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MELBOURNE
SYDNEY
BRISBANE
CANBERRA
BALLARAT
INTERNATIONAL
COURSE GUIDE
2014
Welcome

Australian Catholic University 3 2 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE
WHYSTUDYAT
ACU
CONTENTS
IMPORTANTDATES
ACUSEMESTER1(FEBRUARY-JUNE) ACUSEMESTER2(JULY-DECEMBER)
Orientation for newstudents Mid-February Mid-July
Lectures start End of February End of July
Semester break (vacation week) End of April End of September
Exams June November
Results released Mid-July Early December
APPLICATIONDEADLINES
International students may apply to the University any time before the course commencement date,
except for certain courses which have specifc application deadlines. Please note the University reserves
the right to close applications for any course once enrolment quotas have been reached.
Semester 1
Applications must be submitted by 31 October 2013 (for start in semester 1, 2014).
Please note:
Applications for the following degrees need to be lodged before 30 September:
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental)
Applications for the Bachelor of Physiotherapy need to be lodged before 31 October.
Semester 2 Applications must be lodged by the end of April.
www.acu.edu.au/int_key_dates
AustralianCatholicUniversity
(ACU)isauniqueinstitution,
oferingabroadrangeof
high-qualityacademiccourses
toourdynamicstudent
population.
WELCOMETOACU
With our strong focus on social responsibility, you will fnd a place to
learn and experience Australian life, both socially and academically.
Our six campuses are located in the capital cities of Melbourne, Sydney
and Brisbane; the national capital Canberra; and the regional centre
of Ballarat. ACU gives you the opportunity to study in many diferent
locations around Australia.
TheACUadvantage
We are highly ranked (4-5 star) by The Good Universities Guide 2012
for staf qualifcations, student demand, staf/student ratio and cultural
diversity, assuring you a high-quality academic and social experience.
Currently, there are 3,346 international students from 91 countries
studying with us, making it possible for you to make friends from all
over the world.
We have extensive (and growing) links with more than 100 institutions
in over 20 countries, opening the doors of the world to you.
Social responsibility and community engagement are at the heart of
ACUs mission. This enhances academic experience and builds strong
skills that will help you make a real diference to the world around you.
Our strong links with industry provide research and work experience
possibilities, helping you to gain invaluable practical experience.
ACU invests heavily in strategic research programs and research
capacity: we are home to six University Priority Research Centres as well
as several specialist institutes and centres.
Our successful graduates boast an employment rate that is higher
than the national average. Many of our students secure jobs before
they graduate, and the majority are employed within six months of
graduation.
www.acu.edu.au/international
ACUFACTSANDFIGURES
Undergraduate students 18,340
Postgraduate students 5,214
International students 3,346
Total number of students 24,196
Countries represented in student population 91
Campuses 6
Cities where ACU has campuses (Sydney,
Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra & Ballarat)
5
Faculties (Arts & Sciences, Education, Business,
Health Sciences, Theology & Philosophy)
5
Number of programs ofered 115+
Research centres and institutes 13
Academic staf* 2,700
Professional staf* 1,561
Staf-to-student ratio 1/24
WHYSTUDY
ATACU?
* Including sessional and casual staf members.
ABOUTACU
03 Why study at ACU - facts and fgures
04 Five reasons why you will love ACU
05 Our campuses - Ballarat and Canberra
06 Our campuses - Brisbane
07 Our campuses - Melbourne
08 Our campuses - Sydney
09 Community engagement
10 Student support and services
12 Living in Australia
13 Scholarships
13 Useful information
14 Academic information
15 Diploma and pathway programs
16 ACU English Language Centres
17 Study Abroad and
international partnerships
18 Our research and research centres
OURFACULTIES
20 Arts and Sciences
40 Business
54 Education
64 Health Sciences
74 Theology and Philosophy
78 Theology and Philosophy
APPLICATIONINFORMATION
78 Recognised high school qualifcations
80 How to apply - undergraduate
81 How to apply - postgraduate coursework
81 How to apply - research
82 ACU at a glance
82 Useful websites
High quality courses at reasonable prices. Excellent return on an investment for your future.
Citypopulation
95,000
ACUstudentpopulation
1014 (1%int. students)
Ballarat is a beautiful rural town located
in the Central Highlands region of
Victoria, approximately 110 kilometres
north-west of Melbourne (approximately
a 75-minute drive). It is one of Victorias
most popular destinations for visitors
who want to experience Australian
town living at its best. Ballarat has a safe
and peaceful environment, an informal
and friendly local community, and a
cosmopolitan atmosphere with some
wonderful restaurants and cafes, a strong
arts scene and many festivals and events
that celebrate local wine, food, history and
music. What makes Ballarat special is the
traditional architecture, heritage-listed
buildings, wide streets and magnifcent
statues.
Canberra, the national capital, is an
international city with more than 70
embassies and high commissions. Canberra
provides excellent facilities for study,
including access to the National Library,
the largest in Australia. If you like cycling,
Canberra has many great bike paths, which
are an excellent way to get around. Canberra
has warm, dry summers and cold winters.
ACUCANBERRA
CAMPUS-SIGNADOU
ACUBALLARAT
CAMPUS-AQUINAS
Ballarat has a similar climate to
Melbourne, with slightly cooler
temperatures in winter. The campus,
which is set in beautiful gardens, is near
the commercial centre of Ballarat and
close to facilities. The delightful old
buildings and trees on campus refect
the history of the town and provide a
peaceful environment for learning. The
small campus is a cheerful place for
students to meet, study and socialise.
With over 1000 students, the campus
ofers quality teaching facilities including
simulated nursing labs, computer labs,
library, canteen, visual art rooms, gallery,
bookshop, a gym, and dedicated student
accommodation.
Citypopulation
more than 367,000
ACUstudentpopulation
955 (25%int. students)
Conveniently located only fve kilometres
from the city centre and well-served by
public transport, Signadou is one of ACUs
smaller campuses. With approximately 55
friendly staf on site, you will enjoy the
intimate, welcoming campus environment.
Campus facilities include a swimming pool,
canteen, computer labs and a chapel.
Each of our six campuses ofers students the opportunity to experience a diferent
aspect of Australian culture and environment.
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FIVE REASONS WHY
YOUWILL LOVE ACU
EDUCATION
TRADITION
MULTICULTURAL
1857 1963
1900 1991
2012
Our current Vice Chancellor is
a highly respected leader in
higher education & Australian
constitutional law.
24,000+
studentsintotal
HIGHGRADUATE
EMPLOYMENTRATIO*
95%
EMPLOYMENTRATE
within 4 months after degree
completion
* Higher than national average. Source:
Graduate Destination Survey (GDS) 2010.
Good
Samaritan
Sisters
Training
in NSW
and VIC
Training
in NSW,
VIC, QLD
and ACT
Merger of
education
colleges,
forming
ACU
One of
the fastest
growing
universities
in Australia
ACU was one
of the frst
education
providers in
Australia
13.5%
international
students
1
2 3
Choose a city
The opportunity to
study across our six
campuses
LOCATEDINFIVE
OFTHEMOST
EXCITINGCITIES
INAUSTRALIA
5
91
nationalities
Professional
&practical
experience
arepart of all ACU
undergraduate
degrees
CONSISTENTLYGOOD
EVALUATIONSINTHE
AUSTRALIANGOOD
UNIVERSITIESGUIDE,WITHA
FOCUSON:
Staf qualifcations
Student demand
Staf student ratio &
small classes
Access by equity groups
Cultural diversity
(NSW)
SYDNEY
-Strathfeld-
(MountStMary)
5,299Students
(3%international)
Brisbane
Sydney
Canberra
Melbourne
Ballarat
(QLD)
BRISBANE
(McAuleyatBanyo)
4,540 Students
(8% international)
(NSW)
SYDNEY
-NorthSydney-
(MacKillop)
3,649Students
(40%international)
(ACT)
CANBERRA
(Signadou)
955Students
(2.5%international)
(VIC)
BALLARAT
(Aquinas)
1,014Students
(1%international)
(VIC)
MELBOURNE
(StPatricks)
7,252Students
(12%international)
ACUISONEOFTHEMOST
AFFORDABLE
INSTITUTIONSINAUSTRALIA
4
OURCAMPUSES
CLIMATE
Warm all year round, with an annual
average of eight hours of sunshine each
day and an average of 245 clear sunny
days each year.
BRISBANE
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Brisbane is Australias fastest-
growing city and the state capital
of Queensland. As with the rest of
Queensland, Brisbane is well known
for its sunny blue skies. The citys
climate makes it a great place to
enjoy the cosmopolitan outdoor
lifestyle. From parklands and
botanical gardens to a relaxed and
friendly city with shopping centres,
art galleries and restaurants, it has
something for everyone.
Brisbane is close to the world-famous
Surfers Paradise stretch of coast.
Living in Queensland means you are
not far away from the worlds most
amazing rainforests and beautiful
tropical reefs.
Citypopulation
4.08 million
PopulationofVictoria
5.55 million
MELBOURNE
ACUMELBOURNE
CAMPUS-STPATRICKS
ACUStudentPopulation
7,252 (12% int. students)
ACUs Melbourne campus is conveniently
located next to Melbournes central
business district (CBD). It is a short walk
from the popular and busy Brunswick
and Smith streets, known best for their
cafes, shops and art galleries. Some of
Melbournes fnest parks, gardens and
recreational facilities are also within
easy walking distance. The main campus
building is a multi-storey complex that
has been completely renovated to
provide students and staf with purpose-
built facilities. It is a modern, compact
study environment that is full of activity
throughout the week.
The new $75 million Daniel Mannix
building opened at the Melbourne
campus in October 2012. The building is
comprised of a 300-seat lecture theatre,
specialist-learning facilities in health
sciences and psychology, a ftness centre,
a chapel and a rooftop garden. This
outstanding building provides access to
state-of-the-art facilities, improving your
academic experience.
Photographer: Greg Bartley
ACUstudentpopulation
4,540 (8% int. students)
Located in the northern suburb of Banyo,
the ACU campus is set on 40 hectares
of beautifully landscaped grounds with
historic buildings. It is located just 12
kilometres from the centre of Brisbane, and
one kilometre from the Banyo train station.
The campus is easily accessible by public
transport and by the ACU shuttle bus, which
is free for all students. The campus is on
the site of the former Pius XII Provincial
Seminary, with its history extending back
to 1863.
SEASONS
Max.temp.
C(F)
Min.temp.
C(F)
SUMMER
Dec-Feb
29.8 (86) 21 (70)
AUTUMN
Mar-May
26.8 (80) 16.9 (62)
WINTER
June-Aug
22.3 (72) 10.5 (51)
SPRING
SepNov
26.7 (80) 16.1 (61)
Source: Bureau of Meteorology. Data reflects average temperatures
recorded from19812010.
Citypopulation-
2.15 million
PopulationofQueensland-
4.51 million
Melbourne, the state capital of Victoria,
is a rich and culturally vibrant city.
Recent surveys have established that
approximately 40 per cent of Melbournes
population was born outside of Australia
in more than 130 other countries. The
ethnic diversity of Melbournes population
greatly infuences the lifestyle of people
living here.
There are plenty of things to enjoy in
Melbourne, including great cuisine,
shopping, art galleries and an outdoor
lifestyle. Melbourne is famous for its wide
variety of restaurants and cafes that will
satisfy every taste and ft any budget.
Boutique stores line the city and suburban
streets, defning the original character of
the city.
The contrast of beautiful architecture,
from traditional Victorian to unusual post-
modern, refects Melbournes character as
a true melting pot. Theatres, art galleries,
museums, street artists, clubs, literary
events, interest groups and festivals give
the city a vibrant creative scene.
Parks and gardens create a soothing sense
of space. People from Melbourne love to
commute on the trams that criss-cross the
city, and cycling is also very popular (and
healthy!).
CLIMATE
Known for having four seasons in
one day, weather can vary from a wet
morning to a sunny afternoon and mild
evening. Melbourne has warm, dry
summers and cool, wet winters.
SEASONS
Max.temp.
C(F)
Min.temp.
C(F)
SUMMER
Dec-Feb
25.3 (78) 13.2 (58)
AUTUMN
Mar-May
20.3 (69) 10.4 (51)
WINTER
June-Aug
13.7 (57) 5.9 (43)
SPRING
SepNov
19.3 (67) 8.6 (47)
Source: Bureau of Meteorology. Data reflects average
temperatures recorded from19812010.
CAMPUS
MCAULEYATBANYO
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ACUStudentPopulation
3,649 (40% int. students)
A fve-minute train from Sydneys city
centre, the ACU MacKillop campus
is conveniently located just over the
famous Sydney Harbour Bridge in the
North Sydney business precinct. North
Sydney campus life is centred around
a large outdoor courtyard and student
recreational area where students meet
between classes. Campus facilities also
include a new chapel built in 2012. The
campus is small, multicultural and friendly,
and is accessible by excellent bus and
train services.
ACU
STRATHFIELD
ACU
NORTHSYDNEY
CAMPUSMACKILLOP
ACUStudentPopulation
5,299 (3% int. students)
Located in one of the suburbs in Sydney,
the Strathfeld campus is 15 kilometres
west of the Sydney city centre. It is only a
20-minute train ride from the city centre,
and an eight-minute trip on the free
ACU shuttle bus from Strathfeld train
station. Historic buildings and beautifully
landscaped grounds make Mount St
Mary an attractive and stimulating place
to study. Rugby and soccer ovals, a
cricket pitch and a central lawn provide a
common meeting space and an area for
student activities all year around.
This campus also includes a library and
specialist facilities to help you get the
most out of your academic experience.
CLIMATE
Lies within the temperate zone and
enjoys a moderate climate neither too
hot nor too cold.
SYDNEY
Sydney, the state capital of New South
Wales, is Australias largest and oldest
city. A popular destination, Sydney
has everything going for it fantastic
weather, beautiful landscapes, interesting
neighbourhoods and impressive
architecture. Best known for its beautiful
harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and
the dazzling Sydney Opera House, Sydney
is Australias international darling. It also
has nearby mountains, more than 70
golden beaches with plenty of surf, and
an abundance of great restaurants, bars
and nightlife.
Photographer: Hamilton Lund, Destination NSW
ACU North Sydney
ACU North Sydney
ACU strathfeld, Sydney
SEASONS
Max.temp.
C(F)
Min.temp.
C(F)
SUMMER
Dec-Feb
26.1 (79) 19.2 (67)
AUTUMN
Mar-May
23.1 (74) 15.3 (60)
WINTER
June-Aug
18.1 (65) 9.4 (49)
SPRING
SepNov
22.6 (73) 14.2 (58)
Source: Bureau of Meteorology. Data reflects average
temperatures recorded from19812010.
Citypopulation
4.6 million
PopulationofNSW
7.23 million
ACUs distinctive mission is to be guided
by a fundamental concern for justice and
equity and the dignity of all people.
ACU established the Institute for
Advancing Community Engagement
(IACE) to engage ACUs staf and students
on collaborative projects that build
capacity, improve wellbeing and produce
just and sustainable outcomes for
vulnerable people and their communities
locally, nationally and internationally.
ACUs community engagement program
is an integral and distinctive component
of the Universitys teaching, learning
and research and is now one of the fve
components of the Core Curriculum.
BEYONDTODAY
Anagendaofhope-movingtogether
beyondtoday:IACEs core agenda,
Beyond Today, aims to create a real sense
of hope and belief in a better tomorrow.
Community projects are categorised
under three key themes. These are:
BeyondDisadvantage: Projects in this
category reach out to disadvantaged
and marginalised people in our society
and those most in need.
BeyondBorders: These projects
encourage staf and students to
participate in action for change beyond
our national boundaries.
BeyondDiferences: These projects aim
to promote community engagement
that is enriched by inter-faith and inter-
cultural understanding.
COMMUNITYENGAGEMENT
PROGRAMS
1.BeyondDisadvantage:
ClementeAustralia is an innovative
university education program for people
who are homeless or marginalised. It
aims to break the cycle of poverty and
disadvantage.
HomeworkSupportPrograms provide
after-school tutoring and mentoring by
ACU students for children from non-
English-speaking families. Students
beneft by improving their skills in
working with vulnerable children
and families from diferent cultural
backgrounds.
2.BeyondBorders:
FutureinYouth,TimorLeste
Sport is a great conveyor of life lessons.
ACU students and staf travel to Timor
Leste to train local sport coaches and
children.
For detailed information on
Community Engagement, visit:
www.acu.edu.au/community
This program teaches children about
leadership, teamwork and good
communication, as well as improving the
health and wellbeing of the children and
youth of Timor Leste.
HealthandEducationinVanuatu
Education and nursing students and staf
travel to Vanuatu to work in local schools
and hospitals. This experiential approach
engages ACU students in active learning,
and challenges their attitudes and
understanding of primary health care and
education in developing countries.
3.BeyondDiferences:
ArtfromtheInside is an arts program
for people in prison. Through art, people
improve their communication skills,
self-esteem, and learn to prepare for life
outside of prison.
ArtProjectsAustralia is an art program
for people with disabilities. The program
aims to promote their ability and improve
social connectedness.
THECOREATACU
At ACU, we have high hopes and great
expectations for our graduates. An ACU
education teaches students to think
critically and ethically, and to be guided
by social justice principles. Its about
passing on the skills to bring about
change in communities and in society. The
Universitys Core Curriculum expresses the
heart of this vision.
The goal of an ACU education is not just
to pass on knowledge, but to raise some
of the most fundamental questions of
human experience and meaning by
focusing on the common good through
the unit Community and Vulnerability:
Action and Advocacy and the human
being through the unit Understanding
Self and Society: Contemporary
Perspective. Students also undertake a
community engagement experience in
a local or international community that
brings their Core Curriculum learning
alive.
Cor in Latin means heart. At ACU we
frmly believe that education is as much
about your heart as your head.
COMMUNITYENGAGEMENT
STUDENTS
PROGRAMS
Clemente
Australia
university
education for
adults who are
homeless and
marginalised
Homework
Support Programs
for refugee and
migrant children
and youth
Young Muslim
Leadership
programs
Bush Care
Environmental
programs
Future in
Youth, Timor
Leste health
and wellbeing
Barefoot
Nurses,
Timor Leste
health and
wellbeing
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& COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT
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Valued by
employers
Learn
new
skills
Give back
to the
community
Meet new
friends
Gain confdence
& leadership skills
New personal
and professional
experiences
CAMPUS
MOUNTSTMARY
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STUDENTSUPPORT
Dedicatedservicesforinternational
students
You will fnd dedicated ACU international
ofces in Brisbane, North Sydney and
Melbourne. At ACU International, you
will be able to access staf who can
ofer specifcally tailored advice for
international students. They can also
provide information on enrolment, course
selection, accommodation, fnance and
general student visa advice. Across all of
our campuses, you will also have access
to a network of international student
advisers who are available to assist and
support international students with a
variety of personal issues.
Airportreception
ACUs airport reception service is available
to all international students. You will be
met at the airport and provided with a
one-way transfer from the airport. Please
note there is a fee for this service. To learn
more about airport reception visit
www.acu.edu.au/int_airport
ACUMates
ACUMates is a social program which
aims to assist international and local
students to get to know one another
via social activities and events in a fun
and relaxing environment. ACUMates
is open to all local and international
students on both the Melbourne and
North Sydney campuses from frst year
onwards. It is a great way for you to meet
local students, as well as students from
other countries and year groups. There
is also an international student club in
Brisbane called the McAuley United Club
which ofers international students social
activities in and around Brisbane.
ACUAlumniAssociation
A powerful network of more than 70,000
ACU alumni across Australia and the
world, the association includes political
leaders, award-winning teachers, inspiring
nurses, health professionals, renowned
artists and a number of people in the
business and community sectors. To fnd
out more about ACU Alumni visit
www.acu.edu.au/alumni
ENACTUS
An independent non-proft organisation
featured at more than 1,700 universities
in 42 countries, ENACTUS encourages
students to practise and teach
entrepreneurship, IT skills, business ethics
and fnancial skills through community
participation.
Counsellingservice
A confdential counselling service is
available to all students to provide
support across a broad range of issues,
both personal and academic. ACU
counsellors can provide support with
stress management, grief, depression and
relationship difculties, as well as referral
to support services outside the university.
Careersadviceandguidance
Through the Career Development Service,
careers advisers are available on each of
ACUs campuses to assist students with
career development and/or employment-
related decisions.
We ofer individual appointments,
group workshops, seminars, print and
web-based resources relating to careers
and employment. Careers advisers can
also assist you in developing your career
direction and making informed career
decisions.
Career advisers can provide advice to
help you gain skills, fnd employment
and provide information on employment
opportunities through the online resource
CareersHub.
Academicskillssupport
Each of our campuses has an academic
skills unit with advisers who can assist
you to study successfully at university.
The Academic Skills Advisers help you to
develop learning, writing and language
strategies through free workshops,
individual and group consultations, and
online and print resources.
Disabilityservices
Each campus has a Disability Adviser
who assists students with disabilities
or long-term medical conditions to
fully participate in university life. This
free service identifes and coordinates
provision of appropriate individual
educational adjustments. Students are
encouraged to contact the Disability
Adviser as soon as possible and preferably
before arriving in Australia. Students
accessing this service need to provide
relevant documentation from a qualifed
treating health professional, which verifes
the nature of the medical condition or
disability.
http://students.acu.edu.au/equity_and_
disability
Campusministry
Campus Ministers facilitate a range of
activities, including opportunities for
prayer and refection as well as retreats,
leadership formation, Exploring the
Mission of ACU workshops, pastoral care,
opportunities to be involved in social
justice and community engagement, and
a weekly Eucharist celebration.
OfceofStudentSuccess
Imagine, believe, and succeed!
This dedicated ofce incorporates the
Academic Skills Unit, Career Development
Service, Counselling Service, the Equity
& Disability Unit and Campus Life. If you
need support in any of these
areas, you can fnd it in one place.
ACUSTUDENTLIFE
Campuslife
Across all six campuses, campus life staf
are dedicated to ofering you the very
best student experience. We have an
enjoyable, diverse and caring campus
culture that incorporates many student-
led activity groups such as ACUMates,
McAuley United Club, and our student
association, ACUNSA.
Recreationandsportingservices
Each of our campuses has a strong
student association that gives you the
opportunity to organise or participate
in a range of social activities, including
on-campus and national events. Students
who participate in national events,
such as the University Games, are given
the chance to travel interstate to other
campuses.
The ACU Sport and Recreation Ofce
engages with volunteer students on each
campus to assist with the coordination
of events. The ofce is responsible for
overall student participation in sport and
recreation programs, developing students
general health and physical wellbeing.
www.acu.edu.au/campus_life
ACUPostgraduateAssociation
(ACUPGA)
ACU PGA provides avenues of formal and
informal support to ACU postgraduate
students by running networking events,
seminars and professional development
activities aimed at enhancing the research
and writing skills of postgraduate
students.
ACUNationalStudentsAssociation
(ACUNSA)
ACUNSA is a university-wide association
with a broad agenda that includes
organising annual events, working with
university administration to ensure a high
level of student satisfaction, pushing
reforms by supporting clubs and societies,
and fostering close relationships between
international and domestic students.
ACUPerformingArts(ACUPA)
A performing arts company run by
students and staf. ACUPA ofers all
members of the ACU community an
opportunity to be involved, either as a
performer, musician or producer. You can
also work as a director, backstage crew or
as a sound/light technician.
SUPPORTTOHELPYOU
ACHIEVEYOURGOALS
Travelling to a foreign country to
study can be a challenge. At ACU we
understand this and aim to maximise
your learning and development
opportunities and make you feel at
home. We offer a number of academic
and social support services to ensure
that you to achieve your academic and
personal goals.
STUDENTSUPPORT
&SERVICES
ORIENTATIONPROGRAM
Orientation is extremely important. You
should make every effort to attend.
Orientation will provide you with
advice on studying in Australia, on the
conditions of your student visa, and it
will help you adjust to the Australian
culture and assist you with academic
skills. It also includes tours and events
designed to familiarise you with your
campus and fellow classmates.
Please see page 2 for orientation dates.
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FEES
At ACU, students are charged according
to the number of units they study each
semester.
The tuition fees include:
orientation program
access to all student services and
facilities
study skills assistance.
Students will need to budget separately
for textbooks, Overseas Student Health
Cover (OSHC) and living costs.
Some courses may also require the
purchase of additional items (e.g.
uniforms for nursing courses).
Tuition fees may increase by up to 3%
each year for the minimum duration of
the course as provided on your electronic
Confrmation of Enrolment (eCOE). No
guarantee is made regarding tuition fee
increases beyond the minimum duration.
www.acu.edu.au/int_fees
RELEASEPOLICY
Approvals for release to enrol at another
education provider are not automatic.
Students must formally apply for approval
from the Associate Director, International
Admissions and Student Relations. A copy
of the new providers ofer letter and any
other supporting documentation must
be provided with the completed release
application form. Students do not require
a release letter under the ESOS Act 2000
once they have completed six calendar
months of their principal course (i.e.
bachelors degree rather than pathway
program).
www.acu.edu.au/int_release
REFUNDPOLICY
Refunds will be made in Australian dollars
and the University reserves the right to
make refunds payable in the country
of origin. Agency fees, if applicable,
will not be refunded. In the case of an
approved transfer to another educational
institution, any balance of fees will be
sent to that institution upon request. This
agreement does not remove the students
right to take further action under
Australias consumer protection laws. The
Universitys dispute resolution processes
do not circumscribe the students right
to pursue other legal remedies. For more
information, please visit:
www.acu.edu.au/int_refund
EnglishLanguagePrograms
To access the Refund Policy for English
language programs, please refer to:
www.acu.edu.au/int_refund
VISAINFORMATION
Student visas generally last for the
period of the course, and are granted on
the condition that students must leave
Australia soon after completion of their
studies. The university is required to
report any student who does not attend
classes or who is not making satisfactory
academic progress. International
students are required to complete the
course within the minimum duration as
provided on the eCOE. If you wish to stay
in Australia for your graduation ceremony
(which takes place early in the year after
completion of a course), you may need to
apply in Australia for a visitor class visa.
Family(dependants)
If you intend to bring family members
with you to Australia, you should frst
check with your nearest Australian
consular ofce whether your visa allows
for this. While you are in Australia, you
will be responsible for supporting any
dependants ( i.e. family members).
Tuition fees must be paid for school-age
dependants who study in Australia.
PermanentResidentVisastatus
If youare grantedpermanent resident
status after commencinga semester as an
international student, that semester of study
may be completedbut youwill needto
reapply for the course as a local student for
subsequent semesters. Unfortunately, there is
noguarantee that youwill be acceptedback
intothe course as the quotas for international
students andlocal students are separate.
www.acu.edu.au/int_visa_info
As a student in Australia you have several
scholarship options that will help you
realise your potential and fnalise your
ACU degree successfully without having
to worry about money. Some of these
options are:
ACU Scholarships
Australian government scholarships
(AusAID and Endeavour awards),
Scholarships ofered by private
companies,
Scholarships ofered by international
foundations
Scholarships ofered by your local
government
Loans and grants ofered by local
foundations
To fnd out more about scholarships,
grants and prizes visit:
//220602
As astudentin Australia,there are several
scholarship options available thatwill help
you realise your potential andfnalise your
ACU degree withouthavingtoworryabout
money.Some of these options are:
ACU Scholarships
Australian governmentscholarships
(AusAIDandEndeavour awards)
scholarships oferedbyprivate
companies
scholarships oferedbyinternational
foundations
scholarships oferedbyyour local
government
Tofndoutmore aboutscholarships,grants
andprizes,visit:
www.acu.edu.au/int_scholarships
ACCOMMODATION
As ACU is situated across fve diferent
cities, there are various housing options
available to suit diferent lifestyles and
budgets.
Housing options include:
1. Rental accommodation
(shared and private)
2. Student accommodation
3. Homestay
For more information please visit:
www.acu.edu.au/int_accom
Please note: reference to any specifc company or services
is for the information and convenience of students/visitors
and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or
favouring by ACU.
RENTALACCOMMODATION
(SHAREDANDPRIVATE)
Temporaryhousing
It is a good idea to book a short-term
accommodation option for your arrival
in Australia, particularly for the frst one
or two weeks. This option provides you
with housing on arrival and gives you
the opportunity to search for permanent
accommodation once you have actually
arrived in Australia.
For a list of short term housing, visit:
www.acu.edu.au/int_accom
Private/sharedhousing
You should budget approximately
AU$120 - $300 per week to rent a property
shared with others. Utilities and food are
not included in this estimate.
LIVINGIN
AUSTRALIA
Rental prices vary depending on location.
You may choose to live in private rental
accommodation near your campus or in
the city, depending on your budget. We
do not recommend securing private or
shared accommodation before arriving
in Australia as it is best to view each
property in person.
For more information please visit:
www.acu.edu.au/int_accom
STUDENT
ACCOMMODATION
Specialised student apartment
accommodation is available near
most ACU campuses. With this kind of
accommodation, the fees you pay usually
cover utility bills and, in many cases, Wi-Fi
access.
SemesterinAustralia:
www.semesterinaustralia.com
HOMESTAY
Homestay accommodation ofers
international students the opportunity
to live with a local family while studying
in Australia. It is available from a few
weeks to many months. By living with
an Australian family, you will get a closer
understanding of Australian life. To book
a homestay, please go to the following
website:
www.homestaynetwork.org/public
LIVINGCOSTS
One of the biggest challenges when
moving to study in a new country is
managing a budget. You can reduce your
living costs by:
sharing accommodation and meals with
other students
avoiding suburbs that are close to the
CBD or the beach
shopping carefully.
For more detailed information visit:
www.acu.edu.au/int_costs
INITIAL EXPENSES (PER
PERSON)
APPROX COST
IN $AUD
Temporary accomm. (2 weeks) $600
Food and transport (1 month) $300
Rent in advance $300
Bond (refundable after leaving) $500
Furniture and kitchenware
(second-hand)
$900
Connection charges (for utilities) $200
Total (approximate) $2,700

ONGOING EXPENSES/ITEMS
COST PER
WEEK IN $AUD
Accommodation $120-300+
Food $50-90+
Transport $15-40+
Extras $50-80+
Total $355-510
Students are also advised to
allow a semester budget for
books or supplies.
$400 per
semester
Yearly total (approximate) $18,460 - 26,520
The above costs are a guide only. Prices will vary depending
on the lifestyle of each person. All costs are in Australian
dollars. Students should budget for a 5%increase for their
living expenses each year. ACUtuition fees are not included in
the above tables.
HEALTHINSURANCE
The Australian Government requires
all international students and their
dependents to obtain Overseas Student
Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of
their visas. Visa-length cover must be paid
with the frst semesters tuition fee. OSHC
covers 85% of the government-scheduled
fees for private doctors, pathology
and x-rays. Students must make up
the shortfall. OSHC will not cover any
pre-existing conditions (i.e. those which
existed within 18 months before the
you began your studies). ACUs preferred
OSHC provider is Worldcare:
www.oshcworldcare.com.au
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SCHOLARSHIPS
USEFULINFORMATION
DIPLOMAPROGRAMS
The ACU diploma programs aim to
provide you with the knowledge,
academic skills and language skills
necessary for an undergraduate degree.
These programs aim to assist you in
acclimatising to the academic culture
and the expectations of an Australian
university.
Successful completion of a diploma
program qualifes students who may not
already meet the English or academic
requirements for their chosen degree
at ACU. These courses aim to provide
an alternative pathway into ACU
undergraduate degrees.
Diploma in Business
Information Systems
Diploma in
Environmental
Science
Tertiary Preparation
Program(Health
Sciences)
English Language
Course (4 - 48 weeks
BEFORE course)
Diploma in
Commerce
Diploma in Liberal
Studies
Diploma in Social
Science
Diploma in
Educational Studies
Diploma inVisual
Arts and Design
3rd year - B of Commerce
(Business Information
Systems) or Bachelor of
InformationTechnology
3rd year - Bachelor
of Environmental
Science
3rd year - Bachelors
degree in Faculty of
Health Sciences
3rd year - Bachelors
degree in Faculty of
Health Sciences
3rd year - Bachelor
of Commerce
3rd year - Bachelor
of Arts
3rd year - Bachelor
of Social Science
4th year - Bachelors
degree in Faculty of
Education
3rd year - Bachelor of
Visual Arts and Design
YEAR1 YEAR2 YEAR3 YEAR4
2nd year - B of Commerce
(Business Information
Systems) or Bachelor of
InformationTechnology
2nd year - Bachelor of
Commerce
2nd year - Bachelors
degree in Faculty of
Education
3rd year - Bachelors
degree in Faculty of
Education
2nd year - Bachelor
of Arts
2nd year - Bachelor of
Visual
Arts & Design
2nd year - Bachelor of
Social Science
2nd year - Bachelor
of Environmental
Science
1st year - Bachelors
degree in Faculty of
Health Sciences
1st year - Bachelors
degree
2nd year - Bachelors
degree in Faculty of
Health Sciences
2nd year - Bachelors
degree in Faculty of
Health Sciences
DIPLOMASTUDENTS
Credit will be given for units completed
in the diploma course. Note: some
bachelors degrees and double degree
programs are four years long.
CREDITTRANSFER
ACU may grant credit or advanced
standing for your previous tertiary studies
and/or recognised prior learning. The
maximum amount of credit which can be
awarded is:
Up to two-thirds of an undergraduate
qualifcation, depending on the
program for which entry is sought; or up
to half of a postgraduate qualifcation,
depending on the program for which
entry is sought.
Credit is normally assessed at the
time of enrolment, not at the time of
application. Credit will not be granted
for any academic study completed more
than seven years before admission to
candidature.
APPLYINGFORCREDIT
If you are an international student
seeking credit or advanced standing,
you should bring as much information
with you as possible about the courses
you have already studied, including
certifed academic transcripts in English
with full subject descriptions. Upon
commencement of your studies at ACU,
you will need to liaise with your course
coordinator to formalise recognition for
prior learning or any credit advised at the
application stage.
ACADEMIC
INFORMATION
DIPLOMA&
PATHWAYPROGRAMS
UNITOFFERINGS
Unit oferings will vary subject to
student demand and lecturer availability.
Additionally, elective units will vary
between campuses and from year to year.
PROFESSIONAL
RECOGNITION
You should check with the relevant
professional bodies in your own country
in regard to the recognition of courses
which you undertake outside your
country, to ensure that you meet local
professional standards and guidelines.
ACADEMICPROGRESS
Your enrolment in a course may be
deferred, suspended or cancelled in
accordance with University regulations.
These regulations are detailed in the
yearly handbook, accessible via:
http://students.acu.edu.au/
administration_and_enrolment/
handbooks
ASSESSMENTMETHODS
Assessment at ACUmay include a range of
methods, such as formal end-of-semester
examinations, continuous assessment
throughout the semester, written
assignments, essays, and feld trips/projects.
You will be advised at the commencement
of your studies as to what methods will be
used for each of your subject.
ACU&THEAUSTRALIAN
EDUCATIONSYSTEM
High school
To start a bachelors degree students need to complete
year 12 or fnish a diploma program(page 15). Please
see recognised high school qualifcations list on page 78.
Bachelors degree 3years +honours
Postgraduate coursework degrees
Grad Cert, Grad Dip, Masters
Research degrees
Master of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
+
Year 12
or
DIPLOMA
0.5yrs
Graduate
Certifcate
1yr
Graduate
Diploma
1.5yr
Masters

2yr
Masters

Year
8
Year
11
Year
7
Year
10
Year
9
1 year 1 year
Students can start a research degree after
completing their honours degree.
Year 1
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Year 4
honours
optional
Year 3 Year 2
Master of
Philosophy
Year 4
PhD
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ACUENGLISH
LANGUAGECENTRES
STUDYABROAD&
INTERNATIONALPARTNERSHIPS
TAKEYOURACUDEGREE
OVERSEAS
ACU gives you the opportunity to
enhance your university studies by taking
part in an international experience during
your degree. All students studying at ACU
can study overseas during their degree
and, in most cases, will receive ACU credit.
To fnd out more, visit:
www.acu.edu.au/study_abroad
COMETOACUFORPARTOF
YOURDEGREE
If you are currently enrolled in a
recognised degree overseas, you may be
eligible to enrol at ACU for one or two
semesters as a Study Abroad or Exchange
student.
ACU has four study options to suit
your academic needs. All programs are
for academic credit with ofcial ACU
transcripts provided to you after the
completion of your studies.
OPTION1:StudentExchange
Open to students who are enrolled
at their home university and whose
university is an ofcial exchange
partner of ACU.
Students pay tuition fees only to their
home university (ACU tuition fees do
not apply).
OPTION2:StudyAbroad
Open to all students wishing to
undertake one or two semesters of
study at ACU. Students must be from a
recognised university or college.
Students are subject to ACU Study
Abroad tuition fees per semester.
Successful language learning involves lots
of real life practice. So what better place to
learn English than on a university campus?
Join social and recreational clubs and take
part in campus-wide cultural events like the
annual cultural festa. Share your ideas and
cultural perspectives and improve your
English!
ACUhas English Language Centres on three
of its campuses: Brisbane, North Sydney and
Melbourne. The centres provide a friendly
and supportive learning environment and
attract a very diverse range of students.
Feedback fromstudents informs ongoing
course development and ensures the
quality and relevance of our courses.
Programsfocusontwomainareas:
1. Academic English
2. Professional English.
INTERNATIONAL
PARTNERSHIPS
ACU has agrowingnetwork of
international partners,with over 100
partner institutions in 25countries.
Tofindoutif your universityor
college is an ACU partner,visit:
www.acu.edu.au/int_partnerships
OPTION3:StudyAbroad+
Unlike our standard Study Abroad
program, Study Abroad+ allows students
to add either a community engagement
or internship placement to their academic
studies.
Internship: Brisbane campus only
Study Abroad plus internship
combination allows you to enrol in
two to three academic units while
also taking a 120-hour professional
internship at a local company.
Communityengagement: Sydney,
Brisbane and Melbourne campus.
Study Abroad plus community
engagement unit combines three weeks
of lectures and a 90-hour placement in
a not-for-proft community organisation
with two to three academic units per
semester.
Both the internship and community
engagement units are for credit and will
appear on your ofcial ACU transcript.
Students pay ACU Study Abroad
tuition fees - no extra fees apply for the
community engagement or internship
options.
OPTION4:EnglishPreparation
Open to students who do not meet the
English eligibility requirements for the
Study Abroad and Exchange program
or for students who simply want to
improve their English before beginning
their academic semester.
Students can choose this as a stand
alone program or undertake it prior to a
standard Study Abroad semester.
Study Abroad fee: AU$ 7,840 per semester
Study Abroad fee: AU$ 15,680 per year
COURSE: LENGTH & STARTDATES ENTRY LEVEL CAMPUS
ACADEMICENGLISH:All courses 20hoursperweek. All fees AU$340perweek.
English For Academic Purposes (EAP)- DirectEntry:Provides direct entry into most
courses* and may be packaged with a diploma or degree at ACU. Students are prepared for
university study on campus with the English language & academic skills needed for success.
12 weeks
N.Sydney, Melb: Start: April or Sept
Brisbane: Start every 4 weeks.
0.5 IELTS
belowrequired
level for ACU
diploma or degree
N. Sydney
Brisbane
Melbourne 24 weeks
N.Sydney, Melb: Start Jan or July
Brisbane: Start every 4 weeks.
1 IELTS
belowrequired
level for ACU
diploma or degree
IELTSTestPreparation (FREEIELTStestwith 12week course):Developed for students
taking the IELTS test for university entry or professional registration purposes.
4 to 12
weeks
Every
4 weeks
Upper
Intermediate to
Advanced
N. Sydney
Brisbane
Melbourne
OETPreparation:Developed for graduates seeking to meet the English requirement for
professional registration in the health professions, particularly nursing.
8 weeks To be advised Advanced
N. Sydney
Melbourne
PROFESSIONALENGLISH:All courses 20hoursperweek. All fees AU$340perweek.
English for the Workplace (May also be packaged with EAP). Provides the English language
and intercultural skills needed to communicate successfully in an Australian workplace.
Optional 5 hour per week Internship where visa permits.
4 to 12
weeks
Every
4 weeks
Intermediate
to Upper
Intermediate
Brisbane
General English (GE)(May also be packaged with EAP). Assists students to develop fuency
and confdence to use English for general communication in social life, travel or at work.
4 to 24
weeks
Every 4 weeks
Intermediate
to Upper
Intermediate
N. Sydney
Melbourne
ACADEMICENGLISH
Courses include English for Academic
Purposes, IELTS Test Preparation and OET
Preparation courses.
Get to knowyour campus so you feel
at home there when you start your
degree
Master the eLearning tools you will use
throughout your degree program.
PROFESSIONALENGLISH
Courses include General English and English
for the Workplace.
Take part in a free careers workshop
Practice job interviewskills
Prepare and check your rsum so that
it is in clear, professional English.
Customised StudyTours are also available
for professional or university groups.
www.acu.edu.au/study_english
*Not applicable for Physiotherapy or Education courses leading to teacher registration.
1
SELECTACOURSEAND
CAMPUS
Refer to the table below
2
SELECTCOURSELENGTH
Refer to the table below
3
APPLYTOACU
Apply online to the ACU English
Language Centres at:
www.acu.edu.au/iapply
1
SELECTYOUR
PROGRAMOPTION
Select the programoption that
works for you. You should also speak
with the international ofce at your
home university for further advice.
2
CHOOSEYOUR
CAMPUS&UNITS
Once you have chosen the
program you want, then it is time
to decide which ACU campus and
study plan is right for you. Visit our
website for more information or
contact us for advice.
3
APPLYTOACU
Now you are on your way! You can
apply online to the Study Abroad
program at:
www.acu.edu.au/iapply
OURRESEARCH
ANDRESEARCHCENTRES
As a PHDstudent here at ACU, I
meet with both my primary and
secondary supervisor on a regular
basis. They have guided me in
refning my research proposal
and fnalising my research
methodology. My supervisors have
also given me the opportunity
to link with their professional
network. I have also been provided
with an ofce space, computer,
phone and free printing.
ACUalso ofered me an
InternationalConference Travel
grant to fund my participation in
international conferences as well
as a research grant to assist me in
conducting my data gathering.
The title of my dissertation is
Journey toward Successful
Ageing in the Philippines. I am
hoping that my dissertation
will infuence the development
and enhancement of social
welfare policy and programs
for older people and that this
can be replicated in developed
or developing countries. I share
the mission of the university in
promoting positive change in
communities through innovative
research and advancement of
knowledge in diferent areas.
NicamilSanchez,
PHDStudentatACU,
ThePhilipines
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RESEARCHATACU
ACU is committed to developing a
specialised and well regarded research
environment. Research students are an
integral part of the research culture. We
ofer a wide range of opportunities to
undertake supervised research at either
the masters or doctoral level in research
centres and schools in each faculty.
Both traditional (PhD) and professional
research doctorates (EdD) are available,
as well as masters level research higher
degrees.
OURRESEARCH
PROGRAMS
ACU actively promotes informed debate
and community engagement as part of
our research programs. The university
has six faculties, fve University Priority
Research Centres and a number of
emerging research strengths. Further
information on requirements, how to
apply, scholarships and supervision
expertise, visit:
www.acu.edu.au/research
RESEARCHSTRENGTHS
Commongoodandsocialjustice
Cross-disciplinary research in the liberal
arts and social sciences to develop
knowledge and understandings that
enhance the social and cultural wellbeing
of communities.
Health
Research that progresses wellbeing and
the quality of health care, especially for
the vulnerable in our society.
Education
Research concerned with quality, equity
and diversity in education with emphasis
on learning, leadership, numeracy,
literacy, Indigenous education and
religious education.
TheologyandPhilosophy
Research concerned with the elucidation,
development and expression of Catholic
intellectual thought.
RESEARCHSCHOLARSHIPS
A variety of grants and scholarships
are available to support international
students to undertake higher degrees
by research. To fnd out more about
scholarships, grants and prizes, visit:
www.acu.edu.au/research_scholarships
The University also has a number of
Priority and Faculty Research Centres.
Further information on these centres is
available at:
www.acu.edu.au/research_centres
PRIORITYRESEARCH
CENTRES
CentreForCreativeand
AuthenticLeadership
The Centre for Creative and Authentic
Leadership undertakes research,
consultancies, leadership development
programs and reviews of educational
systems. The focus areas are: moral
and ethical leadership, leadership for
social justice and social responsibility,
leadership capabilities, indigenous
leadership, intercultural leadership,
leadership for learning and multi-level
leadership.
CentreforEarlyChristianStudies
The Centre for Early Christian Studies
is a research and teaching centre with
expertise in the felds of biblical studies,
church history, art history, Christian
literature, and Christian languages (Greek,
Latin, Coptic, Arabic, Syeariac, Armenian
and Chinese) from the period of the New
Testament to the eighth century.
InstituteofChildProtectionStudies
The Institute of Child Protection Studies
aims to enhance the wellbeing of
children, young people and families
through quality research, evaluation,
training and community education.
The institute links research and practice
through collaborative partnerships,
with a commitment to prevention, early
intervention and tertiary services,
with a particular emphasis on
participatory research methods.
Research may be defined as creative
work that is undertaken on a systematic
basis in order to increase our theoretical
and/or practical knowledge and to
apply knowledge in new ways. The
aim of a research degree is to provide
thorough training in a particular
discipline area through a process
of original investigation in order to
increase knowledge. A research degree
represents a wonderful opportunity to
focus on an area of particular interest
to you and to make an important
contribution to the development
of new knowledge in society. It also
enables you to work with one or more
academics with specialist expertise in
that area of study.
MathematicsTeachingand
LearningResearchCentre
The Mathematics Teaching and Learning
Research Centre promotes quality
research and a national perspective on
mathematics teaching and learning.
Using local, national and international
linkages, members of the centre are
committed to addressing and raising
the social and ethical dimensions of
mathematics education, and providing
advice to government, education systems
and professional organisations on policy
development.
NationalCentreforClinical
OutcomesResearch
The National Centre for Clinical Outcomes
Research (NACCOR) conducts rigorous,
collaborative and multi-disciplinary
programs of international and national
nursing, midwifery and health services
research across fve priority areas: acute
care, chronic care, innovative health care
delivery, implementation research and
vulnerable communities.
HOWTOAPPLY
Please refer to page 81.
FACULTYOFARTS&
SCIENCES
FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences ofers both
undergraduate and postgraduate courses across the
humanities, social sciences, creative and visual arts,
psychology, social work and environmental science.
Within the Faculty, discipline areas include Australian studies,
communication, counselling, design and technology, drama,
economics, geography, history, global studies, international
development studies, literature, mathematics, media, music,
psychology, social science, social work, and visual arts and design.
Our graduates are employed in human services, management
and administration, advertising, the arts, media, public relations,
social work, government and church agencies, private enterprise,
teaching and community services.
The benefts of small class sizes, a supportive
learning environment and approachable
lecturers allow me to achieve my personal best
in my studies and feel part of the university
community. The dedication and knowledge of
staf has contributed to my love of social work
and my growing knowledge and ability.
EmilyCoote,BachelorofSocialWork
ARTS
COUNSELLING
CREATIVE ARTS
ECONOMICS
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
GLOBAL STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDIES
MEDIA COMMUNICATION
PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIAL SCIENCE
SOCIAL WORK
VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN
YOUTH WORK
www.acu.edu.au/arts_sciences
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
The aim of this course is to provide a pathway into the Bachelor of
Environmental Science. Students study subjects relating to environmental
issues, relevant sciences, information and communication skills.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 80 credit points, comprised of:
Biodiversity, Principles of Ecology, Fundamentals of Chemistry, Physical
Chemistry, Environmental Issues, Soils and Water, Earth Science and
Introduction to Data Analysis.
FURTHERSTUDY
Students who successfully complete the Diploma will receive 80 credit
points towards the Bachelor of Environmental Science.
CAREERPATHS
Environmental science, environmental tourism, government agencies
concerned with energy, water, natural resources and sustainability, science
or environmental education.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The aim of this course is to provide a pathway into the Bachelor of Social
Science. It is designed for students interested in the study of psychology,
sociology and Australian society with a choice of other subjects and the
development of communication skills.
The course assists students to prepare for a range of human services
careers in government and community-based agencies.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 80 credit points comprised of core units (60 cp);
and electives (20 cp).
Core units:English Language Communication Skills, Australian Society,
Psychology A, Psychology B, Introduction to Sociology, Contemporary
Society and Change.
Electives:Units can be selected from the Bachelor of Social Science.
FURTHERSTUDY
Students who successfully complete the diploma may continue their
studies with 80 credit points towards the Bachelor of Social Science course.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Diploma in Visual Arts and Design integrates the study of selected
units in the areas of studio-based art, graphic design or history and theory
of art and design with relevant communication and business skills.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 80 credit points from the Schedule of
Unit Oferings comprised of: Art and Design History and Theory 1, English
Language Communication Skills, 2D Studies 1, 3D/4D Object Design 1,
Graphic Design 1, 3D/4D Object Design 2, 2D Studies 2, Graphic Design 2,
Our World: Community and Vulnerability.
FURTHERSTUDY
Students who successfully complete the diploma may continue their
studies with 80 credit points towards the Bachelor of Visual Arts and
Design.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
This is a one-year introduction to youth work which could lead to a range
of entry-level careers in a variety of public and community organisations.
Students wishing to proceed with further study at ACU will be granted one
year of credit into the Bachelor of Youth Work.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Student must complete 80 credit points comprised of: Australian
Indigenous Peoples: Past and Present, Introduction to Sociology,
KnowingYoung People, Practicum 1: Working with Youth Organisations
and Agencies, Wellbeing and Young People, Building Relationships and
SupportingYoung People, Case Management in Youth Work, Ethical
Principles and Practice of Youth Work.
FURTHERSTUDY
The Diploma in Youth Work provides a pathway into the Bachelor of Youth
Work.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
This course is designed for students with an interest in the study of
Australian society. The course ofers a wide choice of subjects and
assists students to develop their communication skills. Students may
choose subjects that provide credit towards the Bachelor of Arts or
other undergraduate courses such as Psychology, Theology, Media
Communication or Visual Arts and Design.
The course assists students to prepare for a diverse range of careers
in areas such as government, industry, journalism, creative arts and
education, and provides an opportunity for students to study either a
selection of units for personal development or a sequence of units in a
particular subject area.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 80 credit points, comprised of core units
(20 cp) and electives (60 cp).
Core units: English Language Communication Skills, Australian Society.
Elective areas: Australian Studies, Communications, Computing, Drama,
Economics, Education, English, Geography, History, Leisure Studies,
Literature, Mathematics, Media, Music, Philosophy, Sociology, Theological
Studies, Visual Arts.
FURTHERSTUDY
Students who successfully complete the diploma may continue their
studies with 80 credit points towards the Bachelor of Arts.
DIPLOMA IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Academic requirements: The equivalent of senior
secondary school graduation with a minimum 50%
pass rate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 min per band)
IBT: 79 (20 all bands)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (42 in all bands)
Campus:
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$18,200
DIPLOMA IN LIBERAL STUDIES
Academic requirements: Senior secondary school
graduation with a minimum 50%pass rate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 min per band)
IBT: 79 (20 all bands)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (42 in all bands)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February, July
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$18,200
DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL SCIENCE
Academic requirements: Senior secondary
school graduation with a minimum 50%pass
grade.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 min per band)
IBT: 79 (20 all bands)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (42 in all bands)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne
Entry: February, July
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$18,200
DIPLOMA IN VISUAL ARTS & DESIGN
Academic requirements: Senior secondary school
graduation with a minimum 50%pass rate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 min per band)
IBT: 79 (20 all bands)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (42 in all bands)
Campus:
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$18,200
DIPLOMA IN YOUTH WORK
Academic requirements: Equivalent of senior
secondary school graduation with a minimum
50%pass rate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 min per band)
IBT: 79 (20 all bands)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (42 in all bands)
Campus:
Melbourne
Entry: February
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$18,200
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Arts ofers a diverse range of subjects, making it attractive
to students seeking a liberal arts education and the development of
skills either as a basis for employment or as the foundation for further
specialised study. Students will gain a broad understanding and
appreciation of the humanities, arts and social sciences that enrich our
culture. Students have the fexibility to study what they are passionate
about from the diverse range of subjects on ofer within the suite of
majors, minors, specialisations and electives available. Specifc study
sequences vary from campus to campus.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 240 credit points, comprised of two
majors, or one major plus two minors (160 cp); program core units (at least
20 cp); elective areas (no more than 50 cp); Learning in the Community
(10cp) and uiversity core units (20cp).
Examples of programcore units:Art and Spirit, Communication Ethics,
Development Economics, Environmental Sustainability, Geographies of
Development in South East Asia, Australian Indigenous Peoples Past
and Present, Human Rights in History, Media Production for Social Justice,
Drama in the Community, World Politics and Justice, Race and Ethnicity in
Australia, and Learning in the Community.
Major/ Minor Sequences
BRISBANE:
Major:Business Studies, Drama, Digital Journalism, Economics, Hstory,
Literature, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Study of Religions, Sociology,
Theological Studies, Visual Arts.
Minor: Australian Studies, Communication, Education, Leisure Studies.
MELBOURNE
Major:Business Studies, Drama, Economics, History, Literature,
Mathematics, Media, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sociology,
Study of Religions, Theological Studies, Visual Arts.
Minor: Communication, Education, Drama, Youth Work.
Note: Minor sequences in Languages (Chinese, Italian, Japanese) may be
undertaken with the approval of the course coordinator.
STRATHFIELD
Major: Business Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Literature,
Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Study of Religions, Theological
Studies, Visual Arts.
Minor:Australian Studies, Communication, Computing, Drama, Education,
Sociology.
CAREERPATHS
Arts institution or museum manager; business administrator, research
assistant, market researcher or librarian; teacher; travel industry
professional; training and development coordinator; communications
professional in broadcast or print media, public relations or publishing;
charity, heritage, non-government organisation (NGO) or government
organisation professional; accounting, human resource management or
computing professional; psychologist (with further training).
COURSEDESCRIPTION
This course provides students with the benefts of an arts degree with
an approved 14-unit Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
accredited sequence in psychology. In this extended major, students will
gain in-depth knowledge and skills in research design, statistics, human
development, abnormal and social behaviours, cognitive learning and
perceptual processes in the psychology discipline.
Students interested in this program may also be interested in the Bachelor
of Psychological Science on page 29.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
The Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) is recognised by the Australian
Psychology Accreditation Council as an accredited three-year
undergraduate degree in psychology. Students who complete the
honours program will be eligible for probationary registration as a
psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia upon acceptance into
a postgraduate psychology program. Please see Psychology Progression
Map: Pathways to Registration on page 29.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete a total of 240 credit points, comprised
of an APAC* accredited sequence in psychology (120 cp); a minor from any
other discipline within the Bachelor of Arts; program core units (at least 20
cp); electives (not more than 50 cp); Learning in the Community (10cp) and
University Core Units (20cp).
* Australian Psychology Accreditation Council
COURSEDESCRIPTION
This multidisciplinary course combines studies in economics with studies
in the humanities, business or social sciences. Students undertake
compulsory units in microeconomics, macroeconomics, development
economics, economic policy analysis, the global economy, labour
economics and applied econometrics. Students also select an additional
major in business studies, geography, history, literature, mathematics,
philosophy, psychology or theological studies. Graduates with skills in both
arts and economics are in demand by employers in both the private and
public sectors in a variety of roles. The Bachelor of Arts and Economics is
designed to equip graduates to make informed judgements about issues
and policies, and to participate in socially responsible decision-making in
the business and wider communities.
Depending on their chosen majors, graduates can pursue a range of
careers within fnance or commodities markets, business, economic
forecasting, economic policy development, banking, insurance, tourism,
journalism, teaching, government, industry and politics.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 240 credit points, comprised of
economics units (80 cp); a major from the Bachelor of Arts (80 cp); and
program core units including Development Economics (20 cp); Learning
in the Community (10cp); plus one minor (40 cp) and electives (10 cp); or
electives (40 cp). Also refer to the Bachelor of Arts major/minor sequence
on page 33.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The honours course is available to high-achieving students who have
completed a Bachelor of Arts undergraduate program. Students will build
on their knowledge in their chosen major area of study through research,
analysis and communication skills. Upon completion, students will be able
to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to enhance their employment
prospects or pursue further postgraduate study. The program is ofered in
selected disciplines.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 80 cp from honours units, comprised of: an
honours thesis (70cp) and research methodology/ research seminar (10cp).
BACHELOR OF ARTS
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate. See page 78 for more
detail.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
BACHELOR OF ARTS (PSYCHOLOGY)
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
ACU: A (75+)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
BACHELOR OF ARTS AND ECONOMICS
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Strathfeld
Entry: February, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS)
Academic requirements: Completion of a Bachelor
of Arts pass degree, normally within the last
fve years, with at least the following: a major or
equivalent in the discipline of the honours course,
distinction in at least two units and a credit average.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$18,200
COURSEDESCRIPTION
This course is tailored to the needs of the contemporary business
environment with a focus on business studies, economics and
communications, while providing students with knowledge and skills in
their choice of humanities, liberal arts and social science based disciplines.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 240 credit points comprised of a major
in business studies or economics; a minor in communication; and a minor
in business studies, omputing, economics, mathematics or psychology;
program core units (at least 20 cp); electives (no more than 50 cp); and
Learning in the Community (10cp); university core units (20cp).
BACHELOR OF ARTS (BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES)
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Strathfeld
Entry: Feb, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Counselling develops students professional counselling
skills using current research and theory. Graduates are well prepared for
a wide range of professional careers that help people of all ages address
issues and challenges in their lives.
The program ofers valuable practical experience through extensive clinical
feldwork placements.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates of the Bachelor of Counselling are eligible to apply for
membership of a range of state-based counselling associations through
which they may obtain membership of the Psychotherapy and Counselling
Federation of Australia (PACFA). Examples of state-based counselling
associations include: The Counsellors and Psychotherapists Association of
Victoria (CAPAV) and the Queensland Counsellors Association (QCA).
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 240 credit points comprised of a counselling
major (80 cp), including core units (20 cp); specialised counselling nits (40
cp); psychology minor (40 cp); clinical feldwork (40 cp); and electives (40
cp).
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students will pursue a practicum in an organisation such as a
community agency, counselling or welfare centre, child or youth service,
neighbourhood centre, community corrections, hospice or hospital. The
practicum program will be based on 4 days a week for 12 weeks. Students
will gain experience working with individuals and groups under the
supervision of a qualifed counsellor, social worker or psychologists, in an
environment that meets the training standards of the Psychotherapy and
Counselling Federation of Australia. Students will be required to engage
in 40 client contact hours with at least 10 hours of supervision. The
practicum will also be integrated with weekly classes on campus. These
forums will include a 10-hour component of professional development in
self-awareness. The progression of student development will be structured
through a developmental approach to supervision.
CAREERPATHS
There is a growing demand for counsellors and graduates can pursue a
range of careers as counsellors (relationships, addiction, bereavement,
refugees); community welfare workers; child safety, child and youth service
managers; school chaplains; juvenile justice ofcers; and counsellors for
crisis support and mental health support services such as Lifeline.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Creative Arts develops students skills and knowledge
to assist them in understanding the value and impact of art and culture
in community life. The program ofers studies in communication (minor
only), drama, literature, media (Melbourne only), music, visual arts and
design.
The degree combines theory with extensive practical knowledge and
encourages students to engage with the community through the creative
arts so they can enter the workforce with documented experience and
evidence of their creative capability and achievements.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete a total of 240 credit points comprised of
two majors, or one major plus two minors (160 cp); or program core units
(20 cp); university core units (20 cp); electives (up to 50 cp); and Learning in
the Community (10cp).
EXAMPLEOF PROGRAMCOREUNITS:Art and Spirit, Sacred Australia,
The Book of Books: The Bible and Its Uses in Western Literature, Media
Production for Social Justice, Event Management and Production for the
Community, Music and Spirit, Drama in the Community.
UNIVERSITYCOREUNITS:Our World: Community and Vulnerability,
Understanding Self and Society: Contemporary Perspectives.
CAREERPATHS
Teaching (with further study), community arts worker, arts administration,
creative director, communications professional, art gallery director, flm
and multi-media professional.
BACHELOR OF COUNSELLING
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS:6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT:79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne
Entry: February
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
BACHELOR OF CREATIVE ARTS
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS:6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT:79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Melbourne
Entry: February, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Environmental Science course educates students
to contribute to the monitoring and management of processes and
activities that afect the environment. The course provides students with
understanding and practical competence in the scientifc, social, ethical
and legal dimensions of the practice of environmental science.
The Bachelor of Environmental Science allows students to develop
efective technological and communication skills and the ability to work
collaboratively with employers, colleagues and the community. Graduates
are able to apply relevant and current knowledge and skills they have to
the their profession with the highest ethical standards. They are efective
researchers and decision-makers with skills in critical thinking, problem
solving and analysis with the ability to contribute to the management,
rehabilitation, restoration and protection of our environment.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates and students enrolled in this course may be eligible for the
appropriate category of membership of the Environment Institute of
Australia and New Zealand. Graduates who subsequently undertake
a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) may be accredited to
teach science in NSW secondary schools.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 240 credit points comprised of
environmental science units (120 cp); science units (120 cp); learning in
the community; and professional work experience.
ENVIRONMENTALSCIENCE:Environmental Issues, Soils and Water,
Landscape Hydrology and Management, The Australian Environment:
Values and Ethics, Environmental Legislation and Planning, Geographic
Information Systems, Applied Studies 1: Occupational Health and Safety,
Applied Studies 2: Professional Development, Earth Science, Introduction
to Data Analysis, Environmental Data Analysis.
SCIENCE:Biodiversity, Ecotoxicology, Conservation and Sustainability,
Microbiology and Biotechnology, Principles of Ecology, Vegetation Ecology,
Animal Ecology, Marine and Coastal Ecology, Fundamentals of Chemistry,
Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental
Chemistry.
PROFESSIONALWORKEXPERIENCE
The University, in consultation with students and host organisations,
arranges appropriate placements for students. Professional work
experience is normally undertaken for 15 days in the mid-year period
between semesters.
CAREERPATHS
Environmental auditor and assessor; environmental consultant;
environmental manager; environmental sustainability ofcer; policy
ofcer; environmental tourism ofcer; professional in a government
agency concerned with energy, water, natural resources and sustainability;
researcher; water resource scientist.
PATHWAYSTOFURTHERSTUDY(HONOURSDEGREE)
The Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) program is
embedded into years 3 and 4 of the Bachelor of Environmental
Science (pass) program. To be eligible for admission to the honours
program, a student must have completed 160 cp from years 1 and 2 of
the Bachelor of Environmental Science pass degree, with a grade point
average of at least 5.5.
COURSESTRUCTURE(HONOURSDEGREE)
Students must complete 80 cp from honours units, comprised of core units
(60cp) and electives (20cp). The honours degree also includes the writing
of a thesis together with coursework, and preparation for a research-
oriented career in environmental science or postgraduate study.
BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS:6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT:79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
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The Bachelor of Media Communication is an industry-oriented program
that provides theoretical and practical skills in a range of communication
media, including video, radio, print, flm and television. Emphasis is placed
on practical streams which include multiple studio-based units in radio
and screen production. Students will also explore new media, such as
social media and new forms of journalism. The skills acquired in this course
will enable students to play an active part in shaping public discussion and
debate.
The course electives are drama, literature, history, marketing, music,
politics and visual arts, opening up a wide variety of career paths.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 240 credit points comprised of a major in media
(80 cp); a major in communication (80 cp); university core units (20 cp);
program core units (20 cp); internship (10 cp); electives (30 cp); and
Learning in the Community (10cp).
MEDIA:Introduction to Media Production; Theorising the Media; Audio
Production 1; Screen Production 1; 2D Computer Animation 1; 3D
Computer Animation 1; Audio Production 2A; Audio Production 2B; Screen
Production 2A; Understanding Screen Texts; Screen Production 2B; Media
Law; Power, Propaganda and Persuasion; Digital Imaging.
COMMUNICATION: Introduction to Communication, Written
Communication, Interpersonal Communication, New Media
Communication, Communication Ethics, Writing the News, Convergent
Media Journalism, Creative Writing.
UNIVERSITYCOREUNITS:Our World: Community and Vulnerability,
Understanding Self and Society: Contemporary Perspectives.
PROGRAMCOREUNITS:Communication Ethics, Media Production for
Social Justice, Event Management and Production for the Community.
INTERNSHIP/ PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE:Of-campus internship
placement of three weeks (108 hours). In this unit students are required
to work in an assisting role within a media organisation, or in a
communications role within an organisation.
ELECTIVES:Students can select units in drama, literature, history,
marketing, music, politics or visual arts.
CAREERPATHS
Mainstream, alternative or church media professional; communications
professional for charities and non-government organisations; freelance
writer or consultant; marketing professional; political ofcer, public
relations or social media professional.
BACHELOR OF MEDIA COMMUNICATION
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS:6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT:79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Melbourne
Entry: February, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of International Development Studies covers all aspects
of reducing poverty and enriching the lives of people in developing
countries. The course addresses the need for the empowerment of people
in developing countries, and equips students with the necessary skills
to work for organisations that enhance lives. The program also covers
issues concerning the developing world from a values-based perspective,
and provides hands-on experience in an international humanitarian
or development program, as well as management units. Students will
study global health; human rights law and practice; global change and
development; strategic management and people management; peace and
development; environmental sustainability; and research methodologies
for development projects. Graduates will be well-placed for careers and
leadership roles in a rapidly growing area of employment and international
importance.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 240 credit points, comprised of International
Development Studies (80 cp); Global Studies (40 cp); Management and
Legal Studies (40 cp); university core units (20 cp); and feldwork (30 cp);
electives (30 cp).
INTERNATIONALDEVELOPMENTSTUDIES: Introduction to International
Development Studies, Refugees and Forced Migration, Humanitarian and
Development Work: a Dignity-based Approach, Preparation for Immersion
Experience, Peace and Development, Development Alternatives: Fair Trade,
Research Methodologies for Development Projects, Advocacy and Policy
Development.
GLOBALSTUDIES: Environmental Sustainability, Human Geographies of
Globalisation, Global Health, Global Change and Development.
MANAGEMENTANDLEGALSTUDIES: Introduction to International
Human Rights Law and Practice, Foundations of Management,
Organisational Behaviour, Strategic Management.
FIELDWORK: Students undertake an immersion experience that involves
being located for a short period in the culture and reality of the poor in
a developing country. This is a community-based learning experience
that will enrich students lives as they are challenged by the stories of
the people they encounter, live and work with. Students will have the
opportunity to share their skills and talents, e.g. teaching conversational
English or assisting in medical programs. They will also receive lectures
from activists in community-based organisations and non-governmental
organisations (NGOs), as well as others engaged in solidarity with a
particular community. As the unit concentrates on humanitarian and
development work, there will be an opportunity to study various
approaches to community projects. Students will emerge from the
experience ready to apply what they have learnt in their future careers.
COREUNITS: Our World: Community and Vulnerability, Understanding Self
and Society: Contemporary Perspectives.
CAREERPATHS
NGO Employee, government ofcer, the United Nations system and other
international organisations such as the World Bank, human rights and
advocacy, social entrepreneurship and companies with global outreach,
fair trade business sector and eco and responsible tourism, charity and
humanitarian work, private aid distributors.
BACHELOR OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
Academic requirements: Equivalent of Australian
Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS:6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT:79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
UNDERGRADUATE
APAC-accredited psychology bachelors degree Other bachelors degree* Graduate Diploma of Psychology+*
FOURTH-YEAR PROGRAM
Honours+ Graduate Diploma of Advanced Psychology+
POSTGRADUATE 2 YEARS
Masters degree+ Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Psychology+
CAREER
Specialist psychologist** Generalist psychologist**
PSYCHOLOGY PROGRESSION MAP: PATHWAYS TO REGISTRATION
KEY: + The above courses are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and lead to registration as a psychologist.
* If you already have a degree that includes a recognised frst year in psychology and statistics, the Graduate Diploma of Psychology would allowyou to take second and third-year
psychology units without having to complete another degree.
** Registration as a psychologist is currently achieved through the Psychology Board of Australia
Note: These pathways are subject to changes in national registration.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Psychological Science provides the frst step for career
preparation to be a professional psychologist. Potential psychologists
require three years of approved undergraduate training before becoming
eligible to enter postgraduate study and eventually obtaining registration
as a psychologist. For those who wish to move in alternative career
directions, completion of the Bachelor of Psychological Science will ofer
potential employment in a broad range of areas including counselling,
human resources and marketing, child welfare, community work and
education.
An important aspect of the course is its currency in equipping future
psychologists with the skills necessary for professional practice in the
rapidly changing, increasingly multicultural global society.
Students interested in this program may also be interested in the Bachelor
of Arts (Psychology) on page 25.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
The Bachelor of Psychological Science is recognised by the Australian
Psychology Accreditation Council as an accredited three-year
undergraduate degree in Psychology. Please see Psychology Progression
Map below.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 240 credit points comprised of psychology units
(140 cp); psychology electives (20 cp); a minor in counselling (40 cp);
program core units (20 cp); and electives (40 cp).
PSYCHOLOGYUNITS:Psychology A, Psychology B, Research Design
and Statistics 1, Lifespan Development, Biological Psychology, Learning
and Perception, Research Design and Statistics 2, Abnormal Psychology,
Cognitive Psychology, Research Design and Statistics 3, Individual
Diferences and Assessment, Social Psychology.
COUNSELLINGUNITS: Introduction to Counselling and Micro-Skills,
Ethical and Professional Issues in Counselling, Mediation and Dispute
Resolution, Humanistic Theories and Interventions.
FURTHERSTUDY
Graduates from this program may consider a fourth year of study through
honours (see page 30) or the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (see
page 35).
CAREERPATHS
Counselling, child development, community work, human resources,
market research, fourth-year study in psychology to pursue an accredited
career in psychology.
BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
ACU: A (75+)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Social Work provides an education informed by a critical
understanding of social science disciplines that is orientated to best
professional social work values and practices. You will learn about social
processes and human behaviour and become committed to social justice
and social change that empowers vulnerable members of society.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
This nationally-recognised award was developed in close consultation
with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Graduates of the
course are eligible for membership of the AASW.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 160 credit points, comprised of core units (100
cp); program core units (20 cp); feld education units (40 cp).
COREUNITS:Introduction to Social Work, Social Work Practice with
Individuals and Groups 1, Social Work Research, Social Work and Law,
Public Policy for Social Workers, Social Work Practice with Communities,
Social Work and Mental Health, Organisational Practice, Social Work
Practice with Individuals and Groups 2, Individual and Community Risk and
Resilience.
PROGRAMCOREUNITS:Theoretical Frameworks for Social Work Practice,
Social Work with Children, Young People and Families.
FIELDEDUCATIONUNITS:In order to meet the requirements of the
Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) students must complete
1,000 hours of supervised feld education. This is undertaken in two
placements in approved agencies. Each placement is normally of 1420
weeks duration.
CAREERPATHS
Community organisations, government and welfare agencies, human
service, policy formation, social administration, social action, program
development and planning.
PATHWAYSTOFURTHERSTUDY(HONOURSDEGREE)
The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) program is embedded into years
3 and 4 of the Bachelor of Social Work (pass) program. To be eligible for
admission to the honours program, a student must have completed 80
cp of the Bachelor of Social Work pass degree or equivalent with at least a
credit average.
The honours course will equip you with an advanced knowledge of social
work theory. You will also develop skills in research design and methods, as
well as undertaking research in social work.
COURSESTRUCTURE(HONOURSDEGREE)
Students must complete Honours Research Seminar and Social Work
Honours Thesis.
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK
Academic requirements: A recognised bachelors
degree or two years of a recognised bachelors
degree, including a year each of psychology and
sociology or equivalent. Applicants may also be
required to undertake an interview.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
ACU: A (75+)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 2 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$36,400
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The Bachelor of Social Science provides students with the theoretical
insights and practical competencies that will enable them to play a
creative role in a variety of public and community-based settings. The
resources of contemporary psychology and sociology provide crucial
theory and practices that enhance the quality of human life and enrich our
understanding of the human person. The course ofers the opportunity for
dialogue between those felds leading to professional competence in the
human services sector.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 240 credit points comprised of core units (10 cp)
sociology major (80 cp) non-APAC accredited psychology major (80 cp) or
two minors from Australian studies, counselling, politics (Melbourne only),
psychology or youth work (Melbourne only); program core units (20 cp);
and electives (up to 50 cp).
COREUNITS:Social Issues and Policy, Sociology Major, Introduction to
Sociology, Contemporary Society and Change, Qualitative Sociological
Research Methods, Sociological Theory and Practice, Quantitative
Sociological Research Methods, plus a choice of three other sociology
units.
PROGRAMCOREUNITS: Australian Indigenous Peoples Past and
Present, Human Rights in History, Race and Ethnicity in Australia.
CAREERPATHS
Broadcasting or management consultant; community development;
community planning; corrective services; counselling; family and child
welfare; hospital pastoral care; human resource management; human
services or public service sector; manager or practitioner within the
community; market researcher; policy maker; analyst or advisory ofcer in
government departments; government ministries and local government;
social welfare work; youth work.
PATHWAYSTOFURTHERSTUDY(HONOURSDEGREE)
The Bachelor Social Science (Honours) program is embedded into years 3
and 4 of the Bachelor Social Science program. To be eligible for admission
to the honours program, a student must have completed at least the
following, all in the discipline of the honours course: a major or equivalent,
distinction in at least two units; and a credit average.
COURSESTRUCTURE(HONOURSDEGREE)
Students must complete 80 cp from honours units, comprised of thesis
(50cp) and coursework units (30cp)
BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS:6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT:79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne
Entry: February, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) is a one-year degree for
high-achieving students who have completed a bachelors degree that
included an accredited three-year sequence in psychology. Students in the
honours degree will learn more about neuropsychology and personality
assessment tools, as well as evidence-based approaches to psychological
interventions; delve into professional issues and ethics as well as
practical issues such as interviewing, report writing, supervision and
case preparation; and gain experience in researching human behaviour.
This includes all steps of the research process from formulating research
questions and hypotheses to data collection, analysis and detailed
reporting of research fndings. Completion of the honours program plus
enrolment in a postgraduate psychology program meets the requirements
for provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of
Australia.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
This course is recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation
Council as an accredited fourth-year program in psychology. Students
who complete the program will be eligible for provisional registration as a
psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia whilst undertaking a
postgraduate program in psychology and associate membership with the
Australian Psychological Society.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 80 credit points from honours units, comprised of
core units (70 cp) and electives (10 cp).
BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE (HONOURS)
Academic requirements: Completion of a bachelors
degree within the past fve years which meets the following
requirements: A three-year sequence in psychology with
accreditation fromthe Australian Psychology Accreditation
Council; a minimumof a credit average across all units of the
pass degree; distinction level or above in at least four second
and third year psychology units; and a minimumof a pass in
the prerequisites for units to be undertaken in the honours
degree. Admissions note: Entry is on a competitive basis.
Applications must be submitted by 30 September the year
prior to admission. All applicants are ranked in October before
being advised of an ofer in early December.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
ACU: A (75+)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne
Entry: February
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$18,200
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design provides a broad foundation in
visual arts and design, and allows students to study an exciting mix of
studio-based art, graphic design, and art and design history and theory.
Students will explore the relationships between two-dimensional media
areas such drawing, painting, printmaking and photography; and three
and four-dimensional areas such as sculpture, video production and
object design, as well as graphic design leading to webpage design
and animation. They will gain practical experience in the Internship
and Professional Practice units and opportunities to exhibit and curate
exhibitions in the ACU art galleries.
The course prepares students for ethical, professional practice in a diversity
of careers in visual arts and design.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates of this course may be eligible for membership in the following
professional bodies: Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA),
Australian Print Council, Australian Net Art and Technology (ANET),
Australian Sculptors Association, Craft Australia, International Council of
Museums (ICOM), International Association of Art (UNESCO) (only available
to NAVA members), National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), Potters
Society, Victorian Artists Society (VAS), Victorian Ceramic Group.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Student must complete 240 credit points, comprised of 2D studies (40 cp);
3D/4D object design (40 cp); graphic design (40 cp); art and design history
and theory (40 cp); professional development and practice unit (10 cp),
community internship; self-directed studies (30 cp); program core units (20
cp); and university core units (20 cp).
2DSTUDIESUNITS: Students will be introduced to drawing, print-media,
painting, and photography, and will develop skills and techniques of 2D
studies in an interdisciplinary approach to facilitate cross-media study, as
well as explore the values of contemporary art practice.
3D/4DOBJECTDESIGNUNITS: Students will be introduced to object
making and will complete a series of project-based works such as site-
specifc, temporal, ephemeral or performance-based installations.
GRAPHICDESIGNUNITS:Students will be introduced to the computer
hardware, software and design applications used in the graphics and
media industry. They will develop skills in image manipulation, typography,
photographic enhancement, desktop publishing, design for the internet,
advanced 2D animation and 3D animation.
ARTDESIGNANDTHEORYUNITS: Students will explore a range of artistic
movements including Realism, Symbolism and Expressionism to early
twentieth century avant-gardes such as Futurism, Dada and Surrealism.
Students will also explore contemporary art concepts such as abstract
expressionism, pop art, conceptual art, minimalism, performance art, land-
site specifc art, feminist art, installation, video and performance.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Within the professional development and practice units, students are
required to undertake an internship where they work as an apprentice to
an artist, graphic designer, critic, art historian, craftsperson, museum or
gallery manager or curator who will function as a mentor. The internship
will provide a vocational focus for students as they prepare for a diversity
of careers in visual arts and design practice.
CAREERPATHS
Advertising, art conservator or creative director, art therapist, ceramics,
curator, design teacher, exhibition technician, gallerist, graphic designer,
illustrator, museum assistant, museum manager, painter, photographer,
print and electronic media artist, printmaker, researcher, sculptor.
PATHWAYSTOFURTHERSTUDY(HONOURSDEGREE)
The Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design (Honours) program is embedded
into the Bachelor Visual Arts and Design program.
To be eligible for admission to the honours program, a student must
have completed the Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design pass degree or
equivalent with at least a credit average including at least four of the units
in the major sequence of the discipline of the honours course.
The honours course is available to eligible graduates and external
applicants and takes a research-based approach to studio art, graphic
design and art and design history and theory.
COURSESTRUCTUREHONOURSDEGREE
Students must complete 80 cp from honours units, comprised of Practices
of Research in Art and Design (10cp), Advanced Studies in Art and Design
A (10cp), Research Thesis/Research Studio Practice A (20cp), Advanced
Studies in Art and Design B (10cp) PLUS Research Thesis/Research Studio
Practice B (30cp) OR Research Thesis/Research Studio Practice C (Part-Time)
(10cp) and Research Thesis/Research Studio Practice D (Part-Time) (20cp).
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Youth Work course responds to community need for highly
trained and skilled youth workers to meet the demands of young people.
You will acquire theoretical insights and practical competencies that will
prepare you to meet the diverse challenges and demands of young people
in a range of public and community-based settings.
As a professional, you will be committed to ethical practice and serving
the common good. You will develop efective prevention and intervention
strategies to understand the issues confronting young people and youth
workers.
COURSESTURCTURE
Students must complete 240 credit points comprised a of major in youth
work including all core units (70 cp); major in sociology including all core
units (80 cp); program core units includingYSED 205 Ethical Principles and
Practice of Youth Work (20 cp); electives (30 cp); and practicum units (40
cp).
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students are required to complete three practicum placements in the
course. The frst practicum is a non-placement practicum. Students will
visit agencies but they will not be on permanent placement. In second
year, students are required to spend 304 hours in an agency working with
young people and, in third year, students will be required to spend 380
placement hours in an agency that works with young people.
CAREERPATHS
Administration, advocacy, community support and ethnic services,
corrective institutions, development of youth policy, research, schools and
youth agencies, youth work.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Global Studies dual degree is for
high-achieving students interested in the social, political, cultural,
environmental and economic changes shaping our world. In addition
to the advantages of an arts education, students undertake studies in
globalisation and impacts on society, economics and the environment.
Students will undertake a semester of study at one of ACUs many
international partner institutions.
Students will also select from a wide choice of major and minor studies in
arts to complement and contextualise their global studies program.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 320 credit points, comprised of global
studies core units (40 cp); international study/internship unit (40 cp);
global studies electives (40 cp); two majors, or one major and two minors
from the Bachelor of Arts (160 cp); program core units (20 cp); electives (40
cp); and learning in the community unit.
GLOBALSTUDIESCOREUNITS:Environmental Sustainability, Global
Health, Global Change and Development, World Politics and Justice.
GLOBALSTUDIESELECTIVES:Studies can be taken in the following
disciplines: business, communication, international development studies,
economics, education, environmental science, geography, history, legal
studies, media, politics, sociology, study of religions.
MAJORS/MINORS: Refer to the Bachelor of Arts major/minor sequence on
page 33.
CAREERPATHS
Public sector, both local and international, government service, including
diplomatic service, both local and international, The United Nations
system and other international organistions, social entrepreneurship and
companies with a global outreach, international relations, journalism,
including travel journalism, travel and tourism.
BACHELOR OF VISUAL ARTS & DESIGN
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS:6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT:79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
BACHELOR OF YOUTH WORK
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS:6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT:79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Melbourne
Entry: February, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
BACHELOR OF ARTS/BACHELOR OF GLOBAL STUDIES
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS:6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT:79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February, July
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$72,800
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
This dual degree will provide you with an education that is informed and
enriched by a critical understanding of the liberal arts and the knowledge,
theory and practice skills for professional social work.
The program ofers study in major areas of the humanities or social
sciences together with an accredited program in social work that prepares
graduates for a range of career options.
ACCREDITATION
Graduates of the program are eligible for membership of the Australian
Association of Social Workers.
CAREERPATHS
Social work graduates practise in areas such as community development,
group work, family work, case management and individual casework,
administration, policy analysis and development, research, social action,
program planning. Employment opportunities also exist in government
and non-government agencies.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Business Administration/ Bachelor of Global Studies
dual degree is for people interested in the social, political, cultural,
environmental and economic changes shaping our world and involves
international study or an internship. Students will also study business
administration which is designed to provide knowledge in all areas of
business management including accounting, commercial law, fnance,
marketing, human resource management, business information systems,
international business and occupational health safety and environment.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 320 credit points comprised of global
studies core units (40 cp); international study/internship unit (40 cp);
global studies electives (40 cp); core units from the Bachelor of Business
Administration (140 cp); any other undergraduate units from the Faculty of
Business (60 cp); professional experience.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Global Studies dual degree is
for people interested in the social, political, cultural, environmental and
economic changes shaping our world and involves international study
or an internship. Students will also gain essential management skills by
studying core business competencies, leadership and the ethics of values-
based management, and will have the opportunity to focus on a major
area of commerce.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates are eligible for membership of the following organisations
depending on the major completed: Institute of Chartered Accountants
Australia and Certifed Practising Accountants Australia; Australian
Computer Society; Australian Human Resource Institute; or Australian
Marketing Institute.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students will be required to complete 320 credit points, comprised of
global studies core units (40 cp); international study/internship unit (40 cp);
global studies electives (40 cp); core units of the Bachelor of Commerce
(110 cp); one major from the Bachelor of Commerce (80 cp); business
elecitves (10 cp); professional experience.
BACHELOR OF ARTS/BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
ACU: A (75+)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$72,800
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Global Studies dual degree is for
people interested in the social, political, cultural, environmental and
economic changes shaping our world. Students will also gain an education
informed and enriched by study in theology.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 320 credit points comprised of global
studies core units (40cp); international study/internship unit (40cp); global
studies electives (40cp); theology units from the schedule of unit oferings
for the Bachelor of Theology and/or Philosophy units from the schedule of
unit oferings for the Bachelor of Arts, including two university core units
(160cp); units from the schedule of unit oferings or from units available in
any other course for which the student is eligible to enrol (40cp).
BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY/BACHELOR OF GLOBAL STUDIES
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS:6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT:79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$72,800
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION/
BACHELOR OF GLOBAL STUDIES
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS:6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT:79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Strathfeld
Entry: February, July
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$21,600
Total fee: A$86,400
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE/BACHELOR OF GLOBAL STUDIES
Academic requirements:Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS:6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT:79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Strathfeld
Entry: February, July
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$21,600
Total fee: A$86,400
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The course has been designed to provide graduates with an approved
accredited fourth year of training in psychology.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
The Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology is recognised by the Australian
Psychology Accreditation Council as an accredited fourth-year program
in psychology. Students who complete the program will be eligible for
provisional registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of
Australia whilst enrolled in a postgraduate psychology program and
associate membership with the Australian Psychological Society.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 80 credit points comprised of core units (30 cp);
research units (40 cp); electives (10 cp).
POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGY
Academic requirements: A bachelors degree,
including a three-year sequence in psychology
with accreditation from the Australian Psychology
Accreditation Council (APAC) completed within the
last 10 years. A minimum entry standard is normally at
least a credit average in all second and third year units
of the degree. Note: Entry is on a competitive basis.
Applications must be submitted by 30 September
the year prior to admission. All applicants are ranked
in October before being advised of an ofer in early
December.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne
Entry: February
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$18,200
COURSEDESCRIPTION
This unique dual degree will provide you with an education that is
informed and enriched by study in theology and is orientated to the
professional values and practice of the social work profession. You will
also acquire the knowledge of theories of social change and social work
practice together with the skills to practise as a professional social worker.
ACCREDITATION
Graduates of the program are eligible for membership of the Australian
Association of Social Workers (AASW).
CAREERPATHS
Graduates in theology and social work can pursue a range of careers in
all areas of social work, including work in church social welfare agencies
and ministries, chaplaincy, health, family support services, and services
for young people. They can also pursue careers in other areas that
utilise the skills they have acquired in their degree such as social welfare
administration, welfare program development and community work.
BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY/BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
ACU: A (75+)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$72,800
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Master of Clinical Counselling is designed to prepare professional
counsellors to work in a range of settings such as community mental
health, community agencies, church and para-church agencies, schools,
multidisciplinary mental health teams and in private practice. The program
consists of 16 units studied over a minimum of two years covering a
range of key people-helping themes including grief and loss, trauma,
the functioning of groups, drugs and alcohol, and mediation and confict
management. Graduates will have developed a comprehensive framework
for their counselling practice, involving knowledge of theories and
interventions in counselling, critical thinking, ethical decision-making,
behavioural assessment and evaluation.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
The Master of Clinical Counselling will enable graduates to become
graduate members of the Australian Register of Counselling Psychotherapy
(ARCAP).
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete a total of 160 credit points comprised of core
units (130 cp); practicum units (20 cp); and electives (10 cp).
COREUNITS:Counselling Theories and Techniques, Relationship and
Family Counselling, Grief and Loss: Issues and Approaches, Counselling
Practice Skills, Life Span Issues in Counselling, Ethics and Professional
Practice, Assessment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Contemporary
approaches in Counselling, Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
ELECTIVES:Attachment and Early Development Counselling Special Study,
Counselling Children and Adolescents, Counselling in the Context of
Addiction, Trauma Counselling.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students are required to complete two practicum placements over the
period of a year. Each practicum is 200 hours and involves substantial
experience in the practice of counselling, including a combined minimum
of 200 hours of person-to-person counselling.
Each practicum placement requires students to source an on-site
counselling supervisor who is appropriately qualifed. In addition,
students will participate in group supervision with a University-appointed
supervisor.
CAREERPATHS
Employee assistance programs (eap), local community neighbourhood
centres, community services, Kids Help Line, Relationships Australia,
Mission Australia, regional domestic and family violence services, school
counselling, government agencies (e.g. child protection, addiction
recovery centres), crisis counselling centres and private practice.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Master of Social Work is for people who want to work in social work
practices (for example, as social workers or as social policy professionals)
and follows the standards set by the Australian Association of Social
Workers (AASW).
Master of Social Work graduates will be able to understand the role of
values in social work, incorporating social justice, respect for human
rights, and non-sexist, non-racist and non-discriminatory practice; critically
analyse and use theories, research fndings and innovative developments
in social work theory and the social and behavioural sciences; apply
analytical and interactional skills in professional practice with individuals,
families, groups and communities; and assist in eforts to secure social
reform.
Students undertaking the Master of Social Work program at ACU will be
taught by leading academics and practitioners in the feld and will be
supported throughout their compulsory feld work education practicums,
which will give valuable practical experience.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
The Master of Social Work graduates will be eligible for membership of
the AASW. The course has been accredited by the AASW (subject to fnal
approval).
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 160 credit points from the following unit
oferings:
UNITOFFERINGS: Social Work Theory and Ethics, Context for Social Work,
Social Work with Individuals, Legal Systems and Mental Health, Children,
Youth and Family, Field Practicum 1, Social Work with Groups, Social Work
with Communities, Social Work and Policy, Social Work, Research, Social
Work Special Studies, Field Practicum 2.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
In order to meet the requirements of the AASW, students must complete
1,000 hours of supervised feld education. This is undertaken in two
placements in approved agencies. Each placement is normally of 1420
weeks duration.
MASTER OF CLINICAL COUNSELLING
Academic requirements: A bachelors degree in
an appropriate feld and a satisfactory interview
demonstrating suitability to undertake the
course.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 2 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$36,400
MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK
Academic requirements: A three-year bachelors
degree, including studies in sociology and
psychology.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
ACU: A (75+)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 2 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$36,400
COURSEDESCRIPTION
This course is a ffth and sixth-year program in psychology open to
successful graduates of an accredited program in psychology. The
program provides graduates with ethical values, advanced knowledge and
professional skills in psychology, integrated by means of the scientist-
practitioner model.
Graduates will be prepared for responsible work as practitioner
psychologists and skilled researchers in a range of institutions and
agencies providing psychological and mental health services.. This course
is ofered in the discipline of clinical psychology.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
The course has current accreditation with the Australian Psychology
Accreditation Council.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 160 credit points comprised of core units (50 cp),
practicum units (40 cp); thesis units (40 cp); and specialisation units (30 cp).
COREUNITS:Psychological Assessment, Psychological Disorders,
Foundations of Practice, Counselling One-to-One, Research Methods.
SPECIALISATIONS:Assessment and Interventions with Adults, Assessment
and Interventions with Children, Youth and Families, Health Psychology.
CAREERPATHS
Psychologist, researcher.
MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGY (CLINICAL)
Academic requirements: A four-year sequence in
psychology with accreditation from the Australian
Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) comprising an
honours degree in psychology, or a three-year degree
including an accredited sequence in psychology plus an
accredited fourth year in psychology or equivalent. All
non-Australian qualifcations must be accompanied by a
letter of assessment by the Australian Psychology Society,
which indicating that the qualifcation is equivalent
to a four-year Australian degree. A minimum of a 2nd
Class Honours Upper (H2A) is required. Applicants must
include referee reports (one professional/personal and
one academic); short-listed applicants must attend
an interview. Note: Entry is on a competitive basis.
Applications must be submitted by 30 September the year
prior to admission. All applicants are ranked in October,
and selected applicants will be interviewed in November
before being advised of an ofer in early December.
English requirements*
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
*Applicants who have Australian
qualifcations but have not done
their secondary school education
in English need to refer to the
Psychology Board of Australias
English Skills Registration
Standard.
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne
Entry: February
Duration: 2 years
Year fee:AU$21,000
Total fee:AU$42,000
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental) is a ffth- and
sixth-year psychology degree open to graduates of an accredited fourth-
year psychology program. Students will acquire the knowledge and
skills you need for professional practice and research in educational and
developmental psychology. The program provides psychology graduates
with ethical values, advanced knowledge and professional skills in
psychology, using the scientist-practitioner model. In addition to studying
core subjects such as Psychological Assessment and Counselling One-
to-One, students will also gain practical experience in delivering a range
of psychological services and can specialise in subjects such as Learning
Processes and Problems, and Typical and Atypical Development.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
The course has accreditation with the Australian Psychology Accreditation
Council (APAC).
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 160 cp comprised of core units (50cp); practicum
units (40cp); thesis units (40cp); and specialisation units (30cp).
Core units:Psychological Assessment, Psychological Disorders,
Foundations of Practice, Counselling One-to-One, Research Methods.
SPECIALISATIONS
Learning Processes and Problems, Typical and Atypical Development,
Advanced Educational and Developmental Assessment.
CAREERPATHS
Graduates will be prepared for responsible work as practitioner
psychologists and skilled researchers in a range of institutions and
agencies that provide psychological and mental health services.
MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGY (EDUCATIONAL & DEVELOPMENTAL)
Academic requirements:
A four-year sequence in psychology with accreditation
from the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council
(APAC) comprising an hnours degree in psychology, or a
three-year degree including an accredited sequence in
psychology plus an accredited fourth year in psychology
or equivalent. All non-Australian qualifcations must
be accompanied by a letter of assessment by the
Australian Psychology Society which indicates that
the qualifcation is equivalent to a four-year Australian
degree. A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours Upper (H2A)
is required. Applicants must include referee reports (one
professional/personal and one academic); short-listed
applicants must attend an interview. Note: Entry is on a
competitive basis. Applications must be submitted by
30 September the year prior to admission. All applicants
are ranked in October, and selected applicants will be
interviewed in November before being advised of an ofer
in early December.
English requirements*
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
*Applicants who have Australian
qualifcations, but have not done
their secondary school education
in English need to refer to the
Psychology Board of Australias
English Skills Registration
Standard.
Campus:
Melbourne
Entry: February
Duration: 2 years
Year fee:AU$21,000
Total fee:AU$42,000
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The most important thing I
gained from my experience at
Australian Catholic University
is confdence. Now that I have
fnished my degree, I am eager
to pursue an interesting career
in the arts and feel like I have
the skills to make it happen.
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Master of Philosophy degree is awarded without classifcation on
the basis of examination of a major thesis. The requirements for the
degree shall be completed by submission of a thesis, which demonstrates
a students ability to conduct a research program, command of the
knowledge and skills pertinent to the area of investigation, and critical
appreciation and understanding of the relationship of the students work
to the work of others within the subject area.
Students are admitted in felds in which a demonstrated capacity for
research supervision exists. Researchdegree students are accepted and
enrolled in a faculty, and may also be associated with a research centre or
institute.
FINDASUPERVISOR
To fnd a supervisor please visit:
http://corner.acu.edu.au/research_supervision/
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT submit the ACU application form without having
a supervisor or a research proposal as it will be considered an incomplete
application. Incomplete applications may be delayed or rejected.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded without classifcation on
the basis of examination of a major thesis.
The requirements for the degree shall be completed by submission of
a thesis which demonstrates that the student has made a substantial
contribution to learning and appreciates and understands the relationship
of the students own investigations to a wider feld of knowledge.
FINDASUPERVISOR
To fnd a supervisor please visit:
http://corner.acu.edu.au/research_supervision/
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT submit the ACU application form without having
a supervisor or a research proposal as it will be considered an incomplete
application. Incomplete applications may be delayed or rejected.
MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY
Academic requirements: Appropriate
undergraduate honours degree or equivalent;
or masters degree with appropriate research
training in a relevant feld; or masters preliminary
program; or equivalent qualifcation or
experience.
English requirements
IELTS:6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT:90 (25 all bands)
ACU:B (65-74%)
PTE:61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Strathfeld
Entry: January, March,
June, September
Duration: 2 years
Year fee:AU$20,000
Total fee:AU$40,000
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
Academic requirements: An appropriate
undergraduate degree with honours at a
minimum level of Second Class Division A or
equivalent; or a masters degree with appropriate
research training in a relevant feld; or a masters
preliminary program with results at distinction
level; or an equivalent qualifcation or experience.
English Requirements
IELTS:6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT:90 (25 all bands)
ACU:B (65-74%)
PTE:61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Strathfeld
Entry: January, March,
June, September
Duration: 4 years
Year fee:AU$20,000
Total fee:AU$80,000
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FACULTY OF BUSINESS
ACUs Faculty of Business is located across three
campuses in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
The Faculty is stafed by a dedicated team of academics whose
teaching is supported by their active involvement in relevant
industries, professional associations and informed by current
research. We have business programs accredited by relevant
professional bodies including Certifed Practicing Accountants
Australia (CPAA), Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
(ICAA), Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Australian Marketing
Institute (AMI), Australia Computer Society (ACS) and Australian
Human Resource Institute (AHRI). These programs ofer high
standards of business education and focus on a practical, problem
solving approach to learning. Our students are encouraged to
make a real contribution to industry, government and the broader
community.
With us, you will receive a globally recognised qualifcation
and the opportunity to study with both local and international
students. You will also be taught by a highly motivated,
experienced and truly global academic team. Our MBA is ranked
among the top 20 MBA programs in the country. In the recent
GMAA 5 Star Ratings, the program received a 4 star overall
assessment and the highest possible rating of 5 stars in the
Academic Qualifcations category. The International Graduate
Forums (IGF) CEO Magazine awarded ACU a #7 ranking and Top
10 status in its Australian MBA Rankings, and Top 20 status in the
magazines Global MBA Rankings for Winter 2012.
My experience at ACU is very positive. I
study in North Sydney which is well located.
ACU also provides good learning conditions
as it has small classes. Teachers are highly
qualifed and experienced. They make classes
interesting by using many
practical examples.
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Administration,France
ACCOUNTING
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
COMMERCE, WITH MAJORS
IN ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS
INFORMATION SYSTEMS, HUMAN
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT &
MARKETING
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
MANAGEMENT
MARKETING
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
FINANCIAL SERVICES
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a general business degree.
The BBA gives students the freedom to design a degree by following their
own areas of interest. After the frst common year of study, students can
select subjects from any area of business we ofer. When studying an open
elective, students can select subjects from across ACU.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 240 credit points comprised of core
units (130 cp); any undergraduate units ofered by the Faculty of Business
(60 cp); other undergraduate units (30 cp); University core curriculum units
(20cp); and professional experience.
Core units:Principles of Accounting, Principles of Finance, Responsible
Reasoning and Communication, Professional Ethics, Principles of Business
Economics, Foundations of Management, Organisational Behaviour,
Organisational Change, Fundamentals of Business Information Systems,
Introduction to Business Law, Strategic Management, Principles of
Marketing, Business Data Analysis.
Universitycore units:Our World: Community and Vulnerability,
Understanding Self and Society.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-proft organisation
over a period of 105 hours. Students can also complete an additional
professional experience unit involving professional placement within a
business organisation (in the relevant discipline area) over a period of 140
hours.
CAREERPATHS
Accounting, administration, advertising, banking,
business analysis/development, business/fnancial/human resource
management, computing, international business, international marketing,
management consultancy, marketing, recruitment and staf development,
retailing and wholesaling, sales.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 High School Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$21,600
Total fee: A$64,800
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This course aims to provide an alternative pathway into the Bachelor of
Commerce, Marketing or Human Resource Management degrees. Students
receive support in the form of additional tutorials, close monitoring of
individual student progress and relevant non-discipline units to support
English language skill development.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 80 credit points, comprised of core units
(10 cp) and electives (70 cp).
Core units:English Language Communication Skills.
Electives: Principles of Accounting, Responsible Reasoning and
Communication, Principles of Business Economics, Foundations of
Management, Introduction to Business Law, Principles of Marketing,
Business Data Analysis.
FURTHERSTUDY
Students who complete the Diploma in Commerce may apply for entry
into the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Marketing or Bachelor of
Human Resource Management degrees. Credit will be given for units
completed in the diploma course.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
This course aims to provide an alternative pathway into the Bachelor of
Information Technology. Students receive support in the form of additional
tutorials, close monitoring of individual student progress and relevant non-
discipline units to support English language skill development.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 80 credit points comprised of core units
(20 cp) and electives (60 cp).
Core units:English Language Communication Skills, Fundamentals of
Business Information Systems.
Electives: Principles of Accounting, Responsible Reasoning and
Communication, Foundations of Management, Information Technology
Infrastructure, Business Analysis, Principles of Marketing, Business Data
Analysis.
FURTHERSTUDY
Students who complete the Diploma in Business Information Systems may
apply for entry with credit into the Bachelor of Information Technology.
DIPLOMA IN COMMERCE
Academic requirements: The equivalent of senior
secondary school graduation with a minimum
50%pass rate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 minper band)
IBT: 79 (20 all bands)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (42 all bands)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$15,960
Total fee: A$15,960

DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS


Academic requirements: The equivalent of senior
secondary school graduation with a minimum 50%
pass rate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 min per band)
IBT: 79 (20 all bands)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (42 all bands)
Campus:
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$15,960
Total fee: A$15,960
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The Bachelor of Accounting and Finance prepares graduates for a
professional career in banking, insurance, investment and fnancial
services. Because of the comprehensive nature of this course, graduates
will be particularly well qualifed in highly sought after specialised areas
such as auditing, budget analysis, portfolio management, investment
analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation strategy.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 240 credit points comprised of core
business units (220cp); University core curriculum units (20cp) and
professional experience.
Core Units:Principles of Accounting, Managerial Accounting A,
Financial Accounting A, Financial Accounting B, Auditing and Assurance
Services, Managerial Accounting B, Accounting Theory, Principles of
Finance, Portfolio Management, Financial Instruments and Institutions,
Entrepreneurial Finance, Financial Risk Management, Responsible
BACHELOR OF ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE
Academic requirements: the equivalent of
Australian Year 12 High School certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$21,600
Total fee: A$64,800
Reasoning and Communication, Professional Ethics, Principles of Business
Economics, Fundamentals of Business Information Systems, Introduction to
Business Law, Company Law, Taxation Law, Foundations of Management,
Principles of Marketing, Business Data Analysis.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-proft organisation
over a period of 105 hours of personal service. .
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
This course is accredited by the CPA (Certifed Practicing Accountants)
Australia and Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
CAREERPATHS
Accountant, Financial Manager, Financial Adviser, Auditor, Financial
Planner, Chief Financial Ofcer, Financial Assurance and Compliance
Manager, Budget Manager, Tax Agent or Investment Analyst .
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE/BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 High School Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$21,600
Total fee: A$86,400
COURSEDESCRIPTION
This dual degree combines the specialised knowledge of the Bachelor of
Commerce (choose any available Commerce major) with the fexibility
of the Bachelor of Business Administration (choose from a wide range of
Business units) ideal for the business leader of the future. Fast track your
career with this unique multi-discipline qualifcation.
In the highly competitive world of business a dual degree helps you to
stand out from the crowd. For only one extra year of study you enter the
workforce with two degrees, well ahead of the pack.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 320 credit points comprised of Bachelor
of Business Administration core units (130 cp); undergraduate units in
at least one and at most two of the Majors or combined Major from the
Bachelor of Commerce (170 cp) Accounting, Accounting and Commercial
Law, Business Information Systems, Commercial Law, Financial Services,
Human Resource Management, International Business, Management,
Marketing, Occupational Health Safety and Environment, Supply Chain
Management; University core units (20 cp); and professional experience.
Core units: Principles of Accounting, Principles of Finance, Responsible
Reasoning and Communication, Professional Ethics, Principles of Business
Economics, Foundations of Management, Organisational Behaviour,
Organisational Change, Fundamentals of Business Information Systems,
Introduction to Business Law, Strategic Management, Principles of
Marketing, Business Data Analysis.
Universitycore units: Our World: Community and Vulnerability;
Understanding Self and Society.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-proft organisation
over a period of 105 hours.
CAREERPATHS
Accounting, administration, advertising, banking, business analysis/
development, business/fnancial/human resource management,
computing, international business, international marketing, management
consultancy, marketing, recruitment and staf development, retailing and
wholesaling, sales.
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The Bachelor of Commerce provides students with an excellent grounding
in all areas of business as well as detailed knowledge and skills in their
particular area of interest. All students start with a common frst year
which introduces the various major felds of study. Students then select
their major in the second year once you have sampled all the areas of study
and decided which career path they wish to follow.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 240 credit points, comprised of core
units (120 cp); majors (80 cp; 90 cp for accounting, commercial law and
management majors); other units; and professional experience.
Core Units:Principles of Accounting, Responsible Reasoning and
Communication, Professional Ethics, Principles of Business Economics,
Foundations of Management, Fundamentals of Business Information
Systems, Introduction to Business Law, Strategic Management, Principles
of Marketing, Business Data Analysis, Our World: Community and
Vulnerability, Understanding Self & Society: Contemporary Perspectives.
MAJORS
Accounting: Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Auditing and
Assurance Services, Accounting Theory, Principles of Finance, Company
Law, Taxation Law.
Commercial Law:Managerial Accounting, Principles of Finance,
Employment Relations, Company Law, Taxation Law, Employment Law,
Marketing Law, Banking and Finance Law.
AccountingandCommercial Law: Managerial Accounting, Financial
Accounting, Auditing and Assurance Services, Accounting Theory,
Principles of Finance, Employment Relations, Company Law, Taxation Law,
Employment Law, Marketing Law, Banking and Finance Law.
Financial Services (North Sydneyonly): Principles of Finance, Financial
Planning, Portfolio Management, Financial Instruments and Institutions,
Derivatives Investment, Superannuation and Retirement Planning, Risk
Management and Insurance, Taxation Law.
Human Resource Management:Human Resource Development,
Performance Management, Organisational Behaviour, Employment
Relations, Organisational Change, Contemporary Issues in Human resource
management, International Human resource management, Employment
Law.
Information Systems: Information Technology Infrastructure, Business
Analysis, Application Development, Project Management, Information
Systems Project, Professional Experience, Any other ISYS unit from the
Bachelor of Information Technology.
International Business: Principles of Finance, International Business,
International Human Resource Management, International Trade,
International Marketing, E-Marketing, Cross-cultural Management,
International Governance and Sustainability.
Marketing: Marketing Research, Consumer Behaviour, Marketing
Communication, International Marketing, Retail Marketing, Services
Marketing, E-Marketing, Strategic Marketing .
Management: Strategic Human Resource Management, Organisational
Behaviour, Principles of Finance, Managerial Decision Making, Company
Law, Supply Chain Strategy, Project Management, Management and
Leadership, Cross Cultural Management.
Occupational Health,Safety andEnvironmental: Principles of OHS,
Principles of Environmental Management, Case Studies in OHSE, OHSE
Hazards, OHSE Risk Management, OHSE Law, OHSE Performance
Management.
SupplyChain Management: Organisational Behaviour, Project
Management, Supply Chain Concepts (online only), Supply Chain Strategy
(online only), Supply Chain Demand Management (online only), Supply
Chain Inventory Management (online only), Principles of Occupational
Health and Safety (online only), Supply Chain Process Management (online
only)
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-proft organisation
over a period of 105 hours. Students may also complete an additional
professional experience unit involving professional placement within a
business organisation (in the relevant discipline area) over a period of 140
hours.
FURTHERSTUDY
An honours degree is available for high-achieving students. Honours
can be the frst step on a path to a career as an academic or professional
researcher; the program also develops the personal and professional skills
needed to see a research project through to completion, which can be
applied in a variety of professional roles.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates of the accounting major, who have also taken Principles
of Finance, will be eligible for membership of Certifed Practicing
Accountants Australia (CPAA) and Institute of Chartered Accountants
in Australia. The information systems major has professional level
accreditation with the Australian Computer Society.
CAREERPATHS
Accounting frms, advertising, business analyst, computer hardware
and software, employment relations, fnancial management, forensic
accountant, human resource management, international trade and
investment, marketing management, marketing research, personal
investment, policy administration, retailing and wholesaling.
BACHELOR OF COMMERCE
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 High School Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$21,600
Total fee: A$64,800
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to
manage and sustain organisational human resources. Innovative teaching
and learning strategies will demonstrate how to enhance organisational
capabilities and assist the achievement of an organisations goals in an
efcient and efective manner.
The focus of this degree is on student-centred learning experiences which
encourage engagement in real case scenarios, including ethical dilemmas
and visions for the future. The course also strategically integrates various
HRMprocesses such as recruitment, selection and retention, learning
and development, managing diversity, work/life balance, inclusiveness,
workplace relations, negotiation, occupational health and safety,
globalisation, innovation, remuneration, and employee engagement.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 240 credit points comprised of core
units (210 cp), electives (30 cp) and professional experience.
Core Units:Foundations of Management, Principles of Accounting,
Fundamentals of Business Information Systems, Responsible Reasoning
and Communication, Business Data Analysis, Principles of Marketing,
Introduction to Business Law, Our World: Community & Vulnerability,
Organisational Behaviour, Human Resource Development, Principles of
Business Economics, Professional Experience A (community engagement),
Performance Management, Employment Relations, Professional Ethics,
Organisational Change, Employment Law, Understanding Self &
Society: Contemporary Perspectives, Professional Experience B (industry
experience), International HRM, Contemporary Issues in HRM, Strategic
Management.
BACHELOR OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (HRM)
Academic requirements: the equivalent of
Australian Year 12 High School certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$21,600
Total fee: A$64,800
BACHELOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Academic requirements: the equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 High School Certifcate
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$21,600
Total fee: A$64,800
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Information Technology prepares you to become an
IT professional with knowledge and skills highly valued in business,
industry and government agencies. You will be taught technical,
business and relationship skills to build and integrate efective business
information systems that support the decision-making structures within
an organisation. Emphasis is placed on enhancing the role of technology
in contemporary organisations while considering the ethical, moral,
social and environmental implications. Your frst common year of study
provides a broad grounding in business studies before concentrating on
information technology in the following years. Students can choose one of
three professional pathways for their third year: Application Development,
Business Analysis or Database Analysis.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 240 credit points comprised of core
business units (80 cp); informatics units (100cp); professional pathway units
(40cp); University core curriculum units (20cp) and professional experience.
Core business units:Principles of Accounting, Responsible Reasoning and
Communication, Professional Ethics, Fundamentals of Business Information
Systems, Introduction to Business Law, Foundations of Management,
Principles of Marketing, Business Data Analysis
Informatics units: Information Technology Infrastructure, Introduction
to Systems Analysis, Introduction to Data and Information Management,
Introduction to Programming, Information Systems Project Management,
Systems Analysis and Design, Database Management Systems, Web
Applications Programming Using Frameworks, Information Systems
Strategy and Management, Enterprise Architecture
Professional pathwayunits:
Application Development - Object Oriented Programming, Advanced
Applications Development OR
Business Analysis - Business Process Modelling, Business Analysis OR
Database Analysis - Database Administration, Data Warehousing and
Business Intelligence
AND
Information Systems Project A, Information Systems Project B.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-proft organisation
over a period of 105 hours.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates are eligible for professional level accreditation with the
Australian Computer Society.
CAREERPATHS
Business systems analyst, database administrator, information systems
manager, software engineer, technical and network support professional.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-proft organisation
over a period of 105 hours. Students are also required to complete a
professional experience unit involving professional placement within a
business organisation (in the relevant discipline area) over a period of 140
hours.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates are eligible for professional level accreditation with the
Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).
CAREERPATHS
The Bachelor of Human Resource Management is for those who want to
work in human resources, with other career paths including recruitment,
corporate training, occupational health and safety, as well as employment
and industrial relations.
FURTHERSTUDY
An honours degree is a one-year degree for high-achieving students who
have already completed the Bachelor of Human Resource Management
undergraduate degree or equivalent. An honours degree gives students
an edge in an increasingly competitive job market. Honours can be the
frst step on a path to a career as an academic or professional researcher.
It develops the personal and professional skills needed to see a research
project through to completion, which can be applied in a variety of
professional roles.
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Marketing plays a pivotal role in the success of any business. This degree
is designed to give students the skills needed for an exciting career in
marketing. Students develop an understanding of consumer behaviour
and the importance of market research when pricing, distributing
and promoting products and services in diferent markets. From this
background students learn how to design, develop, implement and
manage efective marketing strategies.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 240 credit points comprised of core
units (210 cp), electives (30 cp) and professional experience.
Core Units:Principles of Accounting, Responsible Reasoning and
Communication, Professional Ethics, Principles of Business Economics,
Foundations of Management, Fundamentals of Business Information
Systems, Introduction to Business Law, Professional Experience B, Strategic
Management, Principles of Marketing, Marketing Research, Consumer
Behaviour, Marketing Communication, International Marketing, Retail
Marketing, Services Marketing, E-Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Business
Data Analysis, Our World: Community and Vulnerability, Understanding Self
& Society: Contemporary Perspectives.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-proft organisation
over a period of 105 hours.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Students who complete the Bachelor of Marketing are eligible to apply for
membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).
FURTHERSTUDY
Honours is a one-year degree for high-achieving students who have
already completed the Bachelor of Marketing undergraduate degree or
equivalent. An honours degree gives students an edge in an increasingly
competitive job market. Honours can be the frst step on a path to a career
as an academic or professional researcher. It develops the personal and
professional skills needed to see a research project through to completion,
which can be applied in a variety of professional roles.
BACHELOR OF MARKETING
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 High School Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$21,600
Total fee: A$64,800
COURSEDESCRIPTION
In the highly competitive world of business, a dual degree helps you to
stand out from the crowd. For only one extra year of study you enter
the workforce with two degrees, well ahead of the pack.Graduate career
opportunities in a range of business-related felds will be increased by the
research, analytical and communications skills developed in the Bachelor
of Arts degree program.
Note: In Sydney, the course is ofered over two campuses. Students
undertake all units in Years 1 and 2 of the course at the Strathfeld Campus
and all units in years 3 and 4 of the course at the North Sydney Campus.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 320 credit points, comprised of 200
cp selected in accordance with the requirements of the Bachelor of
Commerce degree; 120 cp selected in accordance with the requirements
for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
Majors/Minors: Students choose two majors: one from arts, one from
business. Arts majors include economics, geography, history, literature,
mathematics, philosophy, psychology, theological studies and visual arts
(Brisbane and Melbourne). Please refer to page 24 for a list of all majors
available in the Bachelor of Arts. Business majors include accounting,
human resource management and marketing.
COREUNITS
Business Data Analysis, Principles of Marketing, Foundations of
Management, Principles of Accounting, Fundamentals of Business
Information Systems, Professional Ethics, Introduction to Business Law,
Our World: Community & Vulnerability, Understanding Self & Society:
Contemporary Perspectives, Responsible Reasoning and Communication,
Strategic Management.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students engage in voluntary work within a not-for-proft organisation
over a period of 105 hours.
FURTHERSTUDY
An honours degree in arts or business is available for high-achieving
students.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates of the accounting major, who have also taken Principles of
Finance, will be eligible for membership of Certifed Practicing Accountants
Australia and Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
CAREERPATHS
Accounting frms, advertising, employment relations, fnancial
management, human resource management, international trade and
investment, marketing management, marketing research, personal
investment, policy administration, retailing and wholesaling.
BACHELOR OF ARTS/ BACHELOR OF COMMERCE
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 High School Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (min 22 in writing)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 W&S & 42 L&R)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld,
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$21,600
Total fee: A$86,400
COURSEDESCRIPTION
These courses are designed to provide students with the building blocks
to become efective managers in a variety of organisational settings.
These are broad-based postgraduate programs rather than technical
or vocational qualifcations aimed at a specifc job. The goal of these
programs is to provide students with the foundations in context and
competencies that will support their development as efective managers
in a variety of organisational settings and roles. The Master of Business
Administration aims to build upon students undergraduate study through
examination of the key dimensions of business operational tasks and
processes in an environment of rapid change. It is intended to enable
students to: understand management processes in organisations in the
private and public sectors; acquire a deeper knowledge of theoretical,
conceptual and ethical issues as they apply to business organisations;
analyse, evaluate and justify business processes in a changing
environment; develop business management skills.
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (POSTGRADUATE DEGREES)
GRADUATECERTIFICATEINBUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION
Academic requirements: As per masters
degree, or signifcant professional
management experience.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students are required to complete 40 credit points
from core units from the Master of Business Administration.
Duration: 0.5 years
Yearfee: AU$11,880
Totalfee: AU$11,880
GRADUATEDIPLOMA INBUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION
Academic requirements: As per masters
degree.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students are required to complete 80 credit
points, comprised of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility (10
cp); or Ethical Leadership in Organisations (10 cp), core units (50 cp); other
units (20 cp).
Duration: 1 year
Yearfee: AU$23,760
Totalfee: AU$23,760
MASTER OF BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION
Academic requirements: A bachelors
degree in any discipline or at least
two years professional experience in
management/leadership positions.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students are required to complete 120 cp
comprised of core units (90 cp) and electives from any postgraduate
business course (30 cp).
COREUNITS:Accounting for Decision Making, Finance and Quantitative
Methods, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, Managerial
Economics in a Global Environment, Operations and Information
Systems, Strategic Management for Sustainability, Ethical Leadership
in Organisations, Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour, Marketing
Management.
Duration: 1.5 years
Yearfee: AU$23,760
Totalfee: AU$35,640
MASTER OF BUSINESS
ADMINISTRATION(ADVANCED)
Academic requirements: A bachelors
degree in any discipline, or at least
two years professional experience in
management/leadership positions.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students are required to complete 160 credit
points comprised of MBA core units (130 cp) elective units (30 cp).
COREUNITS:Accounting for Decision Making, Finance and Quantitative
Methods, Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, Managerial
Economics in a Global Environment, Operations and Information
Systems, Strategic Management for Sustainability, Ethical Leadership
in Organisations, Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour, Marketing
Management, Business Research Project, Research Methods.
Duration: 2 years
Yearfee: AU$23,760
Totalfee: AU$47,520
Career paths
Account executive, chief executive ofcer,
chief fnancial ofcer, chief operating
ofcer, executive project manager, general
manager, project manager, property
management, public relations ofcer/
consultant, public servant, publishing
professional, risk manager, systems analyst.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
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This course have been designed for those new to business studies as well
as for graduates of Business, Commerce, Accounting, Marketing, Human
Resource Management, Management, Finance, Business Information
Systems and other business felds who wish to pursue career advancement
through a postgraduate award and enhanced professional recognition.
Students may choose to take a Professional Stream that focuses on
advanced learning in their chosen feld, or a Research Stream that will
prepare graduates for a higher degree by research and potentially an
academic or research career.
The majors in Accounting, Business Information Systems, Human Resource
Management and Marketing will assist graduates in achieving senior
membership of the Certifed Practicing Accountants of Australia, the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia, the Australian Marketing
Institute, the Australian Human Resources Institute, the Australian
Computer Society and other peak and industry bodies.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 160 credit points, comprised of core
units, Professional Stream units or Research Stream units, from their chosen
major.
ACCOUNTINGMAJOR
Core Units (50cp): Accounting for Decision Making, Managerial Economics
in a Global Environment, Research Methods, Organisational Dynamics and
Behaviour, Marketing Management.
Professional StreamUnits - Core Units (40cp): Strategic Management
Accounting, Financial Reporting, Ethics and Governance, Global Strategy
and Leadership; Elective Units (20cp): Advanced Audit and Assurance,
Advanced Taxation, Financial Risk Management, Contemporary Business
Issues; Research Project (20cp); Other Master of Commerce Elective Units
(30cp).
Research StreamUnits Core Units (40cp): Strategic Management
Accounting, Financial Reporting, Ethics and Governance, Global Strategy
and Leadership; Elective Units (20cp): Advanced Audit and Assurance,
Advanced Taxation, Financial Risk Management, Contemporary Business
Issues; Research Units (40cp): Literature Review & Proposal, Methodology
and Data Collection, Dissertation. Other Master of Commerce Elective Units
(10cp).
BUSINESSINFORMATIONSYSTEMSMAJOR
Core Units (60cp): Accounting for Decision Making, Corporate Governance
and Social Responsibility, Managerial Economics in a Global Environment,
Research Methods, Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour, Marketing
Management.
Professional StreamUnits - Core Units (80cp): Information Technology
Infrastructure, Data and Information Management, Business Analysis,
Systems Analysis and Design, Business Process Modelling, Information
Systems Project Management, Application Development, Information
Systems Strategy and Management, Knowledge Engineering; Research
Project (20cp);
Research StreamUnits Core Units (50cp): Information Technology
Infrastructure, Data and Information Management, Business Process
Modelling, Business Analysis, Systems Analysis and Design, Information
Systems Project Management, Information Systems Strategy and
Management; Research Units (40cp): Literature Review & Proposal,
Methodology and Data Collection, Dissertation. Other Master of
Commerce Elective Units (10cp).
HUMANRESOURCEMANAGEMENTMAJOR
Core Units (60cp): Accounting for Decision Making, Corporate Governance
and Social Responsibility, Managerial Economics in a Global Environment,
Research Methods, Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour, Marketing
Management.
Professional StreamUnits - Core Units (70cp):Contemporary Issues
of HRM, Human Resource Management, Workplace Relations, Strategic
Human Resource Management, Management of Change, Project
Management, Ethical Leadership in Organisations; Research Project (20cp);
Other Master of Commerce Elective Units (10cp).
Research StreamUnits Core Units (60cp): Contemporary Issues of HRM,
Human Resource Management, Workplace Relations, Strategic Human
Resource Management, Management of Change, Project Management;
Research Units (40cp): Literature Review & Proposal, Methodology and
Data Collection, Dissertation.
MARKETINGMAJOR
Core Units (60cp): Accounting for Decision Making, Corporate Governance
and Social Responsibility, Managerial Economics in a Global Environment,
Research Methods, Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour, Marketing
Management.
Professional StreamUnits - Core Units (70cp): Marketing Research,
Advanced Consumer Behaviour, Integrated Marketing Communication,
Strategic Marketing, Services Marketing, Brand Management, Social
Marketing; Research Project (20cp); Discipline Elective Unit: E-Marketing .
Research StreamUnits Core Units (50cp): Marketing Research, Advanced
Consumer Behaviour, Integrated Marketing Communication, Strategic
Marketing, Services Marketing; Research Units (40cp): Literature Review
& Proposal, Methodology and Data Collection, Dissertation; Discipline
Elective Unit: E-Marketing.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
On successful completion of the course and dependant on completed
major, students will be eligible to apply for senior membership of CPA
Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, the Australian
Human Resource Institute, the Australian Computer Society and other
professional organisations.
CAREERPATHS
Advertising executive, Accountant, Brand Director, Financial Director,
Financial Planner, Human Resources Director, Social marketing/e-
marketing Director, Marketing Director, Sales executive.
MASTER OF COMMERCE (WITH MAJORS IN ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS INFORMATION
SYSTEMS, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MARKETING)
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Bachelor degree in any discipline; or
Master degree in any discipline; or Postgraduate
award of no less than eight units.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (min 25 in writing)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Melbourne
North Sydney
Brisbane*
*For Marketing and
Business Information
Systems majors only.
Entry: February, July
Duration: 2 years
Year fee: AU$23,760
Total fee: AU$47,520
COMMERCE - WITH MAJORS IN ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS,
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MARKETING (POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS)
GRADUATECERTIFICATEIN
COMMERCE
Academic requirements: Equivalent of
an Australian bachelors degree in any
discipline, or two years professional
experience in a supervisory role. English
requirements are the same as the Master
of Commerce.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students are required to complete 40 credit points,
comprised of Accounting for Decision Making, Managerial Economics in a
Global Environment, Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour, Marketing
Management.
Entry: February, July
Duration: 0.5 years
Yearfee: AU$11,880
Totalfee: AU$11,880
Campus: Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Brisbane
GRADUATEDIPLOMAINCOMMERCE
Academic requirements: Equivalent of
an Australian bachelors degree in any
discipline, or a Graduate Certifcate in
Commerce. English requirements are the
same as the Master of Commerce.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students are required to complete 80 credit points,
comprised of core units (40cp); and 40 cp from the Accounting Major
units, or 40 cp from the Business Information Systems Major units, or 40
cp from the Human Resource Management Major units or 40 cp from the
Marketing Major units in the Master of Commerce.
COREUNITS: Accounting for Decision Making, Managerial Economics in a
Global Environment, Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour, Marketing
Management.
AccountingMajor: Advanced Audit and Assurance, Strategic
Management Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Risk
Management.
Business Information Systems Major: Information Technology
Infrastructure, Data and Information Management, Business Process
Modelling, Systems Analysis and Design
Human Resource ManagementMajor: Contemporary Issues of HRM,
Workplace Relations,
Management of Change, Project Management
MarketingMajor: Marketing Research, Advanced Consumer Behaviour,
Integrated Marketing Communication, Services Marketing.
Entry: February, July
Duration: 1 year
Yearfee: AU$23,760
Totalfee: AU$23,760
Campus: Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Brisbane
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These courses provide students with the communication skills, critical
thinking abilities, and technical competencies to help advance their career
in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). They will be given
an opportunity to select an area of specialisation and to apply appropriate
technologies in the analysis and design of business systems, as well as
refect on, and respond to, related ethical, legal, and social issues.
Importantly, students will learn specifc ICT skills and the strategic
signifcance of computer-based information systems in driving competitive
strategies and organisational change. The generic skills and foundation
knowledge in ICT provide graduates with the fexibility required to
develop careers in rapidly changing systems environments. They will have
an opportunity to choose a specialisation in application development,
business analysis or database administration.
CAREERPATHS
IT consultant and project manager, IT trainer or educator, network
manager, business systems analyst, database administrator, information
systems manager, software engineer, technical and network support
professional.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (POSTGRADUATE DEGREES)
GRADUATECERTIFICATEIN
INFORMATIONTECHNOLOGY
Academic requirements: Equivalent of
an Australian bachelors degree in any
discipline, or two years experience in a
relevant professional IT position.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students are required to complete 40 credit
points, comprised of Information Technology Infrastructure, Systems
Analysis and Design, Data and Information Management, Application
Development.
Duration: 0.5 years
Yearfee: AU$11,880
Totalfee: AU$11,880
GRADUATEDIPLOMA ININFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
Academic requirements: Equivalent of
an Australian bachelors degree in any
discipline, or a Graduate Certifcate in
Information Technology.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students are required to complete 80 credit
points, comprised of core units (60cp); Professional Pathway units
(20cp).
COREUNITS: Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility,
Information Technology Infrastructure, Systems Analysis and Design,
Data and Information Management, Application Development,
Information Systems Project Management.
PROFESSIONAL PATHWAYUNITS: (selecting 2 from the 3 majors listed)
1. Applications Development - Object Oriented Programming,
Advanced Applications Development
2. Business Analysis - Business Process Modelling, Business Analysis
3. Database Administration - Database Administration, Data
Warehousing and Business Intelligence
Duration: 1 year
Yearfee: AU$23,760
Totalfee: AU$23,760
MASTER OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
Academic requirements: Equivalent of
an Australian bachelors degree in any
discipline, or a Graduate Certifcate in
Information Technology.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students are required to complete 160 credit
points, comprised of core units (100 cp); Professional Pathway units
(40cp); and Information Systems Project units (20 cp).
COREUNITS:Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, Information
Technology Infrastructure, Systems Analysis and Design, Data and
Information Management, Application Development, Information Systems
Project Management, Knowledge Engineering, Information Systems
Strategy and Management, Enterprise Architecture, Research Methods.
PROFESSIONALPATHWAYUNITS: (selecting 2 from the 3 majors listed)
1. Applications Development - Object Oriented Programming,
Advanced Applications Development
2. Business Analysis - Business Process Modelling, Business Analysis
3. Database Administration - Database Administration, Data
Warehousing and Business Intelligence
PROJECTUNITS: Information Systems Project A, Information Systems
Project B.
Duration: 2 years
Yearfee: AU$23,760
Totalfee: AU$47,520
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (min 25 in writing)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
North Sydney,
Melbourne,
Brisbane
Entry: February, July
PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING (POSTGRADUATE DEGREES)
GRADUATECERTIFICATEIN
PROFESSIONALACCOUNTING
Academic requirements: As per masters
degree or signifcant management
professional experience.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students are required to complete 40 credit points
comprised of Accounting for Decision Making (10 cp) and Master of
Professional Accounting units (30 cp).
Duration: 0.5 years
Yearfee: AU$11,880
Totalfee: AU$11,880
GRADUATEDIPLOMAIN
PROFESSIONALACCOUNTING
Academic requirements: As per masters
degree.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students are required to complete 80 credit points
comprised of core units (40 cp); and Master of Professional Accounting
units (40 cp).
COREUNITS: Accounting for Decision Making (10 cp), Accounting
and Accountability (10 cp), Strategic Managerial Accounting (10 cp),
Commercial and Corporations Law (10 cp), other Master of Accounting
units (40 cp).
Duration: 1 year
Yearfee: AU$23,760
Totalfee: AU$23,760
MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL
ACCOUNTING
Academic requirements: A bachelors
degree in any discipline, or at least
two years professional experience in
management/leadership positions.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students are required to complete 120 credit
points from core units.
COREUNITS:Accounting for Decision Making, Australian Auditing
and Assurance Services, Accounting and Accountability, Accounting
for Corporate Structures, Strategic Managerial Accounting, Strategic
Resource Management, Finance and Quantitative Methods, Managerial
Economics in a Global Environment, Commercial and Corporations Law,
Taxation Law, Strategic Management for Sustainability, Organisational
Dynamics and Behaviour.
Duration: 1.5 years
Yearfee: AU$23,760
Totalfee: AU$35,640
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (min 25in writing)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Melbourne
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
COURSEDESCRIPTION
These courses ofer students without an undergraduate degree or
specialisation in acounting, the opportunity to study accounting. The
skills acquired are relevant to many business areas including marketing,
economics, fnance, human resource management and information
systems. Knowledge of accounting as well as fnance can help individuals
and organisations better understand how to put their fnancial and other
resources to best use.
The programs aim to analyse, research and make informed
recommendations with respect to a broad range of accounting problems
and issues. In addition, graduates are exposed to essential accounting
principles, practices and techniques, and will be able to apply these to
a variety of situations including auditing, fnancial reporting, internal
controls, and management accounting. Graduates should be able to
make efective accounting decisions individually and be able to function
efectively in a team environment. Graduates will gain an appreciation
of the ethical, legal and professional dynamics of accounting and the
accounting profession.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
These courses are designed to meet the entry requirements of the
professional accounting bodies, CPA Australia and the Institute of
Chartered Accountants in Australia.
CAREERPATHS
Accounting frm, fnancial management.
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Students without an undergraduate degree or specialisation in accounting
gain the opportunity to study postgraduate accounting. The Master of
Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration combines the
requirements and aims of both masters degrees. The skills acquired are
relevant to many business areas including marketing, economics, fnance,
human resource management and information systems. The program is
designed to provide students with skills and competencies necessary to
pursue a career in accounting. The course is structured to meet the entry
requirements of the professional accounting bodies, CPA Australia and the
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
The Master of Business Administration is designed to provide the basic
building blocks needed to become an efective manager in a variety of
organisational settings. It is a broad-based, postgraduate degree rather
than a technical qualifcation required for a particular job or vocation.
The goal of the program is to provide students with the foundations in
content and competencies that will support their development as efective
managers in a variety of organisational settings and roles.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 160 credit points from the following
core units.
Core units:Accounting for Decision Making, Australian Auditing and
Assurance Services, Accounting and Accountability, Accounting for
Corporate Structures, Strategic Managerial Accounting, Strategic Resource
Management, Finance and Quantitative Methods, Corporate Governance
and Social Responsibility, Managerial Economics in a Global Environment,
Operations and Information Systems, Commercial and Corporations Law,
Taxation Law, Strategic Management for Sustainability, Ethical Leadership
in Organisations, Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour, Marketing
Management.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
The Master of Professional Accounting/Master of Business Administration
has been designed to meet the entry requirements of the professional
accounting bodies, CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered
Accountants in Australia.
MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING/
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Academic requirements:
Master: Applicants must have a bachelors degree
in any discipline or at least two years, professional
experience in management/leadership positions.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (min 25 in writing)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Entry: February, July
Duration: 2 years
Year fee: A$23,760
Total fee: A$47,520
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Master of Philosophy degree is awarded without classifcation on the
basis of examination of a major thesis. The requirements for the degree
shall be completed by submission of a thesis, which demonstrates the
ability of a student to conduct a research program, a command of the
knowledge and skills pertinent to the area of investigation, and a critical
appreciation and understanding of the relationship of the students work
to the work of others within the subject area.
Students are admitted in felds in which there exists a demonstrated
capacity for research supervision. Research degree students are accepted
and enrolled in a faculty, and may also be associated with a research centre
or institute.
FINDASUPERVISOR
To fnd a supervisor please visit:
http://corner.acu.edu.au/research_supervision/
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT submit the ACU application form without having
a supervisor or a research proposal as it will be considered an incomplete
application. Incomplete applications may be delayed or rejected.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded without classifcation on
the basis of examination of a major thesis.
The requirements for the degree shall be completed by submission of
a thesis which demonstrates that the student has made a substantial
contribution to learning and appreciates and understands the relationship
of the students own investigations to a wider feld of knowledge.
FINDASUPERVISOR
To fnd a supervisor please visit:
http://corner.acu.edu.au/research_supervision/
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT submit the ACU application form without having
a supervisor or a research proposal as it will be considered an incomplete
application. Incomplete applications may be delayed or rejected.
MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY
Academic requirements: Appropriate
undergraduate honours degree or equivalent;
or masters degree with appropriate research
training in a relevant feld; or masters
preliminary program; or equivalent qualifcation
or experience.
English requirements
IELTS:6.5 (6.0 per band)
IBT:90(25 all bands)
ACU:B (65-74%)
PTE:61(50 per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Strathfeld
Entry: January, March, June,
September
Duration: 2 years
Year fee:AU$20,000
Total fee:AU$40,000
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
Academic requirements: An appropriate
undergraduate degree with honours at a
minimum level of Second Class Division A or
equivalent; or a masters degree with appropriate
research training in a relevant feld; or a
masters preliminary program with results at
distinction level; or an equivalent qualifcation or
experience.
English requirements
IELTS:6.5 (6.0 per band)
IBT:90(25 all bands)
ACU:B (65-74%)
PTE:61(50 per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Strathfeld
Entry: January, March, June,
September
Duration: 4 years
Year fee:AU$20,000
Total fee:AU$80,000
FACULTYOF
EDUCATION
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
The Faculty of Education at ACU is a leading
provider of quality teacher education services in
Australia. Currently, the Faculty provides education
courses for over 8000 students and is one of the
largest providers of pre-service teacher education
courses in Australia.
An integral part of our courses is the professional experience
component which embeds practice with theory. This provides
opportunities for pre-service teachers to apply classroom
learnings to real situations and enables them to refect upon a
diverse range of educational practices appropriate for learners
in early childhood, primary, secondary and special classroom
settings, both nationally and internationally.
We welcome you to experience the unique approach that the
Faculty brings to the important work of preparing teachers and
education leaders for the future individuals and professionals
who are committed to a just and equitable society.
At ACU, I met people from diferent parts of the
world and their experiences enriched mine. During
the time I spent there, the lecturers and the people
from the international department were always
willing to help and were always there for me. I got
to know many places in Queensland and bond with
classmates from diferent countries. Regarding the
quality of education, I can say it is of a high standard
in a friendly environment.
MassielJohannaSalfateVenegas
MasterofTeaching(Primary)
EARLY CHILDHOOD
PRIMARY
SECONDARY
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
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COURSEAIMS
The aim of the Diploma in Educational Studies course is to meet the needs
of international students from diverse backgrounds who wish to take a
pathway into an undergraduate education degree.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 80 credit points from from the following list
of units: English Language Communication Skills, Australian Society,
Indigenous Cultures and Peoples, Creative Arts Education, Early Childhood,
Education: Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum, Social Analysis
and Community Outreach, Contexts for Learning and Development,
Understanding Learning, Early Childhood Education: The Ecology of
Childhood, Communication Skills and their Contexts, Linguistics for
Literacy, Childrens Literature for Literacy, Classroom Communication
Skills, Exploring Mathematics, Personal Development, Health and
Physical Education, Computers in Education, Science and Technology for
Early Childhood and Primary Teachers, Information Technology and the
Classroom, Introduction to the Bible, What Christians Believe.
FURTHERSTUDY
On successful completion of this course, graduates will meet the
academic requirements for admission to the following undergraduate
courses: Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Early
Childhood & Primary), Bachelor of Teaching/ Bachelor of Arts (Humanities)
(Mathematics) (Technology) or (Visual Arts).
COURSE DESCRIPTION
The Associate Degree in Inclusive Education and Disability Studies is for
students who want a career in disability or human service management.
This course provides one of the fewopportunities to take a university
course in this area. This associate degree also acts as a pathway course
into the Bachelor of Inclusive Education and Disability Studies for those
who dont currently meet the entry requirements. Students will develop a
holistic viewof disability and the social structures that infuence learning
and development for people with special needs. This includes areas such
as: social justice and empowerment, advocacy, the infuence of disability
on learning, social dynamics and positive behaviour support.
COURSE STRUCTURE
Students must complete 160cp comprised of 130cp fromdiscipline studies
(education studies, learning/teaching, community inclusion or professional
practice studies), 20cp fromprofessional practice specialisations (community
services or school education), 10cp fromuniversity core units.
MANDATORY UNITS
Education studies: Interpersonal Communication Skills, Attitudes and
Inclusion, Contexts for Learning and Development.
Learning/ teaching: Technology and Communication, Inclusive Learning,
Instructional Delivery, Understanding Behaviours and Disability.
Community inclusion: Disability Studies, Supporting Social Relationships,
Family Studies and Disability, Disability Employment Support.
Professional practice studies: Disability Support Practice, Person Centred
Practice.
Professional practice specialisations
Community services: Social Justice, Management in the Community OR
School education: Childrens Literature for Literacy Education, Exploring
Mathematics.
University core unit
Our World: Community andVulnerability
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Students are required to participate in a number of professional placements
throughout their program. Refer to page 59 for further information about
professional experience requirements.
FURTHER STUDY
On successful completion of the Associate Degree in Inclusive Education
students may be granted advanced standing in the Bachelor of Inclusive
Education and Disability Studies.
CAREER PATHS
Accommodation support, respite support, employment support, transition
to work and community participation programs, advocacy and information
services, policy development.
COURSE AIMS
This course imparts the professional knowledge and skills that will allow
graduates to support young children in the crucial formative stages of their
development and learning. It is designed to develop both teachers for early
childhood settings and generalist primary teachers with particular strengths
in literacy, mathematics, science and technology. The course includes
studies in early childhood specialties preparing teachers for practice in early
childhood education. Extensive professional experiences in schools and early
childhood settings fromthe frst year of the programwill provide students
with an opportunity to experience the practical vitality and reality of the
classroom. Students may complete additional units to gain accreditation to
teach religious education in Catholic schools.
PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
Graduates are eligible for registration as primary school teachers, and are
accredited to teach in government, independent and Catholic schools. Refer
to page 59 for further information about teacher registration.
COURSE STRUCTURE
Students must complete 320 credit points comprised of education studies
(110 cp); curriculumfoundation studies (70 cp); curriculumand pedagogy (80
cp); electives (60 cp); and professional experience.
Education Studies: Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Pedagogy
and Curriculum; Early Childhood Education: The Ecology of Childhood; Early
Childhood Education: Partnerships for Learning;
Early Childhood Education: Building CurriculumConnections and
Continuities; Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Leadership;
Contexts for Learning and Development; Teaching and Managing Learning
Environments; Creating Inclusive, Safe and Supportive Schools; Diversity
in the Classroomor Catering for Diversity in the Classroom; Teaching and
Learning: Preparing for the Contexts of the Field; Transition into the Profession
or Indigenous Teachers in Australian Education .
Curriculumeducation studies: Linguistics for Literacy, Childrens Literature
for Literacy; Exploring Mathematics; Science andTechnology for Early
Childhood and PrimaryTeachers; Indigenous Cultures and Peoples or
Australian Indigenous Peoples: Past and Present or Australian Indigenous
Peoples, Cultures and Identity (non-optional).
Curriculumand pedagogy: Creative Arts Education: Introduction to the
Creative Arts; Literacy Education; Mathematics: Learning andTeaching;
Personal Development Health and Physical Education; Connecting Society
and Environment Science andTechnology Education.
Electives: students are able to select units fromthe following areas: creative
arts studies, inclusion and disability studies, indigenous studies, philosophy,
religious education and theology.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Students must complete professional and volunteer experience consisting
of up to 100 days of school-based learning experiences, structured
observational tasks, community engagement and supervised professional
experience prior to school and primary school settings. Refer to page 59 for
further information about professional experience requirements.
CAREER PATHS
Early childhood teacher, group leader in child-care centres, primary school
teacher.
DIPLOMA IN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
Academic requirements: Equivalent of Senior
secondary school graduation with a minimum
50%pass rate. Students who wish to pursue
further undergraduate studies after completion
of the diploma will be required to meet the
English profciency requirements for the relevant
undergraduate degree. Students will receive credit
for relevant units completed in the diploma.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 80 (20 all bands)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 in all bands)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry:
Melbourne: February
Brisbane, Canberra,
Strathfeld: Feb, July
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$12,976
Total fee: A$12,976
ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION & DISABILITY STUDIES
Academic requirements: Completion of Year
12 or an appropriate VET Certifcate III or IV.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (22 all bands)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 in all bands)
Campus:
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 2 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$36,400
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PRIMARY)
Academic requirements: Equivalent of
an Australian Year 12 Certifcate, including
studies in mathematics and English.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: Ballarat, Brisbane,
Melbourne, Strathfeld: February or
Canberra: February, July
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$72,800
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Primary school teaching is an energising and exciting profession that
utilises a variety of skills. These include creativity, organisation and
administration, combined with strong interpersonal and communication
skills. ACU has a long-held reputation as a leading provider of quality
teacher education. The course prepares students to teach in all sectors
government, independent and Catholic. Students will gain a degree with
a reputation of high academic rigour that meets accreditation standards
and strengths in the national priorities of literacy, numeracy, science and
technology.
COURSESTRUCTURE
To qualify for the degree, students must complete 320 credit points
comrised of education studies (60 cp); university core units (10cp),
curriculum foundation studies (100 cp), comprising: indigenous studies (10
cp); theology (30 cp); or equivalent; mathematics (20 cp); English (20 cp);
science (20 cp); studies in curriculum and pedagogy: NSW students 140
cp; Victoria and ACT students 130 cp; Queensland students 120 or 130 cp;
remaining credit points from electives;
professional experience (including community engagement) comprising
community-based learning and a minimum number of supervised
teaching days in primary schools as stipulated by local registration/
employing bodies.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students must complete professional and volunteer experience consisting
of up to 100 days of school-based learning experiences, structured
observational tasks, community engagement and supervised professional
experience in primary school settings. Refer to page 59 for further
information about teacher registration.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates will be eligible for teacher registration and accreditation to
teach primary students in Catholic and other faith-based schools, and
government and independent schools in Australia. Refer to page 59 for
further information about teacher registration.
CAREERPATHS
Primary school teacher.
COURSEAIMS
This course provides the opportunity for students to prepare for a career
in disability or human service management. It also provides a pathway to
school teaching qualifcations and special education.
Contemporary understanding of disability acknowledges the rights of
people with a disability to be full and participating members of society.
Many people with a disability, particularly those with learning and
intellectual disabilities, require either episodic or lifelong support to take
their rightful place in society. The course aims to develop graduates skills
to empower people with disabilities through inclusive education and
development support.
The course consists of units that encompass a holistic view of disability and
the social structures that infuence learning and development for people
with a disability. This includes theoretical frameworks for understanding
disability, social justice and empowerment, advocacy, infuence of
disability on learning, social dynamics and positive behaviour support.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 240 credit points comprised of discipline studies
(160 cp); professional practice specialisations (60 cp); university core units
(20 cp).
CAREERPATHS
Community education, accommodation and respite, advocacy and
human services, specialist inclusive education roles, supporting children
with disabilities in schools, providing specialist disability support, policy
development in government and non-government sectors.
BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY)
Academic requirements: Equivalent of
an Australian Year 12 certifcate, including
studies in mathematics and English.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry:
Ballarat, Melbourne,
Strathfeld: February
Brisbane, Canberra: Feb, July
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$72,800
BACHELOR OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION & DISABILITY STUDIES
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
ACU: A (75+)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
COURSEAIMS
These dual degrees satisfy the requirements for both the Bachelor of
Teaching and Bachelor of Arts. These courses qualify students to become
teachers in secondary schools. A range of Bachelor of Arts sequences and
units are available and students have a broad range of choice for their
major and minor sequences. Students are advised to select at least one
of these sequences from a main school teaching area. The Bachelor of
Teaching requirements foster the acquisition and development of the
students basic professional knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an
efective classroom teacher. The inclusion of units in theology and religious
education enables graduates to gain accreditation to teach religious
education.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Bachelor of Teaching/ Bachelor of Arts (Humanities)
Students must complete 320 credit points comprised of a major from
the Bachelor of Arts; minor fromthe Bachelor of Arts; other units from
the Bachelor of Arts: education studies; curriculumstudies; prescribed
professional experience/ community engagement units; university core
units.
Bachelor of Teaching/ Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics)
Students must complete 320 credit points comprised of a mathematics
major; minor fromthe Bachelor of Arts; other units fromthe Bachelor of Arts:
education studies; curriculumstudies; prescribed professional experience/
community engagement units; university core units
Bachelor of Teaching/ Bachelor of Arts (Technology)
Students must complete 320 credit points comprised of major in technology;
minor in technology; minor in computing, mathematics or theological
studies; education studies; curriculumstudies; prescribed professional
experience/ community engagement units; university core units
Bachelor of Teaching/ Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts)
Students must complete 320 credit points comprised of a major in visual
arts; minor in a second curriculumstudies area; other units fromthe Bachelor
Arts; education studies; university core units curriculumstudies (60 cp);
prescribed professional experience/ community engagement units (20 cp).
EDUCATIONSTUDIESUNITS
Curriculum and Assessment; Understanding Learning; Contexts
for Learning and Development; Teaching and Managing Learning
Environments; Creating Inclusive, Safe and Supportive Schools; Curriculum
Literacies; Transition into the Profession; Diversity in the Classroom.
TEACHINGMETHODS
Brisbane
Humanities
(Major/minor): business studies, drama, history (modernandancient), English
literature, music, theological studies/study of religions, visual arts
Melbourne
Humanities
(Major/minor): business studies, history (modern and ancient), english
literature, mathematics, theological studies/study of religions.
(Minor): philosophy, politics, sociology.
Mathematics
(Major): mathematics.
(Minor): business studies/economics, English literature, history, theological
studies/study of religions.
Strathfeld(Sydney)
Humanities
(Major/minor): economics, geography, history (modern and ancient),
English literature, theological studies/study of religions. (minor):
computing, mathematics, visual arts.
Technology
(Major/minor): technology
(Minor): computing, mathematics, theological studies/study of religions.
Mathematics
(Major): mathematics.
(Minor): business studies/economics, computing, english literature,
geography, history, theological studies/study of religions.
Visual Arts
(Minor): business studies/economics, computing, english literature,
geography, history, mathematics, theological studies/study of religions,
visual arts.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students must complete professional and volunteer experience consisting
of up to 100 days of school-based learning experiences, structured
observational tasks, community engagement and supervised professional
experience in secondary school settings. For further information about
professional experience requirements, refer to the section at the bottom of
this page.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates will be eligible for teacher registration and accreditation to
teach secondary students in Catholic and other faith-based schools, and
government and independent schools in Australia. For further information
about teacher registration, refer to the section at the bottom of this page.
CAREERPATHS
The course is designed for those intending to become teachers in
secondary schools. Graduates may teach in institutes of technical and
further education (TAFE), vocational education, community education
centres, private colleges and special education settings.
BACHELOR OF TEACHING/ BACHELOR OF ARTS
(HUMANITIES) (TECHNOLOGY) (MATHEMATICS) (VISUAL ARTS)
Academic requirements:
Equivalent of an Australian
Year 12 Certifcate, with
studies in mathematics &
English.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane: Humanities
Strathfeld: Humanities, Technology,
Maths and Visual Arts
Melbourne: Humanities and Maths
Entry: February
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$72,800
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCEUNITS
All students enrolled in these units must have the appropriate approvals
before they enter a classroom to work with children. These are: Blue Card
(Qld) or Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Vic). International
students must bring police check documentation from their own
countries. To meet the requirements for working in settings other than
schools, a national police check may be required.
Qld students should apply for a Blue Card on Form S from the
Commission for Children and Young People:
www.ccypcg.qld.gov.au/bluecard
Working with Children Check:
www.justice.vic.gov.au/home/working+with+children/
National Police Check: www.afp.gov.au/what-we-do/
police-checks/national-police-checks.aspx
Working with Vunerable People Check: www.ors.act.gov.au/
community/working_with_vulnerable_people
TEACHERREGISTRATIONREQUIREMENTS
National teacher registration standards currently require students to
attain an overall IELTS score of 7.5 (with a minimum of 7 in reading and
writing, and a minimum of 8 in speaking and listening).
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This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills to teach in
secondary schools in all sectors government, independent and Catholic.
You will gain a degree with a reputation for high academic rigour that
meets accreditation standards. With an emphasis on social justice, equity
and values education this course caters for the learning needs of a diverse
range of students.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 100 credit points comprised of
education studies (40 cp); curriculum studies (40 cp): professional
experience (20 cp).
Education studies units:Development and Learning, Diversity in the
Classroom, Efective Teaching and Professional Practice, Social and Cultural
Contexts of Education.
TeachingMethods:
Brisbane
Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Dance,
Drama, Earth Science, Economics, English, Film and Television, Geography,
Health and Physical Education, History, ICT, Legal Studies, LOTE, Marine
Studies, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Science 21, Studies of Society and
Environment, Study of Religion.
Canberra
Commerce & Business Studies, Dance, Drama, English,
LOTE (Languages other than English), Mathematics, Music, Religious
Education, Science, Studies of Society and Environment, Technology, Visual
Arts.
Melbourne
Commerce and Business Studies, English, ESL, Health Education, History,
Humanities, LOTE , Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Psychology,
Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts.
Strathfeld
Biology, Chemistry , Drama, Economics and Business Studies, English,
Geography, History, ICT, Legal Studies, LOTE, Mathematics, Music, Personal
Development, Health and Physical Education, Physics, Religious Education,
Society and Culture, Technology, Visual Arts.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students must complete professional experience consisting of a minimum
of 45 days of school-based learning experiences, structured observational
tasks and supervised professional experience in secondary school settings.
Refer to page 59 for further information about professional experience
requirements.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates will be eligible for teacher registration and accreditation to
teach secondary students in Catholic and other faith-based schools and
government and independent schools in Australia. Refer to page 59 for
further information about teacher registration.
FURTHERSTUDY
Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)
can progress to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or the Master of
Education.
CAREERPATHS
Secondary school teacher.
GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION (SECONDARY)
Academic requirements: A three-year Australian
bachelors degree or equivalent.
Students must also nominate two subject areas
(refer to teaching methods below) which are
based on their bachelor studies and believe they
are qualifed to teach. The Faculty of Education
will assess students suitability for the nominated
teaching methods during the admissions process.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.5 (7.5 min per band)
IBT: 102 (25 all bands)
PTE: 76 (73 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: Brisbane &
Melbourne: February
Canberra &
Strathfeld: February, July
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$22,750
Total fee: A$22,750
COURSEAIMS
The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a two-year degree course designed
for applicants with an appropriate undergraduate degree who wish to
become teachers in a primary school. It provides a pre-service education
for new teachers. Graduates are eligible for employment in Catholic,
government and non-government schools. The degree requires students
to analyse their context, and to address many socio-cultural issues that will
stimulate positive interaction and dialogue between the University and the
professional feld.
The course consists of studies in education and specifc curriculum studies
covering all teaching areas of primary schools. The course is concerned
with the application of advanced knowledge and research fndings to the
problems, issues and challenges that face education professionals. The
course aims to prepare professionals who are refective, independent and
fexible thinkers open to new ideas, and who will be capable of applying
their knowledge and skills to improve curriculum oferings.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 160 credit points, comprosed of education studies
(40 cp); curriculum studies (80 cp); electives (20 cp); research (20 cp);
professional experience units.
Education studies:Diversity in the Inclusive Classroom, Social and
Cultural Contexts of Development and Learning, Efective Teaching and
Professional Practice, Transition to the Profession: Integrated Curriculum
Programming.
Curriculumstudies:Creative Arts Curriculum, Language and Literacy
Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Personal Development, Health
and Physical Education (PDHPE) Curriculum, Human Society and
Its Environment (HSIE) / Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)
Curriculum, Science and Technology Education.
Electives:Principles of Religious Education or Managing Challenging
Behaviour, Religious Education Curriculum or Education Systems in an
International Cultural Context, Managing Challenging Behaviour
Religious Education Curriculum, Education Systems in an International
Cultural Context.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students must complete professional experience consisting of a minimum
of 45 days of school-based learning experiences, structured observational
tasks and supervised professional experience in primary school settings.
Refer to page 59 for further information about professional exerience
requirements.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates are eligible for registration as primary school teachers and are
accredited to teach in government, independent and Catholic schools.
Refer to page 59 for further information about teacher registration.
CAREERPATHS
Primary school teacher.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
This course is designed for qualifed teachers who wish to pursue further
studies in a specialised area. It will not lead to a teaching qualifcation.
The degree enables teachers and educators to develop their scholarship
and expertise further. The curriculum areas and issues students can study
include: Arts Education, Career Development, Early Childhood, Education
and Training in Professional Contexts, Information and Communication
Technology, Literacy Education, Mathematics Education, Pastoral Care
Leadership, Religious Education, Science and Technology Education,
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and Wellbeing
in Inclusive Schooling.
CAREERPATHS
The Master of Education enhances career advancement opportunities as
a teaching professional or leader, education administrator, researcher or
policy maker.
MASTER OF TEACHING (PRIMARY)
Academic requirements: A three-year Australian
bachelors degree or equivalent. In NSW, applicants
must meet guidelines set by the NSW Institute of
Teachers.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.5 (7.5 min per band)
IBT: 102 (25 all bands)
PTE: 76 (73 min per band)
Campus:
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry:
Melbourne: February
Strathfeld: February, July
Duration: 2 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$36,400
MASTER OF EDUCATION
Academic requirements: Applicants must have
completed the following prerequisites: four year
bachelors degree in education; or bachelors degree in
an area other than education and a Graduate Diploma
in Education; alternatively, a health sciences degree with
three years experience; and a Graduate Certifcate in
Clinical Education.
English requirements
IELTS:7.0 (6.0 min per band)
IBT:100 (min 25 in writing)
ACU:A (75+)
PTE:68 (50 min per band)
Campus:
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry:
Melbourne: February
Strathfeld: February,
July
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$18,200
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Having taught in France, Eastern
Europe and many parts of Australia
and Asia, I have found studying at
ACU a necessary next step in my
professional development as an
international educator. The strength
of a program in the area of education
in todays society lies in its ability
to provide quality professional
experience. I have found the support
and professional training that I have
received from my various associate
teachers the most valuable.
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COURSEAIMS
This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills to teach in
secondary schools in all sectors government, independent and Catholic.
You will gain a degree with a reputation for high academic rigour that
meets accreditation standards.
The course provides a particular focus on enabling participants to
adopt a research-based approach to refective practice and to consider
the implications and applications of such an approach to their own
professional development and to its contribution to the learning and
wellbeing of those whom they teach.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 160 credit points, comprised of education studies
(40 cp); curriculum studies (40 cp); core units (50 cp); electives (10 cp);
professional experience units (20 cp).
For teachingmethods,please refer toGraduate Diplomain Education
(Secondary)on page 60.
Education studies:Development and Learning, Diversity in the Classroom,
Efective Teaching and Professional Practice, Social and Cultural Contexts
of Education.
Core units: Managing Challenging Behaviour, Research Project (three
units), Issues in the Profession: Working Across the Curriculum, Interpreting
and Designing Educational Research.
Electives:Education Systems in an International Cultural Context, Biblical
Studies, Foundations of Christian Faith, Other approved Electives.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students must complete professional experience consisting of a minimum
of 45 days of school-based learning experiences, structured observational
tasks and supervised professional experience in secondary school settings.
Refer to page 59 for further information about professional experience
requirements.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates are eligible for registration as a secondary school teacher and
are accredited to teach in government, independent and Catholic schools.
Refer to page 59 for further information about teacher registration.
CAREERPATHS
Secondary school teacher.
MASTER OF TEACHING (SECONDARY)
Academic requirements: A three-year Australian
bachelors degree or equivalent. Students must
also nominate two subject areas (refer to teaching
methods on page 60) for which, based on their
bachelors studies, they believe they are qualifed,
to teach. The Faculty of Education will assess each
students suitability for the teaching methods during
the admissions process.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.5 (7.5 min per band)
IBT: 102 (25 all bands)
PTE: 76 (73 min per band)
Campus:
Canberra,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry:
Melbourne: February
Canberra,
Strathfeld: Feb, July
Duration: 2 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$36,400
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Doctor of Education (EdD) provides an advanced course of study at
the doctoral level in common with the traditional Doctor of Philosophy
(PhD) degree. The EdD is research-based but concerned with the refective
application of advanced knowledge to problems of professional practice.
The degree is designed for professionals who wish to expand their
theoretical bases for practice, to analyse current ideas and issues, and
to address problems in educational practice. Three coursework units
provide structured training and support to the development of the thesis.
Participants are encouraged to take up research questions that are relevant
to their current or projected career interests.
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (EdD)
Academic requirements: A Masters
degree in Education or equivalent, with
an average of credit or equivalent; at least
fve years relevant work experience; and
two confdential referee reports (at least
one must be an academic reference; one
may relate to the applicants professional
experience).
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld,
Ballarat
Note: Students in Ballarat
need to attend some weekend
intensives in Melbourne
Entry: June
Duration: 4 years
Year fee:AU$22,000
Total fee:AU$88,000
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Master of Philosophy degree is awarded without classifcation on
the basis of examination of a major thesis. The requirements for the
degree shall be completed by submission of a thesis, which demonstrates
the a students ability to conduct a research program, command of the
knowledge and skills pertinent to the area of investigation, and critical
appreciation and understanding of the relationship of the students work
to the work of others within the subject area.
Students are admitted in felds in which a demonstrated capacity for
research supervision exists. Research degree students are accepted and
enrolled in a faculty, and may also be associated with a research centre or
institute.
FINDASUPERVISOR
To fnd a supervisor please visit:
corner.acu.edu.au/research_supervision/
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT submit the ACU application form without having
a supervisor or a research proposal as it will be considered an incomplete
application. Incomplete applications may be delayed or rejected.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded without classifcation on
the basis of examination of a major thesis.
The requirements for the degree shall be completed by submission of
a thesis which demonstrates that the student has made a substantial
contribution to learning and appreciates and understands the relationship
of the students own investigations to a wider feld of knowledge.
FINDASUPERVISOR
To fnd a supervisor please visit:
corner.acu.edu.au/research_supervision/
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT submit the ACU application form without having
a supervisor or a research proposal as it will be considered an incomplete
application. Incomplete applications may be delayed or rejected.
MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY
Academic requirements: Appropriate
undergraduate honours degree or equivalent;
or masters degree with appropriate research
training in a relevant feld; or masters preliminary
program; or equivalent qualifcation or
experience.
English requirements
IELTS:6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT:90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE:61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Strathfeld
Entry: January, March,
June, September
Duration: 2 years
Year fee:AU$20,000
Total fee:AU$40,000
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
Academic requirements: An appropriate
undergraduate degree with honours at a
minimum level of Second Class Division A or
equivalent; or a masters degree with appropriate
research training in a relevant feld; or a masters
preliminary program with results at distinction
level; or an equivalent qualifcation or experience.
English requirements
IELTS:6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT:90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE:61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Strathfeld
Entry: January, March,
June, September
Duration: 4 years
Year fee:AU$20,000
Total fee:AU$80,000
The Master of Educational Leadership is for teachers and administrators
who want to enhance their professional practice and become leaders in
their school community or organisation. This leadership course explores
new concepts and approaches to teaching and learning that highlight
the partnership of teachers and administrators in building a culture of
leadership in schools. It has a particular focus on Catholic Schools but also
has the fexibility to cater for those from other denominations and the
public sector.
In addition to looking at the theory and application of leadership and
organisation, this masters degree also delves into the ethical and moral
decisions that educational leaders have to make. It will prepare you to
make responsible choices in complex, often tension-flled, situations.
Note:This program is delivered in intensive mode and therefore is not
suitable for international students on student visas.
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP (POSTGRADUATE DEGREES)
POSTGRADUATECERTIFICATEIN
EDUCATIONALLEADERSHIP
AcademicRequirements:As per
masters degree or signifcant related
professional experience.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students must complete 40cp, consisting
of 20cp from core units and 20cp from specialist units.
Duration: 0.5 years
Yearfee: AU$9,100
Totalfee: AU$9,100
MASTER OF EDUCATIONAL
LEADERSHIP
Academic Requirements: Four-
year Australian bachelor degree in
education;
or
bachelor degree in an area other than
education and a Graduate Diploma in
Education; and relevant professional
work experience.
COURSESTRUCTURE: Students must complete 80cp, consisting
of 20cp from core units, at least 20cp from specialist units, up to
40cp from specialist units or electives.
COREUNITS:Perspectives on Leadership, Values and Leadership.
SPECIALISTUNITS(MINIMUMTWOOF):Human Resource
Management and Development, Leading Educational Change,
Leadership Spirituality, Leading Authentic Learning, Employment
Relations and the Legal Context in Education, Leading the Catholic
School, Faith Leadership, Education Policy and Governance,
Leadership Theory into Practice, Professional Practice Project
Electives may be taken from other masters level courses with the approval
of the course coordinator.
Duration: 1 year
Yearfee: AU$18,200
Totalfee: AU$18,200
Career paths
Deputy principal, educator,head of
department, school principal.
English requirements
IELTS:7.0 (6.0 min per band)
IBT:100 (min 25 in writing)
ACU:A (75+)
PTE:68 (50 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Strathfeld
Entry: February,
July
FACULTYOFHEALTH
SCIENCES
FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Located across all six of ACUs campuses, the Faculty
of Health Sciences is one of the largest faculties
of health sciences in Australia. We prepare highly
qualifed graduates in the areas of exercise science,
nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy,
speech pathology and public health.
Our courses focus on health outcomes and include undergraduate
and postgraduate programs of study, along with research degrees.
As part of the curriculum, our students undertake feld and clinical
experience that is supervised by experienced practitioners.
The Faculty seeks to promote the uniqueness, personal integrity
and the potential of each of its members. We are committed to
helping vulnerable communities such as Indigenous, the elderly
and disabled people.
I like ACU because it supports and encourages
students to actively participate in projects that are
in line with the ethos of the university,
particularly in the area of social responsibility and
justice. When enrolled in a degree at the Canberra
campus, you not only become a student, but also
a member of a wider community. This is refected
in the friendly atmosphere of the campus and the
approachable nature of all staf and students.
MichelleFielding,Australia
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NURSING
PHYSIOTHERAPY
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
Pathwayonly
Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences) is a pathway leading to
the ACU Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science, and
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science programs. Students who do not
qualify for direct entry into a degree program may enter after successful
completion of the Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences).
This course, while not designed to be a professional qualifcation for
health sciences, is designed to prepare students to successfully pursue
their academic studies in the area of the health professions using efective
English language communication skills. Opportunities are provided for
students to develop the communication skills used as a health practitioner.
In particular, students will explore the language of medicine, verbal and
written material, communication with patients and their relatives, and how
to deal with issues in the health professions.
Students will be introduced to critical thinking and problem solving.
Emphasis will be placed on working independently and as a team
member, on self-directedness, and on building confdence.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 80 credit points, comprised of
Australian Society, English Language Communication Skills, English for
Academic Purposes, English for Health Professionals, Introduction to
Health Care in Australia, Introduction to Science for Health Professionals
FURTHERSTUDY
The Tertiary Preparation Program (Health Sciences) articulates into the ACU
Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science and Bachelor
of Exercise and Sports Science.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science focuses on the roles
and benefts of exercise and healthy lifestyles. These are explored in
the contexts of elite sport to recreational physical activity as well as
community health and wellbeing. Students graduate with a strong
academic base in exercise prescription, sports performance and analysis,
health and ftness promotion, exercise rehabilitation and sports science.
Students have the opportunity to specialise by choosing from a range of
electives, including advanced studies in exercise physiology, biomechanics,
motor control, and psychology of sport and exercise, exercise rehabilitation
and coaching science.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
The School of Exercise Science is in the process of applying for
accreditation with Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), the peak
professional body for exercise and sports science in Australia. Enrolled
students are eligible for student membership with ESSA. Graduates will be
eligible for membership with the Australian Council for Health, Physical
Education and Recreation (ACHPER).
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 240 credit points, comprised of core
units (180 cp); elective units (30 cp); professional experience (10 cp); Core
Curriculum Units (20 cp); and professional experience preparation.
Core Units
Human Biological Science 1, Foundations of Exercise Science, Functional
Anatomy, Mechanical Bases of Exercise, Growth, Motor Development
and Ageing, Research and Ethics in Exercise Science, Health, Fitness and
Performance, Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Exercise Testing
and Prescription, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Programming
Resistance Training, Neural Basis of Human Movement, Health and Exercise
Psychology, Advanced Motor Control and Learning, Advanced Exercise
Physiology, Nutrition and Exercise, Exercise, Health and Disease.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students will undertake two units of compulsory industry experience
throughout the course.
PATHWAYSTOFURTHERSTUDY(HONOURS DEGREE)
The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Honours) program is
an in-depth academic program that will enable you to undertake an
independent research project in the areas of exercise science and
human performance in elite athletic, healthy, and clinical populations
across the lifespan. You will have the opportunity to develop skills
in research and prepare for higher degree studies at masters and
doctoral level.
The honours degree is an additional year of study (fourth year) on top of
the three year Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.
To be eligible to apply for admission to the honours degree course, a
student must have completed a relevant bachelors pass degree and
attained grades of distinction or above in at least half of the graded units
at second and third year levels, or completed at least one years experience
in a related area of exercise science.
This degree provides graduates a pathway into postgraduate studies
in clinical exercise physiology required for accreditation as an exercise
physiologist with ESSA.
Graduates may also progress to research degrees, including honours,
masters (research), and doctoral degrees.
CAREERPATHS
Health and ftness consultant, exercise scientist, sports scientist, sports
coach, exercise physiologist (on completion of a Master of Clinical Exercise
Physiology), physiotherapist.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science aims to produce graduates
with a strong academic base in the disciplines of exercise physiology
and nutrition, biomechanics, motor control and skill acquisition, and
psychology of sport and exercise. Students have the opportunity to
specialise in a range of elective choices including: coaching science, sports
studies, health promotion, outdoor recreation and sports management.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Graduates will be eligible for membership with the Australian Council for
Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER).
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 240 credit points, comprised of core
units (100 cp); elective units (110 cp, including at least 60 cp from a
specialisation sequence); industry experience (10 cp); Core Curriculum
units (20 cp); and industry experience preparation (0 cp).
Core Units
Foundations of Exercise Science, Functional Anatomy, Mechanical Bases
of Exercise, Growth, Motor Development and Ageing, Research and Ethics
in Exercise Science, Health, Fitness and Performance, Psychology of Sport
and Physical Activity, Biomechanics, Motor Control and Learning, Exercise
Physiology, Nutrition and Exercise.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students will undertake two units of compulsory industry experience
throughout the course.
CAREERPATHS
Sports coaching, sports performance, health and ftness industry, personal
trainer, teaching health and physical education in schools (on completion
of a Graduate Diploma in Education)
PATHWAYSTOFURTHERSTUDY(HONOURS DEGREE)
The Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science (Honours) course is an
in-depth academic program that enables students to undertake an
independent research project in the areas of exercise, health and physical
activity across the lifespan using the knowledge and skills gained in the
undergraduate program. You will have the opportunity to develop skills
in research and prepare for higher degree studies at masters and doctoral
level.
The honours degree is an additional year of study (fourth year) on top of
the three year Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science.
To be eligible to apply for admission to the honours degree course,
students must have completed a relevant bachelors pass degree and
attained grades of distinction or above in at least half of the graded units
at second and third year levels, or completed at least one years experience
in a related area of exercise science.
Graduates of the honours degree may progress to higher degree studies
in education. Graduates may also progress to further studies in health
promotion, sports administration, sports event management, corporate
health and wellness, and occupational health.
TERTIARY PREPARATION PROGRAM (HEALTH SCIENCES)
Academic requirements: Equivalent of Senior
secondary school graduation with a minimum 50%
pass rate.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (5.5 min per band)
IBT: 79 (20 all bands)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (42 in all bands)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Entry:
Brisbane: February, May or
Melbourne &
North Sydney: February
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$13,880
Total fee: A$13,880
BACHELOR OF EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCE
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
BACHELOR OF EXERCISE AND HEALTH SCIENCE
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$54,600
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
This course aims to develop caring professional nurses who are proactive
and adaptable; competent, safe and ethical clinicians; creative and critical
thinkers; informed consumers of practice evidence; and independent
lifelong learners. The course uses learner-centred approaches including
inquiry and situation-based learning, to enhance students experiences as
well as their readiness for the workplace.
Students have the opportunity to choose a clinical nursing specialty focus
in the fnal semester that is linked with industry in areas of workforce need,
such as medical/surgical nursing, perioperative nursing, high dependency
nursing, palliative care, aged care, paediatrics, maternal and infant care,
mental health and community nursing.
SPECIALISATIONS
Practice leadership
Mental health
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Eligible graduates can apply for registration with the Australian Health
Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please refer to the Registration
Standards for Nursing and Midwifery on the AHPRA website: www.ahpra.
gov.au
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 240 credit points comprised of inter-
professional learning units (90 cp); nursing theory units (60 cp); clinical
nursing practice units (60 cp); clinical nursing specialty elective (10 cp);
Core Curriculum units (20 cp).
Inter-professional learningunits
Human Biological Science 1, Human Biological Science 2, Beginning
Professional Practice, The Person, Health and Wellbeing, Society, Culture
and Health, Health Assessment, Inquiry in Health Care, Mental Health and
Illness, Health Care Ethics.
Core Curriculumunits
Our World: Community and Vulnerability, Understanding Self and Society:
Contemporary Perspectives.
Nursingtheoryunits
Child, Adolescent and Family Nursing, Acute Care Nursing 1, Promoting
Health in Extended Care, Acute Care Nursing 2, Partnerships in Chronicity,
Transition to Professional Nursing.
Clinical nursingpractice units
Introduction to Nursing Practice, Clinical Integration: Acute Care, Clinical
Integration: Mental Health, Clinical Integration: Complex Care, Clinical
Integration: Towards Professional Practice.
Clinical nursingspecialty electives
Medical Surgical Nursing Practice, Mental Health Nursing Practice,
High Dependency Nursing Practice, Peri-operative Nursing Practice,
Rehabilitation Nursing Practice, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing,
Practice, Maternity Nursing Practice, Oncology Nursing Practice, Palliative
Care Nursing Practice, Aged Care Nursing Practice, Community Nursing
Practice.
CLINICALPLACEMENTS
Clinical practice experience provides students with the opportunity to
integrate theoretical and practical learning in a wide range of health-
care facilities. This experience means that ACU graduates will enter the
workforce confdent and well-prepared. Please note that there are certain
requirements for students to be able to undertake their clinical placement.
CAREERPATHS
Medical/surgical, paediatric, intensive care, aged care and mental
health nursing.
PATHWAYSTOFURTHERSTUDY(HONOURS DEGREE)
The Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) program prepares students with
research training to make a contribution to scholarship and
evidence-based nursing practice. Students will have the opportunity
to interact in, explore and critically analyse a specialist area of nursing
or related topics from the theoretical and professional perspective,
and conduct and report on a creative and analytical study in the form
of a thesis.
The honours degree is an additional year of study (fourth year) on top
of the three year Bachelor of Nursing.
To be eligible to apply for admission to the honours degree course, a
student must have completed a Bachelor of Nursing pass degree and
attained grades of distinction or above in at least half of the graded units
(a) at second and third year levels of the undergraduate course; or (b) in a
postgraduate course.
Graduates may be eligible to progress to Master of Nursing (Research) or
Doctor of Philosophy.
CAREERPATHS
Registered nurse, medical/surgical nurse, paediatric nurse, researcher, aged
carer, community carer, developmental disability carer, maternal and infant
carer, and mental health carer.
BACHELOR OF NURSING
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 certifcate.
NOTE:This course is subject to an enrolment quota.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (6.5 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
ACU: A (75+)
PTE: 68(58 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Entry: February
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$21,600
Total fee: A$64,800
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Business Administration will prepare
graduates to meet the evolving business management expectations of our
health services. Registered nurses are increasingly moving from bedside
care into middle management roles early in their careers and are expected
to take leadership roles in
multi-disciplinary teams. Health is increasingly seen as a business, and
nurses are required to contribute to the success of that business through
efective management of staf and fnancial resources. Students will
complete 360 credit points, consisting of 210 credit points of Bachelor of
Nursing units and 150 credit points of Bachelor of Business Administration
units.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Eligible graduates can apply for registration with the Australian Health
Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please refer to the Registration
Standards for Nursing and Midwifery on the AHPRA website: www.ahpra.
gov.au
COURSESTRUCTURE
Year 1:Foundations of Management; Principles of Accounting; Human
Biological Science 1; The Person, Health and Wellbeing; Business Data
Analysis; Principles of Marketing; Human Biological Science 2; Our World:
Community and Vulnerability.
Year 2:Fundamentals of Business IS, Inquiry in Health Care, Beginning
Professional Practice, Society Culture and Health, Introduction to Law,
Principles of Business Economics, Health Assessment, Introduction to
Nursing Practice.
Year 3:Principles of Finance, Child Adolescent and Family Health, Mental
Health and Illness, Clinical Integration Mental Health, Professional Ethics,
Acute Care Nursing 1, Promoting Health in Extended Care, Clinical
Integration: Acute Care.
Year 4:Acute Care Nursing 2, Partnerships in Chronicity, Organisational
Behaviour, Clinical Integration: Complex Care, Transition to Professional
Nursing, Nursing Clinical Specialty Practice, Organisational Change,
Strategic Management.
Year 5:Business Elective, Clinical Integration: Towards Professional Human
Biological Practice, Understanding Self and Society: Contemporary
Perspectives.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students will undertake six clinical placements in a variety of health care
environments.
CAREERPATHS
Government and/or private hospitals, management, education and
research, health promotion, and a wide range of occupations that require
an understanding of business processes.
BACHELOR OF NURSING/BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Academic requirements: Please refer to the
Bachelor of Nursing (page 68) and Bachelor of
Business Administration (page 43)
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (6.5 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
ACU: A (75+)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Entry: February
Duration: 4.5 years
Year fee: A$21,600
Total fee: A$97,200
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The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy will teach you how to enable
individuals, groups and communities to participate in activities which
are meaningful to them. Occupational therapists work with a range of
clients to help them identify physical, cognitive or societal barriers to
participation. Occupational therapists work with clients to assess their
environment and help them adapt and participate in daily activities which
most people take for granted.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
The ACU Bachelor of Occupational Therapy has been developed to
ensure new graduates will meet the competency standards of the
World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) and Occupational
Therapy Australia Limited (OTA). ACU is adhering to accreditation
requirements of WFOT and OTA in the implementation of the program.
Interim accreditation has been granted in Victoria. Full accreditation is
not possible until the frst cohort of students is in the fnal year of the
program. Following accreditation, graduates will be eligible for registration
as practicing Occupational Therapists with the Allied Health Practitioner
Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and for membership of OTA.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students will undertake 1,000 hours of professional practice education.
This meets entry-level competency standards for the World Federation
of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). Practice education begins in the frst
semester of frst year (10 hours) and continues through each semester. In
fourth year students will complete a 10 week full time placement in frst
semester, and a one day per week capstone placement in second semester.
High achieving Bachelor of Occupational Therapy students can undertake
honours in the third and fourth years, provided they meet admission
requirements.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Students will undertake two units of compulsory industry experience
throughout the course.
CAREERPATHS
Graduates will be eligible to work in hospitals, community health centres,
rehabilitation centres or private practice, mental health centres, work and
accident rehabilitation, schools or early intervention centres for children,
nursing homes and aged care facilities, government policy units or in
consultative services.
PATHWAYSTOFURTHERSTUDY(HONOURS DEGREE)
The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) course is an in-depth
academic program that enables students to undertake an independent
research project in the areas of Occupational Therapy activity across the
lifespan using the knowledge and skills gained in the undergraduate
program. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in research and
prepare for higher degree studies at masters and doctoral level.
The honours degree is an additional year of study (ffth year) on top of the
four year Bachelor of Occupational Therapy.
To be eligible to apply for admission to the honours degree course,
students must have completed a relevant bachelors pass degree and
attained grades of distinction or above in at least half of the graded units
at second and third year levels, or completed at least one years experience
in a related area of exercise science.
BACHELOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Academic requirements: Equivalent of Australian
Year 12 including studies in science.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
ACU: A (75+)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Brisbane
Entry: February
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$29,400
Total fee: A$117,600
COURSEDESCRIPTION
As a trainee physiotherapist, students will be involved in the identifcation,
assessment and treatment of individuals with musculoskeletal,
cardiorespiratory, orthopaedic and neurological conditions across the
lifespan from paediatrics to gerontology, including gender-specifc
health issues. This course will equip students with the skills to practise as
competent physiotherapists in a variety of settings from hospitals and
community facilities to private practice. Students will acquire knowledge
and skills in areas that include manual therapy, exercise prescription, pain
and self-management strategies.
ACUs cutting-edge curriculum, state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory
settings equip our physiotherapy students with the knowledge and skills
to become leaders in their feld.
PROFESSIONALRECOGNITION
Eligible graduates can apply for registration with the Australian
Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Please refer to the
Registration Standards for Physiotherapy on the AHPRA website:
www.ahpra.gov.au
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students are required to complete 320 credit points, comprised of
foundation units (70 cp); inter-professional units (30 cp); physiotherapy
practice units (220 cp).
Foundation units:Human Biological Science, Physiotherapy Anatomy,
Physiotherapy Pathophysiology, Clinical Exercise Physiology for
Physiotherapists
Interprofessional units: The Person, Health and Wellbeing, Society, Culture
and Health, Health Care Ethics
PhysiotherapyPractice Units: Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice,
Movement Science and Practice, Cardiorespiratory Science and Practice,
Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, Neurological Science and Practice,
Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice, Physiotherapy Practice, Physiotherapy
Clinic.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
Placements commence in the frst semester of frst year, giving students
the opportunity to use their practical skills and apply them to the everyday
needs of individuals in hospitals, private practice, nursing homes, and
rehabilitation units. Students will complete clinical placements during the
course comprising 35 hours in frst year and increasing to 1,050 hours in
the fourth year.
CAREERPATHS
Rehabilitation, paediatrics, womens health, sports physiotherapy,
cardiorespiratory, orthopaedics, gerontology, ergonomics, hospitals and
rehabilitation units, community health centres and/or private practice.
Graduates can also work as consultants in educational, government and
industrial institutions, conduct research that contributes to the knowledge
base of the profession.
PATHWAYSTOFURTHERSTUDY(HONOURSDEGREE)
The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) program is embedded into years
3 and 4 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy (pass) program. To be eligible
to apply for admission to the honours program, a student must have
completed 160 cp from years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy pass
degree, with a grade point average of at least 5.5.
BACHELOR OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian Year 12 Certifcate. Entry is on a
competitive basis. Applications must be submitted
by 31 October the year prior to admission.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (7.0 min per band)
PTE: 68 (65 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
North Sydney
Entry: February
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$29,400
Total fee: A$117,600
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Bachelor of Speech Pathology will teach you how to help people who
have trouble communicating and/or swallowing. The course encompasses
all aspects of communication including: speech, writing, reading, signs,
symbols and gestures. Speech pathologists also work with people who
have difculties swallowing food and drink, such as children with a cleft lip
and palate.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Clinical placement is ofered throughout this speech pathology degree,
starting in the frst year. In the fourth and fnal year, clinical placement is
a major part of the course. Students will be required to undertake clinical
placements under the supervision of a practising speech pathologist
totalling over 1000 hours.
PROFESSIONALEXPERIENCE
This course is designed to expose students to speech pathology practice
from the frst year of the degree.
CAREERPATHS
Graduates can work with people across the lifespan from babies to adults
and in a range of settings including: public and private hospitals, acute
care and outpatient facilities, schools, community health centres, early
childhood clinics and private practice.
BACHELOR OF SPEECH PATHOLOGY
Academic requirements: Equivalent of Australian
Year 12 including studies in science.
English requirements
IELTS: 7.0 (6.5 min per band)
IBT: 100 (25 all bands)
ACU: A (75+)
PTE: 68(58 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane
Melbourne,
North Sydney
Entry: February
Duration: 4 years
Year fee: A$29,400
Total fee: A$117,600
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This degree looks at how exercise is used as a preventative, prescriptive
and rehabilitative process for complex and chronic disease, work-related
injuries and to promote good health.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Occupational Assessment and Rehabilitation, Neurological Analysis,
Prescription and Rehabilitation, Lifestyle and Exercise Counselling,
Musculoskeletal Analysis, Prescription and Rehabilitation, Cardiometabolic
Analysis and Rehabilitation, Responsible Clinical Practice, Clinical
Experience 1, Clinical Experience 2, Applied Anatomy for Clinical Exercise
Physiologists.
CAREERPATHS
Chronic disease management, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, return-
to-work conditioning, primary prevention/wellness, health and ftness,
strength and conditioning, workplace wellness, community health.
PATHWAYSTOFURTHERSTUDY(HONOURSDEGREE)
Graduates of the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology with a GPA of 5.0 are
eligible to apply for the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours).
ACU is currently seeking accreditation for this degree with Exercise and
Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
COURSEDESCRIPTION
This course will give graduates the skills and knowledge needed to take
on a leadership roles in a diverse range of health care settings. Students
will evaluate issues and challenges that confront the industry, health
care professionals, and the consumers of their services; conceptualise
new and creative approaches to health administration to support service
delivery in culturally diverse health care contexts; ensure appropriate
governance and resource management within the health care setting;
contextualise the signifcance of social cultural, environmental, political,
and technological changes within contemporary health care systems, and
respond responsibly and accountably to such changes; and contribute to
values-based health administration in dynamic and challenging service
provision environments.
COURSESTRUCTURE
Students must complete 120 credit points comprised of 40 cp from Part A ,
40 cp from Part B and 40 cp from Part C.
PartA:Organisational Contexts and Management, Quality in Health Care,
Governance in Health Care, Resource Management.
PartB:Ethics in Contemporary Practice, Policy and Planning in Health
Care, Interpreting Health Research. Research Stream: Qualitative Research
Methods OR Quantitative Research Methods OR elective.
PartC:Independent Project 1, Independent Project 2, elective OR Health
Inquiry Project.
FURTHERSTUDY
Graduates who complete the Master of Health Science (Health
Administration) with a research major may be eligible to enter a PhD
program at ACU.
CAREERPATHS
Graduates may seek employment in community, government and private
health care and education facilities in education, health administration and
research.
MASTER OF CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
Academic requirements: An applicant must: have
completed the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
or equivalent, with a grade point average of at least 4.8;
evidence of a current CPR certifcate; demonstrated
suitability to undertake the course; completion of an
Exercise Physiology Kit (form EXPK); and submission of a
supporting professional referees report.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 1.5 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$27,300
MASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
Academic requirements: A bachelors degree in a
health discipline or equivalent.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane
Entry: February, July
Duration: 1.5 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$27,300
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
This course aims to allow graduates to pursue in-depth study within
a selected area of exercise science by means of research. Topics may
be selected in areas in which staf members can provide appropriate
specialist supervision. Current felds of research involvement
include biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control, exercise
psychology, sports and exercise management, outdoor recreation and
health promotion.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
This course aims to prepare graduates with research training to enable
them to make further contributions to scholarship and evidence-
based midwifery practice by the completion of two compulsory
research units and a research project. The course ofers an opportunity
for midwives to develop systematic programs of relevant research into
midwifery practice and outcomes, which will not only support the
development of the individual participants, but will also enhance the
knowledge base of the midwifery profession and thereby contribute
to quality outcomes for child-bearing women and their families.
MASTER OF EXERCISE SCIENCE (RESEARCH)
Academic requirements: A Bachelor of Exercise
Science degree or equivalent with honours at a
minimum level of IIB, or a Bachelor of Exercise
Science degree or equivalent plus a postgraduate
diploma in an appropriate feld of study.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: January, March,
June, September
Duration: 2 years
Year fee:AU$20,000
Total fee:AU$40,000
MASTER OF MIDWIFERY (RESEARCH)
Academic requirements: A Bachelor of Nursing
or Midwifery, or equivalent, with honours; or a
postgraduate diploma in an appropriate feld of
study.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane,
Melbourne
Entry: January
Duration: 2 years
Year fee:AU$20,000
Total fee:AU$40,000
COURSEDESCRIPTION
This degree teaches students how to conduct clinical audits and quality
improvement projects in any health care setting to improve nursing
practice and patient outcomes. The Master of Nursing (Practice Inquiry) will
teach students to identify aspects of nursing care and patient outcomes
that may be improved through nursing inquiry; locate and evaluate
current research evidence in relation to nursing practice; articulate the
philosophical, theoretical, ethical, clinical and practical considerations
underpinning the planning of a nursing inquiry project; undertake data
collection and analysis as well as report writing; integrate theory and
practice within a nursing inquiry project setting; and work collaboratively
with staf and peers in nursing inquiry activities.
COURSESTRUCTURE
This course includes practice-oriented coursework combined with a
nursing inquiry project. The course is comprised of four 10 credit point
units and a 40 credit point project which is supervised by an ACU staf
member.
CAREERPATHS
Graduates may employ their skills and knowledge in government and/or
private health care facilities, research and health promotion.
PATHWAYSTOFURTHERSTUDY(HONOURSDEGREE)
Graduates may be eligible to undertake the Master of Nursing (Research)
or Doctor of Philosophy.
MASTER OF NURSING (PRACTICE INQUIRY)
Academic requirements: A Bachelor of
Nursing or equivalent and eligibility for
nurse registration in the country of initial
qualifcation.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane
Entry: February
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee: A$18,200
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COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Master of Philosophy degree is awarded without classifcation on
the basis of examination of a major thesis. The requirements for the
degree shall be completed by submission of a thesis, which demonstrates
the students ability to conduct a research program, command of the
knowledge and skills pertinent to the area of investigation, and critical
appreciation and understanding of the relationship of the students work
to the work of others within the subject area.
Students are admitted in felds in which a demonstrated capacity for
research supervision exists. Research degree students are accepted and
enrolled in a faculty, and may also be associated with a research centre or
institute.
FINDASUPERVISOR
To fnd a supervisor please visit
http://corner.acu.edu.au/research_supervision/
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT submit the ACU application form without having
a supervisor or a research proposal as it will be considered an incomplete
application. Incomplete applications may be delayed or rejected.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded without classifcation on
the basis of examination of a major thesis.
The requirements for the degree shall be completed by submission of
a thesis which demonstrates that the student has made a substantial
contribution to learning and appreciates and understands the relationship
of the students own investigations to a wider feld of knowledge.
FINDASUPERVISOR
To fnd a supervisor please visit:
http://corner.acu.edu.au/research_supervision/
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT submit the ACU application form without having
a supervisor or a research proposal as it will be considered an incomplete
application. Incomplete applications may be delayed or rejected.
MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY
Academic requirements: Appropriate
undergraduate honours degree or equivalent;
or masters degree with appropriate research
training in a relevant feld; or masters preliminary
program; or equivalent qualifcation or
experience.
English requirements
IELTS:6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT:90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE:61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane
Canberra,
Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Strathfeld
Entry: January,
March, June,
September
Duration: 2 years
Year fee:AU$20,000
Total fee:AU$40,000
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
Academic requirements: An appropriate
undergraduate degree with honours at a
minimum level of Second Class Division A or
equivalent; or a masters degree with appropriate
research training in a relevant feld; or a
masters preliminary program with results at
distinction level; or an equivalent qualifcation or
experience.
English requirements
IELTS:6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT:90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE:61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane
Canberra,
Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Strathfeld
Entry: January, March,
June, September
Duration: 4 years
Year fee:AU$20,000
Total fee:AU$80,000
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The course aims to prepare graduates with research training to
make a contribution to scholarship and evidence-based nursing
practice through the completion of a research project. It provides an
opportunity for nurses to develop systematic programs of relevant
research into nursing and health care practice and outcomes, which
will not only support the development of the individual participants,
but will also enhance the knowledge base of the nursing profession,
and thereby contribute to quality outcomes in nursing and health
care.
The development of research skills and knowledge will assist nurses
to provide leadership at local, national and international levels, and
demonstrate accountability to society for both the provision and
validity of care.
MASTER OF NURSING (RESEARCH)
Academic requirements: A Bachelor of Nursing,
or equivalent, with honours; or a postgraduate
certifcate or diploma in an appropriate feld of
study.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane
Canberra,
Melbourne
North Sydney
Entry: January
Duration: 2 years
Year fee:AU$20,000
Total fee:AU$40,000
FACULTYOFTHEOLOGY
ANDPHILOSOPHY
FACULTY OF THEOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY
Our two disciplines address the big questions of life:
Where have we come from? What is the purpose of
existence? What can we expect when we die? What
makes for a good life?
Philosophy draws on the resources of human reason to answer these questions, while
Catholic theology refects on the the Christian faith tradition, shaped by the scriptures
and church teachings. Both philosophy and theology are key elements of the Catholic
intellectual tradition, and together these two disciplines provide a rich set of resources for
the search for meaning and purpose in life.
ACU is recognised as performing at world standard* in Religion and Religion Studies. We
welcome you and hope that you have the opportunity to take some of our course oferings.
*2012 Excellence in Research in Australia assessment
During my studies I was always impressed
by the passion and energy of the lecturers,
and the many opportunities to get involved
in campus life. ACU is a great place and Im
proud to have studied there and still be
involved in the Universitys work.
DanielNelson
Graduate,BachelorofTheology
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Students can pursue an in-depth program of studies in scripture,
theology and philosophy, or choose a broader-based program that
also includes studies in other disciplines, such as liberal arts, business,
or psychology. Students undertake a critical and detailed examination
of Christian thought, practice and philosophy, gaining insight into
the history of Christianity as well as the breadth of current theological
scholarship. They also undertake a unit called Christian Community
Experience, which involves active engagement in the context of
service. The course consists of 24 semester units; at least 16 units are
drawn from Biblical Studies, Christian Thought, Christian Practice,
Philosophy, Study of Religions and the university Core Curriculum. The
remaining eight units can be undertaken in theology and philosophy,
or any approved units ofered by other faculties.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
Students are required to complete a total of 240 credit points,
comprised of:
160cp from theology/philosophy and a further eight units of
theology/philosophy, study of religions, liberal arts or other
approved areas of study
one major of 60cp from Biblical Studies, Christian Thought or
Christian Practice;
two minors of 40cp each. At least one minor must be in a
theological discipline or in philosophy; the second minor may
be in the liberal arts or other disciplines. Students are required to
complete at least a minor in both Christian Thought and Biblical
Studies
the university Core Curriculum
major or a minor plus four electives in the liberal arts may be part of
the course.
CAREERPATHS
Theology graduates can pursue a range of careers such as teaching,
roles in church agencies and ministries, chaplaincy, social inclusion,
pastoral work, and social work. They can also pursue careers in other
areas that utilise the skills they have acquired in their degree, such as
research, journalism and media, administration, and public relations.
BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
AustralianYear 12 certifcate
English requirements
IELTS: 6.0 (6.0 W&S, 5.5 L&R)
IBT: 79 (22 all bands)
ACU: C (60-64%)
PTE: 54 (50 in all bands)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February
Duration: 3 years
Year fee: A$18,200
Total fee:A$54,600
Theological Studies is a coursework degree for students with
a background in theology and is designed to develop mastery
of theological knowledge with the possibility of specialising in
a particular area and to develop skills in communicating that
knowledge. Graduates will be able to demonstrate:
advanced knowledge and skills in one or more theological
disciplines, which may include philosophy
the capacity to undertake a successful theological or philosophical
research-based project under supervision (masters graduates only).
THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (POSTGRADUATE DEGREES)
GraduateCertifcateinTheologicalStudies
Academicrequirements:Equivalent of an
Australian bachelors degree in any discipline
COURSESTRUCTURE: 40 credit points, including 20cps from core
units and 20cps from any other theology specialisation and/or
electives (in the case of students seeking to qualify for a named
specialisation, 40cp from the units listed under that specialisation)
Duration: 0.5 years
Yearfee: AU$9,100
Totalfee: AU$9,100
Graduate Diploma inTheological Studies
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian bachelors degree in theology, or a
bachelor degree plus a Graduate Certifcate in
Theological studies
COURSESTRUCTURE: 80 credit points, including 20cp from core
units. In the case of a student seeking to qualify for a named
specialisation, at least 40cp from units from that specialisation, up
to 20cp from any other theology specialisation and/or electives,
or in any other case, at least 20cp from any theology specialisation
and/or electives, up to 20cp from the schedule of unit oferings
for the Master of Theological Studies, up to 20cp from 500-level
Religious Education units.
COREUNITS: Biblical Studies, Foundations of Christian Faith
Duration: 1 year
Yearfee: AU$18,200
Totalfee: AU$18,200
Master inTheological Studies
Academic requirements: Equivalent of an
Australian bachelors degree in theology, or a
bachelor degree plus a graduate certifcate or
diploma in theological studies
COURSESTRUCTURE: To qualify for the degree, a student must
complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Oferings, consisting of:
(a) at least 10 cp from a project unit;
(b) up to 70 cp from other units.
SPECIALISATIONS: Biblical Studies, Christian History, Interfaith
Relations, Liturgy, Ministry, Moral Theology, Philosophy, Practical
Theology, Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry (available to special
cohorts only), and Systematic Theology
Duration: 1 year
Yearfee: AU$18,200
Totalfee: AU$18,200
Career Paths
Theology graduates can pursue a range of
careers such as teaching, roles in church
agencies and ministries, chaplaincy, social
inclusion, pastoral work, and social work.
They can also pursue careers in other areas
that utilise the skills they have acquired in
their degree, such as research, journalism and
media, administration, and public relations.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Brisbane,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: February, July
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The Master of Theology (Research) is a higher degree by research that
can be undertaken either by thesis, or by a combination of coursework
and thesis. The degree provides students with substantial background
in theology and preliminary research training with the opportunity to
undertake a major piece of theological research in a specialised area.
Graduates will be able to demonstrate:
advanced knowledge and skills in a theological discipline, which
may include philosophy
the capacity to successfully undertake a major piece of theological
or philosophical research under supervision.
COURSESTRUCTURE
80 credit points, consisting of 80cps from Thesis A or 60 cps from
Thesis B and 20cps from units (other than religious education units)
listed in the Schedule of Unit Oferings for the Master of Theological
Studies.
MASTER OF THEOLOGY (RESEARCH)
Academic requirements: A Bachelor of
Theology or equivalent with honours (min.
IIB), or a Master of Theological Studies with 2
unit research project (min. CR) and research
methods (min. CR), and a specialisation in one
of the theological disciplines or philosophy.
English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61 (50 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
Strathfeld
Entry: January, June
Duration: 1 year
Year fee: AU$20,000
Total fee: AU$20,000
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The Master of Philosophy is awarded without classifcation on the basis
of examination of a major thesis. The requirements for the degree shall
be completed by submission of a thesis, which demonstrates a students
ability to conduct a research program, command of the knowledge and
skills pertinent to the area of investigation, and their critical appreciation
and understanding of the relationship of the their work to the work of
others within the subject area.
Students are admitted in felds in which a demonstrated capacity for
research supervision exists. Research degree students are accepted and
enrolled in a faculty and may also be associated with a research centre or
institute.
FINDASUPERVISOR
To fnd a supervisor, please visit:
http://corner.acu.edu.au/research_supervision/
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT submit the ACU application form without having
a supervisor or a research proposal as it will be considered an incomplete
application. Incomplete applications may be delayed or rejected.
COURSEDESCRIPTION
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded without classifcation on
the basis of examination of a major thesis. The requirements for the degree
shall be completed by submission of a thesis which demonstrates that the
student has made a substantial contribution to learning and appreciates
and understands the relationship of the his/her own investigations to a
wider feld of knowledge.
FINDASUPERVISOR
To fnd a supervisor, please visit:
http://corner.acu.edu.au/research_supervision/
PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT submit the ACU application form without having
a supervisor or a research proposal as it will be considered an incomplete
application. Incomplete applications may be delayed or rejected.
MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY
Academic requirements: Appropriate
undergraduate honours degree or equivalent,
or masters degree with appropriate research
training in a relevant feld, or masters preliminary
program; or equivalent qualifcation or
experience.
English requirements
IELTS:6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT:90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE:61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Strathfeld
Entry: January, March,
June, September
Duration: 2 years
Year fee:AU$20,000
Total fee:AU$40,000
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
Academic requirements: An appropriate
undergraduate degree with honours at a
minimum level of Second Class Division A or
equivalent, or a masters degree with appropriate
research training in a relevant feld, or a masters
preliminary program with results at distinction
level, or an equivalent qualifcation or experience.
English requirements
IELTS:6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT:90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE:61(50 min per band)
Campus:
Ballarat,
Brisbane,
Canberra,
Melbourne,
North Sydney,
Strathfeld
Entry: January, March,
June, September
Duration: 4 years
Year fee:AU$20,000
Total fee:AU$80,000
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Qualifcation
Undergraduate entry
requirement
Diplomaentry
requirement
GCEA Levels
Minimumaggregate score of 6.
Ranks on the GCE are calculated
on the basis that at the Advanced
Level (A2) A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2,
E=1, and must include results in
Advanced Level (A2) and up to
two (2) at Advanced Subsidiary
Level (AS) subjects.
AS Level subject is half of that
assigned at Advanced Level (A2)
A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=-0.5
Minimumaggregate score of 5.
Ranks on the GCE are calculated
on the basis that at the
Advanced Level (A2) A=5,
B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, and must
include results in Advanced
Level (A2) and up to two (2) at
Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS)
subjects. AS Level subject is half
of that assigned at Advanced
Level (A2) A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5,
D=1, E=-0.5
European
Baccalaureate
Minimumoverall grade of 65.0 Minimumoverall grade of 52.5
International
Baccalaureate
Successful completion with a
minimumof 24 over six subjects
Successful completion with
a minimumof 24 over six
subjects
WestAfrican
Senior School
Certifcate
Maximumaggregate of
18 in the best six subjects
Maximumaggregate of
22 in the best six subjects
Year 12
Application through relevant
Tertiary Admissions Centre
(competitive entry)
ATAR 55
Country
Undergraduate entry
requirement
Diplomaentry
requirement
Argentina
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution in
addition to the completion of high
school studies
Senior secondary school
minimum50% pass rate
Bangladesh
Higher Secondary or Intermediate
Certifcate. MinimumGPA of 3.75,
based on a 5-point GPA scale
Higher Secondary or
Intermediate Certifcate.
MinimumGPA of 3.5, based
on a 5-point GPA scale
Bhutan
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution in
addition to the completion of High
School Studies
Senior secondary school
Minimum50% pass rate
Brazil
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution is
required in addition to the completion
of high school studies
Senior secondary school
minimum50% pass rate
Burma
(Myanmar)
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution in
addition to the completion of high
school studies
Senior secondary school
minimum50% pass rate
Cambodia
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution in
addition to the completion of high
school studies
Senior secondary school
minimum50% pass rate
Country
Undergraduate entry
requirement
Diplomaentry
requirement
Canada
Successful completion of a Canadian
Provincial High School Diploma with
an overall average of 60%
Senior secondary school
minimum50% pass rate
Chile
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution is
required in addition to the completion
of high school studies
Senior secondary school
minimum50% pass rate
China
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution is
required in addition to the completion
of high school studies
Senior secondary school
minimum50% pass rate
Colombia
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution is
required in addition to the completion
of high school studies
Senior secondary school
Minimum50% pass rate
Czech
Republic
Czech Republic and Slovakian
Maturita. Maximumgrade average
of 3.4
Czech Republic and Slovakian
Maturita. Minimumgrade
average of 4.0
Ecuador
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution is
required in addition to the completion
of high school studies
Senior secondary school
minimum50% pass rate

France
French Baccalaureate. Minimum
average of 12 or assez bien
French Baccalaureate.
Minimumaverage of 8
Germany German Abitur maximum3.4 German Abitur maximum4.5
HongKong
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary
Education (HKDSE) - Minimum
aggregate score 15 based on the four
core subjects, (Chinese Language,
English Languages, Mathematics and
Liberal Arts), and the best grade in
one Category A elective subject.
Hong Kong Diploma of
Secondary Education
(HKDSE) - Minimumaggregate
score 10 based on the four
core subjects, (Chinese
Language, English Languages,
Mathematics and Liberal Arts),
and the best grade in one
Category A elective subject.

India
CBSE All India Senior School
Certifcate with minimumaverage of
65% or Indian School Certifcate with
minimumaverage of 65% or Higher
Secondary Certifcate with minimum
average of 70%
CBSE All India Senior School
Certifcate with minimum
average of 60% or Indian
School Certifcate with
minimumaverage of 60% or
Higher Secondary Certifcate
with minimumaverage of 65%
Indonesia
Indonesian Sekolah Menengah
Atas (SMA) Secondary School
Leaving Certifcate. Minimum
overall grade of 7.2
Indonesian Sekolah Menengah
Atas (SMA) Secondary School
Leaving Certifcate. Minimum
overall grade of 6.5
Country
Undergraduate entry
requirement
Diplomaentry
requirement
Italy
Successful completion of Italian High
School Diploma with aggregate of 60
Successful completion of
Italian High School Diploma
with aggregate of 50
Japan
Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper
Secondary School Certifcate of
Graduation) : GPA 3.0. Overall average
score for graded subjects on a 5-point
scale (5 = maximum, 2 = pass, and
1= fail)
Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho
(Upper Secondary School
Certifcate of Graduation) : GPA
2.75. Overall average score for
graded subjects on a 5-point
scale (5 = maximum, 2 = pass,
and 1= fail)
Kenya
Kenyan Certifcate of Secondary
Education (1989 and onwards.
Minimumaggregate score of 76 in
maximumof eight subjects. Based on
A = 12, A- = 11, B+ = 10, B = 9, B -= 8,
C+ = 7, C = 6, C- = 5, D+ = 4, D = 3,
D- = 2, E = 1
Kenyan Certifcate of
Secondary Education (1989
and onwards). Minimum
aggregate score of 67 in
maximumof eight subjects.
Based on A = 12, A- = 11, B+
= 10, B = 9, B -= 8, C+ = 7, C =
6, C- = 5, D+ = 4, D = 3, D- =
2, E = 1
Korea
Senior High School Diploma with a
fnal year GPA of 3.5 based on 5 point
scale or 70% pass or qualifed for
university entrance in South Korea in
the SAECE
Senior High School Diploma
with a fnal year GPA of 2.75
on 5 point scale or 55% pass
or qualifed for university
entrance in South Korea in the
SAECE
Laos
Successful completion of a
recognised pre-tertiary or foundation
programOR successful completion
of one year of study at a recognised
tertiary or higher education institution
is required in addition to the
completion of high school studies
Senior secondary school
minimum50% pass rate
Lebanon
Lebanese Baccalaureate. Overall grade
of 12 or assez-bien
Lebanese Baccalaureate.
Overall grade of 11
Malaysia
Malaysian Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran
Malaysia (STPM) A minimumscore
will be calculated based on the
number of subjects completed in
the same academic year. The scores
required are 7 for one subject, 4 for
two subjects, 4 for three subjects and
3 for four or more subjects. Ranks for
the Malaysian STPM are calculated on
the basis that at the advanced level
A = 7, A- = 6, B+ = 5, B = 4, B- = 3, C+
= 2, C = 1, with partial passes C-, D+
and D = 0 OR
Malaysian Matriculation Certifcate
(Matrikulasi) MinimumGPA 2.0 OR
Malaysian Independent Chinese
Secondary Schools Unifed
Examination Certifcate Minimum
aggregate score 70 in maximum10
subjects. Based on A1 = 8, A2 = 7, B3 =
6, B4 = 5, B5 = 4, B6 = 3, C7 = 2, C8 = 1
Malaysian Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran
Malaysia (STPM) A minimum
score will be calculated
based on the number of
subjects completed in the
same academic year. The
scores required are 5 for one
subject, 3 for two subjects, 2
for three subjects and 1 for
four or more subjects. Ranks
for the Malaysian STPMare
calculated on the basis that at
the Advanced Level A = 7, A- =
6, B+ = 5, B = 4, B- = 3, C+ = 2,
C = 1, with partial passes C-, D+
and D = 0 OR
Malaysian Matriculation
Certifcate (Matrikulasi)
MinimumGPA 1.5 OR
Malaysian Independent
Chinese Secondary Schools
Unifed Examination Certifcate
Minimumaggregate score 62
in maximum10 subjects. Based
on A1 = 8, A2 = 7, B3 = 6, B4 =
5, B5 = 4, B6 = 3, C7 = 2, C8 = 1
Mexico
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution in
addition to the completion of high
school studies
Mexican Upper Secondary
School. Minimumover all
grade of 8.4
Nepal
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution in
addition to the completion of high
school studies
Completion of the Higher
Secondary School Certifcate
with an average of 60% for
entry to Tertiary Preparation
Program(Health Sciences)
and 65% for entry to all other
diplomas
Pakistan
Completion of the Higher Secondary
School Certifcate or Intermediate
(Division 1) with an average of 70% in
four academic subjects
Completion of the Higher
Secondary School Certifcate
or Intermediate (Division 1)
with an average of 65% in four
academic subjects
Country
Undergraduate entry
requirement
Diplomaentry
requirement
Peru
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution in
addition to the completion of high
school studies
Senior secondary school
minimum50% pass rate
Philippines
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution is
required in addition to the completion
of high school studies
Senior secondary school
minimum50% pass
Poland
Polish Matura Certifcate (2005 and
onwards). Minimumaverage grade 60
in the written and oral examinations
for all compulsory subjects presented
Polish Matura Certifcate (2005
and onwards). Minimum
average grade 50 in the written
and oral examinations for all
compulsory subjects presented
Portugal
Portuguese Certifcate of Secondary
Education. Minimumgrade average
of 10
Portuguese Certifcate
of Secondary Education.
Minimumgrade average of 7
Romania
Romanian Upper Secondary Leaving
Certifcate. Grade average of 5.8
Romanian Upper Secondary
Leaving Certifcate. Grade
average of 4.0
Slovakia
Czech Republic and Slovakian
Maturita. Grade average of 3.4
Czech Republic and Slovakian
Maturita. Minimumgrade
average of 4.0
South
Africa
South African National Senior
Certifcate. Minimumaverage mark
50% and eligible for admission to
higher education in South Africa

South African National Senior
Certifcate. Minimumaverage
mark 50% and eligible for
admission to higher education
in South Africa
Spain
Spanish University Orientation Year.
Grade average of 5.0
Spanish University Orientation
Year. Grade average of 4.2
SriLanka
Sri Lankan General Certifcate
of Education A Level. Minimum
aggregate score 5 in best three
advanced level subjects. Aggregate
to be calculated on the basis that A
= 5, B = 4, C = 3, S = 1. Must be on
one sitting
Sri Lankan General Certifcate
of Education A Level. Minimum
aggregate score 4 in best
three advanced level subjects.
Aggregate to be calculated on
the basis that A = 5, B = 4, C =
3, S = 1. Must be on one sitting
Taiwan
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution in
addition to the completion of high
school studies
Senior secondary school -
minimum50% pass rate
Thailand
Thailand Certifcate of Secondary
Education. Minimummark of 62 or
GPA of 2.5
Thailand Certifcate of
Secondary Education.
Minimummark of 50 or GPA
of 2.0
Turkey
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution n
addition to the completion of high
school studies
Senior Secondary School
minimum50% pass
United
States of
America
High School Graduation Diploma
with minimumtotal of 1370 for SAT I
Critical Reading, SAT I:
Mathematical and SAT I: Writing test
scores OR
High School Graduation Diploma
with Enhanced ACT Assessment -
MinimumComposite Score 19
High School Graduation
Diploma with minimum
total of 1270 for SAT I Critical
Reading, SAT I:
Mathematical and SAT I:
Writing test scores OR
High School Graduation
Diploma with Enhanced
ACT Assessment - Minimum
Composite Score 16
Vietnam
Successful completion of a recognised
pre-tertiary or foundation program
OR successful completion of one
year of study at a recognised tertiary
or higher education institution in
addition to the completion of high
school studies
Upper Secondary Education
Graduation Diploma (Bang Tot
nghiep Trung hoc Pho thong).
Minimum60%
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RECOGNISEDHIGHSCHOOL
QUALIFICATIONS
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2
SELECTACOURSE
Consult this guide and the Find a Course website
for all the details related your particular course.
You can apply for up to three diferent course preferences.
If you are not accepted for your frst choice, you will then
be considered for your second option. If you are not
accepted in your frst two preferences, you will then be
considered
www.acu.edu.au/courses
UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH
DEGREES
3
CHECKENTRYREQUIREMENTS
Academicrequirements:
Each course has specifc entry requirements.
You must comply with all the requirements.
Check this guide and the Find a Course website.
www.acu.edu.au/courses
Depending on the country where you completed your high
school (pre-university) studies, you may need to complete a
diploma or equivalent.
www.acu.edu.au/international
Englishlanguagerequirements:
There are minimum English language requirements for
entry to ACU. Please check the entry requirement for the
course you are interested in.
Additionalentryrequirements:
Some courses have additional entry requirements, such as
a portfolio or an interview. Health and security checks may
also apply.
HOWTOAPPLY
ENGLISHCOURSES&
STUDYABROADPROGRAM
Please go to pages 16 and 17 of this guide.
1
VERIFYYOURSTATUS
You must be an international student.
Please see page 82.
www.acu.edu.au/international
AUSTRALIANYEAR12STUDENTS
If you are studying an Australian year 12 qualifcation and are
seeking admission to an undergraduate degree, you need to
apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre.
www.acu.edu.au/int_ug_apply
APPLYFORADMISSION
We encourage you to use our secure electronic
application form, upload scanned documents
and to submit your application directly to ACU.
www.acu.edu.au/int_agents
You can also apply in person at the International
Ofce in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, or
through one of our authorisedagents.
www.acu.edu.au/international/245499
LETTEROFOFFER
If your application to ACU is successful you
will receive either a PROVISIONAL Letter of
Ofer or a Letter of Ofer from the University.
A Provisional Letter of Ofer requires you to
provide additional information and
supporting documentation relating to
the Department of Immigration and
Citizenships Genuine Student (GS),
Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) and
Financial Capacity requirements.
If the University is satisfed that you
meet GS, GTE and Financial Capacity
requirements you will receive a Letter of
Ofer. The Letter of Ofer will outline:
the course you have been
accepted into
the starting date of the course
the fees payable
the conditions of ofer, if any
(e.g. IELTS).
If your application is unsuccessful, we
will also advise you by letter.
ACCEPTYOUROFFER
To accept your place at ACU, please do
the following:
1. Sign the Ofer Acceptance and
Payment Advice form
2. Make a payment of fees as
indicated on your ofer letter.
You can pay by cheque, funds transfer
or online by credit card via:
http://my.acu.edu.au/apps/
international/international_payments
Send a copy of your signed form and
evidence of payment to:
international.fnance@acu.edu.au
OBTAINASTUDENTVISA
Upon receipt of payment and
required documentation, the
University will issue an electronic
Confrmation of Enrolment (eCOE).
Use this document to apply for a
Student Visa as per the guidelines
set by the Australian Department of
Immigration and Citizenship.
www.immi.gov.au
HOWTO
APPLY
POSTGRADUATE
COURSEWORK
1
CHECKENTRYREQUIREMENTS
Check that you meet the English profciency
requirements as well as the academic requirements
listed for the course.
4
PREPAREYOURDOCUMENTS
Collate certifed copies of the necessary documents
for your application:
research proposal
academic qualifcations (transcripts and completion
certifcates)
passport
evidence of English profciency
any other documents which can support your
application (e.g. copies of prior research, awards, work
experience).
3
RESEARCHPROPOSAL
You need to develop a research proposal to explain
the topic you intend to research. It should be
approximately 300-500 words and include answers
to the following questions:
what are you intending to do through the research
(problems/issues for investigation)?
what is the theoretical background to the research
(literature review)?
how do you plan to conduct the research
(methodology)?
what do you hope to achieve through the research
(outcomes)?
what are the timelines for the completion of the
research?
are there any specifc resources which are required for
the research project?
2
FINDASUPERVISOR
Search the Research Expertise Register (RexR)
corner.acu.edu.au/research_supervision/
and make contact with a potential supervisor for
your research topic. If you need help fnding a supervisor,
contact ACU International for assistance
study.international@acu.edu.au
5
LODGEYOURAPPLICATION
Make your application to ACU International via any
of the following methods:
online application system
an authorised education agent
in person at an ACU International ofce.
Please Note: Do not submit the ACU application form
without having a research proposal as it will be considered
an incomplete application. Incomplete applications may be
delayed or rejected.
6
REQUESTREFEREEREPORTS
Approach two referees and ask them to complete a
Confdential Referee Report. To download the
Confdential Referee Report, please visit:
www.acu.edu.au/international/study_research
Your referees should then email the Confdential Referee
Report directly to international.admissions@acu.edu.au
1
VERIFYYOURSTATUS
You must be an international student. Please see
page 82. www.acu.edu.au/international
2
SELECTACOURSE
Consult this guide and the Find a Course
website for the details of the
courses you are interested in. You can apply
for up to three diferent course preferences. If you are not
accepted for your frst choice, you will then be considered
for your second option. If you are not accepted in your frst
two preferences, you will then be considered for your third
preference course. www.acu.edu.au/courses
3
CHECKENTRYREQUIREMENTS
Academicrequirements:
Each course has specifc entry
requirements. You must comply with all the
requirements. Check this guide and the Find a
Course website for detailed information.
www.acu.edu.au/courses
Englishlanguagerequirements:
There are minimum English language
requirements for entry to ACU. Please check
the entry requirement for the course you are
interested in as it varies for each course.
Additionalentryrequirements:
Some courses have additional entry requirements,
such as a portfolio or an interview. Health and
security checks may also apply.
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AMIANINTERNATIONAL
STUDENT?
International students are not allowed
to study online or at a location outside
Australia. International students are
those who:
study on-campus in Australia
using a student visa or a
temporary visa with study rights.
are NOT citizens and permanent
residents of Australia,
are NOT citizens of New Zealand.
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Internationalstudents
www.acu.edu.au/international
Findanagent
www.acu.edu.au/int_agents
Findacourse
www.acu.edu.au/courses
Scholarships
www.acu.edu.au/int_scholarships
EnglishLanguageCentre
www.acu.edu.au/study_english
Studyabroad&exchange
www.acu.edu.au/study_abroad
Partnerinstitutions
www.acu.edu.au/int_partnerships
Onlineapplicationform
www.acu.edu.au/iapply
Downloadabrochure
www.acu.edu.au/int_brochures
Importantdates
www.acu.edu.au/int_key_dates
Videos
www.acu.edu.au/int_videos
Gettoknowallourcampuses
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AUSAID
www.ausaid.gov.au/australia-awards
DepartmentofImmigration
andCitizenship(DIAC)
www.immi.gov.au/
THEOLOGYANDPHILOSOPHY
DEGREES AT A GLANCE CAMPUS
FEES
(YEAR)
PG.
B of Theology B, M, S $18,200 76
M Theological Studies B, M, S $18,200 76
M of Theology (Research) Ba, B, C, M, S $20,000 77
M of Philosophy ALL $20,000 77
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ALL $20,000 77
ENGLISHLANGUAGECENTRES
PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE CAMPUS FEES Pg.
English for Academic
Purposes (EAP)
BR, M, N $340p/w 16
IELTS Preparation Test BR, M, N $340p/w 16
OET Preparation M, N $340p/w 16
English for the Workplace BR $340p/w 16
General English (GE) M, N $340p/w 16
STUDYABROAD
PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE CAMPUS FEES Pg.
Student Exchange ALL $8,150 17
Study Abroad ALL $8,150 17
Study Abroad + ALL $8,150 17
HEALTHSCIENCES
DEGREES AT A GLANCE CAMPUS
FEES
(YEAR)
PG.
Tertiary Preparation Program
(Health Sciences)
B, M, N $13,880 66
B of Exercise & Health Science B, M, S $18,200 66
B of Exercise & Sports Science B, M, S $18,200 67
B of Nursing Ba, B, C, M, N $21,600 68
B Nursing/B Business Admin B, M, N $21,600 69
B Occupational Therapy B, M, N $29,400 69
B of Physiotherapy B, N $29,400 70
B Speech Pathology B, M, N $29,400 70
Mof Clinical Exercise Physiology M, S $18,200 71
M Health Administration B $27,300 71
M of Nursing
(Practice Inquiry)
B $18,200 72
Mof Exercise Science (Research) M, S $20,000 72
M of Midwifery (Research) Ba, B, M $20,000 72
M of Nursing (Research) Ba, B, C, M, N $20,000 73
M of Philosophy ALL $20,000 73
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ALL $20,000 73
EDUCATION
DEGREES AT A GLANCE CAMPUS
FEES
(YEAR)
PG.
Dip in Educational Studies B, M, S, C $12,976 56
Associate Degree in
Inclusive Education &
Disability Studies
S $18,200 56
B of Education
(Early Childhood and Primary)
Ba, B, C, M, S $18,200 57
B of Education (Primary) Ba, B, C, M, S $18,200 58
B of Inclusive Education &
Disability Studies
S $18,200 58
B of Teaching/B of Arts
(Humanities) (Technology)
(Mathematics) (Visual Arts)
B, M, S $18,200 59
Grad Dip in Education
(Secondary)
B, C, M, S $22,750 60
M of Education M, S $18,200 61
M of Teaching (Primary) M, S $18,200 61
M of Teaching (Secondary) C, M, S $18,200 62
PG Cert Ed Leadership B, S $9,100 62
M Educational Leadership B, S $18,200 62
M of Philosophy ALL $20,000 63
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ALL $20,000 63
Doctor of Education (EdD) Ba, B, M, S $22,000 63
ARTSANDSCIENCES
DEGREES AT A GLANCE CAMPUS
FEES
(YEAR)
PG.
Dip in Environmental Science N $18,200 22
Dip in Liberal Studies B, M, S $18,200 22
Dip in Social Science B, M $18,200 23
Dip in Visual Arts & Design M, S $18,200 23
Dip in Youth Work M $18,200 23
B of Arts B, M, S $18,200 24
B of Arts (Business &
Communication Studies)
S $18,200 25
B of Arts (Psychology) B, M, S $18,200 25
B of Arts and Economics S $18,200 25
B of Counselling B, M $18,200 26
B of Creative Arts B, M $18,200 26
B of Environmental Science N $18,200 27
B of International
Development Studies
M, S $18,200 28
B of Media Communication M $18,200 28
B of Psychological Science B, M, S $18,200 28
B of Social Science B, M $18,200 30
B of Social Work B, C, S $18,200 31
B of Visual Arts & Design M, S $18,200 32
B of Youth Work M $18,200 33
B of Arts/B of Global Studies B, M, S $18,200 33
B of Arts/B of Social Work B, S $18,200 34
B of Business Admin/
B of Global Studies
B, M, N, S $21,600 34
B of Commerce/
B of Global Studies
B, M, N, S $21,600 34
B of Theology/
B of Global Studies
B, M, S $18,200 35
B of Theology/
B of Social Work
B, S $18,200 35
Postgrad. Dip. in Psychology B, M $18,200 35
Master of Clinical Counselling B, M, S $18,200 36
Master of Psychology
(Clinical)
B, M $21,000 36
Master of Psychology
(Educational & Developmental)
M $21,000 37
Master of Social Work B, C, S $18,200 37
M of Philosophy ALL $20,000 38
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ALL $20,000 38
BUSINESS
DEGREES AT A GLANCE CAMPUS
FEES
(YEAR)
PG.
Dip Business Info Systems N $15,960 42
Dip in Commerce B, M, N $15,960 42
B of Accounting & Finance B, M, N $21,600 42
B of Business Administration B, M, N $21,600 43
B Commerce/B Business Admin B, M, N $21,600 43
B of Commerce B, M, N $21,600 44
B of Human Resource Mngmt B, M, N $21,600 45
B of Information Technology N $21,600 45
B of Marketing B, M, N $21,600 46
B of Arts/B of Commerce B, M, S, N $21,600 46
Grad Cert Business Admin M, N $21,600 47
Grad Dip Business Admin M, N $21,600 47
M of Business Administration M, N $23,760 47
Grad Cert Commerce M, N, B $11,880 48
Grad Dip Commerce B, M, N $23,760 48
M of Commerce (with majors
in Accounting, Business Info
Systems, HRM & Marketing)
M, N, B* $23,760 49
Grad Cert Info Technology M, N, B $11,880 50
Grad Dip Info Technology M, N, B $23,760 50
M of Information Technology M, N, B $23,760 50
Grad Cert Prof Accounting N, M $11,880 51
Grad Dip Prof Accounting N, M $23, 760 51
M of Professional Accounting N, M $23,760 51
Mof Professional Accounting /
M of Business Administration
M, N $23,760 52
M of Philosophy ALL $20,000 53
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) ALL $20,000 53
CAMPUSREFERENCE
Ba: Ballarat
B: Brisbane
C: Canberra
M: Melbourne
N: North Sydney
S: Strathfeld
ALL: All campuses
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