Australian Catholic University (VIC)

Career Development and Employment:
Melbourne Campus (St Patrick’s)

Location: 115 Victoria Parade Fitzroy VIC 3065
Postal Address: Locked Bag 4115 Fitzroy VIC 3065
Telephone: +61 3 9953 3000
Facsimile: +61 3 9953 3145

Ballarat Campus (Aquinas)
Location: 1200 Mair Street Ballarat VIC 3350
Postal Address: PO Box 650 Ballarat VIC 3350
Telephone: +61 3 5336 5300
Facsimile: +61 3 5336 5305
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
Melbourne: arts, applied public health, business, education, exercise science, international development, law, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, paramedicine, psychological science, social science, speech pathology, theology, visual arts and design, and youth work.

Ballarat: education, nursing, paramedicine and theology.


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

Melbourne Campus (St Patrick’s):
Career Advisors:
Jo Messer 
+61 3 9953 3373
E: [email protected]

Amber Roberts
+61 3 9953 3608
E: [email protected]

Ballarat Campus (Aquinas):
Career Advisor
Suzanne Dooley
T: +61 3 5336 5405
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.