We’re here to help support your studies. If you are a current or former service man or woman, you might be eligible for ACU’s Student Veteran Support Program (SVSP).
Learn more about the program’s benefits and services, check your eligibility and find out how to apply.
Empowering veteran success
We welcome all current and future students to the SVSP. 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.
What is the SVSP?
The Student Veteran Support Program (SVSP) is designed to give current or post service students the tools and support they need to achieve success throughout their studies and into employment. The SVSP is open to individuals who have completed or are completing a specific term of military service in either the army, air force, or navy, as well as those in the reserves. Students with international military service are also encouraged to apply.
The program comes with a range of benefits, including adjustment factors to your entry score. Students with two or more years of military service are awarded a university entrance rank. More details on other states will be available soon.
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Learn more about the SVSP
Am I eligible for the SVSP?
We encourage individuals from all branches of military service to apply for the SVSP. If you’re unsure about whether you will qualify, we still encourage you to apply.
You must have filled out a relevant TAC (UAC, VTAC or QTAC) application in order to apply (ie you have applied to study at ACU).
What we expect from you
Starting university is a big commitment. However, there are also some extra responsibilities for SVSP students, such as special orientations, performance goals and being an ACU ambassador from time to time (these responsibilities are encouraged but not compulsory and take up a limited amount of time).
- Before you apply to join the SVSP, make sure you read our terms and conditions.
- While we encourage you to become a member of the Student Veterans Association, you do have the option to remain anonymous.
How to apply
First, apply for your ACU course via your local Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC). Then supply supporting documentation and submit an SVSP application form direct to ACU.