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Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University
Latin: Australiana Catholica Universitas
Established 1 January 1991 (1991-01-01)
Type Public
Chancellor John Fahey, AC
Vice-Chancellor Greg Craven
Students 25,000
Location Australia
Campus Urban, suburban, rural
Affiliations Universities Australia, ACCU, IFCU, ICUSTA, OUA

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a national public teaching and research university. It has seven campuses and offers programs in four faculties throughout Australia.[1] The university was formed on 1 January 1989 following the amalgamation of the Catholic College of Education in Sydney, the Institute of Catholic Education in Melbourne, McAuley College in Brisbane and Signadou College in Canberra.[2] As its name implies, the university has a Catholic identity, history, and mission.[3]


  • Profile 1
  • Campuses 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


ACU has four faculties, each offering a range of courses:[4]

  • Education and Arts – including education, arts and humanities, global studies and international development studies, media communications, social science, youth work, and creative arts, visual arts and design
  • Health Sciences – including counselling, environmental science, exercise physiology, exercise science, mental health, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, paramedicine, physiotherapy, public health, psychology, social work and speech pathology
  • Law and Business – including commerce, business administration, accounting and finance, information technology, human resource management, law, marketing, supply chain management, occupational health and safety, and sustainability
  • Theology and Philosophy – these disciplines encourage students to search for wisdom, knowledge and truth

In addition to the above four faculties, the university has a number of research institutes, programs, academies, organisational units, partnerships and associated centres.


Signadou Campus in Watson, ACT

The ACU has seven campuses in six different cities:[5]

  • North Sydney Campus (MacKillop)
  • Strathfield Campus (Mount St Mary)
  • Melbourne Campus (St Patrick's)
  • Ballarat Campus (Aquinas)
  • Brisbane Campus (McAuley at Banyo)
  • Canberra Campus (Signadou)
  • Adelaide Campus

In addition, The Rome Center, which is a collaboration with The Catholic University of America, is expected to open in September 2015 in Rome.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Our university". Australian Catholic University. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Our history". Australian Catholic University. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Directorate of Identity and Mission". Australian Catholic University. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Faculties, institutes and centres". Australian Catholic University. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Campuses". Australian Catholic University. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rome Center". Australian Catholic University. Retrieved 4 March 2015. 

External links

  • Official website

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