Through the ongoing support of the Federal Government's Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP) ACU is committed to increasing the participation of students from groups under-represented in higher education.
As part of this mission, ACU offers a number of widening participation programs exclusively to schools in low-socioeconomic areas.
Learn more about our participation programs and workshops, or contact the Equity and Inclusion team.
Discover our school outreach programs, which aim to support and encourage primary and secondary school students to consider higher education as a future option.
Learn more about our range of programs for primary school students, including on-campus tours, in-school visits and numeracy activities.
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Explore our programs for secondary school students, including on-campus tours, in-school visits and student shadowing opportunities.
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Our student ambassadors work with primary and secondary students to show that university can be attainable for everyone.
Learn about our programs and workshops for school students.
Experience uni life before finishing secondary school. Through Uni Step-Up, Year 11-12 students can study a first-year ACU unit.
Our workshops provide Year 12 students with study tips, revision, and strategies to improve your results.
Kick start your preparation for Uni and beyond in this program which explores pathways, develops academic skills and professional capabilities.
Find out more about Uni Ready Now
Free professional development opportunities for staff at Widening Participation partner schools.
Widening participation is integral to Australian Catholic University's (ACU) mission. Increasing opportunity and reducing disadvantage are key practical ways ACU lives our Catholic mission to promote the dignity of the human person and contribute to the common good.
For more information, download the ACU Widening Participation Strategy.
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