Student Veteran Services

ACU Student Veteran Services (SVS) encompass all the veteran support services we offer. This allows for a single point of contact for access to all programs at ACU. We have staff members based around the country to answer all your questions.

Student Veteran Support Program (SVSP)

SVSP provides ACU student veterans, who are current or former military personnel, with access to a range of support services and academic resources to help ease the transition into uni life. From the big exam to balancing your studies, we’ll be in your corner every step of the way. This includes access to priority class allocation and administrative support.

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Veteran Entry Program (VEP)

The Veterans Entry Program (VEP) is a direct entry pathway into higher education at Australian Catholic University. The VEP recognises your service in the Army, Navy or Air-Force. Your service is then assessed and converted into an Entry Rank, similar to an ATAR. Once this entry rank has been identified it is matched to the requirements of the course you are interested in and an offer is made based on this outcome. The VEP increases your accessibility to higher education.

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Veterans Transition Program (VTP)

Transitioning to university is hard and ACU recognises the unique challenges faced by student veterans. VTP supports you to successfully transition into higher education. Workshops, lectures and tutorials equip student veterans with key academic skills and foster a better understanding of what to expect during the first year of higher education.

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A Community on Campus

At ACU there is a strong emphasis on community and developing meaningful connections with other students and staff. 

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ACU Veteran Exercise Lifestyle Program

The ACU Veteran Exercise Lifestyle Program provides access to health and wellness support to veterans and their families at ACU. 

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Grants and Awards

There are several Grants and Awards available to student veterans throughout their study at ACU. 

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Veteran First Year Peer-Mentoring Program

Transitioning into University can be a daunting experience, to help commencing veterans ease into study ACU has developed a Veteran First Year Peer Mentoring Program. 

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Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have completed training within the ADF then you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. ACU is committed to supporting current and former ADF personnel access and transition into higher education.

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Student Veteran Services programs

Student Veteran Exercise Lifestyle Program

Designed to help veterans manage injuries incurred during military service and improve general fitness and health.

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Impact Award

Recognises student veterans contributing to the university and wider community.

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Tech Grant

offers commencing and first year students help with the costs of technology and books.

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