Australian Catholic University (ACU) – Ballarat Campus
Situated around 125km north-west of Melbourne, Ballarat is a traditional gold mining town. The dated building reflects the historic state of the town.
The Ballarat campus offers courses in theology, education and nursing.
With over 600 students, quality teaching facilities such as simulated nursing labs, a library, extensive computer laboratory, canteen, gallery, cafeteria, bookshop and gymnasium offer adequate opportunities to excel student learning.
The Student Association at the Ballarat campus organises a range of events throughout the year to keep students busy during their downtime.
Students with disabilities are catered for at the university, as are students with needs.
Ballarat offers Camillus Residence, a modern complex of four-, five- and seven-bedroom self-contained houses (79 places), where residents live and prepare their own meals.
Accommodation for 2008/09 will be $3,400 for the 40 week academic year, or $1,700 per Semester. In addition to this there is also a $300 refundable security fee/bond. A caretaker-supervisor is in residence. The housing officer can also assist students with information about alternative accommodation options.
A picturesque rural town of 86,000 people, Ballarat is a living museum of the gold rush period in Australia, with many fine Victorian buildings. Attractive gardens, fountains, monuments and sculptures enhance the wide, tree lined streets.
Ballarat’s climate is similar to Melbourne’s, with cooler temperature in winter and warmer temperature in summer.