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 (qilt.edu.au).

Some reasons why our results are outstanding...

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.

When you think critically and see the world from multiple points of view, you have the power to solve the world’s biggest problems. That's why Philosophy and Ethics play such essential roles in every Notre Dame degree. We challenge you to question everything, to separate real news from fake news, truth from lies and to distinguish information from knowledge. You learn how to be an effective problem solver – providing life-long skills essential for a new generation of CEOs, entrepreneurs, leaders and global citizens, like you.

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% (qilt.edu.au). Find out why employers like Notre Dame graduates.

What our students say

  • Student support

    Notre Dame offers personalised and one-on-one support for all international students including:

    • English bridging program
    • Careers service
    • Student Counselling
    • Mentor Program
    • Access and Inclusion Advisor
    • Study workshops

    Our dedicated International Support Officers also help you throughout your degree.

    You can also involved with student life on Campus, including clubs, volunteering, the Student Association and Campus Ministry.

  • Study programs and pathways

    We offer quality undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees in a range of fields:

    • Business
    • Arts & Sciences
    • Philosophy & Theology
    • Education
    • Law
    • Health Sciences (Fremantle)
    • Nursing & Midwifery
    • Physiotherapy (Fremantle)
    • Medicine

    Notre Dame also offers an English language program for international students.

    Information about pathway providers can be found on the Notre Dame pathways page.

    Explore our programs here or download the International Program Guide.

  • Assessment Practices

    Students will be assessed throughout their studies to help achieve learning outcomes and develop their graduate capabilities. The types of assessment will vary depending on the course, program and School.

    Types of assessment may include (but are not limited to):

    • Written or oral examinations
    • Written assessment (essays, articles, reports, case studies etc.)
    • Practice-based assessment (performances, presentations etc.)
    • Research-based assessment (thesis, dissertation etc.)
    • Workplace-based assessment (internships, clinical practicums, teaching practice etc.)
    • Vica voce assessment (oral assessments)
    • Reflective writing
    • Group-based assessment
    • Class participation
    • Peer assessment
    • Student negotiated assessment
    • Portfolio/evidence assessment

    More specific information on assessment practices can be accessed via the Policy: Assessment in Higher Education Coursework, ELICOS and Enabling Courses, and the Procedure: Assessment in Higher Education Coursework, ELICOS and Enabling Courses.

    Once enrolled, students will also be given detailed assessment information in their course outlines.

    If you would like more information on assessment methods, please submit an online Enquiry Form and we will contact you shortly.

Our students give us top marks

  • #1 uni in Australia
    Overall Satisfaction *

  • #1 uni in Australia 
    Skills Scale *

  • #1 uni in NSW & WA
    Skills Development **

  • #1 uni in NSW & WA
    Learner Engagement ***

*  2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey, undergraduate category and **2020 Student Experience Survey, undergraduate and postgraduate coursework categories *** 2020 Student Experience Survey, undergraduate category - qilt.edu.au

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