Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Introduction

The Australian Catholic University


ACU is The Australian Catholic University, a public university funded by the Australian Government and open to students and staff of all beliefs.

ACU has six campuses in Australia and offer programs throughout Australia and overseas. Students enjoy the benefits of small, friendly campuses and small class sizes, and have direct access to highly qualified lecturers and quality student support services. ACU campuses are located in Brisbane (Queensland), North Sydney and Strathfield, (New South Wales), Canberra (ACT), Ballarat and Melbourne (Victoria).

Quality Innovative Teaching


ACU has an established reputation for quality and innovative teaching with specialist undergraduate and postgraduate education in disciplines including arts, business, business information systems, education, educational leadership, environmental science, exercise science, midwifery, music, nursing, paramedicine, psychology, philosophy, social sciences, social work, theology, religious education and visual arts and design.

Rigorous Intellectual Scholarship and Ethics


ACU 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. In all its courses the University empowers students with a strong sense of social responsibility and concern for the moral and ethical dimensions of their study and their professional and personal lives.

Highly Employable Graduates


ACU’s graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia (Source: Graduate Careers Council of Australia). Many find jobs using their professional skills before they have graduated.

Why Chooaw ACU?

The most important thing when deciding which university to attend is to choose a university that offers the course that most interests you and meets your career goals.

The Graduate Experience

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. Many of our graduates find job using their professional skills before they have graduated.

Get the Best Job and Qualify for Life

ACU can provide you with an education so you not only qualify for your dream career, but you qualify for life.

Opportunities for Early Achievers

ACU also recognises that you are worth more than just your score and we offer early entrance into university for school leavers and non-school leavers through our Early Achievers Program.

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Programs

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Master

Master of Clinical Counselling

Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne

The course enables students to become professional counsellors to work in a range of settings such as community mental health, community agencies, church and para-church agencies, schools, multidisciplinary mental health teams, and in private practice. [+]

The Master of Clinical Counselling is a two-year full-time equivalent programme of study designed to prepare students for professional work as counsellors in Australia.

 

The programme consists of sixteen units studied over two years covering a range of key people-helping themes including: grief and loss, trauma, the functioning of groups, drugs and alcohol, and mediation and conflict management.

 

Graduates will have developed a comprehensive framework for their counselling practice, involving knowledge of theories and interventions in counselling, critical thinking, ethical decision-making, behavioural assessment and evaluation.

 

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Master of Commerce

Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne Sydney Brisbane + 3 more

The Master of Commerce allows specialised study in the fields of Accounting, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Management, Finance and Business Information Systems. Graduates will be able to advance their career through a postgraduate award that leads to enhanced professional recognition, or a higher degree by research, and potentially an academic or research future in their chosen field [+]

The Master of Commerce allows specialised study in the fields of Accounting, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Management, Finance and Business Information Systems. Graduates will be able to advance their career through a postgraduate award that leads to enhanced professional recognition, or a higher degree by research, and potentially an academic or research future in their chosen field. As part of the Masters, students undertake workplace-based, or industry-related research projects. This will extend their learning into practical investigation and analysis of relevance to their future career and professional interests.

Upon graduating in Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing or Business Information Systems, graduates will be eligible to apply for full fellowships of the respective peak and industry bodies, subject to satisfying any other professional experience requirements.... [-]


Master of Health Administration

Campus or Online Full time Part time 1.5 years January 2017 Australia Brisbane + 1 more

The Master of Health Adminstration is designed to enhance the practice of health care professionals by expanding their knowledge and skills in Health Administration. [+]

The Master of Health Administration is designed to enhance the practice of health care professionals by expanding their knowledge and skills in Health Administration. Graduates will be able to contribute to values-based professional practice in todays dynamic and challenging health service environments through new and creative approaches to Health Administration.

Students will evaluate issues and challenges that confront the industry, health care professionals, and the consumers of their services; conceptualise new and creative approaches to health administration to support service delivery in culturally diverse health care contexts; ensure appropriate governance and resource management within the health care setting; contextualise the significance of social, cultural, environmental, political, and technological changes within contemporary health care systems, and respond responsibly and accountably to such changes; and contribute to values-based health administration in dynamic and challenging service provision environments.... [-]


Master of Information Technology

Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2017 Australia Sydney Brisbane Melbourne + 3 more

The Master of Information Technology aims to equip graduates with high-level professional skills in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and a sound understanding of the integration of computer-based information systems in a modern business environment. [+]

The Master of Information Technology aims to equip graduates with high-level professional skills in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and a sound understanding of the integration of computer-based information systems in a modern business environment. It provides you with an opportunity to specialise in one of the following areas:

Applications development Business analysis Database administration.

All students are required to apply their learning to workplace and industry based projects. This is a two year full-time course (or the part-time equivalent), whereas our Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is a one year full-time course (or the part-time equivalent).... [-]


Master of Social Work

Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2017 Australia Brisbane Canberra Sydney + 3 more

The Master of Social Work aims to educate students for professional social work practice according to the standards set by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). [+]

The Master of Social Work aims to educate students for professional social work practice according to the standards set by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). The AASW Practice Standards (2003) and Code of Ethics (2002) are a foundation for the courses in the program and define the knowledge and skills which must be learned during the course of study.

To be competent to begin social work practice, it is expected that graduates will be able to:

- understand the essential role of values in the practice of social work, incorporating the values of social justice, respect for human rights, and non-sexist, non-racist and non-discriminatory practice;

- demonstrate the capacity to analyse critically and to use theories, research findings and innovative developments in social work theory and the social and behavioural sciences as these inform and underpin social work practice;... [-]


Master of Theological Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 year January 2017 Australia Ballarat Brisbane Canberra Melbourne Sydney + 5 more

The Master of Theological Studies is a coursework degree for students with a background in Theology and is designed to develop mastery of theological knowledge (with the possibility of specialising in a particular area) and to develop skills in communicating that knowledge. [+]

The Master of Theological Studies is a coursework degree for students with a background in Theology to develop mastery of theological knowledge (with the possibility of specialising in a particular area) and to develop skills in communicating that knowledge. Graduates will be able to demonstrate:

Advanced knowledge and skills in one or more theological disciplines, which may include philosophy; The capacity to undertake successfully under supervision a theological or philosophical research-based project.

Specialisations available in:

Biblical Studies Christian History Interfaith Relations Liturgy Ministry Moral Theology Philosophy Practical Theology Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry Systematic Theology ... [-]