What is the CAP?
The Community Achiever Program (CAP) was previously named the Early Achievers’ Program (EAP).
The program offers future students who are active in their community early entry to their undergraduate course of choice. It also provides opportunities to enhance leadership and volunteering skills.
If you’re successful in applying for the CAP, you could receive an offer to study with us as early as August.
Who is eligible?
Anyone applying for an undergraduate bachelor course at ACU, with a demonstrated history of regular volunteering experience from an approved category, is eligible.
You can apply if you are one of the following:
- completing Year 12 schooling in Australia
- returning to study later in life
- a current ACU student
- an international student completing Year 12 schooling in Australia.
We will only assess one application per person, so apply once and make it count.
Community service whether voluntary or part of a school’s curriculum will be considered. If your high school has a charity or volunteering program that you’ve participated in, this is suitable to include in your application. Your application will be assessed on the nature, frequency and duration of the work so include experiences which highlight your commitment to the cause. Volunteering undertaken as part of paid employment and any work experience whether paid or unpaid will not be considered.
Yes, if your sporting achievements and commitments have involved community service, such as:
- significant demonstrated fundraising for your club or association
- unpaid coaching in your sport
- involvement with organising or managing your local club or association.
Application dates for 2020 intake
Applications for the 2020 CAP program have now closed. Please check back on this page in March 2020 for more information on applying for the CAP program for entry in 2021.
For information on 2020 CAP offer release dates see the table below.
Applications for CAP places will close following the ACU Open Day on the relevant campus. This gives you a chance to see and experience ACU before you submit your application.
||2020 Open Day
||2021 CAP close date
||Saturday 25 July
||29 July 2020
||Saturday 1 August (Information Day)
||5 August 2020
||Sunday 9 August
||12 August 2020
||Saturday 22 August
||26 August 2020
||Sunday 30 August
||2 September 2020
||Saturday 5 September
||9 September 2020
||Saturday 12 September
Offers for 2020 places at ACU will be released by campus. We guarantee that all successful applicants will have an outcome by the end of September 2019.
||2021 CAP offers released from
How to apply for the CAP
For more detail on how to apply, including what you’ll need and application writing tips, visit our program application page.
Apply for the CAP
Once we have received your application, we’ll process it and let you know the outcome by the end of September 2019.
For more information on how your CAP application will be processed, visit our CAP assessment and offers page.
Learn more about how the CAP is assessed and offered