Australian Catholic University is a public university that was established on the 1st of January in 1991. In eastern Australia, four tertiary Catholic institutions had come together to form the Australian Catholic University. The tertiary institutions were Institute of Catholic Education from Victoria, Signadou College of Education from Australian Capital Territory, Catholic College of Education from Sydney, New South Wales, and McAuley College from Queensland. All of these tertiary institutions were established sometime around 1800s. It was a time when religious institutes and orders involved themselves in preparing tutors for Catholic schools and nurses for Catholic hospitals.
Situated in Brisbane, Queensland, Australian Catholic University has a total of 7 campuses. They are in Adelaide, Australia, Brisbane, Melbourne, Ballarat, Canberra, and Sydney (Strathfield and North Sydney). In 2015, Australian Catholic University had collaborated with the Catholic University of America and opened the Rome Centre. ACU is affiliated to Universities Australia, ACCU, IFCU, ICUSTA and OUA. There are around 29,000 students.
All the institutes and centres taken together can be categorized under four faculties. They are health sciences (environmental science, exercise science, midwifery, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology, speech pathology, counselling, exercise physiology, mental health, nursing, paramedicine, public health, and social work), theology and philosophy (Christian thought, liturgy, moral theology, ethics, metaphysics, politics, biblical studies, Christian practice, ministry, religion studies, bioethics, philosophy of world religions, and epistomology), education and arts (arts and humanities, media communications, youth work, education, global studies and international development studies, social science, and visual arts and design), and law and business (business administration, human resource management, law, marketing and occupational health, accounting and finance, commerce, information technology, management, and safety and environmental management).
Alumni of Australian Catholic University include founder and director of Nudie Juice James Ajaka, Australian rugby union player Matt Burke, CEO of Ella Bache Pippa Hallas, writer Morris West, published author and rugby league historian Alan Whiticker, CEO of St. Vincent de Paul, Peter Maher, former AFL player and Victorian state minister Justin Madden.
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