over 100 countries and more than 2,300 highly qualified and dedicated staff. The world is our campus. We're at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities - and we've got relationships with almost 200 partner institutions around the world. We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. Our research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

Key Statistics


No. Of Students
Per Staff 2020


Percentage of
International Students

73 : 27

Students Ratio Of
Females to Males


Number Of Fit

Campus Locations

ACU Stratified, Australia

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Types Of Work

Graduate Work

Once you have graduated (or even in the last year of your studies), you will want to put your degree to good use by working either in Australia or in your home country. Organizations may start recruiting a year in advance for graduates, so it is important that you are as prepared as possible

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) involves the completion of an internship or project that contributes to credit for degree. The application process for a work-integrated learning (WIL) placement will depend on your program of study and will need to meet your degree requirements.


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