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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 2021 Dates for direct application

Date Application

3 August 2020

Applications open through online service 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)

1 November 2020

Closing date for applications to the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)

30 November 2020

Closing date for applications to the following course:

  • Master of Professional Psychology

6 December 2020

Closing date for applications to the following courses:

  • Diploma in Languages
31 December 2020

 Closing date for

  • Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation)
  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Course and campus transfer applications
27 January 2021

 Closing date for applications to the following courses:

  • Graduate Diploma in High Performance Sport
  • Master of High Performance Sport
7 February 2021

  Closing date for applications to the following courses:

  • Honours courses in Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedicine, Applied Public Health, Exercise Science, Higher Performance Sport, Physical Activity and Health Science, Biomedical Science
 15 February 2021

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

Closing date for Terminated/Excluded ACU students seeking re-admission (R Form)
 

 14 March 2021  Closing date for applications to defer

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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

Community Achiever Program (CAP)

Open date

Applications for the Community Achiever Program (CAP) in 2021 will open 1st May 2020.

Closing date

Applications for the Community Achiever Program (CAP) intake for 2021 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.

Apply now

Visit our applying to the CAP page to apply for the 2021 intake online

Course and campus transfers

Open date

Applications for Semester 1, 2021 course and campus transfers open on 3 August 2020.

Closing date

Midnight 31 December 2020

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 two course open on 1 April 2020.

Closing date

31 August 2020

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.

Due to course requirements, applications for the Doctor of Education with a Research Term A 2021 commencement must be submitted in full by 29 November 2020.

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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