Veteran Family Pathway

ACU is committed to supporting both veterans and their families accessing tertiary education. The VEP – family pathway recognises the challenges military families may face as a result of service.

Are you a partner, spouse, or child of a Veteran? You may be eligible

Finding meaningful employment is important to all Australians. Often for the family members of ADF personnel there can be significant barriers when pursuing educational/employment goals due to service commitments such as posting cycles, deployments and/or locality. This pathway aims to provide recognition of these challenges and sacrifices by giving the opportunity to access a range of study options, increasing employability and opening the door to meaningful employment.

This entry pathway is available to any partner, spouse, or child over the age of 18 of current/previous serving ADF personnel. Applications are handled on a case-by-case basis though as a rule of thumb 2-years of service is required. If you are unsure of your eligibility, we encourage you to contact one of our Student Veteran Services team to discuss further.

Applications can be made directly to ACU through the Veterans Entry Program web form. Applicants will be required to submit a copy of their partner, spouses or parents ADF Service Record. Following application, you will be contacted to schedule an interview date and requested for supporting documentation including a written ‘motivation to study’ form.

Application process

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Applications can be made directly to ACU through the Veterans Entry Program web form. During the application you will be required to submit a copy of your partner, spouses or parents ADF Service Record.

Following application, eligible applicants will be contact to provide additional documentation including a current Curriculum Vitae, existing qualifications, and motivation to study statement. At this point applicants will be able to schedule an interview to discuss study options at ACU.

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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