Find out what happens once you submit your Community Achiever Program (CAP) application to ACU, including our assessment process, minimum ATAR requirements, and the approximate number of offers we’ll make.
When you submit your application for the Community Achiever Program (CAP), we email your referee or referees to ask them to verify your community experience statement.
When your referee responds, we consider your written statement(s) against the following criteria:
All applications will be assessed against these criteria.
The number of offers will depend on the number and quality of applications received.
For some courses, we only offer a limited number of CAP places. These include our most competitive degrees, including:
As a guide, here are our CAP offer numbers made for study in 2018 to some of our popular ACU courses. Please note: this is a sample of our courses only and is not an extensive list.
|Bachelor of Physiotherapy||20 (Ballarat: 6, Brisbane: 10, North Sydney: 4)|
|Bachelor of Nursing||188 (Ballarat: 17, Brisbane: 20, Canberra: 22, Melbourne: 60, North Sydney: 69)|
|Bachelor of Commerce||33 (Melbourne: 12, North Sydney: 12, Strathfield: 9)|
|Bachelor of Occupational Therapy||44 (Brisbane: 9, Melbourne: 15, North Sydney: 20)|
|Bachelor of Education (Primary)||168 (Ballarat: 12, Brisbane: 10, Canberra: 11, Melbourne: 42, North Sydney: 27, Strathfield: 66)|
|Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities)||70 (Brisbane: 6, Melbourne: 28, Strathfield: 36)|
|All Initial Teacher Education (Vic)||65.00 *Raw||TBC|
|Law and dual Law degrees||70||12|
|Paramedicine* (Qld, Vic)||58.5||17|
|ALL OTHER degrees||58.5||17|
*Limited CAP places available
We will consider adjustment factors for most courses. Any adjustment factors added to your ATAR/OP/Selection Rank will be included when considering the minimum entry score requirement.
The only exception is for teaching/education courses in Victoria where you will require a raw ATAR of 65.00.
You'll receive an email in late August to the address you provide in your CAP application. Your CAP early offer will convert to a course offer when you:
For most courses, any ATAR/OP adjustments you receive will be added to your raw ATAR/OP when considering the CAP minimum entry score requirement.
For all Initial Teacher Education courses in Victoria, applicants must meet a raw ATAR 65.00. Adjustment factors will not be added when being considered for the CAP minimum entry score.
You'll receive an email in late August to tell you why your application was unsuccessful.
Don't lose heart. Remember that CAP is an early offer scheme and you may still receive an offer of a place in the course you want at ACU. If you leave it as a preference on your QTAC, UAC or VTAC application, you'll be considered for an offer in December/January.
To receive a later offer, you will need to achieve the required entry score (ATAR/OP or equivalent rank) and satisfy any prerequisite requirements for your preferred course
You can get in touch with AskACU or student support if you have any questions about the CAP.
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