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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

Applications for semester one 2021 are now closed.

Semester Two 2021 Dates for direct application 

Date Application

7 April 2021

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:

Re-admission following termination/exclusion (R Form)

 7 June 2021  

Closing date for

·     Graduate Certificate in Higher Education


30 June 2021

Closing date for

·      Course and campus transfer applications

·      Re-admission following termination/exclusion (R Form)

4 July 2021

Closing date for

·      Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

·      Faculty of Health Science Honours courses


18 July 2021

FINAL closing date for all direct applications


9 August 2021

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, 2021 course and campus transfers open on 7 April 2021.

Closing date

Midnight 30 June 2021

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 7 April 2021.

Closing date

9 August 2021

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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