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Occupational therapists play an important role in the lives of individuals and communities to help them look after themselves, be productive, and participate in leisure activities. To do this, occupational therapists need to know how humans function, and need the skills to practice competently and safely. You will learn how to analyse and assess occupational performance; apply and evaluate interventions to enable occupational performance; and collaborate and communicate effectively with clients and their families and colleagues.

You will undertake 1,000 hours of professional practice education, starting in the first year, working with people across the life-span to help them overcome physical, cognitive or societal barriers to participation.

This meets entry-level competency standards for the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT).

High achieving Bachelor of Occupational Therapy students can undertake honours in the third and fourth years, provided they meet admission requirements.

Career Path

Graduates will be eligible to work in hospitals, community health centres, rehabilitation centres or private practice, mental health centres, work and accident rehabilitation, schools or early intervention centres for children, nursing homes and aged care facilities, government policy units or in consultative services.

The Bachelor of Physiotherapy is for those who want to prevent injury and disability in others as well as rehabilitate those already injured.You will learn how to identify, assess and treat conditions:

  • musculoskeletal
  • cardiorespiratory
  • orthopaedic
  • neurological

As a graduate, you will have developed skills to work with everyone from children to the elderly, as well as deal with gender-specific issues.

Our physiotherapy graduates have pursued careers in:

  • hospitals (private and public)
  • private practice
  • sports, physical activity and exercise settings
  • workplace settings
  • injury prevention
  • research

Graduates can also work as consultants in educational, government and industrial institutions, and/or conduct research that contributes to the knowledge base of the profession.

This physiotherapy course also offers students clinical placements during which they will be supervised by a clinical educator. During each placement students will develop and integrate knowledge, skills and professional behaviours in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Physiotherapy Council.

High achieving Bachelor of Physiotherapy students can undertake honours in the third and fourth years, provided they meet admission requirements.

Career Path

Graduates may work in a variety of areas including rehabilitation, paediatrics, women’s health, sports physiotherapy, cardiorespiratory, orthopaedics, gerontology and ergonomics, hospitals and rehabilitation units, community health centres and/or private practice.

The four-year Bachelor of Social Work degree is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS). ACU’s program is an Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)-accredited qualification and includes the completion of 1000 hours of supervised field education and training,
The ACU Bachelor of Social Work will produce graduates who:

  • Practice with courage, compassion, creativity and integrity,
  • Have a strong sense of professional identity as Social workers,
  • Are dedicated to social justice and human rights,
  • Have a strong ethical base for practice,
  • Engage proactively with uncertainty to create opportunities for social change

Career Paths

ACU Bachelor of Social Work graduates are regarded by employers as ‘ready’ to begin social work practice in a variety of areas such as community development, group work, family work, case-management, policy analysis and development, research, social action and program planning. Social workers may also work in different areas of practice such as:

  • Family work
  • Youth and child welfare services
  • Medical and health services
  • Disability services
  • Psychiatric and general mental health
  • Community services
  • Aged care
  • Income support
  • Mediation
  • Research

As a speech pathologist you will recognise the importance of communication and swallowing as activities that enable people to fully participate in their daily lives. You will assist individuals, groups, families, and communities with speech, language, voice, and fluency concerns; and with multiple modes of communication including speaking, writing, sign, non-verbal cues, and technology-based communication aids. You may also provide advice on swallowing, feeding, and mealtime concerns. You may work as a sole practitioner or in transdisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or multidisciplinary contexts. Your studies will encompass both theoretical perspectives and professional practice experiences.

Career Paths

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • early intervention services for children
  • schools
  • hospitals
  • rehabilitation centres
  • mental health services
  • community health services
  • aged care services
  • private practice research

Unlike pure accounting degrees, our Bachelor of Accounting and Finance will broaden your career choices. In addition to graduating with an extensive corporate accounting education, you will gain a good understanding of financial instruments, institutions, markets and systems. This course also covers financial decision-making under uncertainty which can be applied to careers in banking, financial consulting, funds management, merchant banking, stockbroking or treasury.

Future employers will know instantly what you are qualified in when you apply with a named degree. And you’ll be eligible for membership with CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants.

Career Paths

Graduate Career Opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a wide range of occupations:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Budget Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Adviser
  • Financial Assurance and Compliance Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Analyst
  • Tax Agent

Choose our Bachelor of Business Administration and you’ll learn what it takes to lead, innovate and problem-solve in fast-changing business environments. Gain a broad understanding of the fundamentals of business by starting off with four key foundation units (managing money, people, markets and working with IT) whilst honing your communication skills so vital in today’s global environment. As a ‘generalist’ degree, you will be free to choose any business subject we offer rather than specialise. You’ll have the language set and decision-making skills needed to excel in a range of business areas, including marketing, strategy, community engagement, organisational management, technology, finance, human resources, sustainability, and business operations.

Study business administration and prepare for a rewarding future in commerce, government or the not-for-profit sector, or add business administration as a double degree to compliment your career path in areas such as law, nutrition, nursing and global studies.

Career Paths

Graduate career opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a wide range of occupations:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Banking
  • Business analysis / development
  • Business management
  • Communications
  • Computing
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • International marketing
  • Management consultancy
  • Marketing
  • Recruitment and staff development
  • Sales

Create your own unique career path whilst honing your communication skills as part of your commerce specialisations. We start with four key foundation units (managing money, people, markets and working with IT) which prepare you for whatever area of business you wish to pursue. Study commerce and you can tailor your degree to open up career opportunities in accounting and finance to marketing, event management, informatics and human resources. Other specialisations include data analytics, entrepreneurship, IT, Indigenous business studies, international business, informatics, and occupational health, safety and environment.

Boost your credentials

Our commerce specialisations come with a range of relevant credentials, such as the prestigious EPAS international accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development. If you graduate with an accounting major and minor, you’ll be eligible for membership with CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants. Choose human resource management and you can become a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. Marketing graduates, meanwhile, can join the Australian Marketing Institute.

Career Paths

Graduate career opportunities arise in both the private and public sectors and cover a wide range of occupations:

  • Accounting firms
  • Advertising
  • Business management
  • Business regulation
  • Data analytics
  • Employment relations
  • Event management
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • International trade and investment
  • Marketing management
  • Marketing research
  • Personal investment
  • Policy administration
  • Retailing and wholesaling

This course provides you with opportunities to explore, understand and appreciate the humanities, arts and social science that enrich our culture, as well as allowing you to develop skills and knowledge relevant to the workplace.

The Bachelor of Arts course is a flexible program designed to produce knowledgeable, articulate and innovative graduates. Students choose their preferred subjects. An awareness and appreciation of diverse societies, cultures, values and cultural sensitivities are important elements. Graduates are valued because of their capacity to think systematically and critically, to gather and evaluate evidence from many sources and to communicate clearly.

Career Paths

Employment options for graduates are diverse and can depend on the choice of majors or specialisations. Employers may include government and non-government organisations; media and communications; arts and  cultural organisations; higher education; business sector; not-for-profit  organisations. Roles may include historian; social scientist; political analyst.

The Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design degree provides an exciting mix of:

  • studio-based art
  • graphic design
  • art and design history and theory
  • practical and professional experience with exhibitions in art galleries.

You will explore the relationships between two-dimensional media areas such as drawing, painting, printmaking and photography, and three and four-dimensional areas such as sculpture, video production and object design, as well as graphic design leading to webpage design and animation.

Students can specialise in one of these areas in the third year of the course plus there are opportunities for an internship and acquisition of relevant business skills.

Career Paths

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include administrator, art conservation, art gallery manager, art theory research assistant, art therapist, community art, creative director, curatorships, events coordinator, professional artist, theatre and set designer, video film maker and editor, visual merchandiser.

Do you dream of being at the cutting edge of an ever-evolving industry? Our Bachelor of Information Technology has been designed for students with the ambition and drive to shape the way we work, socialise, communicate and entertain. Study with us and get a head start building the future.

When you choose our Bachelor of Information Technology, you’ll be able to study business electives or even combine your degree with a Bachelor of Business Administration. And, as a result, you’ll graduate with a better understanding of how you can help your organisation develop the solutions to meet their technological challenges.

Let your learning help the wider community. As part of your degree you’ll complete a community engagement unit that not only builds your communication skills but also gives you the chance to work with a not-for-profit organisation doing good work out in the community. With us, you’ll explore technology and find humanity.

Tap into our network of local and global industry partners when you study information technology with us.

Career Paths

Graduates can pursue a range of careers such as:

  • Business systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information systems manager
  • Software engineer
  • Technical and network support professional

ACU is the largest provider of nurses in Australia. Our close links with hospitals and health care partners guarantee clinical experience in diverse settings. The Bachelor of Nursing develops caring professional nurses who are proactive and adaptable, competent and ethical clinicians, and creative and critical thinkers.

Across the course theory will be consistently embedded in clinical practice through the inclusion of one Integrating Practice unit every semester. Clinical placement areas include aged care, community nursing, high dependency nursing, medical/surgical nursing, mental health, paediatrics, palliative care, and perioperative nursing. You may also take up the opportunity to engage with communities overseas and gain unique educational and cultural experiences working in care facilities in developing countries.

Pending meeting local registration requirements, Bachelor of Nursing graduates can pursue a range of careers as a Registered Nurse within the health care industry including:

  • aged care nursing
  • community care nursing
  • medical/surgical nursing
  • mental health nursing
  • paediatric nursing

Career Paths

As a registered nurse graduates can pursue a career in a range of settings including medical/surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, aged care nursing, community care nursing, mental health nursing, and clinical education.

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science is a professional degree in a discipline at the forefront of research into human health, disease and drug development. Bachelor of Biomedical Science graduates need to demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the biomedical science sub-disciplines to enable them to undertake values driven problem solving. Application of their knowledge, understanding and skills to local and global issues must attend to both First Peoples and Western perspectives, and these aspects are embedded within specified biomedical science units in all years. Employers are seeking students with recognised transferable skills (e.g. team work, communication skills, problem-solving ability, and care for others) and the Biomedical Science degree at ACU integrates development of these skills into its units, driving the development of graduates with a high emotional intelligence, adaptability and resilience.

Overall, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science aims to prepare ethical graduates with a concern for the common good, who are able to apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge to undertake professional work in a range of biomedical science contexts and as a basis for life-long learning. These graduates will often collaborate within health care teams to create novel solutions to global and national health challenges.

Students undertake specified units in years 1 and 2 of the degree, year 3 of the program provides some flexibility in terms of industry based placements and elective units.

Career Paths

Examples include entry level roles in pharmaceutical and medical technology industries; with further workplace training and experience this degree may lead to roles in marketing, medical, legal, research and quality assurance. Graduates might work in research roles in Universities, hospitals or the public health sector. Graduates could pursue careers in science communication, or may undertake further study in post graduate health programs or research.

ACU’s undergraduate psychology programs help students to acquire knowledge, assimilate conceptual understandings and develop skills of application that are valuable to the enhancement of human functioning in a broad range of professional settings. Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science will complete a sequence in psychology that is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). This sequence will ensure graduates acquire an advanced understanding of human behaviour, as well as highly regarded employability skills, including:

  • critical analysis and rational thinking;
  • ethical decision making;
  • scientific thinking and research capabilities;
  • measurement and analysis of data;
  • problem solving skills;
  • written and verbal communication;
  • interpersonal skills, including foundational counselling skills; and
  • life-long learning skills.

This learning helps to prepare all students for optional further postgraduate study which may lead to registration as a professional psychologist.

Our graduates will make meaningful contributions to improving the outcomes of clients, customers, colleagues and collaborators in a diverse range of settings including, but not limited to: government departments, private sector, schools, business, and not-for-profit organisations.

Career Paths


  • Counselling
  • Child welfare and development
  • Community work
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human resources
  • Marketing and Market research
  • Fourth year study in psychology to pursue a career in psychology


The Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science focuses on the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle in the contexts of elite sport, recreational physical activity, community health and well being.
It will teach you about

  • exercise assessment and prescription
  • sports performance analysis
  • applying the scientific principles of fitness and health for a wide range of people, from the chronically ill to elite athletes.

Possible careers include:

  • health and fitness consultant
  • exercise scientist
  • sports scientist
  • sports coach
  • exercise physiologist.

The Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science focuses on the roles and benefits of physical activity, exercise and healthy lifestyles. The degree provides a strong academic base in the foundations of health science, into exercise promotion, prescription and delivery, and for physical activity across the lifespan. It focuses on the practical skills required to become leaders in Outdoor Education, HPE Teaching, Coaching and Health Promotion professions. The skills are developed while studying the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of health, physical activity and sport related behaviours. They are further explored in the contexts of community health, personal well-being, leadership in outdoor education and sports performance. Students can choose from a range of electives in the specialised areas of physical education, leadership in outdoor education, sports coaching, and/or health and health promotion. Opportunities for industry-relevant practicum experience are embedded in the degree. The course aims to produce graduates with a strong academic base in health science disciplines related to physical activity and exercise, with the capacity to apply knowledge and skills in an ethical, fair and respectful manner.

From year one, students are introduced to physical activity and exercise engagement, health promotion, and are given a foundation in health science as it relates to human function and performance. This includes fundamental concepts in anatomy, physiology, and human growth and development. Students also commence elective studies in areas of academic or vocational interest.

This Masters degree will expand your knowledge and skills in health administration.

Graduates of the Master of Health Administration students will be able to:

  • evaluate issues and challenges that confront the industry, health care professionals and consumers of their services
  • conceptualise new and creative approaches to health care administration to support service delivery in diverse health care settings
  • connect theory, practice and research within health administration
  • examine the ethical aspects of personal, professional, social, cultural, environmental and institutional changes within contemporary health care delivery and respond to such changes
  • reflect on options and opportunities to enhance professional practice in contemporary local, regional and global health care contexts
  • contribute to values-based professional practice in dynamic and challenging environments.

Career Paths

The health practitioners who graduate from this course will have the skills needed to work in a variety of roles, such as health administrators and managers in a variety of hospital and community settings.

Finding your specialty is our specialty.

Advance your career and become a well-rounded management professional with an MBA that puts ethics and sustainability at the forefront.

Our unique MBA structure allows you to design your own specialist qualification. You’ll be able to choose four open electives, giving you control over your professional journey.

Choose from:

  • accounting
  • finance (North Sydney)
  • information technology
  • occupational health and safety
  • environmental management
  • any other area offered as an ACU graduate certificate, such as health management or educational leadership.

We understand the importance of learning in the real world, not just in the classroom. Our internship opportunities will help you build new networks and connect to experts in your industry – our aim is to help you make a move in your career before you’ve even graduated.

The Master of Finance (MFin) allows you to advance your career through a postgraduate award that leads to enhanced professional recognition and marketability.

As a graduate of the MFin you will have a sound understanding of business ethics, financial decision making as well as a comprehensive understanding of the operations and activities of financial markets and financial institutions. This combination of financial analysis skills, knowledge and ethical frameworks will equip you to gain employment as a well-rounded finance professional.

Career Paths

Graduates can pursue a range of careers such as:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Advisor/Planner
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Director
  • Investment Consultant
  • Wealth Manager

The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) is designed to meet the global demand for high-quality graduates in accounting.

The Master of Professional Accounting is extremely popular for a number of reasons:

  • Graduates of accounting benefit from high employment prospects. There are no shortages of accountancy job vacancies in the near future. This ensures jobs security.
  • As the world economy progresses, the need for accounting graduates gets stronger, proving favourable for holders of qualifications from Australia due to overseas recognition. Graduates will meet the academic requirements for membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Institute of Public Accountants.
  • An MPA qualification provides flexibility as accounting professionals are needed in any industry, meaning more options to choose from.
  • Students will integrate theoretical and technical knowledge of financial and management accounting, auditing, finance, economics, quantitative methods, information systems, business law and taxation law.

The two-year course can be completed in one year if students have a bachelor degree in business or a related field.

The course is ideal for graduates who do not have an undergraduate degree in accountancy and wish to obtain a professional accountancy qualification for a career change.

Having a Master’s qualification will provide students with an added advantage over students who have completed a Bachelor degree.

Career Paths

  • Accounting firms
  • Financial management

The Master of Information Technology aims to equip graduates with high-level professional skills in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and a sound understanding of the integration of computer-based information systems in a modern business environment. It provides you with an opportunity to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • Applications development
  • Business analysis
  • Database administration.

All students are required to apply their learning to workplace and industry based projects.

This is a two year full-time course (or the part-time equivalent), whereas our Graduate Diploma in Information Technology is a one year full-time course (or the part-time equivalent).

Career Paths

Graduates may pursue a range of careers such as:

  • Business systems analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information systems manager
  • IT consultant and project manager
  • IT trainer or educator
  • Network manager
  • Software engineer
  • Technical and network support professional

The Master of Psychology (Clinical) degree at ACU is a two year postgraduate course consisting of academic coursework, practical training in assessment, diagnosis and intervention, and completion of a research project.

Successful completion of the course allows registration as a general psychologist and upon completion of an additional period of supervised practice, for area of practice endorsement in clinical psychology with The Psychology Board of Australia.

Combined Master of Psychology (Clinical) and Doctor of Philosophy:

ACU also offers the Master of Psychology (Clinical)/Doctor of Philosophy which combines professional training within clinical psychology with a research Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Students interested in this combined degree must first apply for and complete one year of the Master of Psychology (Clinical).  During this year they should consult with their course coordinator to determine their eligibility for the combined degree.

Determination of students who meet the requirements to enrol in the combined Master/PhD program, and who will be offered a place, will be the responsibility of the course coordinator in collaboration with the Head of School and ACU Candidature Services.

Career Paths

Graduates will be well-prepared for work as practitioner psychologists and skilled researchers who work with individuals, families, groups and organisations in a range of institutions and agencies providing psychological and mental health services. Clinical psychologists often work in hospitals, health care centres, community mental health teams, private practice, or academic settings.

The Master of Professional Psychology (MProfPsych) is a fifth-year program in psychology, open to graduates of an APAC accredited fourth-year psychology program.

The MProfPsych program is designed to provide graduates in psychology with an additional year of full-time education in the professional practice of psychology. This year prepares graduates for a final year of supervised practice prior to general registration as a Psychologist.

The MProfPsych program provides students with an opportunity to learn and demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the 8 core capabilities and attributes as required to practise psychology. This program includes a simulated practicum unit as well as an external placement which enables students to translate their theoretical knowledge to professional and simulated environments to enhance their skill development.

This program offers students the ‘5 + 1’ model to register as a Provisional Psychologist through this supervised practice pathway.

Career Paths

The Master of Professional Psychology program is designed to provide students with a 5th year of training and industry experience in the professional practice of psychology. The program allows students to become registered and practice as Provisional Psychologists whilst undertaking the course. It prepares graduates for their 6th year internships and general registration as a Psychologist upon completion of the 5+1 pathway requirements.

In order to meet registration requirements following completion of the 5th year MProfPsych program students must complete a 6th year internship and pass the National Psychology Exam. The MProfPsych program at ACU does not include the 6th year internship. All students, domestic and international, intending to complete a 6th year internship will be responsible for finding the supervised employment which will allow them to complete registration requirements.

International students on a student visa should be aware that the duration of the student visa will not extend to the one year of supervised practice required for registration. International students intending to complete the supervised practice will need to ensure that they attain an appropriate visa.

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International Student Scholarship (ISS)

This ACU International Student Scholarship is awarded to up to 20 international students each year. The scholarship covers 50% of the cost of a program at ACU.

The scholarship awards students based on academic merits. For this reason, you must have achieved at least an average result of 80% to be considered. This average can only be calculated from study done in the past 2 years for undergraduate applicants, or 4 years for post graduate applicants.


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ACU Global Excellence Scholarships

ACU has been ranked the number one Catholic university and is the top 80 universities in the Asia-Pacific. To celebrate the University’s ongoing success in global rankings, the Peter Faber Business School will be awarding scholarships of AUD$5,000 per year for the duration of the course, to international undergraduate and postgraduate students commencing business and information technology programs for 2020 intakes.

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