Just like our changing world, our online courses are continually evolving. These online courses listed are new to ACU Online and will commence intake in 2023.

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Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Our Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice explores the causes of antisocial behaviour and develops the knowledge and expertise you’ll need to make a valuable contribution in the criminal justice sector. By studying this degree, you’ll understand the complex causes and impact of crime, and the legal and social policies that keep us safe. The course includes studies in forensic psychology, forensic science, cybercrime, border protection and biosecurity, understanding violence and trauma. You’ll graduate prepared for a range of exciting career opportunities in areas such as cybersecurity, law enforcement, intelligence and investigation, correctional and rehabilitation services, and more.

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Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary)

As both a primary and secondary teacher you will be able to inspire, nurture and have a positive influence in the lives of young people. You will become qualified to teach across the schooling year levels from the early years to Year 12. The Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary) gives you the flexibility of multiple career options. You will develop knowledge and skills in primary curriculum and one specialist secondary teaching area.

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Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

In a world that runs on the capture and management of data, the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics will give you insight into the fundamental concepts behind data and databases and the state of the art techniques and technologies required to analyse large volumes of data while introducing you to the real-world applications that can be derived from a thorough understanding of the data at your fingertips. The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics teaches units accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and has Microsoft certifications incorporated into the units to ensure you’ll graduate job ready. All our units are also embedded with the United Nations sustainable goals. You can use the graduate certificate as a pathway to our Master of Information Technology and units from this course can also count towards a data analytics specialisation in the MBA.

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Graduate Certificate in Data Science

Data is the new currency in industry and across the business world. The Graduate Certificate in Data Science teaches you the fundamental knowledge and hands on skills to extract meaningful insights and value from data. You’ll be introduced to programming language Python, learn key techniques and popular tools in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and database design and implementation. Made up of units accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and with Microsoft certifications incorporated into the units, the Graduate Certificate in Data Science brings real-world scenarios and applications into the classroom to ensure you’re job ready while also preparing you to articulate into the Master of Information Technology if you wish to further your study. All our units are embedded with the United Nations sustainable goals and units from this course can count towards a data science specialisation in the MBA.

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Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries

The Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries is a six months full-time, or equivalent part-time, course that will allow you to develop specialised skills in the prevention and rehabilitation of sport related injuries, assist individuals with pre-existing conditions to remain active, or assist individuals to return to sports performance. This graduate certificate provides you with specialist knowledge and skills in biomechanics, and the metabolic and physiological/ psychosocial aspects of the person to develop programmes and strategies for the enhancement and improved performance of active individuals. You'll also use this knowledge to prevent potential injuries or to support recovery in those who may have activity restrictions due to injury or disease limitations. The course integrates this specialist knowledge and skill to develop safe and effective exercise prescriptions and interventions.

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Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport

The high performance sport industry is a global, multi-billion dollar entity that provides employment opportunities for a range of professions, including sport scientists, coaches and managers. The Graduate Certificate in High Performance Sport aims to help you develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to enhance the conditioning of high performance athletes. You’ll aim to optimise individual and team performance, within the context of a multidisciplinary environment and its culture and leadership structures, and to do so in an ethical manner characterised by a concern for respect, equity and social justice.

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Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management

This degree is ideal for those looking for a sought-after qualification in a vital and growing industry, or those wishing to enhance their existing qualifications. Advance your career and learn the basic technical competencies in occupational health, safety and environmental management theory and practice. Prepare to ensure the health and wellbeing of your co-workers and others. This course has established links with OHS bodies and eligible students will receive free membership to the Australian Institute of Health and Safety.

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Graduate Certificate in Performance Analysis

Performance analysis is a rapidly growing area of specialisation in the high performance sport industry, both nationally and internationally. The Graduate Certificate in Performance Analysis provides you with advanced knowledge and skills in data handling and analysis, and exposes you to technologies used in high performance sport settings. The learning outcomes encourage critical thinking, solving complex problems, and communication of complex knowledge and ideas to other professionals working in the industry. In Australia, there are employment opportunities in professional and semi-professional sporting teams, the National Institutes Network, and other sporting organisations. These opportunities extend to the international market. At the heart of this industry is the conditioning of the athlete, with the aim of optimising individual and team performance for successful outcomes.

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Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics

The Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics is designed to ensure you develop an evidence-based foundation in sports analytics, and a sound understanding of the relevant concepts and application of data science and technologies to suit the sports industry. The degree is delivered online, with a curriculum that will provide knowledge and skills immediately applicable to your employment situations. The degree embeds research-led teaching at the core of its curriculum to deliver evidence-based knowledge and practice for immediate application in industry.

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Graduate Diploma in High Performance Sport

The Graduate Diploma in High Performance Sport aims to help you develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to enhance the conditioning of high performance athletes. You’ll work on optimising individual and team performance, within the context of a multidisciplinary environment and its culture and leadership structures, and do so in an ethical manner characterised by a concern for respect, equity and social justice. The high performance sport industry is a global, multi-billion dollar entity that provides employment opportunities for a range of professions, including sport scientists, coaches and managers. In Australia, there are employment opportunities in professional and semi-professional sporting teams, Australian and state institutes of sport, academies of sport, and other sporting organisations. These opportunities extend to the international market.

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Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Learn how to improve practices and compliance in your organisation. Get qualified to protect co-workers, family members, customers and, employers and employees in workplace environments and deliver occupational health, safety and environmental management strategies with impact. The Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management is accredited by the Australian OHS Accreditation Board – a certification that is increasingly being sought by prospective employers

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Master of High Performance Sport

The Master of High Performance Sport includes relevant, professional practice-related learning, independent research and project work, and an opportunity for an industry-based internship. This degree can also provide you with a pathway into further research study, for example a PhD. A series of study units focus on the technological advances for athlete monitoring, advanced principles of strength and conditioning, and the relationships between fatigue, adaptation, performance and injury. You will learn to apply this knowledge to the planning and delivery of meaningful interventions for athletes to enhance performance and reduce the likelihood of injury and illness. You will also gain an understanding of the appropriate techniques of analysis to accurately interpret competition and training information, with advanced information literacy skills to communicate ideas and outcomes.

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Master of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Become a safety expert by developing your knowledge for higher-level management positions as well as your technical occupational health, safety and environmental management skills. You will develop the skills to become a transformational leader, an agile thinker and learn to evaluate critically. The Master of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management is accredited by the Australian OHS Accreditation Board – a certification that is increasingly being sought by prospective employers.

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Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

The Master of Social Work (Qualifying) is a vibrant and challenging program. You will be encouraged to build on your existing knowledge and experience, and gain a sound understanding of social work values and practice approaches. The course emphasises social justice, human rights, and achieving the best possible outcomes for the most marginalised and disadvantaged members of our community. You will be taught by leading social work practitioners and academics, with a strong focus on experiential learning. You must undertake 500 hours of placement inclusive of 14 hours of practice-theory integrative seminars in each of Years 1 and 2 of your program, delivered at ACU’s Brisbane and Melbourne campuses.

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Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy

The Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy will provide you with the opportunity to acquire advanced theoretical, scientific and clinical knowledge of normal and pathological human movement as it relates to sports, exercise, performance, injuries, pathology and disease. You will use an evidence-informed person-centred approach to develop an understanding of how wellbeing relates to performance and be able to critically analyse, synthesise and apply knowledge for the physiotherapy management of sports injuries or other health conditions and to enhance sports or exercise performance and wellbeing in athletes and people of all ages, abilities and cultural contexts within the relevant ethical and legal frameworks. The course will be delivered online with short, intensive face-to-face blocks, over 1.5 years full-time equivalent. The course is suitable for graduate physiotherapists eligible for registration in your own country, with a minimum two years’ experience post-graduation. Eligible physiotherapists can commence this course in ACU Online Term 1 or Term 3 and it can be completed part-time or full-time and as on- or off-shore students. The majority of the units will be delivered in online mode with some units delivered in multi-mode incorporating online, intensive residential workshops, practicums and a research project. All residential workshops and assessments will be scheduled for one to two weeks in the same ACU Online term.

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Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy/Master of High Performance Sport

The Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy/Master of High Performance Sport double degree aims to provide you with knowledge and skills to work with athletes and people of all ages, abilities and cultural contexts, in community, elite or high performance sport and exercise settings, in the private and public sectors. You will have the opportunity to acquire advanced theoretical, scientific and clinical knowledge of normal and pathological human movement as it relates to sports, exercise, performance, injuries, pathology and disease. You’ll use an evidence-informed person-centred approach to develop an understanding of how wellbeing relates to performance and you’ll learn to critically analyse, synthesise and apply knowledge for the physiotherapy management of sports injuries or other health conditions and to enhance sports or exercise performance and wellbeing. You will learn to integrate specialised technical skills with advanced principles and strategies of strength and conditioning, fatigue management and recovery to design, deliver and evaluate meaningful interventions to enhance athlete and team performance and reduce the likelihood (and/or duration) of injury and illness. The course emphasises the application of these skills and knowledge in an ethical manner that promotes the dignity of the individual, athlete or performer. The Master of Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy/Master of High Performance Sport double degree can be completed in two years (full-time), or part-time equivalent. It is delivered predominantly online with short, intensive on-campus block/s. The course is suitable for graduate physiotherapists eligible for registration in your own country, with a minimum two years’ experience post-graduation.

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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Transform your work and life experience into a teaching career. Graduate ready to design and implement engaging and flexible learning experiences to inspire and positively influence young people. The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a graduate entry, initial teacher education course for those who want to teach in secondary schools. Whether you are looking for a complete career change or are a recent graduate, this course will prepare you to teach in one or two specialist teaching areas, depending on your undergraduate degree and campus of study. Learn the craft of teaching from highly experienced mentor teachers in a range of educational contexts. You will graduate from this course able to teach from junior level to senior secondary level from the following available teaching areas (with some variation from state to state); biology, business, chemistry, economics, English, history, mathematics, physical education, physics, religious education/studies of religion.

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