When you submit your application for the Community Achiever Program (CAP), we email your referee/s to ask them to verify your community experience statement. When your referee/s respond, we consider your statement/s against these criteria:
How you were involved
Were you in a leadership role?
Were you part of a group?
Did you act independently?
How often you were involved
How many hours/days a week/month/year?
How long you were involved
Over what period of time - a day/week/month/year?
Comments from your referee
Did your referee confirm what you told us?
ALL applications will be assessed against these criteria. For some courses we only offer a limited number of CAP places. These include our most competitively sought degrees in Paramedicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Pathology.
If your CAP application is successful
You'll receive an email in late August to the address you provide in your CAP application. Your CAP early offer will convert to a course offer when you:
Have your CAP course as your highest eligible preference on your application to QTAC/UAC/VTAC
Have satisfied any prerequisite requirements for your CAP course, and
Achieve the CAP minimum ATAR/OP required (see the table below).
For most courses, any ATAR/OP adjustments you receive will be added to your raw ATAR/OP when considering the CAP minimum entry score requirement. The only exception is for all teaching/education courses in Victoria, which require a raw ATAR of 58.5.
CAP Minimum ATAR/OP Requirement
Law and dual Law degrees
Paramedicine* - NSW
Paramedicine* - Qld, Vic
ALL OTHER degrees
* Limited CAP places available
If your CAP application is not successful
You'll receive an email in late August to tell you why your application was unsuccessful.
Don't lose heart. Remember that CAP is an early offer scheme and you may still receive an offer of a place in the course you want at ACU. If you leave it as a preference on your QTAC, UAC or VTAC application, you'll be considered for an offer in December/January.
To receive a later offer you will need to achieve the required entry score (ATAR/OP or equivalent rank) and satisfy any prerequisite requirements for your preferred course.