• promote student engagement in university life;
  • to provide opportunities for the development of student leadership; and
  • to provide opportunities for students to develop graduate attributes making them career ready professionals.

The Office of Student Success is also responsible for the support of the Student Associations including ACUNSA.

The Director, Office of Student Success manages and leads the professional support services for students which are delivered across the University. These services aim to provide every student with opportunities to assist them with achieving their academic and personal goals.

Student support is available through the following service areas:

Career Development Service delivers a comprehensive range of engaging and specialised career services to current students and graduates.

For staff, the Career Development Service works in collaboration with academics in the design, facilitation and assessment of career development learning both in and adjunct to the curriculum including:

  • Development of content, activities and resources tailored to a student cohort needs;
  • Faculty specific events and employer engagement; and
  • Information about the latest industry employment data and labour market projections; and support with professional experience programs (WIL).

ACU CareerHub

ACU CareerHub, an online portal which provides students with opportunities for employment, community engagement, work experience, volunteer and internships. CareerHub also enables students to make an appointment, access our online service and stay informed of opportunities for professional development.

Contact:
Ms Brigitte White
Manager, Career Development Service


Student Jobs on Campus

Student Jobs on Campus (SJC) connects students who are looking for casual and short term employment opportunities with ACU employers.  The SJC program offers students an opportunity to gain meaningful work experience, develop graduate attributes, engage with the university community while at the same time as earning an income. ACU staff can also hire casual staff using the SJC Solutions Database.

Contact:
Ms Tamara Stacey
SJC Coordinator

Counselling and Disability Service provides free and confidential counselling and disability support to ensure students can participate fully in university life. The unit offers a range of programs and workshops to help students overcome the challenges of personal and situational issues that impact on their university experience.

All ACU counsellors are experienced and trained psychologists or social workers. They assist students via one-to-one counselling, psychoeducational groups and the provision of relevant resources and referral. The counsellors also offer Mental Health First Aid which educates and raises awareness about mental health and empowers people to respond appropriately. A number of early intervention stress management programs are offered on each campus and a range of workshops are offered on the campuses to encourage proactive health management.

The Disability Advisors work with students with ongoing or temporary disabilities, including health conditions, which impact their studies. Disability Advisors, based upon treating professionals’ assessment and recommendations develop an individual plan (called an Education Inclusion Plan) for students to manage their studies.

Appointments with a counsellor or a disability advisor can be booked online through the Student Portal.

Staff can view further resources and training materials under Tools and Services.

Contact:
Samantha Whitehead
Acting Manager, Counselling and Disability Service

Part of the Student Enrichment Unit, the Student Advocacy Service provides students with confidential support, information and referral on matters related to ACU’s academic and procedural rules and regulations. The Student Advocacy Service empowers students to navigate the University policies and procedures, creating a culture of student advocacy where the dignity and respect of all parties is maintained.

Contact:
Mr Thomas Armstrong
Student Advocacy Coordinator

The Student Life Unit seeks to develop a rich, enjoyable and diverse campus culture that engages students, staff and the wider community in a vibrant and dynamic campus life. Initiatives include:

  • Student Development which focused on developing leadership skills for local and national student associations, clubs and societies executives and volunteers through leadership events, programs, coaching and workshops. Learn more about ACUNSA and Student Associations, clubs and societies.
  • Student Life Programs comprise of co-curricular activities, events and competitions across the University. Students have the opportunity to develop holistically with programs such as clubs and societies, skills and leisure courses, arts prizes, competitions cultural celebrations, campus parties and varied other events.
  • Student Advocacy Service provides students with confidential support, information and referral on matters related to students’ rights and ACU’s academic and procedural rules and regulations. The Student Advocacy Service empowers students to navigate the University policies and procedures, creating a culture of student advocacy where the dignity and respect of all parties is maintained.
  • Development of students from the Community Achiever’s program through a series of leadership opportunities to keep students engaged in the service of others.
  • Membership of the Golden Key International Society which provides students with leadership competencies and skills that contribute to their development as active and global citizens.

Contact:

Narelle Fabien
Student Transaction Coordinator
02 9701 4366  or 0436 842 796
Studenttransaction.Coordinator@acu.edu.au

Juliet Greentree
Student Advancement Coordinator
02 9465 9359 or 0436 659 174
Student.leadership@acu.edu.au
502.3.17

Tom Armstrong
Student Advocacy Coordinator
02 9465 9204 or 0436 659 174
Thomas.Armstrong.@acu.edu.au
502.3.32

 

Contact your local Student Life Officer for each campus

Ballarat

Joe Graffeo
Student Life Officer
03 5336 5357 or 0475 965 925
StudentLife.Ballarat@acu.edu.au
109.G.17

Blacktown

Tully Jocumsen
Student Enrichment Advisor
0475 957 140 
StudentLife.Blacktown@acu.edu.au
212.G.11

Brisbane

Anna Huynh-Le
Student Life Officer
07 3861 6062 or 0475 957 140 
StudentLife.Brisbane@acu.edu.au
212.G.11

Canberra

Thomas Cressy
Student Life Officer
02 6209 1277 or 0436 937 761
StudentLife.Canberra@acu.edu.au
300.G.06

Melbourne

Tait Forster
Student Life Officer
03 9953 3367 or 0475 946 823 
StudentLife.Melbourne@acu.edu.au
420.1.19

North Sydney

Michael Benson
Student Life Officer
02 9739 2877 or 0475 965 926
StudentLife.NorthSydney@acu.edu.au
502.3.14

Strathfield

Elizabeth Sohun
Student Life Officer
02 9701 4767 or 0427 018 913
StudentLife.Strathfield@acu.edu.au
613.G.21

Page last updated on 22/02/2021

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