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.

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 79.1%, well above the national average of 70.6%.

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.

Learning to think BIG

In today's world, thinking critically and creatively are essential life skills. These equip you with an increased ability to think and reason – to think big – a vital advantage not only during study, but throughout your life.

As Australia’s first Catholic university, we follow the traditions and practices of Catholic higher education while welcoming students from all beliefs and backgrounds.

At Notre Dame, you receive a liberal arts education. You learn to expand your mind and develop your critical thinking and reasoning skills through study of Core Curriculum courses in Philosophy, Theology and Ethics.

You will graduate with skills that will give you a distinct advantage in your career.

Our locations

Notre Dame is a national Australian university with Campuses coast to coast: in the heart of central Sydney on Broadway or in Darlinghurst; or at our foundation 'town university' campus in Fremantle's West End, south of Perth; or 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

  • Overall
    employer
    satisfaction
    #1
    in Perth
    & Sydney

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

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