The Student Veterans Support Program (SVSP) provides ACU student veterans, who are current or former military personnel, with access to a range of support services and academic resources to help ease the transition into uni life. From the big exam to balancing your studies, we’ll be in your corner every step of the way.

The SVSP is open to ACU students 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. As an SVSP member:

  • You’ll be able to negotiate your study around your external or service commitments.
  • Your requests to lecturers and course coordinators for academic adjustments will be supported (where evidenced) by the SVSP team.
  • You’ll have access to early timetabling allowing you to better schedule your classes around your commitments.
  • If you have received final results for at least one semester in your course, you can apply to take a break (interrupt) your studies.
  • If you have a disability or long-term condition that impacts upon your studies, we offer support, special consideration, and flexible options such as exams deferral and online or part-time study.
  • If you don't think you can submit your assignment by the due date, you can apply for an extension with support from the SVSP team.
  • You can develop your academic skills with help from the Academic Skills Unit (ASU). The ASU runs free classes and workshops throughout the semester and the SVSP is in the process of establishing student veteran resource sessions to provide students with a consolidation of academic skills prior to classes commencing.

"The SVSP helps ease the transition from the ADF to the University classroom and gives you the support, guidance and consideration you need to excel in your studies."

ACU Student Veteran

You will also have access to a variety of free student services and departments within ACU that aid in alleviating the stress of transitioning into student life:

  • ACU Health Clinic offers ACU student veterans an initial free Physiotherapy assessment and treatment, as well as ongoing discounted treatment.
  • The Counselling and Disability Service provides free, confidential counselling and disability support to ensure you can participate fully in university life.
  • Campus Ministry are here to support you, connect you to the community, offer meaningful ways to explore life’s big questions, and provide you with unique opportunities to make a difference in the world.
  • Careers and Employability offers career planning, job search, application reviews, interview coaching and more.
  • The Student Advocacy Service is an information, advice and referral service that provides you with assistance to navigate University policies and procedures. The service is confidential, free and available to all current students.
  • ACU students get access to Wisewould Mahony Lawyers for basic legal advice at no cost. Wisewould Mahony Pty Ltd is an Australian law firm with over 150 years of experience in providing individual and corporate legal services.



All students enrolled through the Veterans’ Entry Program are automatically granted membership to the SVSP and all of it’s benefits, with no further action required. Current ACU student veterans who did not enrol through the Veteran’s Entry Program can apply for the SVSP by providing their service record to the SVSP team.

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If you have any questions about the SVSP or the application process please contact the SVSP team.

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