Australian Catholic University (QLD)

Career Development and Employment:
Brisbane Campus (McAuley at Banyo)

Location: 1100 Nudgee Road Banyo QLD 4014
Postal Address: PO Box 456 Virginia QLD 4014
Telephone: +61 7 3623 7100
Facsimile +61 7 3623 7326
University Switchboard: +61 2 9739 2368
University Homepage:

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 26,000 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 organise 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
Arts, applied public health, business, biomedical science, education, exercise science, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, paramedicine, physiotherapy, psychological science, social science, social work, speech pathology and theology.


Head of Careers Service:
Lynda Mathey
E: [email protected]

Career Adviser:
Mary Ward

T: +61 7 3623 7539 
E: [email protected]

Kennedee Jeffs
T: +61 7 3623 7811
E: [email protected]

2015 Dates

Orientation: 22 – 26 February
Semester 1:
29 February – 26 June
Semester 2: 1 August – 27 November
Exam period 1: 6 – 26 June
Exam period 2: 7 – 27 November
Mid-semester 1: 28 March – 3 April
Mid-year: 27 June – 31 July
Mid-semester 2: 26 September – 30 September

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.