Admission pathways

Our admission pathways and programs can make it easier for you to achieve your goal of enrolling in a university degree. Not sure what your next step is? Explore the options below to see if you're eligible for any of the programs we offer.

Or use our pathway finder to see what pathways and programs are available for you. Narrow down your options by study area or your personal situation – all it takes is a few clicks.

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You can also enter ACU through education pathway courses. These courses help you meet the entry requirements, including English language proficiency requirements, of your chosen degree and prepare you to succeed in your study.

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I did not get the required ATAR/selection rank

It’s ok if your final school result wasn’t what you wanted. We’ve got your back. The next step is to assess your options and create a plan.

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I'm in Year 12 and want an early offer

Apply to our ACU Guarantee program using your Year 11 results and, if successful, you could receive your offer as early as September. You will still need to complete Year 12, including your exams, but you can do so secure in the knowledge of your place at ACU.

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Explore your options

A number of our admission pathways and programs are designed with specific cohorts of students in mind. Find out more about the programs that can enable you to study at ACU.

I'm Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander

Our Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Admission Process gives you access to a range of support services and programs through our Indigenous Higher Education Units.

Find out how to apply

I'm an international applicant

We offer a range of international pathways for applicants applying to study in Australia from overseas. Find out the best way for you to study your desired undergraduate course down under.

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I have completed military service

We recognise and value your service. If you are a current or former service man or woman, you can apply for ACU’s Veteran Entry Program (VEP).

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I'm an elite athlete or performer

Reach for the top in everything you do. If you’re a competitive athlete or performer, you can accelerate your success with the early entry Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP).

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Find out how our students come to ACU.

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Options for every stage

I have recently left school

If you’ve finished secondary education in the last two years, you may be eligible for a number of pathways or programs.

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I have work and life experience

The experience you’ve built up in the workforce is valuable and can help you succeed in your study.

Use your experience

I've completed vocational education and training

If you’re ready to take your VET or TAFE training to an advanced level, you may be eligible for credit or even guaranteed entry.

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I've completed previous higher education

Not all universities are the right fit for every student. If you’re coming to ACU after starting your degree elsewhere, we take that experience into account.

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Credit and prior learning

If you've already studied at university level or have significant relevant work experience, you can apply for credit.

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Find a course

It’s important to find a course that’s right for you. Search our course browser to see what we have to offer.

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Important dates and deadlines

Learn about the key dates on the academic calendar, including application deadlines, census dates and the release of class timetables.

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Widening participation

Our programs enable primary and secondary students to engage with higher education, access ACU and succeed once they’re here.

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