The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a national public teaching and research university. It has seven campuses and offers programs in four faculties throughout Australia. The university was formed on 1 January 1989 following the amalgamation of the Catholic College of Education in Sydney, the Institute of Catholic Education in Melbourne, McAuley College in Brisbane and Signadou College in Canberra. As its name implies, the university has a Catholic identity, history, and mission.
ACU has four faculties, each offering a range of courses:
Education and Arts – including education, arts and humanities, global studies and international development studies, media communications, social science, youth work, and creative arts, visual arts and design
Health Sciences – including counselling, environmental science, exercise physiology, exercise science, mental health, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, paramedicine, physiotherapy, public health, psychology, social work and speech pathology
Law and Business – including commerce, business administration, accounting and finance, information technology, human resource management, law, marketing, supply chain management, occupational health and safety, and sustainability
Theology and Philosophy – these disciplines encourage students to search for wisdom, knowledge and truth
In addition to the above four faculties, the university has a number of research institutes, programs, academies, organisational units, partnerships and associated centres.