Study with us and you’ll learn from an international community of academics and benefit from a network of global partnerships and world-leading researchers.
All of our courses are offered in a mode to suit busy lifestyles — from face-to-face to fully online, via intensive mode delivery, and in networked classrooms that allow students from across different campuses to interact and collaborate in real-time.
Our graduates can succeed in a wide variety of professions, such as chaplaincy, ministry, pastoral work and other church-related careers, teaching (with further study), youth and social work, research, journalism, or work with church-based and international development agencies.
If you don’t meet the state-based requirements for entry into your degree, you still have options. There are lots of ways into ACU. Explore our pathways to get started.
Dr Maeve Louise Heaney is Director of Theological Formation for Ministry in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy. As a theologian, musician and composer, she interweaves the fields of theological aesthetics, spirituality and the arts.
Dr Heaney is a consecrated missionary of a Catholic institute for consecrated life, the Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity. She completed a theology degree at the Instituto Teológico San Pablo Apóstol, in Madrid, affiliated to the Pontifical Urbaniana University, and her licentiate and doctorate at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
“I always had an interest in the study of theology. ACU was the best fit for me as it’s a national university with highly regarded professionals in the field. It is one of few Australian universities with a dedicated School of Theology and Philosophy.
The lecturers get to know you, you develop a rapport with your peers, and the sense of familiarity enables a fruitful and more meaningful experience in your academic journey. I was not just a number, a student out of thousands – but a person with interests and abilities.”
It is a misconception that teenagers are the only ones who will benefit from attending Open Day.
By registering for Open Day Michelle won $5,000 towards a trip to Rome.
At Open Day there are a lot of things to see and people to talk to. Here are a few essential Open Day events by faculty.
Books, fees, living expenses – costs can be a factor when considering study. But it shouldn’t stop you from pursuing your goals.
Luckily, we offer a range of scholarships to commencing and continuing students. They recognise everything from rewarding academic achievement to supporting equality. And with nearly 400 scholarships on offer, and the opportunity to apply for as many as you like, it pays to check your eligibility.
We believe great work that makes a positive impact should be recognised – and rewarded. So if you are regularly volunteering, we invite you to apply for our Community Achiever Program (CAP). If you are accepted into the program, you’ll receive an offer into an undergraduate degree as early as August. And you’ll become part of ACU’s CAP community.