Australian Catholic University (NSW)

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is one of the fastest growing universities in Australia, with fantastic new facilities, award winning buildings, and world-renowned academics.

Known for its supportive learning environment, the University has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, Sydney, (North Sydney and Strathfield), Canberra, Melbourne, Ballarat and Adelaide.

Completing a degree at ACU involves much more than lectures and essays. It involves learning to think critically and be guided by social justice principles. It involves gaining the skills and being inspired to bring about change in community, profession and industry. It involves making a difference. ACU has more than 32 000 students and is recognised for its close links with industry, giving students the chance to gain hands-on experience in the workplace.

The University has a distinctly global focus, and students have the opportunity to study at more than 80 partner institutions around the world. Staff are leading figures in their field and passionate about giving students the best possible experience during their time at university.

On campus, students will find an extensive range of support services, including academic, careers and Indigenous advisers, and counselling services. To complete the university experience, Student Associations organize a packed calendar of events, including annual balls and cultural and sports activities.

Services and Programs

ACU CareerHub – Job advertising, event advertising ■ Display Employer promotional material ■ Careers resource centre ■ Liaison with academic departments ■ Faculty/discipline specific seminars and workshops ■ Employer presentations ■ Core skills training ■ Professional & Career development workshops ■ Sponsorship opportunities.


Catering ■ Seminar rooms ■ Lecture theatres ■ Videoconferencing

Equity Groups

Assistance can be provided to employers who wish to recruit candidates from equity groups at the university.

Fields of Education

North Sydney: Business, Applied Public Health, Law, Biomedical Science, Education, Nursing, Science, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy

Strathfield: Arts, Global Studies, Business, Exercise Science, Education, Social Work, Theology, Visual Arts and Design


Head of Career Development Service:

Brigitte White


North Sydney Campus:

Careers Advisers:

Caroline Ryan

T: +61 2 9739 2055


Kathryn Williams

T: +61 2 9739 2048

Linda Reardon

T: +61 2 9739 2708

Strathfield Campus:

Careers Advisers:

Tina Li

T: +61 2 9701 4581

Robyn Cosier

T: +61 2 9701 4080


2017 Dates

International Orientation: 13 February 2017-17 February 2017

Semester 1 Orientation: 20 February 2017-24 February 2017

Semester 1: 27 February 2017-27 May 2017

Exam Period 1: 5 June 2017-25 June 2017

Semester 2 Orientation: 24 July 2017-28 July 2017

Semester 2: 31 July 2017-27 October 2017

Exam Period 2: 6 November 2017-26 November 2017

Employer Visits

The ACU Career Development Team welcomes employers on campus to deliver informational presentations, experiential learning opportunities and to participate in our student careers and employment seminars. We look forward to working together with employers to support effective transition of ACU graduates into the workforce.