Student athletes are required to:

  • Attend elite athlete functions, including elite athlete program orientation sessions.
  • Maintain up to date sporting performance achievements and information via correspondence with Elite Athlete Program coordinator.
  • Make yourselves known as elite athletes to Lectures in Charge (LIC) of each unit at the beginning of each semester
  • Notify LIC’s at the beginning of the semester of any expected competitions in during semester that will require time away from university.
  • Respond to communications from Elite Athlete Coordinator

Student athletes are requested to:

  • Represent ACU as a student athlete ambassador from time to time
  • Participate in AUS endorsed events where possible, including regional and Australian Uni Games
  • Provide a high resolution photograph that can be used online or in print publications by the university
  • Participate and promote ACU’s sporting programs where possible.

As a member of the Elite Athlete Program, I agree to the following conditions:

  • I will provide ACU with current, accurate information and supporting documentation
  • I am aware that the Elite Athlete Program supports academic success, and ensure students have the appropriate assistance for their academic studies whilst honouring their commitments and time schedules as an elite athlete.
  • I will not abuse the support and privileges provided to me as an Elite Athlete, may it be financial or academic assistance.
  • I am aware that it is my responsibility to notify the Elite Athlete Coordinator of any changes in my sporting career that may affect my status as an Elite Athlete.
  • I am aware that it is my responsibility to keep my contact details up-to-date.

NOTE: Failure to comply with the conditions laid out in this agreement may result in invalidation of your Elite Athlete Status at ACU.

Your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions will be required when submitting your online application.


EAPP Financial Scholarship Terms and Conditions

I agree that the information on this form is true and correct. I give my consent for ACU to use any photographs provided as a part of my application for ACU’s Elite Athlete and Performer Program Scholarship in all media associated with ACU.

I also agree to assist where possible; with University media, marketing and research studies (Photos, surveys, interviews etc.) whilst following ACU’s Elite Athlete and Performer Program terms, conditions and policies.

I give ACU permission to contact my referees and any other sporting/performing organisation referred to in this form to confirm the accuracy of the information provided if required.

Finally, if my application is successful, I agree, where possible to assist ACU in promoting the Elite Athlete and Performer Program. The financial amount provided to successful scholarship applicants will be at the discretion of ACU.

Applying for the EAPP

If successful, you will be able to take advantage of the Adjustment Factors (bonus points) scheme, early timetabling allocation and will be provided with academic support throughout the year.
Yes, if your sporting or performing circumstances change you will be able to re-apply using the current student’s application form found on OrgSync.
If you miss the cut-off date you will be able to still submit your application; however it will be reviewed on case by case bases. Late applicants will potentially miss out on early timetabling and scholarship opportunities.
Once you apply online you will be notified via your registered email with the outcome of your application. Your application to the EAPP is only valid if you receive a formal offer to study at ACU.

In your EAPP outcome letter you will be informed of if you received adjustment factors or not. After you apply online you will be notified via post with the outcome of your application. Your application to the EAPP is only valid if you receive a formal offer to study at ACU.

Your supporting letter of recommendation must be on an official organizational letterhead, have the appropriate contact details (email and mobile) of your referee and explain your current involvement in your sport/performance.

*Please note that if this criterion is not meet your application will not be considered.

ACU supports elite athletes and performers from a wide and diverse range of sporting and performing disciplines. If you are unsure about your discipline, we encourage you to apply for the EAPP program. The below definitions provide a general description. You must have filled out a relevant TAC (UAC, VTAC, QTAC) application in order to apply.

An Elite Athlete is defined as, “Someone who has been identified as such by the Australian Institute of Sport, a State Institute (or Academy) of Sport or through membership of relevant national or state sporting association.

An ACU Elite Performer is defined as, “Someone who has been identified as having membership and significant success in major artistic performing arts or production company at a state, national or international level”.

Enrolling at ACU

If you want to withdraw from a unit/s, you can via Student Connect. Before you do this you should check the critical enrolment dates page to see if you will incur any financial or academic penalties. Any withdrawals after Census date will incur fees and academic penalties.

Withdrawing from a unit instructions

Critical enrolment dates 2018

Critical enrolment dates 2017

If you have received final results for at least one semester in your course, you may take a break (interrupt) your studies by submitting an Application for Interruption of Study on Student Connect.

  • Please consult with your Course Coordinator and EAPP Officer before taking a break from your studies.

If you are already enrolled in units for the study period/s in which you want to take a break you will need to withdraw yourself from those units via Student Connect. Please remember that academic and financial penalties will apply after census date.

Returning from interruption of studies

  • If you take a study break for more than a year (two or more standard study periods) your course might require changes in order for you to complete it. Consult with your Course Coordinator regarding the requirements for completion of the program. Visit Academic Regulation 5.7.2 for further information.
  • If you take a study break for more than two years (four or more standard study periods) you might need to complete additional units or assessments to make sure that your knowledge in the field is up to date. Consult with your Course Coordinator to discuss the requirements for completion of your program. Visit Academic Regulation for further information.


If you have been made an offer for an undergraduate course at ACU, you can apply to defer commencement of your course, for up to one year, by completing the Application to Defer (DEF) form.

Deferment is not available for non-award and postgraduate courses.

After applying for deferment, you will receive an automatic email response confirming that your application has been received.

When your application has been processed you will receive an email advising you of the outcome of your application and, if deferment is granted, the process for commencing your studies at ACU in the future.

You can enrol into units through Student Connect. Follow the instructions below.

Simply log in, select the ‘My Enrolment’ tab, and select ‘Enrolment Manager.

  • log in to Student Connect
  • select the ‘My Enrolment’ tab
  • select the ‘Enrolment Manager’ tab
  • click ‘Enrol’ and select the relevant study period
  • select the unit code, enter the unit number, and select your campus
  • click on ‘Unit Search’ and the unit you have entered will be displayed
  • tick the box in front of the unit, and click ‘Register’

You can easily check to see that you are enrolled correctly by selecting the ‘Confirmation of Enrolment’ tab in Student Connect.

If you are having difficulty enrolling you can contact a member of the EAPP staff.

The census date of any study period is the date when your enrolment details are considered final for that study period. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP debts are deferred to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).


The census date is also the final date you can withdraw from a unit/s without incurring a financial or academic penalty. For example, if you withdraw after this date, you will receive a WN grade (Withdrawn Fail), and still be required to pay the cost of the unit/s.

Semester 2, 2018 census date is: 31 August 2018

Semester 1, 2019 census date is: 31 March 2019

Semester 2, 2019 census date is: 31 august 2019

Students have until 11:59pm AEST on the day of the census to withdraw. 

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