Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public university funded by the Australian Government. ACU is incorporated as Australian Catholic University Limited, a public company limited by guarantee.

ACU derives the bulk of its revenue from the provision of higher education and vocational education programs. With eight campuses across Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, South Australia and Rome, Italy it employs approximately 2,380 full-time equivalent staff.


The Australian Catholic University provides undergraduate and graduate studies through the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Law and Business
  • Faculty of Theology & Philosophy

ACU also provides Short Training Courses, Vocational Educational Training, Online Courses and English Language Courses.

The university has the following seven campuses in eastern Australia:

  • Brisbane Campus (McAuley at Banyo)
  • North Sydney Campus (MacKillop)
  • Strathfield Campus (Mount Saint Mary)
  • Canberra Campus (Signadou)
  • Ballarat Campus (Aquinas)
  • Melbourne Campus (St Patrick's)
  • Adelaide Campus

It also has a campus in Rome, Italy, which it shares with The Catholic University of America.


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