Getting started at ACU

Starting university is a big adventure and at ACU you’re not alone on your journey. We offer a range of services and programs to support you during your first year.

Starting uni

ACU offers a range of programs to ease you into uni. To get the most out of your university experience, we recommend attending our onboarding programs.

Virtual Welcome gives you an opportunity to connect with fellow offer holders online. You’ll meet current students, staff and alumni, get your questions answered and learn about next steps.

Getting Started Day is designed for students who would like some extra information and support, and the opportunity to connect with peers before Orientation Day. Come along to familiarise yourself with  your campus, meet people from your course, learn study skills from student mentors and feel more confident about starting uni.

Orientation Day is an important step in your university journey. Find out about ACU and your chosen course, and meet your lecturers, peers and the ACU community in a fun-filled day of music, food and learning.
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Connect with a student mentor for extra guidance and support during your first semester at ACU
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Student life

The time you spend outside the classroom can be nearly as valuable as the time you spend studying your course. Find out more about the many opportunities to be part of the ACU student community:

  • Sports and fitness – Keep your body as active as your mind: join a team sport, hit the gym, or drop by a lunch-time pick-up game on the outdoor courts.
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  • Student clubs and associations – One of the best ways to make friends, learn skills and develop your leadership potential is by getting involved in clubs and societies.
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  • Campus Ministry – Our Campus Ministry team hosts events dedicated to your wellbeing and which give expression to the unique Catholic mission and identity of ACU.
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  • International students – Join the ACU International Students group to remain up to date on events and activities available to international students.
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Platforms to visit


Access Canvas for all your unit and learning needs.

Access Canvas

Student Portal

Log into the Student Portal for news and information about student services, programs, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and administration.

Access Student Portal

ACU Life

ACU Life is the place to go for all your activities outside of classes.

Access ACU Life


Connect with student support services and make bookings.

Access UniHub


Manage your timetable and select your classes.

Access Allocate+

Student email

Set up and check your student email to stay informed.

Access your email


InPlace is the portal for you to access to manage your placement information and documents.

Access InPlace

Useful links for new students

Important dates

Find out about key dates for your studies.

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Campus facilities

Discover what each of our unique and welcoming campuses has to offer.

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Student services

If you’re facing challenges while completing your degree, our student services can assist you.

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Student checklist

Take a look at our new student checklist to tick off essential tasks.

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Faculty Health Sciences Placements

Access useful information you need to know before going on a placement in Faculty Health Sciences.

Download the FHS Pre-Placement Requirements (PDF, 415KB)

Visit the placements page on the student portal

Faculty Education and Arts Placements

Access useful information you need to know before going on a placement in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Download the FEA Pre-Placement Requirements (PDF, 152KB)

Visit the placements page on the student portal

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