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Australian Catholic University

Brisbane, Australia

Public -1991

Accounting and Finance, Creative Arts, Nursing, Education, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, and Management

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

The Australian Catholic University was founded on 1 January 1991 when four Catholic tertiary institutions had come together in eastern Australia: Catholic College of Education Sydney, New South Wales, Institute of Catholic Education, Victoria,  McAuley College, Queensland, Signadou College of Education, Australian Capital Territory. All institutions were founded in the mid-1800s when religious orders and institutes were involved in developing educators for Catholic institutes. Australia Catholic University is affiliated with Universities Australia, ACCU, IFCU, ICUSTA, and OUA. Australia Catholic University is Australia’s only public Catholic university and is part of the government-funded national system of Australian universities. The Australian Catholic University ranks between #801-1000 in QS World University Ranking 2022 and ranks between #251-300 in THE World University Rankings 2022. Furthermore, ACU is being ranked #479 by the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The Australian Catholic University has a total of 8 campuses located in North Sydney, Strathfield, Brisbane, Melbourne, Ballarat, Blacktown Canberra and Sydney. In 2015, Australia Catholic University established its Rome campus in Italy by collaborating with the Catholic University of America. All campuses of Australian Catholic University taken together can be divided into four faculties: Health Sciences, Theology and Philosophy, Education and Arts, Law and Business. They offer more than 175 programs ranging from nursing, politics, arts and humanities, media communication, and human resource management.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

ACU provides a student experience like no other. They are top five for skills development, top six for learner engagement, and have received five stars for learner engagement, skills development, and learning resources. University’s campuses are exceptional and received five stars for facilities. They have got a global focus and received five stars for internationalization. With a wide range of industry affiliations and work-integrated learning choices, they have been leading in graduate employability. They rank first in Australia for graduate employment, have been awarded five stars for full-time postgraduate employment, and have been recognized globally with five stars for employability, and second in Australia for graduate employer satisfaction. James Ajaka, former CEO, Nudie Juice, Camille Agnes Becker Paul, feminist, moral theologian and activist and Matt Burke, Australian rugby union player. Some of the leading recruiters at this university are Victoria’s Secret, Monash Health, Teach For Australia, Deloitte Australia and others.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Australia Catholic University understands that fostering an inclusive and respectful workplace that supports diversity provides an enriching environment for both our staff and students. University has more than 31,000 student enrolments out of which about 26,000 are undergraduates and 4,500 are postgraduates with more than 1,000 staff members on its premises. Of the total student enrolments, more than 4,500 students are international students combined in all its campuses. Some of the leading recruiters at this university are Victoria’s Secret, Monash Health, Teach For Australia, Deloitte Australia, and others.

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