The Academy

The Academy gives academic high-achievers an added edge – in study and with employers. It’s free to join. Offers you the challenges and intellectual rigour you crave. Focuses on community engagement, and personal and professional development. Prepares you to be a leader of tomorrow.

The Academy is unique to Western. We enrich your learning experience and invite you to become an engaged and informed citizen through unlimited opportunities.

Professional and personal development is at the heart of what we do. Discover our community engagement and service, advanced degrees, scholarships, and professional networking events. 

Uncover your passion at The Academy.

The Academy Degree

Be a part of the elite alumni who have graduated from one of our Academy programs. The Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking can be added to your advanced degree to gain the competitive advantage.

"The skills that the Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking has taught me have stood strong in my working life. It taught me to think differently, to explore the nuances, appreciate the diversity, embrace the criticality, lavish the complexity, and most of all to reflect on my improvements."

- Chris Mahoney, Graduate – Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership) / Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking

Why join The Academy

Networking events

Enhance your professional network through special events and functions.


Learn the skills you need to gain an edge with employers.

Exclusive study and social spaces

Enjoy specially designed spaces, available exclusively to students of The Academy.

"Through The Academy travel opportunities, events, and Citizen Scholar Award, I have grown personally and professionally and met many amazing people."

— Naomi Kroll. Bachelor of Business and Commerce / Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking.

Gain the tools you need to make a difference in the world.

Current student? Visit Inside The Academy for more information.

Get in touch

Contact our Program Information Centre on 1300 897 669, click the Live Chat icon at the top of the page or email