How to apply

Applying for courses can be daunting, so we've streamlined the application process to get you started and finished as quickly as possible.

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First time at university? Access our undergraduate guide to apply for a bachelor or associate degree.

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Take your interests further with a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters by coursework.

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Study an undergraduate, postgraduate or research degree, or enrol in our English language courses.

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Conduct original research with a masters by research or doctorate and make a valuable contribution to society.

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July School

Join our July School for an intensive hands-on course during your July vacation. Get a headstart on your studies and experience life in Australia.

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Single units

Grow your knowledge and build your skills in a flexible learning environment. Learn more about our range of standalone units.

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Cross-institutional study

We can be your uni away from uni. Study one or more units at ACU and gain credit towards your degree at your home university. 

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Admission pathways

Didn’t meet our entry requirements? Don’t worry, there are many ways to study with us.

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Current students and alumni

Studied with us before? You might be able to apply for readmission, transfer your course or campus, or take advantage of the alumni discount.

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Additional requirements 

If you’re applying for a course in teaching, higher education, clinical exercise physiology or high performance sport, we’ll require extra information.

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Inherent requirements

To successfully complete a course, you must meet the inherent requirements. It is important to understand these benchmarks.

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Upcoming census dates

Make sure you’re aware of the census date, which is your last day for changing your enrolment.

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Fees and scholarships

Discover how much your course will cost, learn about options for financing your studies and find out which scholarships you may be eligible for.

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