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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 2020 Dates for direct application

 
Date Application
DateDateDate

1 August 2019

ApplicationApplicationApplication

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)

DateDateDate

31 October 2019

ApplicationApplicationApplication

Closing date for applications to the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical)
  • Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental)
DateDateDate

30 November 2019

ApplicationApplicationApplication

Closing date for applications to the following course:

  • Master of Professional Psychology
DateDateDate

8 December 2019

ApplicationApplicationApplication

Closing date for applications to the following courses:

  • Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Graduate Diploma in Australian Migration Law and Practice
  • Diploma in Languages
DateDateDate

31 December 2019

ApplicationApplicationApplication

Closing date for

  • Course and campus transfer applications
DateDateDate

29 January 2020

ApplicationApplicationApplication

Closing date for applications to the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Exercise Rehabilitation for Sports Injuries
  • Graduate Diploma in High Performance Sport
  • Master of High Performance Sport
DateDateDate

11 February 2020

ApplicationApplicationApplication

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

DateDateDate

9 March 2020

ApplicationApplicationApplication

Closing date for applications to defer

Semester Two 2019 application dates

Applications for Semester two entry have now closed.

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

Community Achiever Program (CAP)

Open date

Applications for the Community Achiever Program (CAP) in 2020 will open 1st May 2019.

Closing date

Applications for the Community Achiever Program (CAP) intake for 2020 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 2020 intake online

Course and campus transfers

Open date

Applications for course and campus transfers will open on 3 April 2019.

Closing date

Midnight 30 June 2019.

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 are currently open.

Closing date

12 August 2019

Apply to defer

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

Research courses

Open date

Applications are currently open for 2020 admission to the following research courses:

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Education
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Master of Theology (Research).

For Research Term A 2020 commencement, the closing date is 17th October 2019.

Apply for a research course

Visit our research students page to find out how to apply

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