We’re here to help level your playing field. If you take part in high-level activities in sports or the arts, you might be eligible for ACU’s Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP).
Learn more about EAPP benefits and services, check your eligibility and find out how to apply.
Encouraging excellence with the EAPP
As a founding member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University agreement, we welcome all applicants to the Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP). We couldn’t be prouder of our EAPP students.
What is the EAPP?
The Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) is designed to give students who are top sporting or artistic performers the tools they need to achieve balance across their active and academic lives.
The program comes with a range of benefits, including:
- adjustment factors to your entry score
- early timetabling
- academic support (deferred exams, extensions, special considerations)
- access to travel grants and scholarships.
The program is administered annually, so all EAPP students need to reapply each year to maintain access throughout their study.
You can learn more by visiting elite athlete and performer support.
Elite athlete and performer support
Am I eligible for the EAPP?
We encourage individuals active in a wide range of sub-elite to elite sporting and artistic disciplines to apply for the EAPP. If you’re unsure about your elite level or discipline, we still encourage you 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.
Elite Athlete and Performer Program terms and conditions