If you compete at a state, national or international level you might be eligible to join. We encourage individuals active in a wide range of elite sporting and artistic disciplines to apply. You must have filled out a relevant TAC (UAC, VTAC, QTAC) application in order to apply.
The EAPP understands that your sport and performing commitments may have been impacted due to COVID. We are committed to supporting you through your return to training and events now and into future. Simply tell us about the commitments you were selected to participate in or that you have been training for, where events went ahead please include your most recent results.
Elite athlete definition
You’re considered an elite athlete if you’ve been identified as such by one of the following organisations:
the Australian Institute of Sport
a state institute or academy of sport
a relevant national or state sporting association, of which you are a member e.g. Cricket Australia, Diving Queensland, Victorian Football League (VFL).
Elite performer definition
You’re considered an elite performer if you are a member of, and have had significant success in, a major artistic performing arts or production company at a state, national or international level.
More specifically the criteria can include:
Actors Equity Australia
Australia dance council
Australian dance theatre
Australian chamber orchestra
The symphony Australia company
Opera Australia/ state opera
What we expect from you
Being an elite athlete or performer is a great honour. However, there are also some extra responsibilities such as special orientations, performance goals and being an ACU ambassador from time to time.
Before you apply to join the EAPP, make sure you read our terms and conditions.
Firstly, you must apply for your ACU course via your local tertiary admissions centre (TAC) or via the ACU Guarantee. Following this, you will need to gather your supporting documentation and submit an EAPP application form direct to ACU.
To get started, read our step-by-step application guide.
Before applying for the EAPP, please ensure you have gathered the necessary supporting documentation:
a sporting/performing resume summarising your achievements and experiences over the 12-18 months.
a supporting reference letter from your relevant sporting or performing institution or association that verifies your level of elite involvement over the past 12 months and your ongoing commitments
current training and expected competition schedule for the upcoming year (if possible)
relevant high resolution competition or performance photo (action shot preferred).
Please note: Your supporting letter of recommendation must be on an official organisational letterhead, have the appropriate contact details (email and mobile) of your referee and explain your current involvement in your sport/performance. If your letter does not have these, your application will not be considered.
FUTURE students(that is; students who have applied to their Tertiary Admissions Centre, but HAVE NOT YET received an offer from ACU. Please include your UAC/VTAC/QTAC application number on your application form to allow adjustment factors to be applied, if eligible.
If you have RECEIVED an offer from ACU and have a student number, or you are a CURRENT STUDENT, please include your student number on the application form.
As a current student, you can apply for the EAPP at any time of the year. This includes both undergraduate and postgraduate students. While applications will remain open, some EAPP benefits may vary depending on the timing of application during the semester. I.e if applicants apply after the timetabling period we cannot guarantee timetable preferencing.
EAPP members are required to re-apply to the program every 12 months, applications will open on 6 September and close 4 November. This is to ensure timetabling preference for 2022.
If you have any questions about the EAPP or the application process, or would like to register your interest, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our EAPP coordinator.
You can access contact details or submit an enquiry form by visiting contact us.