The University of Notre Dame Australia

The University of Notre Dame Australia

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Overview


The University of Notre Dame Australia (est. 1989) is a national Catholic university with more than 11,000 students across its Campuses in Fremantle and Broome, Western Australia, and Sydney in New South Wales.

Notre Dame is one of the highest rated universities in the country with one of the highest graduate employment rates (79%).

The University has received 5-star ratings from graduates for the past nine years in ‘Teaching Quality’, ‘Generic Skills’ and ‘Overall Graduate Satisfaction’ in The Good Universities Guide. For the last two years, Notre Dame has also received 5-star ratings in the categories ‘Graduate Starting Salary’ and ‘Getting a Full-time Job’.

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a distinctive national Catholic university with more than 11,000 students across its campuses in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney.

Students are the heart of Notre Dame and are supported to discover and develop their gifts and talents.

Notre Dame’s unique admissions process considers the whole person and goes beyond a single score taking one’s personal qualities and community service into consideration.

As outlined in the University’s Objects, Notre Dame provides an excellent standard ofpastoral care for students and training for the professions and is one of the highest rated universities in Australia with a leading graduate employment rate of 79% (well above the national average 69%).

 

A range of Vocational Education and Training courses (VET) are also offered on the Broome Campus in Education, Health and Nursing.

Central to the experience of studying at Notre Dame is the Core Curriculum, which encourages students to explore life’s deeper questions and to think through their own beliefs and choices, both now and in the future.

Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties


  • Arts & Sciences – archaeology, Aboriginal studies, behavioural science, counselling, history, journalism, politics, social justice and theatre studies
  • Business – accounting, economics, finance, marketing, public relations, sport and recreation management
  • Education – early childhood, primary and secondary
  • Health Sciences (Fremantle Campus only) – outdoor recreation, health promotion, exercise and sport science, health and physical education and biomedical science
  • Law
  • Medicine (graduate entry only)
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Philosophy & Theology
  • Physiotherapy (Fremantle Campus only) – including a new postgraduate course in burn and trauma rehabilitation (available online)
  • Pathways – alternative entry and academic enabling programs are also available
  • VET (Broome Campus only) – education, health and community services and nursing

History


The university was founded in 1989 by president and vice-chancellor, the Reverend David T. Link, who continued serving as dean of the university’s law school during the two years it took to establish Notre Dame Australia. Peter Tannock succeeded Link and served as vice-chancellor, expanding the university’s operations to Sydney and northwest Western Australia, and broadening the university’s schools. Celia Hammond, a lawyer, was appointed as the university’s third vice-chancellor in 2008. Hammond was previously the head of the university’s law school in Fremantle and stated in her inauguration speech that knowledge and learning must be within a framework of humanity in order to ensure that students have love and respect for the world, not just wisdom.


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