About Australian Catholic University
Australian Catholic University (ACU) has seven campuses around Australia. It empowers students to think critically, ethically, and to bring about change in their communities and professions.
We value you
As a publicly-funded university, ACU welcomes staff and students of all beliefs and backgrounds. It is committed to providing equal access to education for all people.
Students undertake professional placements and volunteer work throughout their studies, with many securing excellent jobs before they graduate. Community engagement is also a core part of every student's experience at ACU, to the point where it's embedded within ACU's courses. This allows students to give back to their communities and make a difference through opportunities such as volunteer experience programs.
Total students: 35,000 (21% postgraduate)6
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
Australian Catholic University performs close to average on most postgraduate outcomes, but underperforms in teaching quality and skills improvement.
Overall satisfaction1: 80.5% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 67.5% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 74.8% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 83.2% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $78,300 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 84.5% (national average 84.0%)
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
Applying for postgraduate study
The majority of ACU's postgraduate coursework programs require a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from an approved institution for admission. However, some postgraduate programs accept applicants who have completed an adequate level of professional experience in a related field.
Entry requirements are different for each course, including Higher Degrees by Research (HDR).
- The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
- The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
- The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
- Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
- The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.