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Undergraduate domestic applications via Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)

If you're a domestic student and want to apply for an undergraduate degree such as a bachelors, you'll find information about application opening and closing dates at your local state tertiary admissions centre website:

  • NSW and ACT: For undergraduate domestic applications to our North Sydney, Strathfield and Canberra campuses, visit the UAC website.
  • Qld: For undergraduate domestic applications to our Brisbane campus, visit the QTAC website.
  • Vic: For undergraduate domestic applications to our Ballarat and Melbourne campuses, visit the VTAC website.

If applying direct is your right direction 

Dates and deadlines for direct applications to ACU

Who can apply direct?

We accept direct applications from the following applicants:

  • Undergraduate courses: international applicants
  • Postgraduate courses: domestic and international applicants
  • Research degrees: domestic and international applicants
  • Pathway programs: domestic and international applicants.

Undergraduate domestic applications

Most undergraduate domestic applications will occur via your local state tertiary admissions centre (see above).

However, we accept direct entry in a small number of circumstances, including:

  • closing of VTAC applications
  • non-secondary education applicants for business and law courses (eg applicants with previous higher education, VET or work experience).

Visit our course finder to check if your preferred course accepts direct applications

Semester One 2023 Dates for direct application

Applications for semester one 2023 are now closed.

Semester Two 2023 Dates for direct application



 5 April 2023

Applications open through ACU Course Browser for:

  • Direct admission courses
  • Individual units
  • Cross-institutional studies

Applications open through Student Connect for:

  • Course transfer
  • Campus transfer

Applications open via application form for:

  • Terminated/Excluded ACU students seeking re-admission (R Form)

 31 May 2023

Closing date for applications for course/campus transfer


Round One Closing date for applications to the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation)/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation)/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Master of Liberal Arts (Western Civilisation)


30 June 2023

Closing date for applications for:


  • Terminated/Excluded ACU students seeking re-admission (R Form)
  • Return from Deferment

10 July 2023

Closing date for applications to the following courses:

  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Faculty of Health Science Honours


16 July 2023

FINAL closing date for all direct applications – except those listed above


31 August 2023

Closing date for applications to defer


Apply now

Visit our course finder to check if your preferred course accepts midyear entry and to apply online

Visit our how to apply page to learn more about the application process

Visit our terminated or excluded students page to apply for readmission

Course and campus transfers

Open date

Applications for Semester 2, 2023 course and campus transfers open on 5 April 2023.

Closing date

Midnight 31 May 2023

Apply to transfer

Visit our internal transfers page to apply for a course or campus transfer

Applications to defer

Open date

Applications to defer your semester one course open on 3 August 2022.

Closing date

12 March 2023

Apply to defer

Visit our deferring or withdrawing page to apply for a course deferment

Research courses

ACU accepts applications for research candidature throughout the year for all courses.

It is recommended that applicants submit their full application for assessment (completed in full) at least 12 weeks prior to their proposed commencement date.

Commencement periods include Research Term A and Research Term C; candidates can commence on any date between the first date of the term, up to and including the census date.

See Research higher degree terms

Apply for a research course

Visit our research students page to find out how to apply

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