Townsville Leadership Centre

Our Leadership Centre in Townsville offers higher education opportunities to the region. With a population of around 200,000 people, the Townsville area is also home to the largest Australian Defence Force (ADF) garrison, with approximately 6,000 current serving ADF members and almost 9,000 former serving members.

Located in the middle of the city, the centre allows ACU to support the region, ADF veterans and their families to pursue their higher education goals.

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About the centre

The Townsville Leadership Centre offers the region, ADF veterans and their families access to educational opportunities. At the facility, ACU will provide advice on higher education options and pathways, short courses, in-person support for students studying online, and an on-site educational support officer.

The venue includes a reception, workspaces, a kitchen, boardroom, and student spaces for use by staff, students and the community.

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Services for veterans

ACU provides entry pathways and support programs to help Defence personnel, veterans and their families enter tertiary education and succeed at university to gain qualifications.

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Veteran family pathway

Study with ACU

If you’re ready to explore tertiary education, we’re here to support you to achieve your goals. Choose one of our online courses offered through ACU or ACU Online and benefit from flexible study at any location with access to an in-person educational support officer and facilities at the leadership centre. 

If you’re interested in relocating, you can study at any of our seven Australian campuses. Whether you choose to study in person or online, we have a range of services to help you transition to university and thrive during your studies.

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Diploma programs

A diploma program is a great introduction to the specific area you want to study. You can study a Diploma in Business or a Diploma in Criminology at the Townsville Leadership Centre. You’ll be supported throughout the course and, after successfully completing it, you’ll be able to transition into the second year of your chosen degree.

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Student Veteran Support Program (SVSP)

SVSP provides ACU student veterans, who are current or former military personnel, with access to a range of support services and academic resources to help ease the transition into uni life.

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Veteran Entry Program (VEP)

The VEP recognises your service in the Army, Navy or Air Force. Your service is then assessed and converted into a selection rank, similar to an ATAR.

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Veteran Transition Program (VTP)

We recognise the unique challenges faced by student veterans when transitioning to university. VTP supports you with workshops, lectures and more to successfully transition into higher education.

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Recognition of prior learning for veterans

As a member of the ADF you undergo rigorous training and gain valuable work experience. ACU recognises this and provides the opportunity to receive credit for your service.

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