Australian Catholic University - ACU reviews

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Positives: The course provides you with theoretical knowledge as well as practical professional experiences from the beginning of the course. From the first semester you are sent out into workplaces to gain knowledge and experience and you continue to do this throughout the course, over a variety of age groups. You are able to gain knowledge through a variety of subjects and engage in hands on activities during tutorials.

Negatives: It is a lot of work as you are almost doing two courses combined into one, but it really is worth it. If you time manage correctly, the workload can be managed easily.

My advice to future students is: Plan your workload out in advance and try to complete assignments well before the due date. Ensure you are taking in everything that happens during your placements as it will be beneficial to you in the future. Imagine you already have your own class when completing assignments as they can usually be adapted in the future when you teach your own class.

Completed in 2014

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Positives: - amazing lecturers very resourceful
- able to choose timetable to my liking
- easy to travel to

Negatives: - not easy to get help with studies
- excessive amount of content to get through
- not as much support from lecturers as I would have liked

My advice to future students is: - definitely keep ahead with studies
- get help with studies from fellow students and lecturers as best as you can
- make sure your timetable isn’t as packed to allow time to catch up on studies and assignments

Completed in 2017

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Positives: 1. Great placement options
2. Hands on learning
3. Great curriculum

Negatives: None so far

My advice to future students is: Do not skip on the practicals

Completing in 2020

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Positives: My university has a hight standard with delivery of the course. My university has a exemplary nursing laboratory for the the students to practice their skills.

Negatives: The course requires the students to be competitive.

My advice to future students is: Take every opportunity to learn throughout the course.

Completed in 2016

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Positives: flexible

Negatives: placements are in regional area

My advice to future students is: check the uni before enrolling

Completing in 2020

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Positives: Good job opportunity

Negatives: None

My advice to future students is: Do your best

Completed in 2018

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Positives: 1.Academic support to students both in class and during placements
2. Class discussions and presentations.
3.Affordability compared to other providers

Negatives: Lack of fair opportunity jobwise to international students.

My advice to future students is: -Time management
- start assessments early
- use support available at school.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Hands on experience in prac in hospitals. Some good teachers for the labs and tutorials. Made some great friends. Got some great references from placement in experienced rns

Negatives: Wish there were summer semesters to fast track degree. More in hospital experience and less in uni would be better. Figure a way so all classes r taught similarly and assignments are marked fairly. - some teachers r harder then others

My advice to future students is: Go into every placement with positive thoughts and ask as many questions as possible you are there to learn no question is dumb.

Completed in 2018

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Positives: The campus itself is relatively small in comparison to other universities, therefore class sizes are small and you have the opportunity to discuss topics thoroughly to ensure your understanding. The course has recently changed and now offers you longer professional experience blocks than the previous degree giving you more time in classrooms to gain experience and an insight into the day to day life of teaching. All my teachers have been great communicators and always respond to emails etc. the course gives you the opportunity to choose elective specialist subjects including religion, science, are and music giving you the opportunity to direct your learning in the path you choose to take.

Negatives: Given the size of the Uni there is not a huge range of tutorial/lecture times. Most units only have 1 lecture and this often does not fall on the same day as any of the tutorials for the lecture.

My advice to future students is: Do your research. Look at the Uni’s conversion rate of graduates becoming employed and the Uni’s fees also. These are the two big things I wish I knew when looking at Uni’s. Fortunately both of these are a positive at ACU for education. I would also decide whether or not you want Catholic accreditation before choosing a Uni as it can be very costly to go back and get it later if you decide you want it.

Completing in 2020

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Positives: I enjoy the classes and the lecturers are really good. The topics are also interesting and relevant to what I want to do after uni

Negatives: It can be hard to balance uni work with a job and social life. Also, if you wanted to try a larger range of units, there’s only two general electives in the course

My advice to future students is: Don’t leave assignments to the last minute and make sure you enjoy what you study because that’s the best motivation

Completing in 2020

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