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?

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.

You may be eligible

Veteren walking holding hands with family.

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.

How to apply

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

This program is designed to help veterans manage injuries incurred during military service and improve general fitness and health.

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Impact Award

We recognise our student veterans and the contributions they make to the university and wider community.

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Tech Grant

Apply for a grant to help ease the financial burden of study.

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