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University of Notre Dame

CRICOS Code 01032F

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Notre Dame is a private Catholic University, extending from the West Coast of Australia in the beautiful and historic City of Fremantle, to the North-West town of Broome and across the continent to the heart of Sydney.

We embrace the ancient and esteemed traditions of Catholic Universities in Europe, North America and 2000 years of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. We welcome people of all faiths or none at all. As an academic community, we welcome open and rigorous enquiry, debate and discussion.

We have an enrolment of over 12,000 students and offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Our student experience, employment and graduate outcomes are among the very best in Australia.

We provide our students with the theoretical knowledge and professional skills which will empower them to realise their potential, build interconnectedness with all peoples and willingly serve the community through active participation, engagement and reflection.

We have a powerful commitment to honouring the individual and recognise that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. We believe that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.

We are a modern Catholic University, operating in a world in which the vast speed of change is felt in nearly all aspects of our daily lives. We bring to bear our traditions and our values to engage in scholarship and research, to address the developments and challenges of the modern world, to serve the common good and to assist all our students to achieve the academic excellence that we promote and expect.

Learning & Teaching
We provide an annual Continuing Professional Learning (CPL) program that is offered in a variety of formats (e.g., half-day fora, training workshops, lunch-time seminars, one-to-one coaching). Each year, this program is informed by the Learning and Teaching Plan. This is guided by priority areas in the University Learning and Teaching Strategic Plan. Key note speakers (both internal and external to the University) will feature throughout the program to enrich conversation and opportunities for further learning.

The Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) also manages the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education (GCLTHE). Previously known as the Graduate Certificate in University Teaching (GCUT), this course has recently undergone a major renewal and introduces academics (early career, sessional staff and established academics) to contemporary theories and evidence-based practices of learning and teaching in higher education. We believe that the best advocates for this course are those who have already completed it and would encourage you to read these testimonials. This type of qualification is becoming increasingly valued across the higher education sector - locally and internationally.

Study at Notre Dame Australia
Notre Dame is a leading Australian university which offers an exceptional educational experience coast to coast. The University has Campuses in Sydney, Perth and Broome and seven Clinical Schools in New South Wales and Victoria.

According to students, we are the top university in Perth and Sydney for 'Skills scale' and 'Graduate employability' in the federal government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (

•It's personal
As a deliberately smaller university, with approximately 12,000 students, the Notre Dame experience is a personal one. You don't get lost in the crowd. You are on a first name basis with academics and receive high levels of academic support. Also, Notre Dame has set a maximum number of 10% international students. This enables us to properly support you, and allows you to fully immerse yourself in Australian culture.

•Critical thinking skills
There are many questions about the jobs of the future – what will they be and what skills will they require? The world is transforming rapidly and the type of higher education you choose is now more important than ever.

•Professional experience
At Notre Dame, you will have access to exceptional professional experience opportunities. Our size and personalised support, coupled with our comprehensive industry partners, mean that you will have a range of internships, professional placements and volunteering available to you. You will graduate with experience on your CV, a real advantage in gaining employment. Notre Dame has one of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia – 79.6%, well above the national average of 71.9% ( Find out why employers like Notre Dame graduates.

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