Access schemes

ACU offers a range of access schemes that are available to University applicants who meet certain criteria:

For equality and diversity

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Special Entry Scheme is open to Indigenous Australians applying for entry into an undergraduate program.

For community contributions

The Early Achievers’ Program is a special entry program open to Year 12 students and non-recent school leavers that considers community involvement as part of the application process.

For the athlete

The Elite Athletes’ Program caters for students who are pursing athletic goals alongside their academic studies. ACU may give special consideration to applicants who have been competing in a sport at a high level, and whose level of training has impacted upon studies.

For the disadvantaged

The Educational Access Scheme and the Special Education Access Scheme are bonus points schemes open to applicants applying through their relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) who have experienced educational disadvantage for a variety of reasons.