Dear Students,

Turnitin services will have a scheduled maintenance on Saturday November 5th 2016, 11:59pm (AEDT) – Sunday November 6th 4:00am (AEDT); total of 4 hours.

During this time, Turnitin services will be unavailable. If you have an assignment due near that weekend, please ensure that you provide yourself adequate time to use Turnitin services outside of these hours.


2nd Annual NPI Conference –Registration reminder!

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear presentations on the Conference theme from staff, students and members of our broader community in their field of interest and study.

If you are planning on attending the conference but have not yet registered, please do so by this Sunday 23rd October via our online registration platform link below as places are filling quickly!

The draft program is now available on the conference website here:

If you have any questions in relation to registration, please contact us at:

We do look forward to welcoming you to the conference this year.

School of Counselling: Student Placements for Term 1 2017 are available now and filling fast!  

Don't miss out! Log into Sonia Online > Placement tab for details

School of Counselling: Student Placement Information

School of Counselling students at the appropriate stage of their course will receive an email giving access to ‘Sonia Online’ the ACAP placement management system. Undergrads should expect an email when you enrol into your 8th unit. Post-graduate students should expect an email when you enrol into your 3rd unit. Sonia Online provides access to placement information and preparation, placement opportunities, resources and a list of potential agencies for placement. Contact Student Placement if you have any questions.

Volunteering- get started now to ‘unlock’ employment opportunities

Volunteering is the NUMBER ONE way to ‘unlock opportunities’ for students to gain employment when they graduate (or a student placement opportunity first). Most employers want experience in the industry. Find an organisation where you would like to work after you qualify and start volunteering there or somewhere similar now.  It's a ‘foot in the door’ for the future. Search for Volunteer Opportunities here.

Employment Opportunities

From time to time employers contact ACAP seeking students or graduate candidates for paid jobs. These positions are advertised on the Paid Employment web page. These pages also contain links to all major job boards that advertise positions throughout Australia in the community, government, private practice and not for profit human sectors. Research requirements now in preparation for graduation ACAP Paid Employment Page.


2nd Annual NPI Conference - Friday, 4th November 2016


Registration for attendance at the 2nd Annual NPI Conference is now open and we invite you to register via our online registration platform here:

Places are limited so do register early!

The draft program is now available on the conference website here:

For more information please visit the conference website:  or contact us at

Online Learning Systems Upgrade

We are pleased to announce a major upgrade to your online learning systems in Trimester 3, to make the Student Portal and online class spaces easier to use, more modern, and mobile-friendly. 

What are the main changes?

New videos and help guides will also be available for the upgraded systems.

When will the upgraded systems be available?

The upgraded systems will be available on 14th September, and you will get access to your Trimester 3 online class spaces as usual on 15th September (Thursday before start of term).

Upcoming system outages

Two outages to the online systems are scheduled so that technical work can be completed for the upgrades:

We are very much looking forward to improving your online experience with these upgrades.

If you have any questions about the upgrades, please contact your School/College representative via your Student Lounge or Information Hub. 


2015 Student Satisfaction Survey Action Plan Update available

The update to the Action Plan the College put in place following the 2015 Student Satisfaction Survey is now available here. Can't wait to rate the College? Look out for the 2016 Survey in October.




Is a Bachelor Degree the right next step after your ACAP Diploma?

ACAP Student Learning Support is proud to launch a lively new module for Diploma students who are nearing the end of their course, created to explain what to expect during Bachelor study.

Bachelor Explorer is free and contains around 50 short videos featuring alumni sharing their experiences of transitioning from Diploma to Bachelor courses, plus ACAP teachers and staff explaining the differences in work placement, coursework and assessment preparation.

Use Bachelor Explorer to find answers to your questions about Degree study and be ready to make an informed decision about your future.

Diploma students have automatic access to Bachelor Explorer after completing six modules of study. Simply log in to the Student Portal and find Bachelor Explorer in the My Classes section. Watch the trailer to find out more.  Need more info? Contact

New Course Progression Policy

A new Course Progression Policy was approved by the Academic Board in Trimester 3, 2015. The new policy differs significantly from the previous policy because conditional enrolment (enrolment in one unit only) and suspension are no longer part of the intervention process. The new policy has three stages:

Stage 1

The new policy identifies students who are not doing well from their first trimester of study. These students are given an “academic caution” and are reminded of all the support services available for students, for example, learning support and counselling support.

Stage 2

If students continue to not do well, they are notified that they are “at risk” of making unsatisfactory course progression. Again, students are reminded of the support services available to them to help them to succeed and complete their studies.

Stage 3

The final stage identifies students who are making unsatisfactory course progression and their enrolment at the College is discontinued.

Throughout this process, enrolment is not restricted, although, some Schools may ask students to reduce their study load.

Click here to view the new policy which is available on the policy page of the website.

ACAP Student Satisfaction Survey Results

Overall satisfaction with study at ACAP was 81.8% which is a good result.

In terms of the personal development, students agreed that they learn something valuable to them (92.5%), and that they learn to value perspectives other than their own (87.4%).

Most students found that the course is intellectually stimulating (87.4%), that it sharpened their critical and analytical thinking skills (83.9%), and that it stimulated enthusiasm for further learning (83.0%).

In terms of services and facilities, again most students were positive about the online student portal (80.9%) and campus administration staff (74.8%).

Students indicated that the College needs to do more work on developing skills to work in a group or team (66.7%), on effectively communicating any changes (63.4%) and on communicating the standard of work expected (64.1%).

Look out for the ACAP action plan based on survey results early next year.

Student Learning Support Webinars 

We've got range of webinars on offer this week and it's not too late to register! Check out the schedule and register here.

The best thing about webinars is that you can do them in your pyjamas!