The Notre Dame difference

It’s official, Notre Dame's personal and distinctive approach to education has now been recognised by the best critics of all – our students – as the best in Australia for overall quality of educational experience in nationwide Federal Government student surveys. See how Notre Dame compares at qilt.edu.au.

Here are some reasons why the quality of our educational experience is second to none in Australia and what it means for you.

Notre Dame. Natural critical thinkers.

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.

As educators in the liberal arts tradition, critical thinking is part of our DNA. It’s our philosophy. Our guiding light. We call it our core curriculum.

At Notre Dame, you are empowered with the fundamentals of critical thinking. You learn how to navigate a future that hasn't been dreamt of yet – 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, we aim to set you up for life beyond university. You learn from academics who have extensive experience in their fields. Through practicum placements, internship and volunteering programs, you will graduate with experience on your CV – a real advantage in getting the job you want. Notre Dame has one of the highest graduate employment rates 79.6%, well above the national average of 71.9% (qilt.edu.au).

It's personal

Our personalised approach starts with our admissions process, which goes beyond a single score. We look at more than your ATAR, we look at the person behind it. In addition to your academic record we consider your personal qualities, motivation to study and academic potential, your contribution to school, church or community life. We also get to know you at an interview with an academic member of staff where you can ask us questions and fully explore your options.

Our smaller lecture sizes means you are on a first-name-basis with your lecturers and have greater access to academics for support. Mentoring and academic support programs help you be successful in your studies.

Our locations

Notre Dame is a national Australian university with Campuses coast to coast: in the heart of central Sydney on Broadway and in Darlinghurst (Medicine and Nursing); at our foundation 'town university' campus in Fremantle's West End, south of Perth; and at Broome in the iconic Kimberley region.

The Notre Dame difference

  • Overall quality
    of educational
    experience
    #1
    in Australia

  • Learner
    engagement
    #1
    in Perth
    & Sydney

  • Skills
    development
    #1
    in Perth
    & Sydney

  • Graduate 
    employability
    #1
    in Perth
    & Sydney

Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching – qilt.edu.au

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