Results are in and ACU answers your FAQs

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

You have your results and will be starting university in a few months. Now what? Our most commonly asked questions are answered here.

How do I apply for a course? Are there any prerequisites for entry into this course?
Most undergraduate course applications are completed online via Tertiary Admmission Centres. Postgraduate applications are usually made directly through the ACU website. Some courses have prerequisites for entry, such as Science for Physiotherapy.  Check out the course information online to find out about eligibility requirements.

How long are most courses? Can I study part-time and are any units offered online?
Most undergraduate courses are three to four years full-time (longer, if studied part-time), while postgraduate courses range from six months to two years full-time. Many of our courses allow you to vary your study load for each study period. Unit offerings change annually, though most are offered face-to-face unless you are enrolled in an online course.

What happens if I don’t meet the ATAR requirements for entry into a course?
Don’t panic, there is always another option. We offer a number of alternative pathway programs or you can complete a Certificate IV or higher at TAFE and re-apply for the course again.

I didn’t complete HSC/UAI how else can I get into university?
If you have completed any studies higher than a Certificate IV then you may be eligible to apply for a course at ACU. Otherwise if you are over 21 years old you can complete a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) which will strengthen your application.

Is there parking available on-campus and do we have to pay for it?
Limited free parking is available at our Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra and Strathfield Campuses.

What do I do if I’ve been made an offer?
You will need to wait for your official offer email from the university with instructions on enrolling into your course. You can also contact our friendly staff at AskACU on 1300 275 228.

Does ACU organise professional placements?
ACU has multiple Placement Coordinators to assist students in finding the right placement. ACU organises the majority of placements for our students.

What services are available to assist me in my first year of university?
ACU offer an extensive range of support services to all students throughout your degree. The Office of Student Success responds to individual needs, providing quality support services and programs to students, helping to develop to their full potential and to provide assistance or guidance as required.

For more useful insights and advice about university life and courses check out ACU Student Talk.