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.
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.
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). Following this, you will need to 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 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.
Once you’ve applied for the EAPP, sit tight. You’ll be notified via your registered email address of the outcome.
It’s important to remember your EAPP application is only valid if you receive a formal offer to study at ACU.
Your EAPP outcome letter will let you know if you received any adjustment factors.
If your application was unsuccessful, you can re-apply for the EAPP if your sporting or performing circumstances change.
Current ACU students or re-applying for the EAPP
As a current student, you can apply or re-apply for the EAPP at time of the year. This includes both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
EAPP students are required to re-apply at the end of semester two each year.
To ensure you have access to early timetabling in 2020 you must apply to the EAPP by Friday 6 December.
Applications will remain open after the closing date, however we cannot guarantee early timetable preferences.