Open Day Tips for parents and partners

Preparing to go to uni is an experience for the whole family. The opportunities are endless — but so are the questions.

That’s where Open Day comes in. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out everything you and your student could ever want to know about courses, careers, applications and more. You can also find out how to best support your student as they plan their future and begin uni. Here’s how you can get the most out of Open Day:

Plan your day in advance

Encourage your student to plan their day in advance. Check out the program and note down anything of interest so you don’t miss out.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Open Day is the perfect opportunity to ask every question you and your student can dream of. We’ll have academics, course experts, support staff, and admissions experts on hand ready to help.

Scope out our support services

Find out about all the support services available at ACU and exactly how we can help your student through their studies. You can sit in on a session, or chat one-on-one with our staff.

Decode the application process

Meet with our admission experts who can talk you through important application dates, entry requirements and prerequisites. It’s also a great idea to find out about pathways, alternative entry schemes and Adjustment Factors.

Go to the parent and partner panel

We’ve designed this for you. Get insight into the upcoming transition into university and learn how you can offer support.

Tour the campus

Our campuses are welcoming with state-of-the-art facilities. Make sure you go on a campus tour to check out the resources and get a real feel for the campus.

Chat to current ACU students

Our students are fantastic. Ask them anything you’d like to know about their life at ACU, from ‘how much time do you spend studying’ to ‘what are the best and most challenging things about uni?’ They’ll give an honest answer and can offer some great insider-advice.

Upcoming Open Days

Saturday 26 August – Canberra

Sunday 27 August - Ballarat

Saturday 2 September – North Sydney

Saturday 9 September – Strathfield

To plan Open Day and to discover more about courses, student life, accommodation and international study opportunities, visit


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