Let your values create value. Our Passion for Business (P4B) program gets you guaranteed early entry into an ACU business course, so you can focus on completing school with the knowledge you’ve been awarded a place in the degree of your choice.

Open to both school and non-school leavers, P4B nurtures your learning potential and gives you a step up in your future business career.

Applications for the P4B 2020 Intake are now open

More than your Score: Passion for Business

Use your passion and commitment to take care of business. We’ve designed our Passion for Business (P4B) program to provide you with everything you need for an early, competitive edge in your future career.

You will receive numerous benefits from P4B, including:

  • an early conditional offer from ACU before receiving your ATAR/OP from the Tertiary Admissions Centre and prior to completing your final exams
  • access to our Academic Skills workshops, CareerHub and networking events
  • study abroad opportunities
  • $500 textbook vouchers awarded to the top three P4B students at the end of Semester 1
  • access to the Leading with Impact program
  • an invitation to the Business School’s First Years’ welcome event.
Jennifer Temelkovska

"My dream was to become a successful business woman and ACU had the course, extra-curricular activities and friendly welcoming vibe to assist me in making my dream a reality. I began by applying for P4B and was very relieved to find out I was accepted into the program and I had a guaranteed place before my Year 12 exams. I am currently in my final year of studies and undertaking professional work experience in marketing. I feel so blessed to have been able to meet and build relationships with other P4B students, lecturers and industry professionals. I know that the friends I have made in university will become friends for life as we have consistently supported each other throughout our degree.”

Jennifer Temelkovska
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Administration

Eligible P4B courses

Admission criteria

You can apply for admission into the P4B program if you meet any two of the following criteria:

  • you completed Year 12 or equivalent
  • you completed a business subject or related subject in Year 12 or equivalent
  • you completed a business-related VET qualification or equivalent
  • you can demonstrate previous work experience, including volunteer work experience.

In addition to meeting two of the above criteria, you must also satisfy the University’s English proficiency requirements.

How to apply

Applications for the Passion for Business program for 2020 will open 1 March 2019. You can apply for this intake by following a two-step process.

Please note: Before applying, you should confirm your chosen course is offered at your preferred ACU campus. You can do this by visiting the relevant course page from the above list of eligible P4B courses.

Step 1: Complete P4B online application

Fill out and submit our P4B online application form. Include a 200-300 word written statement demonstrating that you meet any two of the admission criteria, and the University English requirement, stated above. 

You will be notified of the outcome of your P4B application within 4-6 weeks of your submission.

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Step 2: Apply via TAC

When you’ve submitted your application to us, you next need to apply for your chosen ACU business course through your local state Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC). Please note the list of eligible P4B courses above. 

Be sure to list this ACU P4B course as your highest eligible preference.

Please note: While you may receive a successful P4B outcome from ACU, you will still need to be made a formal offer to study through your relevant TAC.

To get started on your TAC application, and to view application dates and deadlines, visit one of the following TAC websites:


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