Applying to ACU

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Undergraduate (your first degree)

Undergraduate degrees are for school leavers or mature-age students wanting to do their first degree. Application is usually through the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre:

Visit Courses and you’ll find the relevant entry requirements (listed under "Eligibility") within each course entry.

To be eligible for entry to ACU, you must normally have completed Year 12 studies and gained an OP (Qld) or ATAR (NSW, ACT, Vic). The minimum eligibility score for a Bachelor's degree is ATAR 58.50 or the equivalent Queensland OP/rank.

Mature age/non-recent school leavers: if you have not completed Year 12 studies you will be assessed on evidence of equivalent knowledge, skills, experience and/or qualifications, such as completing an ACU pathways program (associate degree, diploma or certificate), TAFE course or Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

Postgraduate

Postgraduate programs include graduate or postgraduate certificates and diplomas, masters degrees, professional doctorates and PhDs (Doctor of Philosophy). Browse Courses (see “Applying for Admission”) to find out whether you need to apply directly or through your local Tertiary Admission Centre.

Visit Courses and you’ll find the relevant entry requirements (listed under "Eligibility") within each course entry.

Application to some courses also requires submitting supporting documentation and/or additional information forms.

Research (PhD)

Applications for postgraduate research programs need to be done online directly to the university. Visit research degrees and you’ll find the application requirements (listed under "Applying for Admission") within each course entry.

International

International students should apply directly online here.

Pathway

ACU’s pathway programs include non-award certificate and advanced certificate, associate degrees, and diplomas. They are designed to develop your skills and make the transition into other university courses easier. Application for pathway programs is done online through this website.

Visit pathway programs and you’ll find the relevant entry requirements (listed under "Eligibility") within each course entry. The minimum eligibility score for associate degree, advanced certificate, or certificate programs is ATAR 49.50 or the equivalent Queensland OP/rank.

Indigenous studies

ACU welcomes and supports Indigenous students through our Dhara Daramoolen, Jim-baa-yer, Weemala and Yalbalinga Indigenous Higher Education Units.

Applicants wishing to identify as Indigenous will need to supply Proof of Aboriginality through one of the following documents:

  1. Certification of Aboriginality (Signed by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation)
  2. Letter of Confirmation of Aboriginality (From an Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander organisation)
  3. Statutory Declaration Confirming Aboriginality (Signed by the applicant and properly certified by a qualified person)

For more information about this process, please contact AskACU.

Individual units (subjects)

Application to individual units need to be done online directly to the university. Applicants may be approved to study a maximum of two units on a fee-paying non-award basis in any study period, subject to places being available. Find more information about studying individual units here.

Cross-institutional study

If you are enrolled at another university you can apply to study one or more units at ACU as a cross-institutional student for credit towards an award at your "home institution" degree. You must meet unit prerequisites and enrolment is subject to the provisions of ACU’s Academic Regulations. Find more information about cross-institutional study here.