Where would you like to study?
ACU's Adelaide Campus was established in 2013. It primarily offers postgraduate courses in theology.
The Ballarat Campus is located in the centre of Ballarat, just over an hour from Melbourne. It is situated amid historic gardens and beautiful old buildings, just a block from Lake Wendouree.
Whether you want to get involved in campus life, create a professional network, access support services or just find a quiet place to study - our Brisbane Campus has you covered. Set on 40 hectares of natural bushland, the Brisbane Campus has ample parking, state-of-the-art learning facilities, and recreational amenities such as cafes and a swimming pool.
At ACU's Canberra Campus you'll be more than a face in the crowd – lecturers will know you by name and you'll make great friends. Just 5km from the city centre, our Canberra Campus is a great place to study and socialise with a campus lounge, beautiful landscaped gardens and a swimming pool.
ACU's Melbourne Campus is right next to the cafes, art galleries and boutiques of Brunswick Street. It's a great place to study with an award-winning library, rooftop garden, art gallery and gym.
When you study at ACU you become part of a community. Just across the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the city centre, our North Sydney Campus is a great place to study and socialise.
ACU's Strathfield Campus has a welcoming campus environment buzzing with staff and students. The Campus is set amid beautiful landscaped grounds and historic buildings, with excellent transport links. It has rugby and soccer ovals and an art gallery.
With options to study full-time or part-time, you can choose how much time you dedicate to study each semester. Work through your course as a full-time student, or take fewer subjects and complete your course part-time at your own pace – the choice is yours.
Depending on your course, you may be able to study on campus, online or even a combination of both. Some courses can also be delivered in an intensive mode on weekends, helping you juggle work and family as well as study.
We love community engagement at ACU, so as a student you'll have the opportunity to take part in volunteer and community engagement activities. Give back to your community while gaining invaluable practical experience.
We understand the best way for students to get ahead is with hands-on, practical experience. All ACU courses offer work placements or internships with leading companies, or volunteering opportunities. Many include practical experience as a course requirement.
At ACU, you'll get to explore your subject with world-leading academics and researchers.
Associate Professor Lauren Stephenson holds a PhD in educational leadership and is an experienced educator with a background in teacher education, educational leadership, and English language learning and teaching.
She has an extensive record of scholarly activities at national and international levels and has published in the areas of educational leadership, teacher education and professional learning, ELL, action research, autoethnography and narrative inquiry.
Professor Michael Fischer is a world-renowned expert in leading and mobilising organisational change in research-intensive organisations in the healthcare industry. He holds a PhD from Imperial College London and was previously senior faculty at the University of Oxford and King’s College London.
He has led major research grants projects, focused on the leadership of research-based innovation, transformational change and impact in the healthcare industry. He specialises in ethnographic and longitudinal case studies, studying interactions between informal and formal aspects of organisational life.
Associate Professor Michael Ondaatje is the National Head of the School of Arts, and a Research Associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
He was awarded his PhD with Distinction from the University of Western Australia in 2008, and his thesis on African-American conservatism was recognised with the Robert Street Prize for the most outstanding PhD across all of the university’s disciplines.
Professor Clare Johnson has taught liturgical studies, sacramental theology, and introductory theology at University of Notre Dame (USA), Michigan State University (USA), University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle), and ACU. She has been awarded for her teaching excellence with undergraduate and postgraduate students and is an experienced presenter of interactive online learning.
Professor Johnson supervises higher degree research students in liturgical studies and sacramental theology. Her research in liturgy, liturgical music, ritual studies, liturgical theology, and liturgical inculturation has been widely published.
The ACU Centre for Liturgy supports, promotes, and enhances the liturgical life of the Catholic Church through tertiary education, research, scholarship, and pastoral formation.
Dr Stewart Braun is a lecturer in the School of Philosophy and a research member in the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, where he works in the Centre for Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics. He obtained his Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Virginia in 2012 where he served as a graduate member of the Society of Fellows.
He specialises in social and political philosophy, concentrating specifically in the areas of distributive justice on the liberal account of rights. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Dr Braun studied philosophical theology at Yale University where he obtained a Master of Arts in Religion.
Dr Klaus Gebel’s main research areas are the relationship between built environments and physical activity, and health effects of physical activity. Dr Gebel has studied and worked at seven universities in three countries and has received multiple scholarships and awards.
Through the media, his 2015 paper in JAMA Internal Medicine on how different proportions of moderate and vigorous physical activity affect mortality reached more than 1.1 billion people. He was also invited to present the findings from this study in a TEDx talk. Recently, Dr Gebel co-edited the book Walking – Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health, which brings together experts from urban planning, transportation, and public health.
Dr Pre De Silva has extensive research experience in chemistry of novel material development including low-carbon inorganic polymers, biomaterials and materials for wastewater purification and CO2 sequestration.
Currently she leads several national and international industry based projects in these areas. Prior to joining ACU, Dr De Silva served as a Research Fellow at Lancaster University, UK and as a Research Scientist at the CSIRO.
Professor Liz Forbat joined ACU in 2015 in a joint appointment with Calvary Public Hospital, Canberra, as Professor of Palliative Care.
Professor Forbat studied psychology as an undergraduate, and worked clinically in the NHS in England, before conducting a PhD on caregiving relationships. Keen to continue with clinical work, she then trained (part time) as a psychotherapist while working as a health researcher. She has built up a portfolio of work across a number of areas including dementia, psycho-oncology and specialist palliative care.
Associate Professor Nasir Butrous is the National Deputy Head of the Peter Faber Business School. He has been a member of the Faculty Board for more than 10 years, a Campus Community Engagement Coordinator for five years, and a member of the University Senate for two years.
Associate Professor Butrous has been selected as an International Judge for the Global Enterprise Challenge Competition (GEC) for the last eight years. He has also been appointed by the Federal and Queensland State Governments as a member of the Regional Development Australia – Moreton Bay Board Committee for two terms.
Associate Professor Butrous’s research and special interest areas include management and leadership, organisational behaviour, strategic decision-making, women in management and leadership positions, and ethical business leadership.
Dr Renshaw is Deputy Head of the Thomas More Law School, based at the North Sydney Campus. Her research focuses on human rights and democracy in Southeast Asia and she has recently carried out fieldwork in Myanmar and Thailand.
She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, an editor of the Journal of South Asian Law, and between 2008 and 2010 she was Director of an Australian Research Council project based at the Australian Human Rights Centre at the University of New South Wales. She is admitted to practice as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.
Dr Stuart Cormack is a senior lecturer in the School of Exercise Science and is heavily involved in ACU's Master of High Performance Sport.
Before joining ACU he spent 14 years working with the Australian Football League, including eight years as fitness coach at the West Coast Eagles, two grand final appearances and winning the 2006 AFL Premiership.
Professor Grant Jones is Director of Executive Programs at ACU. He has held previous roles at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, the University of Canberra, and the NSW Police Academy.
He has consulted to a range of public and private sector clients, including NSW Police, the African National Congress, the National Australia Bank, Woolworths, Foxtel, and the Australian Customs Service.
ACU has close links with industry partners and a huge range of community engagement opportunities. This gives you the chance to gain hands-on skills and develop real-world networks in the workplace.
Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience, and at ACU you'll have your pick of overseas opportunities. Learn more
With more than 200 partner organisations, international opportunities at ACU are extraordinary.
Whether you want to travel for a few weeks or for a few months, we've got you covered. You can choose from a variety of programs, including semester-based exchange, professional placements, faculty-led study tours and community engagement experiences.
As an ACU student, you'll be entitled to a university travel grant to help cover the cost of travel for approved international activities.
With a range of placement and volunteer opportunities around the world, you could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, or working with a welfare agency in Florence.