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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide* and is first in Australia for graduate employment**. The university has six research institutes and four faculties – Education and Arts, Health Sciences, Law and Business, and Theology and Philosophy. It has eight Australian campuses and a campus in Rome, Italy.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020. Percentage calculated as ACU’s world rank as a proportion of the total number of universities in the world: International Handbook of Universities 2019, Palgrave MacMillan

** Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal 2020, full-time employment


ACU decided to go to market in order to identify a Curriculum Management solution that will facilitate the management of course approvals, amendments, and the entire review process. As a result of an RFT process, ACU selected Global IT Factory’s Curriculum Management System to establish a ‘single source of truth’ for the approved course information and documentation. In addition, the alignment of processes with important ACU deadlines, including marketing events and promotional deadlines was imperative.

CMAS (Curriculum Management Approval System) has been deployed in November 2020 and has delivered:

    • Improved student acquisition and retention through efficient production and management of compelling information for students.
    • Increased student applications and conversions through the publishing of accurate and timely course content.
    • Reduced complexity and increased consistency of curriculum management.
    • Providing a single source of truth for curriculum information
    • Reduced wasted effort.


“Global IT Factory has been amazing to work with. They have listened and accommodated our needs, and they have provided thought leadership and guidance where required. By implementing Global IT Factory’s Curriculum Management System, we have dramatically reduced the time to review and approve the course curriculum.” 


Kathryn Blyth
Academic Registrar and Director Student Administration

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