The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public university in Australia. It has seven Australian campuses and also maintains a campus in Rome. In 2018 it had 34,834 students. ACU is made up of four faculties, which offer bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.
ACU has a wide range of institutes and centres as well as four faculties.
- Education and Arts – areas include 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 – areas include 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 – areas include accounting and finance, business administration, commerce, human resource management, information technology, law, management, marketing and occupational health, safety and environmental management.
- Theology and Philosophy – areas include biblical studies, Christian thought, Christian practice, liturgy, ministry, moral theology, religion studies, ethics, bioethics, metaphysics, philosophy of world religions, politics and epistemology.
Each ACU campus has a student representative council and there is a national student body called the Australian Catholic University National Students’ Association (ACUNSA), which advocates on behalf of students both individually and collectively.
The university hosts an annual national sporting event – the ACU Games – and students also compete in Australia’s largest annual multisport event, the Australian University Games.
ACU has its own national community radio station, ACU Wired, a joint venture between staff and students which broadcasts to all six ACU campuses.
Campus Life manages a range of clubs and societies as well as organising events, competitions and national programs. The Office of Student Success manages a range of support services on every campus including academic, disability, counseling, and Indigenous support.
There are a range of facilities for students at the campus, including lockers, microwaves, play area, gymnasium, pool etc.