About University of Notre Dame Australia
The University of Notre Dame Australia was founded through an Act of the Parliament of Western Australia in December 1989. Since its inception, Notre Dame has become a leader in higher education and now boasts over 11,000 students enrolled across its three campuses in Fremantle, Sydney and Broome.
Notre Dame is an Australian university which has embraced both the modern Australian university tradition and the ancient and esteemed traditions of Catholic universities both in Europe and North America.
It has sought to be a university which specialises in excellence of undergraduate education. Its focus is the education and training of young people for entry to the major professions: medicine, law, teaching, nursing, accounting and finance, physiotherapy, counselling, health sciences and the priesthood.
The University is especially noteworthy for its role as a leader in the great traditional professional disciplines of Health and Education, so long associated with the mission of the Church in Australia. It has also assumed a special role in the education of, and service to, the indigenous people of northern Australia.
Total students: 12,000 (14% postgraduate)6
- Regional Western Australia
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
University of Notre Dame Australia rated below average in terms of skills improvement and salary. However, its students are more likely to get hired for full-time work.
Overall satisfaction1: 82.7% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 72.9% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 76.1% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 91.4% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $72,500 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 89.1% (national average 84.0%)
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
Applying for postgraduate study
All prospective students apply directly to the University to our in-house Admissions Office.
While each course has indicative academic pre-requisites, assessment of your application is much broader. We also consider you as a person - who you are, what you have done and what you want to do with your life. You get the opportunity to meet us in person at an interview and we can answer your questions about the course and the university.
- 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.