You stood for your country, now we stand for you.
We’re here to help support your studies. If you are a current or former member of the Australian Defence Forces, you might be eligible for ACU’s Veterans’ Entry Program (VEP) and Student Veterans Support Program (SVSP).
Empowering veteran success
Transitioning out of the military can be difficult for many veterans, with high rates of unemployment and mental health issues. Higher education is an internationally established pathway to assist veterans in successfully transitioning from the military to civilian life, broadening personal networks, and creating a pathway to gainful employment. We assess applicants on a case by case basis, and once you’re an ACU student, the Student Veteran Support Program will help smooth the transition to student life.
Am I eligible for the VEP?
We encourage individuals from all branches of military service to apply for the Veterans’ Entry Program. If you’re unsure about whether you will qualify, we still encourage you to apply.
If you want to study at ACU, and you have served in one of the Australian Defence Forces, you can apply via the link below. We’ll assess your service in the military and convert this to an entry rank, similar to an ATAR. We then match that rank to the requirements of the undergraduate or postgraduate course you wish to study and make you an offer based on the outcome.
As a guide, completion of general training in the Australian Defence Force with two years’ experience (regardless of military rank held) will result in a rank of 82, which would gain entry into most ACU Bachelor degrees. We will provide individualised assessment of experience and qualifications to determine the highest entry rank available to you.
If you’re applying to ACU via the relevant TAC (UAC, VTAC or QTAC), you are also eligible to receive a rank based on your service in the ADF, and this will be done automatically.
An officer and a leader
Becoming an officer in the ADF shows leadership and management capability. We recognise the life and work skills required to achieve this rank, so we’re offering unconditional entry to two of our postgraduate courses. If you have attained the equivalent rank of O-1 or above as an officer or chaplain, or E06 and above as a non-commissioned officer, you are eligible for direct entry into the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management.